Hashtag Trending – Whatsapp CEO’s Facebook is costly; Twitter turns to video; Tesla has major cash problems

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum is leaving Facebook and it could be quite the costly exit, Twitter is taking a bigger step into video, and Tesla has a pretty serious cash problem. From Google

Published on: May 2nd, 2018 Alex Radu

Facebook to let users erase personal data, halt further collection, Zuckerberg announces at F8

Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the world to know the social media giant is serious about improving user privacy standards. Zuckerberg began his opening keynote at Facebook's sort-of annual F8 Developer Conference,

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

WhatsApp founder leaving Facebook over privacy concerns, Washington Post reports

It looks like the ongoing controversy over Facebook Inc.'s privacy policies might have had a casualty after all. On Monday, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum, whose messaging app was acquired by Facebook

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Customer takes Bell to court and wins; Amazon HQ2 could drive up rent; Facebook pushes out downvote button to more users

A Toronto customer took telecom giant Bell to court and won, a new report warns cities that Amazon HQ2 could raise rent prices, and Facebook is pushing out its downvote button to more

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – OCE Discovery; Microsoft’s new Windows update; Facebook’s F8 conference

The Ontario Centres of Excellence is turning Toronto into tech central. Microsoft is releasing its latest Windows update on Monday. And Facebook kicks off its ninth F8 developer conference on Tuesday. On Monday

Published on: April 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Facebook reports strong first-quarter revenue growth, despite Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook Inc. released its first-quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal doesn't appear to have made a dent in its revenue or user base. In an April 25 press

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Google CEO’s $380M payday; Amazon, Netflix team up for lawsuit; Cambridge Analytica founder speaks out

Google CEO Sundar Pichai receives an astronomical paycheque. Amazon and Netflix are teaming up for a lawsuit against a leading U.S. provider of Android TV boxes. And Cambridge Analytica founder Aleksandr Kogan calls

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians’ private Facebook messages may have been shared in data harvesting scandal, official says

It’s possible Canadians’ private Facebook messages may have been shared without their consent as part of a massive data extraction scandal, a senior leader at Facebook confirmed to the House of Commons Standing

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – New electric skateboards; TaskRabbit hacked; Facebook sued

There are some new options to consider if you’re in the market for an electric skateboard, Ikea’s TaskRabbit goes down after a cyber attack, and Facebook gets hit with a class action lawsuit.

Published on: April 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

New Facebook data breach may include messages of 48 million users, House of Commons committee told

The cyber security firm that uncovered a data breach involving a B.C.-based firm with links to Cambridge Analytica is aware of another Facebook data breach that may involve the private messages of as

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Gmail’s getting a facelift; Facebook collects data on non-users; HomePod a bust?

Google’s email platform is getting a facelift; Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges that Facebook collects data on non-users; and Bloomberg reports that the HomePod isn’t selling as well as Apple hoped. First, on LinkedIn: Google

Published on: April 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Zuckerberg testifies; Instagram scores low on mental health; YouTube gets hacked

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at Capitol Hill, a new report suggests Instagram negatively impacts the mental health of young people, and YouTube gets hacked. Mark Zuckerberg is in the hot seat. Facebook

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

User trust in Facebook had plummeted before Cambridge Analytica scandal

It might have more than 18 million users in Canada, but Facebook has some work to do if it wants to regain their trust. According to the third annual CanTrust Index released Tuesday

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Paypal going after traditional banks, Facebook’s continued problems, China’s dystopian ranking system

PayPal is moving closer to “mainstream banking”, Facebook suspends another data analytics firm for using tactics like Cambridge Analytica, and China is testing a social credit ranking system straight out of a Black

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs