Hashtag Trending – #AmazonStrike, social media linked to depression, FTC approves $5B Facebook settlement

Today’s episode is brought to you by CDN’s Channel Innovation Awards, celebrating Canadian managed service providers’ clever use of technology to solve real world problems. Celebrate with us Aug. 8. For more information

Published on: July 16th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – malware hits 25 million Android devices; FCC leaks Samsung phone; Amazon spends $700 million to retrain workers

Malware infects 25 million Android devices through Asian app store, FCC leaks images of the Samsung Galaxy Note, Amazon spends $700 million to retrain workers. That’s all the news that’s trending today. It’s

Published on: July 15th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – A new streaming service, Google Assistant recordings, Former Tesla employee in the hot seat

Another player enters the streaming wars, it turns out human workers are listening to recordings from Google Assistant, and a former Tesla employee is in the hot seat.   What’s that? Another streaming

Published on: July 12th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – 25 million Androids infected with malware; ‘detective wi-fi’ to the rescue; smart TV captures porn?

25 million Android users infected with Malware from WhatsApp; Wi-fi network busts young vandals; Did a smart TV record a couple having sex? https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/07/10/25-million-android-phones-infected-with-malware-that-hides-in-whatsapp/#5b230faa4470 25 million Android users found themselves infected with malware

Published on: July 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Instagram tackles bullying, Juggalo makeup to the rescue, IBM closes Red Hat deal

Instagram is stepping up its efforts to stomp out bullying on its platform, Juggalo makeup, it turns out, can block facial recognition technology, and IBM finally closes its acquisition of Red Hat.  

Published on: July 10th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – AI and the Beatles, British Airways gets fined, Steve Jobs was a ‘wizard’

AI helps unlock some of the Beatles greatest secrets, British Airways gets slapped with a fine by the GDPR, and Bill Gates describes Steve Jobs as a wizard. A team of researchers from

Published on: July 9th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Samsung phones in hot water; London facial recognition failing; BBC puts out fully interactive episode

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/samsung-in-court-for-misleading-phone-water-resistance-advertisements Trending on Twitter, Samsung finds itself in hot water because its phones don’t work in water. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has brought them to court over misleading ads. It is

Published on: July 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Sony hacker gets jail time; social media strike; growing tech salary in Toronto

Hacker gets two years in jail and a hefty fine, former Wikipedia cofounder strikes against social media platforms, Toronto tech worker salary growth among the fastest in the world. That’s all the news

Published on: July 5th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Facebook goes down, Amazon snaps back, Elizabeth Warren wants answers

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down, Amazon says everything is fine at its warehouses, and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has her eyes locked on  the FCC. Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have are

Published on: July 4th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – The Walkman turns 40, Cloudflare outage, China’s surveillance campaign

The Sony Walkman turns 40 today, Cloudflare outage impacts services across the web, and China forces tourists to install text-stealing malware.   Sony’s Walkman recently turned 40, and naturally Twitter went down memory

Published on: July 3rd, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Electronic scooters in Canada; Bitcoin goes up and down; Longtime Apple exec leaves

The dockless scooter craze is coming to Canada, The price of Bitcoin doesn’t know what to do with itself, and a longtime Apple executive announces his departure. Citizens of Calgary and Edmonton will

Published on: July 2nd, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Creepy deepfake; The robotics revolution; New York’s “Supernode”

A disturbing new deepfake app is making its rounds, a new report about how robots will change the world is getting people worried again, and New York’s strategy to provide affordable broadband continues

Published on: June 28th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Bitcoin price jump; telecoms get hacked; Bell increases fees

Bitcoin prices makes a comeback, massive telecom attack linked to Chinese hackers, Bell increases connection fee.   Trending on LinkedIn, the volatile value of Bitcoin has risen above $11,000, which is roughly 170

Published on: June 27th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Sidewalk Labs Toronto plans revealed; Senators demand transparency; Comments controversy

Sidewalk Labs finally reveals its plans for Toronto project; Facebook could soon need to reveal the value of data they collect on you; Could media companies be responsible for comments on their social

Published on: June 26th, 2019 Buckley Smith