Hashtag Trending – Snapchat opens up to 3rd party developers, World Cup a testbed for new tech, Tesla announces full autopilot

Snapchat opens its platform up to third party developers, the 2018 World Cup is a testbed for new tech, and Tesla announces full autopilot. First up from LinkedIn, Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc.

Published on: June 18th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Only 40% of Canadian firms surveyed have data breach response procedures

Half of Canadian executives say they have low or no concerns about a potential breach involving their own business, a new survey for the federal privacy commissioner has found. The survey of 1,014 Canadian senior

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Howard Solomon

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

How to stay healthy like a pro athlete – Tech in Sports Ep. 38

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest tech news from the last week, including MyFitnessPal's data breach, MLB's first game exclusively on Facebook, AI at the 82nd Masters, and more! Plus,

Published on: April 9th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google employees don’t want to be in the war business, 2B Facebook accounts compromised, top 3 most high-tech cities in Canada

Google employees petition to pull the company out of a Pentagon AI project, Facebook increases its estimation of the number of users exposed to data harvesting, and three Canadian cities make the list

Published on: April 6th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Slack makes big privacy changes, YouTube will annoy users with more ads, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has a new gig

Slack’s new privacy rules let your boss download your private chats, YouTube is increasing the number of ads before music videos so you subscribe to its music service, and former Uber CEO Travis

Published on: March 22nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Nearly 9 out of 10 consumers willing to give up more personal info for better online shopping experiences

Consumers are okay with companies knowing more about them if it leads to a better online shopping experience. Some, in fact, are willing to give up their social security number, according to a

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canada’s first commercial blockchain service could become the ‘Interac’ for digital transactions

With the announcement of a major commercial service with backing from Canada’s "Big 5" banks and a new research institute driven by the Tapscotts, complete with government funding, it’s fair to say that

Published on: March 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Runkeeper data leak exposes privacy concerns for avid app users

A controversial data leak involving a popular fitness app represents only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to privacy concerns involving mobile apps, the vice president of a mobile security firm

Published on: May 27th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Customer data: If you can’t protect it, don’t collect it, says cyber security expert

Businesses should stop collecting Internet data they don’t need or can’t secure and consumers must take responsibility for the risks they expose themselves to in exchange for online convenience, a security expert said

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Christine Wong

Apple refuses court order to break San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

Apple Inc. is refusing to comply with a U.S. court order requiring the company to create a specialty version of its iOS software that could be used by the FBI to break into

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Wearable tech still a tough sell in the enterprise: IDC Canada study

While consumers are lining up to slip on FitBits and Apple Watches, wearable technology is still a hard sell in the enterprise, according to new data from IDC Canada. Only four per cent

Published on: October 28th, 2015 Christine Wong

Here’s why you can ignore every Facebook status making claims about charging you

Social media hoax stories resurface their spammy head every few months. What makes these stories go viral is that they play on people's fears about their individual security. In this specific case, the

Published on: September 29th, 2015 Wolston Lobo

Five tips for getting the most out of Windows 10

If there's one thing many of us aren't good at, it is change. Even when it is change for the better we can be resistant -- particularly when it comes to operating system

Published on: September 29th, 2015 Jeff Jedras