Hashtag Trending – Microsoft to sell to Huawei; Spotify launches its own awards show; Google killing off Cloud Print

Welcome to another Monday’s episode of Hashtag Trending. We have U.S. relaxing its ban on Huawei, Spotify launching its own music awards, and Google killing off Cloud Print. Thank you for tuning in,

Published on: November 25th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Facebook admits to another data leak, Netflilx’s war on password sharing, Google voice-assistant training

New logo, same Facebook, Netflix doesn’t want you to share, and a feel-good campaign to help Google Assistant better understand people with speech impairments. Facebook may have a new logo, but the social

Published on: November 7th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – A brewing tech cold war, Facebook takes on fake accounts, Comcast eyes healthcare

Panasonic joins a growing list of companies turning their backs on Huawei, Facebook doubles down on deleting fake accounts, and Comcast is working on an in-home device that tracks health. First up from

Published on: May 24th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Canada’s new digital charter, cybercrime gang busted, Phoenix pay system an expensive fix

Trudeau cracks down on social media, an international cybercrime gang is taken down, and throwing out the troubled Phoenix pay system … eventually. First up from Twitter is Canada’s plans to launch a

Published on: May 17th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Massive cryptocurrency theft, failing facial recognition, Uber’s IPO

A massive multi-million dollar cryptocurrency theft, failing facial recognition technology, and Uber’s highly-anticipated IPO. From Reddit, we begin with a massive data breach affecting Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. More than $40

Published on: May 9th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Asus fixes vulnerability; Facebook bans white separatists; new dark mode for twitter

Asus fixes updating software backdoor; Facebook bans white separatists; Twitter releases new dark mode for iOS. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, March 29th,

Published on: March 29th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Canadians win Turning Award; MacBook keyboard fail; FTC fines robot callers

Canadian AI pioneers win Turing Award; MacBook keyboards continue to fail; FTC hits robot callers with massive fines. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday,

Published on: March 28th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Huawei CFO to sue Canada; Google bans political ads; Apple greenlights aftermarket iPhone batteries

Huawei CFO looking to sue the Canadian government; Google will ban political ads before the Canadian federal election; Apple is allowing third-party batteries in iPhones. Trending on Google, Huawei CFO Meng Wan Zhou

Published on: March 6th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Facebook abuses your phone number; Messenger gets dark mode; no more password for sign-ins

Facebook lets others find you via phone number, Messenger gets dark mode, and passwordless login standard established. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, March

Published on: March 5th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Zuckerberg to merge social media platforms; Microsoft employees spam each other; YouTube discourages borderline content

Mark Zuckerberg wants to merge his social media platforms; Microsoft employees start email turmoil; YouTube will discourage borderline content. Trending on Reddit, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to unify WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook

Published on: January 28th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft helps combat fake news; XiaoMi demos foldable phone; Adobe buys Allgorithmic

Microsoft Edge to detect fake news; XiaoMi unveils its own foldable phone; Adobe purchases Allgorithmic.   Discerning between real and fake news can be challenging, but Microsoft is looking to make that process

Published on: January 24th, 2019 Tom Li

HashTag Trending: Samsung users can’t remove Facebook; face signin breached on phones; Google Chrome to block more ads

If you’re an IT pro interested in cloud security, don’t forget to attend the Jan. 17 Cloud Security Summit being held in downtown Toronto. I’ll be there covering it and ITWC’s own CIO

Published on: January 10th, 2019 Tom Li

HashTag Trending: 3D Printed head fools face sign-in; Google expands in NYC; Apple circumvents injunction

3D printed head can bypass face sign-in on Android; Google invests $1 billion in NYC headquarter; Apple updates software to circumvent Qualcomm injunction Trending on Google, Forbes scanned and printed a person’s head

Published on: December 18th, 2018 Tom Li

HashTag Trending – Huawei CFO granted bail; Gaming is hot in 2018; China bans iPhone sales

Trending on LinkedIn, Huawei CFO Meng WanZhou was released on a $10 million dollar bail, 7.5 million of which was paid in cash. According to the National Post, her bail has 16 restrictions,

Published on: December 13th, 2018 Tom Li