Hashtag Trending: Unsecured data exposes top carmakers; Forbes thinks Amazon should replace libraries; is thinner actually better?

A bunch of data belonging to car manufacturers gets exposed, Forbes thinks Amazon should replace libraries, and is our pursuit for thinner machines robbing us from better performance? Welcome to a special edition

Published on: August 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

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

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 lets 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

Hashtag Trending – Mark Zuckerberg summoned by UK lawmakers, Google invests in news subscriptions, Canadian town replaced public transit with Uber

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called on by UK lawmakers to give evidence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Google is investing 300 million dollars in news subscriptions, and a small Canadian town

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Spotify goes public, BMO to open tech campus, Equifax breach hits millions more customers

Spotify goes public, the Bank of Montreal will open a tech campus in Toronto’s Eaton Centre, and Equifax reveals millions more people were affected by its data breach last year. First up from

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Goodbye to CDs; Cryptocurrency’s richest people; Uber breach

Best Buy is pulling CDs off shelves this summer, Forbes introduces its first list of Cryptocurrency's richest people, and Uber confirms the two hackers who breached their data were found to be in

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Data breach at Bell Canada, most Android apps aren’t ready for GDPR, Elon Musk’s new crazy compensation plan

Bell Canada suffers a data breach, more than half of Android apps don't follow the new EU data protection regulations, and Elon Musk isn’t getting paid unless Tesla is massively successful.

Published on: January 24th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Free Emoji Keyboard’s 40 million users hacked, Vine might make a comeback, AI masters chess in 4 hours

Ai.type’s Free Emoji Keyboard has suffered a breach that has affected 40 million users, Vine might be making a comeback, and artificial intelligence has learned to master chess in 4 hours. From Google

Published on: December 8th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Uber paid hackers after a massive data breach, Apple buying into VR/AR with acquisition

Uber paid hackers after a massive data breach, Apple has reportedly acquired a Montreal-based virtual reality company, and activists are planning a December 7th protest against the FCC potentially ending net neutrality.  

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Alexa comes to Canada, Anonymous targets Nazis, Forever 21 looks into data breach report

Amazon Alexa comes to Canada, Anonymous strikes again, and Forever 21 may be the latest data breach victim. On Google Trends – Amazon’s Alexa is coming to Canada. It’s been in the rumour

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Most data breaches start internally: BlackBerry report

NEW YORK - As new reports of major cyber attacks surface every day, a new BlackBerry study has found that most financial organizations are focusing their cyber security efforts in the wrong place.

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs


Hashtag Trending – Netflix investing $500M into Canadian content, San Francisco sues Equifax

Netflix lights up the Twitterverse after announcing it will invest half a billion dollars into Canadian content, Equifax is still in the news, and Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook played a role in the

Published on: September 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – CCleaner and Vevo hacked, marketers hate Apple’s new ad blocking feature

A system maintenance app has been used to distribute malware. MTV’s digital offspring has had more than three terabytes of data stolen. And advertisers say Apple’s new iOS 11 ad blocking feature will

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood