Hashtag Trending – Tech influences at the 2018 Winter Olympics, iPhone struggles and other holiday findings, Firefox tackles privacy

The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics open on Friday and technology will be front and center, the many tech giants have released their quarterly earnings from the holidays, and the next update to Firefox

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Net neutrality could be repealed in the US, Google is tracking Android users

The Federal Communications Commission is looking to repeal net neutrality, Google is collecting location data from Android users behind the scenes, and RBC is opening an artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal.  

Published on: November 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Lyft launches in Canada, Facial recognition could come to American airports

Uber’s biggest competitor, Lyft, is expanding outside of the U.S. for the first time, facial recognition could soon find itself in airports across the U.S., and Facebook launches a new app called Facebook

Published on: November 14th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – EU wants China-like Internet censorship, Apple dethroned as the world’s second largest smartphone brand

Huawei surpasses Apple as the world’s second largest smartphone brand, the Red Sox are using smart watches to cheat in baseball, and the EU wants to follow in China’s footsteps by implementing internet

Published on: September 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – EU wants China-like Internet censorship, Apple dethroned as the world’s second largest smartphone brand

Huawei surpasses Apple as the world’s second largest smartphone brand, the Red Sox are using smart watches to cheat in baseball, and the EU wants to follow in China’s footsteps by implementing internet

Published on: September 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Tech execs react to DACA repeal, Google hiring in China

Tech executives speak out against Donald Trump’s move to end DACA, Google is hiring artificial intelligence talent in China, and Lenovo fesses up to spyware.   From Twitter, technology company executives are reacting

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Tech execs react to DACA repeal, Google hiring in China

Tech executives speak out against Donald Trump’s move to end DACA, Google is hiring artificial intelligence talent in China, and Lenovo fesses up to spyware.   From Twitter, technology company executives are reacting

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Are Canadian firms ready for new European privacy rule? HPE releases starter kit to help

The deadline for enterprises to comply with the European Union’s tough new personal data privacy regulations is just over 12 months away, but experts still worry many companies here that fall under its

Published on: May 5th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Healthy skepticism’s role in security

The biggest problems of today’s technology privacy, security – communications, understanding. Or to say it a little differently… privacy and security are an illusion in today’s world! But then, I’ve learned how to

Published on: January 23rd, 2017 Max Spindle

French government gives Microsoft 3 months to stop collecting excessive user data

It seems that while privacy concerns for Windows 10 have all but died down, one government is adamant about holding Microsoft accountable. France's Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), or National Commission

Published on: July 22nd, 2016 Dave Yin

The hand-wringing that’s for show and why we need laws around data access now

Be it through compliance or through resistance, it seems that every day a new major tech company is becoming embroiled with a government over data access. After both Apple and BlackBerry made headlines

Published on: June 1st, 2016 Dave Yin

Recap: Will state-sanctioned hacks make encryption irrelevant? A discussion on the future of privacy

Update: Thanks again to Nandini Jolly of CryptoMill Technologies Inc. and Laura Tribe of Open Media, and all other participants of our Twitter chat today. The recap with some of the most interesting

Published on: May 17th, 2016 Dave Yin

The RCMP has had access to BlackBerry’s global encryption key for six years

It looks like while the U.S. continues its national debate over privacy versus security in the form of the Apple-FBI dispute, Canadian police have been quietly accessing Canadian phones for years without resistance. Motherboard reports that the

Published on: April 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

RCMP turned its back on Shared Services Canada: Report

Ten days ago Public Services minister Judy Foote praised the work of Shared Services Canada, the branch of her department that spends almost $2 billion a year operating, reducing and merging the government's

Published on: March 16th, 2016 Howard Solomon