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Facebook removes 3 billion fake accounts — unclear if the problem is getting better  Global News · 2 days
Nearly all of the fake accounts were caught before they had a chance to become “active” users of the social... more
U.K., Japan stall release of new Huawei phones over global ‘uncertainty’  Global News · 3 days
British and Japanese mobile phone companies said Wednesday they're putting on hold plans to sell new devices from Huawei more
Huawei founder warns U.S. ‘underestimates’ his company as some restrictions lift  Global News · 4 days
The Chinese company is still prohibited from buying American-made hardware and software to make new products without further, hard-to-obtain licenses. more
Over 25,000 people expected to attend tech conference ‘Collision’ in Toronto  Global News · 5 days
It’s being touted as one of the fastest growing tech conferences in North America, and for the first time Collision will be hosted in Toronto. more
Tech-savvy Estonia sets example of online voting as EU elections begin  Global News · 5 days
Internet voting — or i-voting —has been available since 2005 in the nation that gave the world Skype, and the percentage of voters using the internet... more
Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump order blacklists Chinese tech firm  Global News · 5 days
Google said Monday its basic services on Huawei smartphones still will function following U.S. sales curbs, but the Chinese tech giant faces... more
Snapchat’s gender-swapping filter has transgender people conflicted  Global News · 1 week
Some experts say the app's filter may be meaningful for youths reckoning with gender identity. more
Facebook, Google, Amazon ‘come together’ with plan to tackle online hate  Global News · 1 week
Executives of the companies made the statement while in France attending the Christchurch Call summit along with world leaders. more
Make sure to update your app: What’s different about this WhatsApp hack  Global News · 2 weeks
Hackers used WhatsApp to gain access to mobile devices — even if the user didn’t do anything to allow it. more
New Twitter feature tackling vaccine misinformation an ‘important step’: N.S. chief medical officer  Global News · 2 weeks
Certain keywords linked to vaccines or vaccination in the Twitter app will now prompt a link to the federal government health website. more
Make sure to update your app: Here’s what’s different about this WhatsApp hack  Global News · 2 weeks
Hackers used WhatsApp to gain access to mobile devices — even if the user didn’t do anything to allow it. more
iPhone owners can sue Apple over App Store, U.S. Supreme Court rules  Global News · 2 weeks
Consumers can pursue a lawsuit complaining that iPhone apps cost too much, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. more
Iran linked to internet disinformation, fake news: Canadian report  Global News · 2 weeks
The campaign is another indication of how online disinformation is being tested by countries well beyond Russia, more
WhatsApp hacked after attackers install spyware on people’s phone  Global News · 2 weeks
Facebook's WhatsApp urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users could be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their... more
Facebook says it removed ‘numerous’ fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election  Global News · 2 weeks
"We have removed a series of false and duplicated accounts which violated our authenticity policy, as well as several pages due to violation of... more
Uber, Lyft’s huge capital have created duopoly in rideshare market  Global News · 2 weeks
Even if another rival dared enter the market, it would likely be difficult to raise enough money to pose a viable threat after Uber and Lyft spent the... more
Zuckerberg ‘optimistic’ about French plan to curb online hate  Global News · 2 weeks
France wants to take a leading role in regulating online hate speech, particularly on social media platforms such as Facebook. more
Macron to press Zuckerberg as France takes aim at hate on Facebook  Global News · 2 weeks
France wants to take a leading role in regulating online hate speech, particularly on social media platforms such as Facebook. more
Amazon’s Echo for kids accused of saving information — even when asked to forget  Global News · 2 weeks
Privacy advocates in the U.S. said the kids' version of Amazon's Alexa won't forget what children tell it — even... more
Singapore criminalizes fake news in controversial move  Global News · 2 weeks
Opponents in Parliament said it gave government ministers too much power to determine what was false and broadly defined public interest. more
Facebook is too powerful and needs to break up, co-founder argues  Global News · 2 weeks
Chris Hughes said in a New York Times opinion piece that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has allowed a relentless focus on growth to crush competitors and “sacrifice... more
Google beefs up privacy measures — but some experts aren’t impressed  Global News · 2 weeks
Some critics say Google’s privacy updates sidestep more substantial changes that could threaten its ad-driven business model. more
How Canadian AI is kick-starting new discoveries in health and science  Global News · 3 weeks
Artificial intelligence is poised to transform health care in ways never thought possible, and Canada could play a pivotal role. more
Trump says he’s monitoring social media ‘censorship’ after Facebook bans extremists  Global News · 3 weeks
Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, said he would “monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms.” more
Drone makes history by delivering organ for successful transplant  Global News · 3 weeks
Physicians and researchers teamed up with aviation and engineering experts to fly the organ to the patient. more
‘Tip of the iceberg’: Why Canada’s online hate-crime data doesn’t tell the full story  Global News · 3 weeks
For the first time, Statistics Canada has included numbers on cyber hate crimes in its data on police-reported hate crimes. more
Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos banned from Facebook, Instagram over hate speech rules  Global News · 3 weeks
The company said Thursday that it has also banned Louis Farrakhan, Paul Nehlen, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Alex Jones’ site,... more
Britain’s defence secretary fired in wake of government leaks to Huawei  Global News · 3 weeks
Prime Minister Theresa May said she “can no longer have full confidence” in Williamson in the wake of the investigation. more
‘Game of Thrones’ cinematographer defends Battle of Winterfell lighting choices  Global News · 3 weeks
Cinematographer Fabian Wagner worked on 'Game of Thrones' Episode 3 ('The Long Night') and stands by the darkness. more
WestJet resolves ‘technical difficulties’ for check-ins, website  Global News · 4 weeks
WestJet and some major U.S. airlines are dealing with operations issues and in some cases long lines and delays due to technical problems. more
WestJet, some U.S. airlines dealing with ‘technical difficulties’ for check-ins, website  Global News · 4 weeks
WestJet and some major U.S. airlines are dealing with operations issues and in some cases long lines and delays due to technical problems. more
Ontario families of Ethiopian plane crash victims file lawsuits against Boeing  Global News · 4 weeks
The lawsuits were filed for two Ontario families that each lost several members in the plane crash. more
‘Completely unacceptable’: Canadian watchdog to take Facebook to court over privacy concerns  Global News · 1 month
"If we go before the Federal Court, it will be able to order Facebook to change its practices," Daniel Therrien said in a news... more
Facebook not protecting Canadians’ privacy, legislative reform needed: watchdog  Global News · 1 month
The report found major shortcomings in Facebook's privacy practices, highlighting a need for legislative reform to protect Canadians. more
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