Author: Alex Coop

We check in on ITWC’s latest MapleSEC satellite series event, the Supreme Court of Canada says no to big telcos’ cries for a pricing appeal, and President Biden signs another exec order, this one tackling the global chip shortage.
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Read More Hashtag Trending, Feb. 26, 2021 – MapleSEC recap; Supreme Court of Canada says no to pricing appeal; Biden signs exec order to address chip shortage

A vicious cycle of events is leading to more attacks against the public sector, according to BlackBerry’s 2021 Threat Report, and Canada is in a great position to be blindsided by cyberattacks against its critical infrastructure.

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Robinhood gets grilled over its position during the Gamestop fiasco, Canada issues warning to Facebook after the tech giant bans news on its platform in Australia, and Instacart’s anti-fraud policy causes headaches with its workers.
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Read More Hashtag Trending, Feb. 22 – Robinhood gets grilled; Canada issues warning to Facebook; Instacart’s anti-fraud policy causes headaches

The Canadian Revenue Agency says online accounts were locked because of an “external threat”, Facebook picks the nuclear option and bans news on its platform in Australia, and Uber takes down the UberCheats app.
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Read More Hashtag Trending, Feb. 19 – CRA locks users’ online accounts; Facebook banks news in Australia; Uber takes down UberChats app

Canada is partnering with Huawei on a long-term project leaving some critics stunned, Netflix is is eyeing Toronto and Vancouver for its new outpost, and Reddit has become the unofficial unemployment hotline.
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Read More Hashtag Trending – Canada and Huawei partnership; Netflix office in Canada; Unemployment hotline in Reddit

Farmers are having to hack their own tractors just to keep it running, a new study suggests Bitcoin uses more electricity annually than the whole of Argentina, and frustration swells over Uber Eats’ pay system.
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Read More Hashtag Trending – Farmers hacking tractors; Bitcoin’s carbon footprint; Frustration over Uber Eats’ pay system