Podcasts

Tesla pausing Bitcoin payments wipes $366 billion from its value, eBay starts selling NFTs, and Wattpad plans to add 100 jobs in Canada.

The post Hashtag Trending, May 14, 2021 – Tesla tanks Bitcoin; ebay to sell NFTs; Wattpad expands its business first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Chinese tech company Xiaomi is no longer on the U.S. trade ban list, Amazon is accused of hiring and firing workers to meet a turnover quota, and Google is building a new data centre in Quebec.

The post Hashtag Trending, May 13, 2021- Xiaomi removed from trade ban list; Amazon “hire-to-fire”; new Google data centre in Quebec first appeared on IT World Canada.

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This podcast reports on why Canada is urged to fight misinformation on private messaging apps, how Zix is used in a scam and more

The post Cyber Security Today, May 12, 2021 – Hate on messaging apps, Zix used in scams and QR code warning first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Cyber Security Today, May 12, 2021 – Hate on messaging apps, Zix used in scams and QR code warning

Lawmakers are asking Zuckerberg to scrap Instagram for kids, social media is tearing us apart, and on the heels of a cyberattack against a U.S. pipeline, experts say that governments need to take cybersecurity more seriously.

The post Hashtag Trending, May 12, 2021 – Instagram for kids pushback; Social media is dividing us (duh); and experts react to pipeline cyberattack first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, May 12, 2021 – Instagram for kids pushback; Social media is dividing us (duh); and experts react to pipeline cyberattack

A story about high-pressure sales tactics at a Toronto consumer electronics store gains national attention, Apple invests a few more millions into glassmaker Corning, and guess who’s suffering from Zoom fatigue? It’s Zoom’s CEO.

The post Hashtag Trending, May 11, 2021 – High pressure sales tactics at The Source; Apple doubles down on Corning; Zoom CEO tired of Zoom first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, May 11, 2021 – High pressure sales tactics at The Source; Apple doubles down on Corning; Zoom CEO tired of Zoom

Today’s podcast Deadline looms for Women In Cyber Day petition, data theft from insurance quote websites and advice from Canada’s top cyber agency

The post Cyber Security Today, May 10, 2021 – Deadline looms for Women In Cyber Day petition, data theft from insurance quote websites and advice from Canada’s top cyber agency first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Cyber Security Today, May 10, 2021 – Deadline looms for Women In Cyber Day petition, data theft from insurance quote websites and advice from Canada’s top cyber agency

Researchers say only four per cent of iPhone users in the U.S. have agreed to app tracking after updating their device, a cyberattack shuts down a U.S. pipeline, and WhatsApp scraps its May 15 deadline for accepting its privacy policy, but there’s a catch.

The post Hashtag Trending, May 10, 2021 – Most users’ like Apple’s ATT feature; Cyberattack shuts down pipeline; What’s up WhatsApp? first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, May 10, 2021 – Most users’ like Apple’s ATT feature; Cyberattack shuts down pipeline; What’s up WhatsApp?

This podcast reports on a series of hacks at restaurant online ordering platforms, Google forces users to add two-factor login authentication and a fake online product review scam revealed

The post Cyber Security Today, May 7, 2021 – Security of restaurant online ordering platforms questioned, Google gets tough with 2FA and product review scam revealed first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Cyber Security Today, May 7, 2021 – Security of restaurant online ordering platforms questioned, Google gets tough with 2FA and product review scam revealed

LinkedIn publishes its list of Canada’s top companies, and the tech industry is well-represented, Facebook shuts down advertisements from Signal, and it’s Google Docs versus Word on Twitter

The post Hashtag Trending, May 7, 2021 – Canada’s top tech companies in 2021; Facebook shuts down Signal ads; Google Docs VS Word first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, May 7, 2021 – Canada’s top tech companies in 2021; Facebook shuts down Signal ads; Google Docs VS Word

The #DeleteFacebook hashtag is trending after a court upholds Donald Trump’s Facebook ban; New York bill aims to temporarily halt bitcoin mining, and Amazon is being sued for telling false advertising around its online movie purchases.

The post Hashtag Trending, May 6, 2021 – #DeleteFacebook; Halting bitcoin mining; Amazon sued for false advertising first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, May 6, 2021 – #DeleteFacebook; Halting bitcoin mining; Amazon sued for false advertising

Today’s podcast reports on creating safer passwords, why your car’s infotainment system may be a privacy risk, the discovery of a new hacking group, and security updates from Exim, Dell and Apple

The post Cyber Security Today, May 5, 2021 – World Password Day advice, your car’s infotainment system may be a privacy risk, plus vendor security updates first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Cyber Security Today, May 5, 2021 – World Password Day advice, your car’s infotainment system may be a privacy risk, plus vendor security updates

Wealthsimple snags $750 million in funding from venture funds and Canadian celebrities, Bill and Melinda Gates are calling it quits, and ad blockers are growing in popularity

The post Hashtag Trending, May 5, 2021 – Wealthsimple snags $750M in funding; Bill and Melinda split; Use of ad blockers surge first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, May 5, 2021 – Wealthsimple snags $750M in funding; Bill and Melinda split; Use of ad blockers surge

Ethereum is quadrupling in value this year, Verizon sells Yahoo for $5 billion, and Intel announces a $3.5 billion upgrade to a chip manufacturing plant in New Mexico.

The post Hashtag Trending, May 4, 2021 – Ethereum quadruples in value; Verizon sells Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion; Intel investing $3.5B in fab upgrade first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, May 4, 2021 – Ethereum quadruples in value; Verizon sells Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion; Intel investing $3.5B in fab upgrade

Today’s podcast reports on a ransomware gang’s change of tactics, customer information of a Canadian insurance broker leaked by a ransomware gang and employees bypass company privacy rules putting health information of thousands at risk

The post Cyber Security Today, May 3, 2021 – Ransomware gang reportedly drops encryption; Saskatchewan insurance broker hit by ransomware; Employees put COVID data at risk first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Cyber Security Today, May 3, 2021 – Ransomware gang reportedly drops encryption; Saskatchewan insurance broker hit by ransomware; Employees put COVID data at risk

Big Tech’s dominance is highlighted by some recent earnings calls, another Amazon fulfillment centre in Peel Region closes due to COVID-19 outbreaks, and ransomware cases spike, causing experts to sound the alarm.

The post Hashtag Trending, May 3, 2021 – Big Tech’s ‘bonkers’ dominance; Another Amazon fulfillment centre in Peel Region closes; Ransomware cases spike first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, May 3, 2021 – Big Tech’s ‘bonkers’ dominance; Another Amazon fulfillment centre in Peel Region closes; Ransomware cases spike

This episode warns a new Linux backdoor has been discovered, reports how video game execs might not have good password security and urges QNAP users, again, to patch their devices

The post Cyber Security Today, April 30, 2021 – A Linux alert, negligent executives and another warning to QNAP users first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Cyber Security Today, April 30, 2021 – A Linux alert, negligent executives and another warning to QNAP users

Toronto is the next home for Netflix’s new headquarters, Facebook’s Q1 earnings exceed expectations despite all the controversy surrounding the social media giant, and an executive from Oracle had his Twitter account suspended after harassing a reporter. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, April 30 and […]

The post Hashtag Trending, April 30, 2021 – Netflix picks Toronto, Facebook’s Q1 earnings; Oracle exec suspended on Twitter first appeared on IT World Canada.

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A B.C legal software company is now a unicorn after a valuation of $1-billion USD, Shopify doubles its revenue in Q1, and Vaccine Hunters Canada can help you navigate vaccine registration. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, April 30 and I’m your host Baneet Braich.   […]

The post Hashtag Trending, April 29, 2021 – BC software firm achieves unicorn status; Shopify’s monster numbers; Vaccine Hunters partners with TO first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, April 29, 2021 – BC software firm achieves unicorn status; Shopify’s monster numbers; Vaccine Hunters partners with TO

Today’s podcast describes how you can see if your email address has been stolen, warns users of the Reverb marketplace to change their passwords, and details the latest scams

The post Cyber Security Today, April 28, 2021 – Millions of stolen Emotet email addresses can now be searched, user data of Reverb exposed, and more phishing and text scams first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Cyber Security Today, April 28, 2021 – Millions of stolen Emotet email addresses can now be searched, user data of Reverb exposed, and more phishing and text scams

Social media presents a new online tipping culture, connecting with angel investors on Clubhouse, and Toyota buys Lyft’s autonomous car division. 

The post Hashtag Trending, April 28, 2021 – Online tipping culture; Clubhouse connects investors with entrepreneurs; Toyota buys Lyft’s autonomous car division first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, April 28, 2021 – Online tipping culture; Clubhouse connects investors with entrepreneurs; Toyota buys Lyft’s autonomous car division

Intel says the semiconductor chip shortage will last at least another two years, Apple’s iOS 14.5 has arrived, and giant paydays for CEOs are rubbing the internet the wrong way. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday April 27 and I’m your host Baneet Braich.   Intel […]

The post Hashtag Trending, April 27, 2021 – Intel talks chip shortages; Overpaid CEOs; iOS 14.5 is here first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, April 27, 2021 – Intel talks chip shortages; Overpaid CEOs; iOS 14.5 is here

Today’s podcast reports on the end of the Emotet botnet and the rise of a replacement

The post Cyber Security Today, April 26, 2021 – Emotet wiped from servers, Passwordstate password manager compromised and be careful with Apple AirDrop file sharing first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Cyber Security Today, April 26, 2021 – Emotet wiped from servers, Passwordstate password manager compromised and be careful with Apple AirDrop file sharing

The chatter around Bitcoin’s negative impact on the environment intensifies, owners of John Deere tractors get doxxed, and it’s another LinkedIn list of Canadian tech companies looking for talent.

The post Hashtag Trending, April 26, 2021 – Bitcoin’s environmental impact; John Deere owners doxed; Who’s hiring in Canada? first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, April 26, 2021 – Bitcoin’s environmental impact; John Deere owners doxed; Who’s hiring in Canada?

More companies may have been victimized by the SolarWinds Orion compromise than first thought, coming UK law will tighten consumer internet device security, how hackers abuse Telegram and a warning to QNAP storage users

The post Cyber Security Today, April 23 2021 – More SolarWinds news, UK law will tighten consumer internet device security and a warning to QNAP storage users first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Cyber Security Today, April 23 2021 – More SolarWinds news, UK law will tighten consumer internet device security and a warning to QNAP storage users

SolarWinds changes its name to N‑able, Signal’s CEO peels apart the cops’ favourite phone cracking tool; and Canada’s tech industry is desperate for talent.

The post Hashtag Trending, April 23, 2021 – SolarWinds MSP name change; Signal hacks the cops; Canada’s scale-up challenges first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, April 23, 2021 – SolarWinds MSP name change; Signal hacks the cops; Canada’s scale-up challenges

Premier Doug Ford is all about the 2014 BlackBerry Classic, Apple shows its new products at its Spring Loaded event, and TikTok sued for collecting children’s data in Britain and Europe.

The post Hashtag Trending, April 22, 2021 – Doug Ford’s BlackBerry; Apple’s Spring Loaded event; TikTok sued for billions first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending, April 22, 2021 – Doug Ford’s BlackBerry; Apple’s Spring Loaded event; TikTok sued for billions

This morning’s podcast reports on two studies of cyber threat trends, and a warning about targeted attacks on the defence sector
The post Cyber Security Today, Feb. 26, 2021 – Conflicting reports on vulnerabilities, and a warning to the defence sector …

Read More Cyber Security Today, Feb. 26, 2021 – Conflicting reports on vulnerabilities, and a warning to the defence sector

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

Fry’s Electronics says goodbye, the U.S. and its allies are reportedly looking to build a China-free tech supply chain, and new USPS trucks are coming soon to replace the ones that are old and a fire-risk. 
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Read More Hashtag Trending, Feb. 25, 2021 – Bye Bye Fry’s; U.S. supply chain updates; USPS trucks get facelift

Facebook will restore news pages in Australia as tensions requiring publishers to pay for content continue, Apple is taking back the smartphone crown, and CEOs are shifting priorities through COVID curveballs.
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Read More Hashtag Trending, Feb. 24, 2021 – Facebook/Australia saga continues; Apple dons smartphone crown; CEOs 2021 priorities

Researchers discover 30,000 Apple Macs have been infected with mysterious malware, Trudeau and Biden are set to meet virtually today, and we find out why Youtube has been blocking chess videos. 
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Read More Hashtag Trending, Feb. 23 , 2021 – Apple Mac malware; Trudeau and Biden meet virtually; YouTube blocks chess

U.S. supermarket chain says pharmacy records hacked, a slip-up at a Winnipeg school board and the impact of ransomware, plus more in our latest podcast
The post Cyber Security Today – U.S. supermarket chain says pharmacy records hacked, a slip-up at a …

Read More Cyber Security Today – U.S. supermarket chain says pharmacy records hacked, a slip-up at a Winnipeg school board and the impact of ransomware

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

This podcast looks at a  proposed law by a Canadian Senator to prevent teens from accessing online porn, an FBI warning to home buyers and a look inside a cryptojacking scheme
The post Cyber Security Today – Stop teens from accessing online porn, FBI w…

Read More Cyber Security Today – Stop teens from accessing online porn, FBI warning to home buyers and inside a cryptojacking scheme

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

It’s raining bitcoin, New York is suing Amazon over concerns about health standards at the tech giant’s warehouses, and Shopify continues to ride the small business wave.
The post Hashtag Trending, Feb. 18 – Bitcoin goes nuclear; New York sues Amazon; …

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Today’s podcast reports on the security of the file-sharing Android app ShareIt questioned, a new payment card skimmer found in the US and the hack of a French IT monitoring application discovered
The post Cyber Security Today – Security of file-sharin…

Read More Cyber Security Today – Security of file-sharing Android app questioned, a new payment card skimmer found and hack of a French IT monitoring application discovered

Password manager LastPass will be removing functionality from its free tier subscription, an over-reliance on planning tools can reduce productivity, and Clubhouse’s voice-only chat rooms are capturing the attention of millions.
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Read More Hashtag Trending – LastPass to remove options from free tier sub; Planning tool headaches; Clubhouse is running hot

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

Today’s podcast reports on more allegations of hacked Supermicro motherboards, ransomware group members allegedly arrested Ukraine and warning to tax professionals
The post Cyber Security Today – More allegations of hacked Supermicro motherboards, repo…

Read More Cyber Security Today – More allegations of hacked Supermicro motherboards, reports of ransomware group arrested and warning to tax professionals

Beware of romance scams, a SIM-swapping gang broken, US can search devices without a warrant at its borders, how big tech companies were fooled and more
The post Cyber Security Today – Don’t be blue on Valentine’s Day, SIM-swapping gang broken, US can …

Read More Cyber Security Today – Don’t be blue on Valentine’s Day, SIM-swapping gang broken, US can search devices without a warrant at the border

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.
The post Hashtag Trending – Farmers hacki…

Read More Hashtag Trending – Farmers hacking tractors; Bitcoin’s carbon footprint; Frustration over Uber Eats’ pay system

Salesforce cancels the 9-5 workweek, Twitter experiments with subscription models, and the lawyer with the kitty filter becomes an internet sensation.
The post Hashtag Trending – Salesforce and the 9-5 workweek, Twitter and subscription models; Kitty l…

Read More Hashtag Trending – Salesforce and the 9-5 workweek, Twitter and subscription models; Kitty lawyer mishap

Today’s podcast reports on a global phishing service shut by police in Ukraine, fake proof of virus vaccination cards offered for sale, a video game developer hit by ransomware and the latest Microsoft security updates
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Read More Cyber Security Today – Phishing service taken down, phony COVID vaccination documents for sale, Linux hosting site forced to close and more

Facebook toughens up on COVID-19 false claims, the digital currency Dogecoin is skyrocketing, and we take a look at an AI that shows which ads motivated people to buy products.
The post Hashtag Trending – Facebook expands false claims policy; Dogecoin …

Read More Hashtag Trending – Facebook expands false claims policy; Dogecoin skyrockets; AI picks apart Super Bowl ads

Tesla invests heavily into Bitcoin, Amazon workers begin a historic vote of unionization and verified Twitter users shared an all-time-high amount of fake news in 2020.
The post Hashtag Trending – Tesla loves Bitcoin; Unionization at Amazon; Twitter’s …

Read More Hashtag Trending – Tesla loves Bitcoin; Unionization at Amazon; Twitter’s verified users love fake news

Today’s podcast reports on data breaches at SitePoint and Emsisoft, how Morse code is used for hiding a phishing attack and why you should watch for bad browser extensions
The post Cyber Security Today – Data breaches at SitePoint and Emsisoft, Morse c…

Read More Cyber Security Today – Data breaches at SitePoint and Emsisoft, Morse code used for hiding a phishing attack and watch for bad browser extensions