Articles By Alex Coop

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Hashtag Trending – The Walkman turns 40, Cloudflare outage, China’s surveillance campaign

The Sony Walkman turns 40 today, Cloudflare outage impacts services across the web, and China forces tourists to install text-stealing...

July 3rd, 2019 Alex Coop

Canadian tech community mourns loss of John Reid, the tech sector’s tireless advocate

John Reid navigated the complicated waters of federal procurement and championed the rights of businesses with such grace, an outsider...

July 2nd, 2019 Alex Coop

Florida city IT director fired after ransomware attack

Things are hot in Florida, and it's not just the weather. Three municipalities in the state are reeling after being...

July 2nd, 2019 Alex Coop
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Hashtag Trending – Electronic scooters in Canada; Bitcoin goes up and down; Longtime Apple exec leaves

The dockless scooter craze is coming to Canada, The price of Bitcoin doesn’t know what to do with itself, and...

July 2nd, 2019 Alex Coop
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Hashtag Trending – Creepy deepfake; The robotics revolution; New York’s “Supernode”

A disturbing new deepfake app is making its rounds, a new report about how robots will change the world is...

June 28th, 2019 Alex Coop
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Hashtag Trending – Bitcoin price jump; telecoms get hacked; Bell increases fees

Bitcoin prices makes a comeback, massive telecom attack linked to Chinese hackers, Bell increases connection fee.   Trending on LinkedIn,...

June 27th, 2019 Alex Coop

Sidewalk Labs decision to offload tough decisions on privacy to third party is wrong, says its former consultant

After over two years of controversy, Sidewalk Labs finally presented a 1,500-page draft master smart city plan for a government-owned...

June 25th, 2019 Alex Coop
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Hashtag Trending – Google drops tablets; Amazon leases more planes, Samsung wants Apple to pay fine

Google abandons tablet market, Amazon leases more cargo planes, Samsung asking Apple to pay fine.   Trending on Reddit, Google...

June 24th, 2019 Alex Coop

Shopify Unite day 2: Buying clothes by playing virtual dress up

Shopify kicked off the second day of Shopify Unite with a keynote from its chief technology officer, Jean-Michel Lemieux, who compared...

June 21st, 2019 Alex Coop

eSentire opens new global HQ in Waterloo

Waterloo’s Factory Square used to be associated with uncertainty and disappointment after BlackBerry Ltd.’s downturn more than seven years ago,...

June 19th, 2019 Alex Coop