Wednesday, July 28, 2021


Journalist who uncovered Cambridge Analytica data scandal to deliver keynote at True North Festival 

Communitech this week announced that the Pulitzer-nominated journalist Carole Cadwalladr who exposed the 2018 Cambridge Analytica data scandal will be a keynote speaker at the True North Festival 2020 this summer.

Trudeau government pushes streaming giants to support Canadian content

Released this week, a report commissioned by the federal government in 2018 suggests U.S. tech companies, including Amazon, Netflix and Facebook, should collect the same taxes as those collected by Canadian companies, and that they make strong commitments to supporting Canadian content on their streaming services. 

Can a Chromebook replace a Windows PC? A week with the Google Pixelbook Go

In an equal mix of familiarity and habit, I’d never given other operating systems a thought. Sure, I’ve dabbled in Linux, have an old Macbook Pro for backup, and have had fleeting exchanges with Chromebooks.

Hashtag Trending – Oracle’s Hurd dies, Zuckerberg talks free speech, Air Force ditches floppy disks

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd passes away, Facebook’s CEO gives a talk about how Facebook promotes and regulates free speech, and the U.S. Air Force finally retires its 8-inch floppies from its missile launch control system.

Cybersecurity experts weigh in on Capital One breach

This week's news of the breach at Capital One Financial Corp. rocked the world and has cybersecurity experts buzzing to analyze what went wrong and advise others how to not fall into the same traps. 

Hashtag Trending – AI and the Beatles, British Airways gets fined, Steve Jobs was a ‘wizard’

AI helps unlock some of the Beatles greatest secrets, British Airways gets slapped with a fine by the GDPR, and Bill Gates describes Steve Jobs as a wizard.

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 would have a hard time believing he was one of Canada’s most tireless advocates for the tech industry.

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.

Hashtag Trending – AMD announces Ryzen 3000; Gates’ reading list; Facebook crypto

AMD drops some big announcements at Computex, Bill Gates’ summer reading list, and Facebook announces its plans for its own cryptocurrency.

Mendix – ‘A new and powerful maker movement aimed at enterprise application development?’

Low code and no code application development platforms have become a growing part of business user’s toolkits. For a few years now there have emerged...

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