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WhatsApp’s new privacy policy sparks outcry. Here’s what you need to know

The company came under new scrutiny from privacy advocates when it announced that it will force users to share information…

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City of Burnaby looks to equip bylaw officers with body-worn cameras

The City of Burnaby is requesting proposals for the purchase and implementation of wearable body cameras for its bylaw officers.…

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Social network app Parler suspended from Apple App Store, Amazon web hosting service

Parler is favored by many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, and it is seen as a haven for people…

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A tale of two Jason Kenneys: Virginia man often mistaken for Alberta premier on Twitter

One Jason Kenney is the premier of Alberta. The other is a man from Virginia who’s having fun with numerous…

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Online conspiracies can spark offline violence — and it could happen here

Disinformation experts say social media provides fertile soil for conspiracy theories — and politicians parroting the theories provide the water…

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Shopify removes Trump-affiliated stores following U.S. Capitol riots

Shopify says it has removed stores associated with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying his rhetoric incited the riots at the…

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Calls for Trump’s Twitter to be suspended after violence erupts at U.S. capitol

Users are taking to Twitter to call for U.S. President Donald Trump’s account to be suspended from the social media…

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Cyber attack of federal agencies ‘likely Russian in origin,’ U.S. says

The rare joint statement represented the U.S. government’s first formal attempt to assign responsibility for the breaches at multiple agencies…

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Halifax Amateur Radio Club hosts contest to challenge city communication

John Bignell says having amateur operators is important for the Red Cross, for ground search and rescue and for the…

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North Shore Rescue accidentally finds lost hikers on first-ever night-vision test flight

Thursday’s rescue was the 146th NSR has conducted this year, setting a new all-time record for annual call outs. Read…

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‘A legal first’: B.C. man accused of dangerous driving for sleeping in self-driving, speeding Tesla

‘I don’t know that I’m aware of any other case in Canadian law ever,’ said Vancouver criminal lawyer Kyla Lee.…

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U.S. state, local governments impacted by SolarWinds cyberattack: officials

CISA did not identify the state or local agencies affected and did not immediately give additional details. Read More source

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These are the Russian cyber warfare capabilities that may have been used on the U.S.

Here is some information about Russia’s possible motives for such an attack, and details about Russian cyber offensive and information…

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Global tech conference Collision moves Toronto event online in 2021 due to pandemic

This will be the second year the travelling conference has had to give up plans to stage the massive event…

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Facebook, Twitter, TikTok may face fines for harmful content under proposed British laws

Tech platforms will also need to do more to protect children from being exposed to grooming, bullying and pornography, the…

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Google services, Gmail, YouTube back up and running after widespread outage

It’s not clear what caused the sudden outage of many Google Services. Read More source

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Researchers aim to use artificial intelligence to save endangered B.C. killer whales

Researchers are aiming to “teach” a computer to recognize the sounds of endangered B.C. orcas in order to develop a…

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A bad week for tech giants, a great week for media?

Legislation in Australia would force Facebook and Google to negotiate fair rates for journalism. Will the idea catch on in…

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