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Hashtag Trending – École Polytechnique; Uber safety report; Samsung Galaxy Fold available for purchase, for real

On this Monday episode of Hashtag Trending, we remember the École Polytechnique tragedy, Uber’s safety report, and Samsung’s foldable phone available for sale in Canada.   https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MontrealMassacre&src=trend_click&pt=1203035106912419843%2C1203025664837931008 Trending on ...

Majority isn’t always right

I came across an interesting article in The Guardian from a few years ago that is perhaps somewhat relevant to the very public discussion about Canada’s telecommunications industry. Three years ago, Julian Baggini wrote “Think democracy means the people are always right? Wrong”. In the articl ...

Questrade vs. Wealthsimple: which online investing service is right for you?

If you’ve decided to try out online investing and have narrowed down your choices to Wealthsimple and Questrade—congratulations! Both are solid Canadian options that can help you grow your money and achieve your investment goals. But choosing between the two can be tricky. While the two financi ...

Hashtag Trending – Googlers upset about founders departing; Amazon employees at risk; iPhone 11 Pro stealing location data

Google employees are upset that founders left instead of fixing the culture; Amazon putting its employees at risk to fulfill holiday deliveries; iPhone 11 Pro collecting location data even when told not to Tuesday’s big news was the departure of Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin from ...

Evidence-based policy making

Over the years, I have tried to draw attention to the need for better, and deeper statistical analysis to help guide policy making in Canadian telecom. I’m not just talking about public opinion polling, especially internet-based surveys that are open to ‘gaming’. We need ongoing econometric a ...

SJR.PR.A & SJR.PR.B : DBRS Says ‘Trend Positive’

DBRS has announced that it: changed the trend on all ratings of Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw or the Company) to Positive from Stable. DBRS Morningstar also confirmed Shaw’s Issuer Rating and Senior Notes rating at BBB (low) and Preferred Shares rating at Pfd-3 (low). The trend change reflects c ...

Martello tests its SD-WAN solution on 5G infrastructure, says UC testing is next

Martello Technologies announced today that it has completed the first phase of testing of its SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) solution on Encqor 5G, Canada’s first pre-commercial 5G wireless network for open innovation.  ...

Millions of text messages from bulk service provider found open on the internet

Businesses and educational institutions around the world that use the TrueDialog SMS bulk texting service are scrambling to assess the potential damage to their communications after news that security researchers discovered a huge database of unprotected messages from the Texas-based provider. Rese ...

Episode 113: Taking Control of our Personal Data

How can you tell the difference between a company that resells your data and one that treats it with care? How do you control where it ends up? In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, Jon Prial is joined by Lisa Levasseur, founder of the Me2BAlliance. They discuss a future where consumers a ...

Canadian Copyright Website Blocking Underway As TekSavvy Appeals Federal Court Ruling

Last week I wrote about a federal court ruling that opened the door to copyright website blocking in Canada without Parliament establishing site blocking rules or the involvement of the CRTC. The decision is flawed from both a policy and legal perspective, substituting the views of one judge over P ...