Social Media

Hashtag Trending – #AmazonStrike, social media linked to depression, FTC approves $5B Facebook settlement

#PrimeDayAmazon is joined by the Amazon Strike, social media, not video games, is linked to depression according to a new report, and the Federal Trade Commission approves a $5B settlement with Facebook. ...

Hashtag Trending – Sony hacker gets jail time; social media strike; growing tech salary in Toronto

Hacker gets two years in jail and a hefty fine, former Wikipedia cofounder strikes against social media platforms, Toronto tech worker salary growth among the fastest in the world. That’s all the news that’s trending today. It’s Friday, July 5th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Trending on Google ...

Hashtag Trending – Sidewalk Labs Toronto plans revealed; Senators demand transparency; Comments controversy

Sidewalk Labs finally reveals its plans for Toronto project; Facebook could soon need to reveal the value of data they collect on you; Could media companies be responsible for comments on their social media posts? Trending on Twitter is some big news for Canadians as Sidewalk Labs finally unveiled i ...

Bitcoin could soon break out to all-time highs, this investor says

Cryptocurrency is once again a hot topic as social media giant Facebook gets set to launch its own digital coin and the price of bitcoin surges to new highs for the year. This could be the start of another great run by bitcoin, according to technical analyst Keith Richards of ValueTrend Wealth Mana ...

Cyber Security Today: Get rid of old Windows, a warning for Evite users and fake but-kind-of-true news

Today's podcast looks at the risks of running old versions of Windows, a data breach acknowledged at Evite and someone is pretending old news is new on social media ...

Hashtag Trending – Social media now part of U.S. visa application; Amazon employs flying drones; Windows users need to update

U.S. wants your social media account, Amazon to start drone delivery, NSA and Microsoft urge users to install a critical system update.   That’s all the news that’s trending today. It’s Thursday, June 6th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Trending on LinkedIn, U.S. Visa applicants now must provid ...

Hashtag Trending – Apple WWDC; Major outages for Google; Doctors battles fake news

News from Apple’s developer conference, major outages reported for YouTube, Google and Snapchat, and doctors rally to stomp out fake news on social media. ...

The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 14: Big Data, Privacy and Democracy – A Conversation With Nathaniel Erskine-Smith on the International Grand Committee

The debate over big data, privacy and its implications for democracy came to Ottawa last week as the International Grand Committee brought together the world’s biggest technology companies, politicians from around the world, and leading thinkers. Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, the Vice-Chair ...

Facebook the target of international lawmakers at Ottawa hearing

A testy group of international lawmakers peppered officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter at a parliamentary committee meeting Tuesday, trying to pin the social media giants down on how they will prevent fake news from disrupting democracy in their countries. The session was a combined meeting o ...

Experts whack social media companies as Canadian hearing on disinformation opens

At the opening session of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation, critics called for tough regulation of social media companies ...