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News Electronics General
August 10, 2020  

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

Bans take effect in 45 days and could bar the apps from the Apple and Google app stores, effectively removing them from U.S. distribution

News Electronics General
August 10, 2020  

Capital One fined US$80M in data breach

The bank’s own internal audit failed to identify “numerous weaknesses” in its management of the cloud environment

News Electronics General
August 10, 2020  

Huawei: Smartphone chips running out under U.S. sanctions

Washington cut off Huawei’s access to U.S. components and technology including Google’s music and other smartphone services last year

News Electronics General
August 5, 2020  

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

The new Instagram feature will let users record and edit 15-second videos with audio, and will let users add visual effects

News Automotive Electronics Transportation General
August 5, 2020  

Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets

Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski helped steer Google’s self-driving car project before landing at Uber

News Electronics General
August 4, 2020  

Tampa teenager accused in Twitter hack pleads not guilty

Graham Ivan Clark, 17, is accused of using the hijacked Twitter accounts to scam people around the world out of more than US$100,000 in Bitcoin

News Electronics Government General
August 4, 2020  

TikTok sale puts Canada between Trump and China, again, experts say

On Aug. 3, Trump told reporters he would ban TikTok in the U.S. unless Microsoft or another American company bought the app by Sept. 15

News Electronics General
August 4, 2020  

BlackBerry releases free reverse engineering tool to fight cyber attacks

PE Tree reduces the time and effort required to reverse engineer malware

Feature Electronics Manufacturing Technology
August 3, 2020  

Smarter factory: Putting digital technology to work in your plant

How digitization and networked systems power maintenance and warehousing.

News Electronics General
July 30, 2020  

In reversal, CES gadget show won’t be in person after all

The announcement July 28 is another blow for Las Vegas

News Electronics General
July 28, 2020  

Canada’s out-of-date online privacy rules aren’t protecting you

The regulation of user privacy must consider potential future applications of any collected data

News Electronics General
June 30, 2020  

Tims mobile ordering app under investigation by privacy agencies

Concerns about how it may be collecting and using data about people’s movements as they go about their daily activities.

News Electronics General
June 30, 2020  

New Hootsuite CEO replaces founder amid ‘reckoning’ for social media

Former Zendesk COO headquartered in San Francisco will take over as of July 6.

News Electronics Government General
June 24, 2020  

Pandemic era tech changes should become permanent, says Toronto mayor

The mayor of Canada’s largest city also played up the vibrancy of its technology sector

News Electronics Manufacturing General
June 8, 2020  

Rittal partner Aztec adds a Perforex to its service capabilities

Machining centre compresses panel production from 10 hours to 90 minutes.

News Electronics General
June 4, 2020  

Marketing automation an investment priority for digital solutions: report

Rising importance of chatbots and increasing use of virtual and online channels to result in 15.7% growth of the MAS market.

News Electronics Manufacturing General
June 4, 2020  

Memory, power and AI semiconductors in 5G to hit US$15.03B by 2025

The market is rapidly transitioning to a growth stage driven by increasing data traffic, technological advancements.

News Electronics General
June 4, 2020  

Conspiracy theories about 5G networks have skyrocketed since COVID-19

Some extreme right-wing groups are linking the technology to the pandemic.

News Electronics Manufacturing General
June 3, 2020  

Bell, Telus award 5G contracts to European firms, shutting out Huawei

Ottawa continues its review of Huawei’s role in Canada’s 5G networks over security concerns related to its relationship with China’s government.

News Electronics Government Manufacturing General
May 28, 2020  

China-Canada divide widens after Meng ruling, Beijing denounces decision

A judge ruled the allegations against her could constitute a crime in Canada.

News Electronics Manufacturing General
May 26, 2020  

China demands US withdraw sanctions on tech suppliers

Measures expand a US campaign against Chinese companies including tech giant Huawei.

News Electronics Government General
May 26, 2020  

Feds hope to endorse single contact tracing app: PM

Google and Apple are working on a fix for apps that drain phone batteries because they must be open to work.

News Electronics General
May 21, 2020  

Facebook pays $9.5M to end Competition Bureau’s privacy probe

Social media site gave the false impression privacy settings would give users control over who could see and access personal information.

News Electronics Manufacturing General
May 20, 2020  

Celestica to make 7,500 ventilators for Starfish Medical

Contract manufacturer will deliver the devices to Health Canada in the fourth quarter of 2020.

News Electronics Manufacturing General Technology
May 19, 2020  

US restriction on chipmakers deals critical blow to Huawei

Chinese smartphone and network equipment maker needs time to “understand the impact” of the latest restrictions.

News Electronics Manufacturing General
May 13, 2020  

Yorkville Sound partners with StarFish Medical to produce ventilators

Their goal is to help increase the availability of open source ventilators across Canada.

News Electronics General
May 12, 2020  

Sidewalk Labs’ smart-city plans for Toronto are dead. What’s next?

Google company is withdrawing from its partnership with Waterfront Toronto, and a neighbourhood called Quayside.

News Electronics Manufacturing General Technology
April 27, 2020  

Maintain social distance on the plant floor

Small wearable device sends alert when proximity is too close.

News Electronics Government Manufacturing General
March 31, 2020  

Huawei warns more US pressure may Chinese spur retaliation

Chairman says American pressure on foreign suppliers “will be destructive to the global technology ecosystem.”

News Electronics Manufacturing General
March 11, 2020  

Semiconductor automated testing equipment to reach US$6B by 2026: report

Need for cost-efficient testing to increase profit margins and boost growth opportunities for semiconductor test equipment, finds Frost & Sullivan

News Electronics Manufacturing General
March 10, 2020  

Gadgets for tech giants made with coerced Uighur labour

Companies outside China are benefiting from coercive labour practices.

News Electronics Manufacturing General Production
March 9, 2020  

Microart expands its Markham electronics manufacturing operations

20,000 square-foot space will support the company’s 42,000 square-foot main facility.