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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BlackBerry releases free reverse engineering tool to fight cyber attacks
PE Tree reduces the time and effort required to reverse engineer malware
Smarter factory: Putting digital technology to work in your plant
How digitization and networked systems power maintenance and warehousing.
In reversal, CES gadget show won’t be in person after all
The announcement July 28 is another blow for Las Vegas
Canada’s out-of-date online privacy rules aren’t protecting you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
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.
New Hootsuite CEO replaces founder amid ‘reckoning’ for social media
Former Zendesk COO headquartered in San Francisco will take over as of July 6.
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
Rittal partner Aztec adds a Perforex to its service capabilities
Machining centre compresses panel production from 10 hours to 90 minutes.
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.
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.
Conspiracy theories about 5G networks have skyrocketed since COVID-19
Some extreme right-wing groups are linking the technology to the pandemic.
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.
China-Canada divide widens after Meng ruling, Beijing denounces decision
A judge ruled the allegations against her could constitute a crime in Canada.
China demands US withdraw sanctions on tech suppliers
Measures expand a US campaign against Chinese companies including tech giant Huawei.
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.
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.
Celestica to make 7,500 ventilators for Starfish Medical
Contract manufacturer will deliver the devices to Health Canada in the fourth quarter of 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.
Yorkville Sound partners with StarFish Medical to produce ventilators
Their goal is to help increase the availability of open source ventilators across Canada.
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.
Maintain social distance on the plant floor
Small wearable device sends alert when proximity is too close.
Huawei warns more US pressure may Chinese spur retaliation
Chairman says American pressure on foreign suppliers “will be destructive to the global technology ecosystem.”
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
Gadgets for tech giants made with coerced Uighur labour
Companies outside China are benefiting from coercive labour practices.
Microart expands its Markham electronics manufacturing operations
20,000 square-foot space will support the company’s 42,000 square-foot main facility.