Canadian regulators said that Facebook’s weak privacy protection was to blame for millions of users’ data being exposed. Canadian privacy commissionaire said that Facebook broke national and provincial regulations when it came to sharing user data with third parties. Facebook flat-out refused to agree with the Canadian government’s legal findings and refused audits of its … Continue reading Facebook Scolds Canada
Two hackers in Vancouver had won a Tesla after they have found loophole in Telsa’s web browser that let them bypass security. This happened at a Pwn2Own hacking contest in Vancouver where so called white hackers and security experts gather to try to exploit various computer systems . Pwn2Own has been going on for over … Continue reading Tesla Model 3 Hacked in Canada
Blackberry teamed up with federal government and will be investing $350m to build self-driving cars in Ottawa. Federal government will pitch in $40m while Blackberry itself will be investing $310m. The jobs will be added over the next 10 years. In January, Ontario government has announced greater leway for self driving cars to operate in … Continue reading Blackberry to add 800 jobs in Ottawa, build self driving cars
Netflix just announced that it will be launching film and production hub at Toronto’s waterfront studio district. They will have 84,580 square feet of space, that they are currently leasing, and will start filming within the next few weeks. In 4-5 months Netflix is expected to move to even bigger venue with 164,000 square there. … Continue reading Netflix to add Production Hub in Toronto, To Create 1850 Jobs
National Post, a Canadian newspaper, as well as La Press, Montreal based French newspaper, recently published an op-ed piece about why they think Ubisoft is taking away talent from other tech firms across Canada. Here is a short summary. Ubisoft has generated over $2.6 billion dollars in revenues last year, and is currently employing over … Continue reading Is Ubisoft Hurting Canadian Tech Businesses?
Canadian firm Quadriga CX based in Nova Scotia says it will not be able to pay its customers and investors the $250m because its CEO, Gerald Cotten, died while on a trip to India. The company says Cotten was the only one who knew the passwords and security keys to the company’s funds. The Supreme … Continue reading Nova Scotia Crypto-Exchange Can’t Pay Investors $250m after its CEO’s Death
The Impact Centre, based in Toronto, publishes annual Narwhals’ list of 40 great Canadian tech companies that has potential to become successful on the world stage. They look at the fundraising patterns of over 1,000 private VC-funded Canadian technology product businesses in order to product their final list. The companies on the list are weighted … Continue reading Top 40 Narwhals (2019 Best Tech Companies) in Canada