EP 124: MyFitnessPal and Saks data breaches and the Facebook fiasco
Apr11

EP 124: MyFitnessPal and Saks data breaches and the Facebook fiasco

We have been hit by a wave of data breaches of recent. Should we keep trusting companies with our personal data? And the Facebook fiasco, it’s not about security, it’s a privacy breach that could spell the doom of social media giant. Show Notes Saks data breach A few days ago, three Canadian locations of department store Saks, were exposed to the data breach. This was revealed by Saks parent company, Hudson’s Bay. Three Canadian...

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EP 83: Snapchat’s TV-like shows coming soon
May09

EP 83: Snapchat’s TV-like shows coming soon

In this show, Marcello Sukhdeo talks about Snapchat’s TV-like shows coming later in 2017, also cell phones have taken over landlines in the US and FBI director James Comey is calling for smartphone manufacturers to provide a way so they can our access data. Show Notes: Snapchat Snapchat is partnering with TV companies like NBC, ESPN, ABC, Turner, NFL, and others to create special shows for its millennial audience. Snapchat is getting...

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U.K. Home Secretary seeks backdoor to WhatsApp following London Attack
Mar27

U.K. Home Secretary seeks backdoor to WhatsApp following London Attack

United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd, wants the government to gain access to the encrypted data held by instant messaging freeware WhatsApp in order to thwart terrorist attacks. British-born Khalid Masood reportedly used WhatsApp shortly before he ploughed through the crowds on Westminster Bridge on March 21st. Three people, he ran over and an unarmed policeman whom he later stabbed just outside the Parliament died, while scores...

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Canadian workplaces get an ‘F’ on tech smarts, but workers don’t seem to mind – for now
Nov03

Canadian workplaces get an ‘F’ on tech smarts, but workers don’t seem to mind – for now

By most accounts, you could say Joyce is happy with her job as a young interior designer for hip Toronto design studio. She loves the creative opportunity and freedom. She enjoys working with her colleague and the confidence of her managers in her capabilities. But take away the privilege of being able to work online from home on certain projects from time to time and her attitude might change. Remote working, mobile and online...

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Study uncovers racial discrimination by Uber, Lyft drivers
Nov01

Study uncovers racial discrimination by Uber, Lyft drivers

So here’s the thing. If you happen to be a guy in Boston with a “black-sounding name,” you’re twice more likely than other men to have your Uber or Lyft ride canceled by drivers of these ride-hailing services. That’s one of the key findings of a study published on Monday by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Washington. The new study – “Racial and Gender...

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New app to design custom emojis
Jul15

New app to design custom emojis

Does the expression on your cat’s face sum up your feelings? Are you instagramming a picture of your world-famous guacamole, only to realize that there’s no avocado emoji? Or are your standard emojis finally failing to capture your innermost feelings? Fear not! Now, you can say exactly what’s on your mind with buzzMSG, a new app from BDS Mobile. Users can simply design their own custom emojis by uploading a picture – a selfie, a...

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