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Twitter rebrands ad suite, talks platform safety

During its Q2 media briefing, Twitter unveiled changes to its products for advertisers and provided an update on the contentious issue of safety on its platform.If you were confused by Twitter’s many advertising options, it seems you were not alone. The company has responded to requests from advertisers to simplify by rebranding its ad product…

Cyber Security Today, April 16, 2021 – Russians are coming for these devices, how a games company was hacked and be careful with internet searches

The Russians are coming for these devices, how a games company was hacked and be careful with internet searches.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday April 16th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.IT leaders can have a hard time deciding which hardware and software to patch first. The U.S. government has made…

Hashtag Trending, April 16, 2021 – Shopify execs exit; U.S. sanctions on Russia over SolarWinds; Proposed EU legislation takes hard stances against AI

Three of Shopify’s top execs announce their exit, the U.S. announces sanctions on Russia over the SolarWinds hack; and the EU considers a ban on AI and facial recognition.It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, April 15 and I’m your host Baneet Braich.Everything is fine. That’s the…

Hashtag Trending, April 15, 2021 – DuckDuckGo blocks FLoC; NYT’s tech workers unionize; Virtual workspace craze

DuckDuckGo can now block Google’s tracking method, Tech workers at The New York Times have formed a union, and virtual work spaces are becoming a new normal to boost productivity.It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, April 15 and I’m your host Baneet Braich.DuckDuckGo can now block…

Cyber Security Today, April 14, 2021 – More bugs in Microsoft Exchange, cybersecurity training questioned, and Amazon bomb threat foiled.

More bugs in Microsoft Exchange, cybersecurity training effectiveness questioned and Amazon bomb threat foiled.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday, April 14. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.More serious vulnerabilities in on-premise versions of Microsoft Exchange Server have been found. The discovery was announced yesterday as part of the monthly Microsoft Patch…

Canada’s first LGBTQ2S+ IT-focused celebration launches during Pride Week

For the first time in Canada, the IT accomplishments and talent in Canada’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) community will be showcased and celebrated during a special 100-minute conference produced by ITWC, the nation’s largest producer of content for the IT community.“This is a chance to highlight the importance of diversity and explore…

Hashtag Trending, April 14, 2021 – Salesforce’s return to the office underway; US senator takes on big tech; Taco Bell store goes fully digital

Salesforce welcomes vaccinated employees back into the office, US senator Josh Hawley wants to ban companies worth over $100 billion from merging or acquiring other companies, and Taco Bell is opening its first fully digital location in Times Square. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, April 14…

Hashtag Trending, April 13, 2021 – Microsoft acquires Nuance; Tim Cook talks to The Star; Nvidia’s new processor

Microsoft acquires Nuance, a speech transcription app for $19.7 billion, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on the importance of protecting privacy, and Nvidia graces us with its new ARM-based central processor.It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, April 13 and I’m your host Baneet Braich. Microsoft buys…

Council of Canadian Innovators expands to Ontario, Alberta and B.C.

Today, the Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI) announced a national expansion and is adding government relations experts in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. The national council says its practice leads in those three provinces will supplement the council’s existing focus on Quebec and federal public policy regarding innovation. The three provinces will work under Dana O’Born,…

Cyber Security Today, April 12 2021 – Phone scams, job scams and hundreds of millions of LinkedIn profiles for sale

Phone scams, job scams and contact page scams.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday April 12th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Usually one of the best ways to defeat a scam is to wait before acting. That’s the case with a telephone scam used by crooks for years, and which last week…