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Hashtag Trending Nov. 5 – Meta still loves facial recognition; NYC mayor loves cryptocurrency; Tencent loves its own chips

With Files from Tom LiMeta will continue to use facial recognition technology, NYC mayor wants to embrace cryptocurrency, and Tencent makes its own cloud chips.It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, November 5, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. Meta to continue use of facial recognition technology…

Visa Canada and Moneris launch new feature for B2B payments

Visa Canada and Canadian fintech company Moneris yesterday announced the launch of a new, unified feature, Moneris B2B Pay, to help businesses make and receive payments. It works with Visa’s accounts payables solution, Visa Payables Automation (VPA), and Visa virtual cards, to enable businesses to automate the business-to-business (B2B) payment process, dispersing payments for purchases via…

Hashtag Trending Nov. 4- Musk disputes Hertz Deal; Zillow backs out of home buying market; Facebook shuts down facial recognition

Files from Jori Negin-ShecterElon Musk disputes the Hertz deal, Zillow is backing out of the home buying market, and Facebook has shut down its face recognition.It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, November 4th, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara. Elon Musk says Tesla has not signed…

Swoop Funding comes to Canada

Swoop Funding, an Irish-based financial services company, has officially launched in Canada.Swoop is looking to help Canadian SMEs discover the right funding solutions to meet their business goals across sources such as loans, equity and grants, as well as helping them easily identify savings on everyday expenses.Unlike traditional banks, Swoop’s platform is an open banking…

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 3, 2021 – We lost our Groove, an FBI ransomware warning and alert to GitLab users

We lost our Groove, an FBI ransomware warning and an alert to GitLab users.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday November 3rd. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com. We’ve been had. Or at least some of us in the media as well as some cybersecurity researchers. We’ve been had by a trickster who…

Shopify Markets gets Avalara’s duty and import tax compliance technology 

U.S.-based tax compliance automation firm Avalara yesterday announced that its cloud-based cross-border compliance capabilities will be used in the duty and import tax feature of Shopify’s newly launched end-to-end cross-border solution, Shopify Markets. Related:Shopify launches cross border e-commerce solutionWith Avalara Cross-Border Estimated, a new patent-pending feature of Avalara AvaTax Cross-Border natively available in Shopify Markets, merchants…

Hashtag Trending Nov. 3 – U.S. government to pay for Huawei gear replacement; Yahoo leaves China; Meta trademark woes

The U.S. government will pay telcos to rip out Huawei gear, Yahoo shuts its doors in China, and Facebook’s rebranding hits a trademark snag.It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, November 3rd, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. U.S. Telecoms Are Going to Start Physically Removing Huawei…

Hashtag Trending Nov. 2 – Costly graphics cards in Europe; password spraying is on the rise; Apple’s ad policy costs social media platforms

With files from Tom LiGraphics card prices soar in Europe, password spray attacks on the rise, and social media companies lose billions due to Apple’s new ad policy. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, November 2nd, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter.Graphics card stock is once…

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 1, 2021 – Ransomware news roundup, Black Friday warning and European COVID app cracked

Ransomware news roundup, Black Friday warning and European COVID app cracked.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday November 1st. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Twelve people in Ukraine and Switzerland have been detained for their alleged roles in attacking 1,800 companies around the world. Police in eight countries, including the FBI, were…

Hashtag Trending Nov. 1 – US District Court asks for non-existing info; Microsoft briefly overtakes Apple; labour shortage hits Amazon’s one-day delivery

US District Court asks for information that Signal doesn’t keep, Microsoft’s market share briefly overtakes Apple’s and the labour shortage is expected to affect Amazon’s shipping.It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Monday, November 1, and I’m your host, Tom Li.The United States District Court has once again…

Adobe MAX 2021 conference rolls out new features to enhance creativity for customers

The Adobe MAX 2021 creative conference kicked off this week with announcements to enhance creativity for customers globally. At the conference, the company announced updates across its Creative Cloud flagship applications powered by Adobe Sensei, accelerated the video creation process with the addition of Frame.io, and advanced 3D and immersive authoring abilities. Major updates across Creative Cloud…

Cyber Security Today, Oct. 27, 2021 – A mysterious tactic from a ransomware gang, why phone numbers are bad WiFi passwords, and more

A mysterious tactic from a ransomware gang, why phone numbers are bad WiFi passwords, and more.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday October 27th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.The Conti ransomware gang has added a new tactic for trying to get money from victim organizations: It’s selling the IT network access…