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Hashtag Trending June 30 – FCC wants to ban TikTok; Tesla layoffs; California DOJ data breach

The Federal Communications Commission commissioner asks Google and Apple to ban TikTok, Tesla has started another round of layoffs, and California’s Department of Justice suffers a data breach that exposed personal information. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, June 30, and I’m your host, Tom Li.

Hashtag Trending June 29 – Period tracking app privacy concerns; Google Hangout migration; new semiconductor plant in Texas

People are deleting period tracking apps due to privacy fears, Google is migrating users off of Hangouts, and GlobalWafers will build a $5 billion silicon wafer plant in Texas.   That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, June 29, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara. After Roe

Hashtag Trending June 28 – ‘how to move to Canada’ surges in searches; MacBook Pro M2 SSD speed; streaming ‘moochers’ may not pay for a sub

Google searches for the ways to move to Canada surges, some models of the Apple MacBook Pro M2 have slower storage speeds than the previous generation, and some people will not pay for a streaming service if they can’t share passwords. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s

Hashtag Trending June 27 – IE retirement causing issues; Netflix cuts another 300 jobs; Mercedes-Benz EV range record

The retirement of Internet Explorer is causing issues for organizations in Japan, Netflix cuts another 300 staff, and Mercedes-Benz concept electric vehicle sets a range record. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, June 27, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The recent retirement of Internet Explorer

Cyber Security Today, June 24, 2022 – Unpatched VMware applications still being exploited, ransomware used as a decoy, and a COVID text scam

Unpatched VMware applications are still being exploited, ransomware used as a decoy, and a COVID text scam. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday, June 24th, 2022. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.   It’s hard to believe with all of the news stories earlier this year, but threat actors continue to

Hashtag Trending June 24 – FDA cracks down on e-cigarettes; Zuckerberg thinks big for Meta; Netflix to enter the ad space

The FDA bans the sale of Juul e-cigarettes, Meta sees a promising future ahead, and Netflix is speaking with potential partners to help it enter the advertising space. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, June 24, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The Food and Drug

Cyber Security Today for June 22, 2022 – A possible lesson from a bank’s second data breach, and more

A possible lesson from a bank’s second data breach, and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.   A U.S. bank has acknowledged a second recent hack. Flagstar said this one happened in December and led to the theft of personal information

Hashtag Trending June 21 – Too much smartphone use; family sues Apple over Amber Alert volume in AirPods; and Telegram’s premium tier

Most Americans believe they’re using their phones too much, one family is suing Apple for alleged hearing damage caused by AirPod earphones, and Telegram now offers a premium tier service. This is all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, June 21, and I’m your host, Tom Li A

Hashtag Trending June 17 – Musk, Tesla and SpaceX sued; Health and Location Data Protection Act; iPhone users could get payouts in legal action

Elon Musk is getting sued again, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to stop data brokers from selling user location and health data, and iPhone users could be eligible for payouts following legal claims. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, June 17, and I’m your host, Tom

Hashtag Trending June 16 – Ethereum mining unprofitable; Firefox’s Total Cookie Protection feature; Bill Gates is not a fan of NFT’s

Ethereum mining has become unprofitable, Firefox internet browser offers stronger cookie protection, and Bill Gates shares his stance on NFTs. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, June 16, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The high energy costs have made Ethereum cryptocurrency mining unprofitable. The price

Cyber Security Today, June 15, 2021 – BlackCat ransomware hits again, a huge DDoS attack and security updates issued

This episode reports on the latest attacks using the BlackCat /AlphV ransomware strain, a huge DDoS attack and security updates issued from Microsoft and others

The post Cyber Security Today, June 15, 2021 – BlackCat ransomware hits again, a huge DDoS attack and security updates issued first appeared on IT World Canada.

Hashtag Trending June 15 – EU’s tackles deep fakes; North Carolina’s anti-EV law, Google settles pay equality lawsuit

The EU cracks down on big tech’s deep fakes and fake accounts, North Carolina proposes an anti-EV bill, and Google pays millions to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges the company, underpaid female employees. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, June 15, and I’m your host, […]

The post Hashtag Trending June 15 – EU’s tackles deep fakes; North Carolina’s anti-EV law, Google settles pay equality lawsuit first appeared on IT World Canada.

Hashtag Trending June 13 – Unsatisfactory broadband; GM EV sale; more Meta lawsuits

Americans are unhappy about their internet services, General Motors cut the cost of its electric cars, and Meta is facing more allegations that it impacts the mental health of children. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, June 13, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The latest […]

The post Hashtag Trending June 13 – Unsatisfactory broadband; GM EV sale; more Meta lawsuits first appeared on IT World Canada.

Hashtag Trending June 10 – Diablo Immortal not launching in Belgium or the Netherlands; Axon halts Taser drone project; Microsoft drops NCCs

Netherlands and Belgium will not get Activision Blizzard’s latest big title, Axon to stop its  Taser drone project following ethics board resignations, and Microsoft drops its non-compete clauses against its staff. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, June 10, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Diablo […]

The post Hashtag Trending June 10 – Diablo Immortal not launching in Belgium or the Netherlands; Axon halts Taser drone project; Microsoft drops NCCs first appeared on IT World Canada.

Hashtag Trending June 9 – IBM layoff in Russia; FBI shuts down SSN marketplace; Elon Musk threatens to ditch Twitter deal

IBM begins laying off its workforce in Russia, the FBI seizes a platform that sells stolen personal information, and Elon Musk threatens to walk away from the Twitter deal.   That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, June 9, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara. IBM has […]

The post Hashtag Trending June 9 – IBM layoff in Russia; FBI shuts down SSN marketplace; Elon Musk threatens to ditch Twitter deal first appeared on IT World Canada.

Hashtag Trending June 8 – Apple will change connectors on iPhones in Europe by 2024; Mercedes-Benz vehicle recalls; edit and unsend texts on iMessage

iPhones sold in Europe will have USB-C after 2024, Mercedes-Benz issues a “do not drive notice” for almost one million SUVs and minivans, and iPhone users will finally be able to edit and resend texts. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, June 8, and I’m your […]

The post Hashtag Trending June 8 – Apple will change connectors on iPhones in Europe by 2024; Mercedes-Benz vehicle recalls; edit and unsend texts on iMessage first appeared on IT World Canada.

Hashtag Trending June 7 – Taiwan chip restrictions; engineer sues Amazon for WFH costs; Ford wants to sell EVs online

Taiwan places harsh chip export restrictions on Russia and Belarus, a software engineer is suing Amazon for work-from-home costs, and Ford wants to move all EV sales online.

The post Hashtag Trending June 7 – Taiwan chip restrictions; engineer sues Amazon for WFH costs; Ford wants to sell EVs online first appeared on IT World Canada.

Cyber Security Today: Friday, June 3rd, 2022

An alarming increase in cyber vulnerabilities for small and medium sized business in the US and Canada,  the US government says its okay to launch cyber attacks at Russia and some old attacks methods using PDFs may be back and Canadian chain Tim Hortons admonished for breach of Canadian privacy laws. I’m Jim Love,  CIO […]

The post Cyber Security Today: Friday, June 3rd, 2022 first appeared on IT World Canada.