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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 […]

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FTC charges Twitter with using account security data to sell targeted ads

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is acting against Twitter for deceptively using information gathered to ensure user account security for targeted advertising. Under the proposed order, Twitter must pay a US$150 million penalty and is banned from profiting from the deceptively collected data. In addition, it must satisfy a number of other conditions. According […]

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Hashtag Trending May 18 – Twitter deal hangs; Twitter legal team accuses Musk of breaking NDA; Intel shareholders reject proposed compensation for execs

The Twitter deal hangs as Musk presses for proof of bot count on the platform, Twitter’s legal team accuses Musk of breaking an NDA, and Intel shareholders reject the company’s proposal for top executives.   That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, May 18th, and I’m your […]

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Coffee Briefing May 17, 2022 – Cradlepoint extends cellular Intelligence capabilities; Canadian students win nine international STEM awards; new tech training programs for underserved Canadians; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

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Hashtag Trending May 10 – Trump lawsuit dismissed; Apple chip vulnerability; Apple AI director leaves

A San Francisco district judge dismisses Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter, a new vulnerability is discovered in Apple’s chips, and Apple’s director of machine learning leaves his post.

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Hashtag Trending May 5 – Intuit fined for misleading ads; ISPs ordered to block illegal streams; Musk wants to charge corporations for tweets

Intuit fined for misleading tax filers, U.S. internet service providers ordered to block illegal streaming services, and Elon Musk wants to charge corporations to tweet.

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Hashtag Trending April 28 – Twitch cut streamer pay; Apple hides old apps; Tesla stock woes

Amazon’s Twitch streaming platform is considering cutting streamer’s pay to increase profits, Apple wants to hide apps that have not been updated, and Tesla stocks suffer after the Twitter purchase.   That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, April 28, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara. Twitch, […]

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Hashtag Trending April 26 – Elon Musk strikes a deal with Twitter; low morale at Netflix; Apple must pay over absent iPhone charger

Twitter accepts Elon Musk’s buyout deal, Netflix is facing a morale crisis, and Apple must pay a customer $1000 for not including a charger with his iPhone.

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Elon Musk Acquires Twitter in a US$44 billion deal

Elon Musk has made a deal to acquire Twitter for US$44 billion. Twitter’s board accepted the offer from the Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer to buy the company and take it private, Twitter announced Monday. The deal is “a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk, for $54.20 […]

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Hashtag Trending April 14 – Uber criticized for increasing prices; Elon Musk faces lawsuit over Twitter shares; Meta gets greedy in metaverse

Uber faces backlash for increasing prices during a shooting, Elon Musk is facing a lawsuit for disclosing his Twitter stake too late, and Meta will be taking a huge cut from transactions made in its metaverse.

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Elon Musk rejects offer to be on Twitter’s board of directors

SpaceX and Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk has rejected his place on Twitter’s board of directors. Musk was slated to officially join the company’s board on April 9 following his large share purchase earlier last week, which sent his total Twitter stake to 10 per cent. Now that Musk will not have a seat […]

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Hashtag Trending April 6, 2022 – Elon Musk joins Twitter’s board; Apple sued over payment schedule; new U.S. cyber bureau

Elon Musk joins Twitter’s board of directors, Apple is being sued over payment schedule, and the U.S. government establishes a new cyber bureau.

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Twitter shares surge as Elon Musk now top shareholder, named to Board of Directors

Twitter shares soared 27.1 per cent on Monday after it was revealed that Tesla and Space X founder Elon Musk is now the largest shareholder of the social media platform. Musk’s 9.2 per cent stake in Twitter, worth US$3 billion, is four times Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s 2.25 per cent stake. A regulatory filing released […]

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Hashtag Trending April 5, 2022 – Elon Musk now Twitter’s largest shareholder; new EU law to bring back replaceable batteries; Windows 11 adoptions slows

Files from Tom Li Elon Musk is now the largest Twitter shareholder after his latest stock purchase, a new EU policy brings replaceable batteries back on the table, and the Windows 11 update is slowing down. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, April 5, and I’m […]

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Hashtag Trending March 11 – Google’s anti-harassment tool; Tinder background check; Tabs in file explorer

Files from Tom Li Google releases an anti-harassment tool for journalists, Tinder rolls out a new background check feature, and Windows 11 will finally have tabs in File Explorer.   That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, March 11th, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara. Google is […]

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Hashtag Trending Feb. 25 – Privacy policy hurts Meta’s business; labor organizer arrested; Twitter accidentally suspends journalist account

Files from Tom Li Apple’s privacy policy hurts Facebook’s business, Amazon labour organizer arrested for trespassing, and Twitter accidentally suspends accounts of intelligence journalists.   That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday,  February 25, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara.  App Tracking Transparency ‘harmful,’ says Facebook, as […]

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