November 27, 2020
Home Archive by category Politics
Big Tech privacy Canada Canada privacy laws consumer digital charter digital charter canada justin trudeau big tech justin trudeau digital charter Navdeep Bains PIPEDA Politics privacy laws canada Tech Technology

New Liberal privacy bill wants to fine firms 5% of revenue if they abuse consumer data

Federal privacy legislation introduced today would require companies to get consent from customers through plain language, not a lengthy legal document, before using their personal data.The bill is designed to flesh out the 10 principles — from control over data to meaningful penalties for
Anthony Fauci Christopher Wray Election Misinformation Facebook Mark Zuckerberg Politics social media Steve Bannon steve bannon anthony fauci steve bannon facebook Tech Technology Us Election us election 2020 World

Zuckerberg defends Facebook not removing Steve Bannon over violent comments: audio

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told an all-staff meeting on Thursday that former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon had not violated enough of the company’s policies to justify his suspension when he urged beheading two senior U.S. officials, according to a recording heard by Reuters.Zuckerberg acknowledged criticism of Facebook by President-elect Joe Biden
2020 us election Election Misinformation Election Results Facebook MAil-in Ballots Politics Tech Technology Twitter Us Election us election 2020 US Presidential Election World

Facebook, Twitter will flag posts that prematurely declare victory in U.S. election

Social media companies Twitter and Facebook on Monday outlined plans for placing warning labels on posts from U.S. election candidates and campaigns that claim victory in advance of official results.The moves come as social network platforms brace for what has been an unusual election cycle due to a high number of mail-in ballots that may cause a delay in final results.
AB Trace Together Alberta COVID-19 App Alberta health Canada Contact Tracing App Coronavirus COVID-19 App COVID-Alert Health Jason Kenney Justin Trudeau national covid-19 app News Politics Tech Technology

‘We haven’t made a final decision’ on federal COVID-19 app, Alberta premier says

The federal COVID-19 app is still not available in Alberta, but the province’s top doctor wants Albertans to use AB Trace Together to help COVID-19 contact tracing.Dr. Deena Hinshaw was asked about the delay in rolling out the federal app in Alberta during a news conference on Thursday. Read more: Alberta launches ABTraceTogether app to improve contact tracing, fight
Calgary Airport Calgary airport COVID-19 Calgary airport COVID-19 test Calgary Airport Testing Calgary International Airport Canada Coronavirus Coutts Coutts border crossing Coutts COVID-19 Coutts COVID-19 test COVID-19 Health Jason Kenney News Politics Tech Technology

Expedited COVID-19 testing now available at Calgary airport, Coutts border crossing

International travellers arriving in Alberta via the Calgary International Airport now have the option of taking a free expedited COVID-19 test to avoid quarantining for a full two weeks upon entering the country.The expedited test is part of a joint provincial-federal pilot project, the first of its kind in Canada, which began on Nov. 2. It is voluntary for travellers to
bytedance china commerce department lawsuits Policy Politics Technology tiktok trump administration

Judge: Trump Admin‘s TikTok ban would cause “irreparable harm” to creators

Enlarge / Visitors visit the booth of Douyin (TikTok) at the 2019 smart expo in Hangzhou, China, Oct. 18, 2019.Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images A federal judge in Pennsylvania has blocked a Trump administration order that would have banned TikTok from operating inside the United States as of November 12, finding that content creators who use the short-form video
Facebook Google hearings Policy Politics Section 230 Senate Technology Twitter

Senate hauls Zuckerberg, Dorsey in to hearing to yell at them about tweets

Enlarge / Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (and his COVID beard?) testifying remotely before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on October 28, 2020.Michael Reynolds | Pool | Getty Images The Senate Commerce Committee met for a hearing Wednesday meant to probe some of the most seemingly intractable tech questions of our time: is the liability shield granted