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Facebook app for kids raises questions

Controversy has swirled around Facebook’s new messaging app for children now available in the U.S. and likely coming soon to Canada and other countries. Facebook promotes the app as a way “for kids to safety video chat and message with» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology

Facebook launches artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal

Facebook has become the latest technology company to establish a foothold in Montreal to take advantage of the city’s burgeoning artificial intelligence sector, announcing the opening of a research lab in the city Friday. It is the company’s first artificial» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Beware Facebook “free” offers

Facebook is a worldwide phenomenon, and so apparently are the scams now associated with its website Those scam adverts often offer “free” flights, or free pizzas, or free gift cards from retail chains, or other free things. In spite of» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Landmark legal case: Canadian precedent- international implications

A win for the Davids vs the Goliaths A woman in west coast British Columbia was surprised and angry to discover Facebook had used her image and the fact that she “liked” a product. for the intenet giant’s own commercial» 

Politics

Social media comment sinks another politician

Politicians and employers checking social media records Matt MacKnight had hoped to enter provincial politics in Nova Scotia. Like many politicians, and would be politicians before him, things seemed to be going well, but then his social media activity caught» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Facebook apologizes to Inuk musician over sealskin parka suspension

Award-winning Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq says Facebook has apologized to her for suspending her account over a photo of a family friend wearing sealskin coat. The outspoken Nunavut-based artist said Thursday she was notified that her account was being blocked» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canada’s tax man scanning your social media posts

You might want to think twice about posting online images of your new big boat, or expensive car or vacation, or major home renovations. It’s now been revealed that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is  scanning social media sites for» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Social media, as harmful as it is fun

The rise of technology and social media has meant the people can be more connected than ever before. Sometimes this helps to build friendships, but it can also be harmful even deadly. There have been several cases where young people» 

Society

Woman fined for Facebook defamation

A western Canadian will have to pay $65,000 to her neighbour for posting comments about him on Facebook that defamed and damaged him, ruled a judge. Not only was Katherine Van Nes held responsible for her own comments, but she» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Facebook quizzes called a ‘privacy nightmare’

Millions of people are taking quizzes on Facebook without realizing may give away a lot of private information that can be bought and spread far and wide across the internet. Sometimes a friend will send a quiz that purports to tell»