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Data Privacy Week: Organizations see strong ROI on privacy spending, says Cisco

Organizations around the world continue to see a strong return on investment from putting resources into privacy,…

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Over 90 WordPress themes and plugins from AccessPress hacked, says report

WordPress admins who use any plugins or themes downloaded from AccessPress are being urged to take action…

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Hashtag Trending Jan 26 – Apple awards $100K for bug hunting; Google to block targeted ads for teens; Nvidia may leave its Arm deal

Apple awards cybersecurity student for discovering a vulnerability in Mac’s webcams, Google is planning on blocking targeted…

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Coffee Briefing Jan. 25, 2022 – Chrome API for interest-based ads.; SAS Hackathon 2022 Kickoff; G Suite legacy free edition ending soon; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

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Hashtag Trending Jan 25 – Bitcoin tanks; Meta and Snap face new lawsuit; Gif turns 35

Bitcoin drops, Meta and Snap face new lawsuits related to the mental health issues they cause, and…

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Hashtag Trending Jan 24 – NYC mayor paid in crypto; Starlink photobomb; Nueralink human trials soon?

New York City Mayor converts his pay to cryptocurrency, Starlink Satellites are photobombing astrophotographers, and Elon Musk’s…

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Channel Bytes January 21, 2022 – an acquisition; a sale; two partnerships; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Red Hat, Ubuntu issue warnings over Linux kernel vulnerability

Red Hat and Ubuntu have issued warnings about a serious vulnerability in their Linux distributions. It’s described…

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 21 – PlayStation creator skeptical of the metaverse; Russian may ban crypto; crypto.com loses $34M to hackers

PlayStation creator skeptical of the metaverse, Russia’s central bank wants to ban cryptocurrency, and Crypto.com users lose…

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Canada urges critical infrastructure firms to be ready for Russian-based cyber attacks

The agency that defends Canada’s IT networks is warning firms here — particularly banks, airlines, telcos, and…

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Admins urged to patch SolarWinds Serv-U against Log4J bug

IT administrators whose firms use SolarWinds’ Serv-U file transfer application are being urged to install an update…

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 20 – Google Analytics breaches EU GDPR; Tech Giants fight antitrust legislations; Sony shares fall

Austrian court discovers Google Analytics breaches European GDPR, Apple and Google push against U.S. antitrust legislation, and…

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Microsoft releases out-of-band patches to address issues from January’s Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has issued a series of out-of-band (OOB) patches to correct problems, which included Windows domain controller…

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Many Canadian, U.S. SMB websites vulnerable to spoofing, clickjacking and sniffing, says vendor

Websites of Canadian and American small and medium businesses continue to be vulnerable to spoofing, clickjacking and…

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 19 – Microsoft’s big deal; Mozilla pauses crypto; Ericsson sues Apple

Files from Tom Li Microsoft buys one of the biggest game publishers, Mozilla pauses accepting crypto for…

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Coffee Briefing Jan. 18, 2022 – IBM Canada’s new president; TD’s new stock-trading app; Trulioo’s first CPO; 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 Jan. 18 – FTC investigates Meta VR; Russia fines Alphabet Inc; Microsoft sustainability

Meta’s VR division is under investigation, Russia fines Google, again, and Microsoft is making an effort to…

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Bug in Safari can leak browsing activity, user identity, says report

A bug in the Safari 15 browser lets any website track a user’s internet activity and possibly…

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 17 – ‘Adaptive’ transistors; Kosovo crypto panic; Walmart NFT

Researchers create a new transistor that adapts to its workload, the Kosovo cryptocurrency mining ban has miners…

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Channel Bytes January 14, 2022 – new switches; partner hunting; class action; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Greentec becomes first e-waste processor in Canada to receive R2v3 certification

Greentec has become the first electronic waste processor in Canada to receive the R2v3 certification — the latest upgrade in standards set for the electronics industry by SERI.

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 14 – Buying property in the metaverse; right-to-repair for cars; Reselling Tesla’s Cyberquad

Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Samira Balsara. The metaverse hits the real estate industry, carmakers…

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Microsoft pulls Windows Server updates causing domain controller boot loops, Hyper-V issues

January’s Patch Tuesday left many Windows Server admins in a very bad place: domain controllers in boot…

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 13 – Celebrity promotes cryptocurrency; Mozilla tracks Facebook; YouTube and fake news

Files from Tom Li Kim Kardashian and Floyd Mayweather are facing a class action lawsuit over crypto…

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 12 – Amazon’s employee ranking system; Bitcoin ban; California allocates $6.1 billion to EV

Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Samira Balsara A former Amazon employee is working with lawmakers…

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BlackBerry phone with keyboard is not dead

OnwardMobility, the Texas-based firm that picked up the hardware license for BlackBerry smartphones after previous licensee TCL…

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Log4Shell bug used to deploy NightSky ransomware on VMware Horizon, says Microsoft

Threat actors continue trying to exploit the vulnerabilities in the open-source Apache log4j2 library collectively known as…

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Vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins more than doubled in 2021: Report

Vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins more than doubled in 2021 compared to the previous year, according to a…

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Coffee Briefing Jan. 11, 2022 – LG joins IBM Quantum Network; Telus program gets global privacy recognition; YRP adopts e-notes-taking solution; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is…

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 11 – Panasonic’s four day work week; Clean energy fund to raise $15 billion; Facebook accused of inciting violence

Files from Tom Li Panasonic announces a four-day work week in Japan, a clean energy fund aims…

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Waterloo company simplifies parking process in busy cities

A Waterloo, Ontario based company is simplifying parking in crowded cities with smart parking technology.  eleven-x, a…

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 10 – Canon’s chipless ink; Reddit’s Antiwork; Google’s patent lawsuit loss

Canon is shipping chipless ink cartridges, Reddit’s antiwork form gains popularity, and Google removes functions from its…

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Channel Bytes January 7, 2022 – two acquisitions; a merger; an integration; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 6 – Metaverse for healthcare; modded Tesla breaks range records; new solar tiles

Metaverse is coming to healthcare, a new battery extends electric vehicle range, and cheap, easy to install…

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 5 – Holmes found guilty; Apple hits $3 trillion; Internal combustion engines

Elizabeth Holmes is found guilty of defrauding investors, Apple hits a milestone, and the time to retire…

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Intel Alder Lake mobile processor overview

CES 2022: Intel 12th gen ‘Alder Lake’ processors arrive in mobile platforms

At CES 2022 on Jan. 4, Intel released the 12th gen “Alder Lake” mobile processors for laptops…

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CES 2022: Lenovo announces ThinkPad Z Series laptops

Lenovo has expanded its ThinkPad business laptop family with the AMD-powered Z Series. At launch, the Z…

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Coffee Briefing Jan. 4, 2022 – accessibility maps; airlines request 5G delay; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is…

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 4 – Germany wants to stop data retention; China freezes game licenses; the end of BlackBerry

Files from Tom Li The German government wants to stop data retention without reason, China’s freeze on…

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Rootkit in HPE server management module can wipe hard drives: Report

Administrators with HPE servers in their environments are being warned that a rootkit is circulating that takes…

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2021 year in review – IT under attack

Had Charles Dickens been alive today, his famous work might have started with “It was the worst…

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Microsoft rushes fix for Exchange ‘year 2022’ bug that blocks email

Some Microsoft Exchange admins coming to work today may be facing their first challenge of the new…

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Hashtag Trending Jan. 3 – Starlink for school; illegal crypto mining crackdown; Twitter bans U.S. politician

New Mexico school district buys Starlink internet for students, Malaysia shuts down more illegal crypto mining operations,…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 31 – Privacy search engine boom; Apple increases pay to retain talent; James Webb telescope takes off

DuckDuckGo sees a major increase in search queries, Apple hands out bonuses to its engineers and NASA…

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Hashtag Trending 2021 holiday special – Part 2/2

Social media misinformation, semiconductor shortage, NFT’s explosive growth, ransomware attacks hit a new high, and right-to-repair gains…

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Hashtag Trending 2021 Holiday Special- Part 1/2

The metaverse, Facebook’s whistleblower, El Salvador adopts bitcoin as legal tender, the race to space and Amazon’s…

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Five nations issue alert and comprehensive guidance for fighting Log4Shell vulnerabilities

Canada and its Five Eyes intelligence partners have issued a joint alert on the Log4Shell and related…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 23- Social media distrust; engineers love blockchain; No vaccine, no pay at Intel

Files from Tom Li Social media users don’t trust the platforms they use, silicon valley engineers are…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 22 – Amazon censors bad reviews; Facebook struggles to keep employees; Mental health app security breach

Files from Samira Balsara Amazon agrees to remove bad reviews from the Chinese president’s book, Facebook’s reputation…

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Starlink internet performance still beating broadband download speeds in Canada

Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet performance remained relatively flat in the third quarter, but it’s still besting…

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Coffee Briefing, Dec. 21, 2021 – Sage Intacct expands in retail and ecommerce vertical; Toronto firm launches AI client churn risk predictor; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 21 – Freedom Mobile sale; Parler’s NFT; Musk on Tesla’s self-driving issues

Files from Tom Li Freedom Mobile may be up for sale once more, Parler wants to expand…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 20 – JPMorgan fined; Meta called the worst company of the year; Amazon reverses its smartphone ban

JPMorgan fined for breaking record-keeping compliance, Meta is ranked the worst company of the year by Yahoo…

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Apache issues third Log4j patch, new attack vector found

The Log4j crisis continues, with new developments almost daily. Among the latest developments –Apache has issued a…

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Channel Bytes December 17, 2021 – New Lenovo channel framework; two ends-of-life; official Surface repair tools; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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How falling for a phishing email led to a crippling ransomware attack in Ireland

On March 18th, an employee in Ireland’s healthcare system clicked on and downloaded a malicious Microsoft Excel…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 17 – Apple in-office delay; Metaverse needs power; T-mobile increases minimum wage

Files from Jori Negin-Shecter Apple delays its office reopening, Intel says the metaverse will require a huge…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 16- Google Vaccine Mandate; Amazon Drivers Overworked; Billionaire Space Race Carbon Emissions

With files from Samira Balsara Google gets strict about vaccines, Amazon delivery drivers are overworking this holiday…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 15- Apple investigation; Microsoft and iFixit; Google’s 911 bug

With files from Samira Balsara. OSHA investigates Apple, Microsoft teams up with iFixit, and a bug in…

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Coffee Briefing, Dec. 14, 2021 – Visa Canada expands global money transfer capabilities; new refund feature from Click2Pay; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 14- Amazon warehouse collapse; Better CEO takes time off; Elon Musk Time Person of the Year

Files from Jori Negin-Shecter Tragedy in an Amazon Warehouse is causing an uproar, Better.com CEO is taking…

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Canadian websites temporarily shut down as world scrambles to mitigate or patch Log4Shell vulnerability

Federal and provincial departments including the Canada Revenue Agency, Employment and Social Development Canada and the Toronto…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 13 – Fully self-driving cars; Activision strike; DDR5 memory scalping

Mercedes-Benz becomes the first automaker with a fully autonomous driving system, workers are staging an open-ended strike…

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Three new payment card skimmers found aimed at WooCommerce installations

Web administrators overseeing retail sites using the WooCommerce platform should watch for new payment card skimmers that…

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It could take years for applications using vulnerable version of Java log4j library to be patched, says expert

Infosec leaders around the world are being urged to heed warnings from national computer emergency teams, software…

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Channel Bytes December 10, 2021 – Field kickoff; expanded MSP partner network; all-in-one SD-WAN and SASE; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 10 – Amazon Fined by Italy; Instagram Chronological Timeline Return; Metaverse Privacy Concerns

With files from Samira Balsara Italy hits Amazon with a hefty fine, Instagram is planning to revisit…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 9 – Apple’s 5-year deal with China; Snapchat Spectacles; Instagram’s new features

With files from Samira Balsara Apple made a secret $275 billion dollar deal with China, Snapchat steps…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 8 – Massive numbers of YouTube copyright strikes; Microsoft seizes hacker’s servers; Outage at AWS

With Files from Tom Li YouTube’s copy strike report has unveiled some unsavoury statistics, Microsoft seizes servers…

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Coffee Briefing, Dec. 7, 2021 – New Cloudflare R2 storage capabilities; CompTIA updates Linux+ exam; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 7 – Amazon’s shipping containers; Verizon data collection; YouTube’s copyright report

With files from Jori Negin-Shecter Amazon works on a supply chain workaround, Verizon’s App is collecting more…

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Cloudflare announces new firewall capabilities and the Oahu migration tool

Web technology company Cloudflare today announced expansions to its zero-trust firewall capabilities as an ongoing development update…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 6 – Easy default browser change; hack receipt printers for antiwork; Apple cuts iPhone 13 production goal

Windows 11 makes changing browsers easier again, hackers are using receipt printers to spread calls for better…

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Channel Bytes December 3, 2021 – Wi-Fi 6; diagnostic intelligence for mobile; digital twins; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 3 – Bring back YouTube dislikes; Deplatforming bill blocked in Texas; war on disinformation

With Files from Tom Li A YouTube extension is bringing back the dislike count, an anti-social media…

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AWS launches program to identify partners working to transition to a lower carbon world

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the AWS Energy Competency Program to identify, validate, and promote software…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 2 – Amazon underreported COVID cases; Microsoft’s BNPL faces poor feedback; Google employee lawsuit

Files from Tom Li Amazon faces accusations of underreporting COVID, Microsoft’s Buy Now Pay Later Edge inclusion…

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Coffee Briefing, Nov. 30, 2021 – Square Photo Studio app comes to Canada; Mastercard to launch open banking solutions to Canada next year; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 30 – Windows 11 upgrades low; Twitter’s Jack Dorsey steps down; Russia fines Google

With files from Samira Balsara Less than one per cent of PC users are currently running Windows…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 29 – Lush leaves social media; Apple warns prosecutor of iPhone hack; man receives 3D-printed eye

Lush deletes all of its social media profiles, Apple warns a Polish prosecutor that her iPhone is…

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Channel Bytes November 26, 2021 – data science meets OpenShift; another award; the path to 6G; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Not just desktop monitors any more: a conversation with ViewSonic’s Jeff Volpe

Everyone knows ViewSonic for its desktop displays, but these days it offers a lot more. Channel Daily…

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Hashtag trending Nov. 26 – Instagram CEO to appear before Congress; U.S. government blocks China’s quantum compute companies; France wants to hide Wish

Files from Tom Li Instagram CEO to testify before Congress, U.S. government bans Chinese quantum compute companies,…

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High spectrum cost a barrier to affordable mobile plans, say experts

At the Canadian Telecom Summit 2021, experts from across the telecom industry underpinned poor regulatory decisions for…

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Hashtag trending Nov. 25 – Stripe Looks at Crypto; Calls for EU to Ban Crypto Mining; Tesla Self Driving

Stripe flirts with the idea of accepting crypto, climate experts call for European Bitcoin ban, and Tesla self-driving will require video collection.

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Canada’s first Automobility Hub launches in Windsor-Essex

Invest WindsorEssex, an economic development organization for the Windsor-Essex region, announced the launch of Canada’s first Automobility Hub

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Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon SoCs naming scheme

Qualcomm, a leading mobile system-on-chip (SoC) manufacturer, has announced a new naming convention for its venerable Snapdragon…

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Hashtag trending Nov. 24 – GoDaddy breach; Samsung’s new chip plant; Amazon and Apple anti-competition

GoDaddy’s managed WordPress service was breached, Samsung is expected to announce a new chip plant in Texas,…

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Coffee Briefing, Nov. 23, 2021 – Uber and Indigo partnership; new tech for senior care in Canada; AWS new cloud training initiatives; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

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Compromised password leads to hack of GoDaddy’s managed WordPress service

Administrators of WordPress sites using GoDaddy’s WordPress managed hosted service are being warned to change their passwords…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 23 – WhatsApp privacy policy change; German state transition to open source; Microsoft Edge installment payments

WhatsApp is changing its privacy policy in Europe after a record fine, a German state is transitioning…

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Hashtag trending Nov. 22 – Amazon strike; Tesla’s low reliability; Starlink tracks deforestation

Amazon employees are staging a massive strike on Black Friday, Tesla ranks bottom in reliability report, and…

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Channel Bytes November 19, 2021 – Tech Impact winners; new AWS cloud training; new Palo Alto specialization; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Hashtag trending Nov. 19- YouTube faces criticism for dislike count update; Canadian teen involved in crypto scam; Starbucks and Amazon team up

YouTube co-founder criticizes dislike count update, Ontario teen arrested for crypto scam, and Starbucks and Amazon team…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 18 – Apple softens right to repair stance; FTC wants to make online subs easier to cancel; Amazon boots Visa

With files from Tom Li Apple to provide official iPhone parts to consumers, FTC wants to tighten…

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Cloudli launches communication app for business texting and calling

Cloudli Communications has launched Cloudli TalkNText, a mobile-first service that equips small businesses with unified voice and business texting capabilities.

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Most organizations don’t understand third party cyber risks: survey

Survey by PwC shows executives believe their organizations and supply chains are too complex, posing ‘concerning’ levels of cyber and privacy risks

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Hashtag trending Nov. 17 – Amazon fined; homebuyers keen on internet; U.S. government rejects making chips in China

*With files from Jori Negin-Schecter* Amazon fined $500,000 for hiding Covid numbers, homebuyers are prioritizing good internet,…

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Coffee Briefing, Nov. 16, 2021 – Square Marketing comes to Canada; alliance to increase academic diversity in Canada; initiatives to support Canadian SMBs; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

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Hashtag trending Nov. 16 – Liberals to take a stance on Huawei; Epic Games shuts down Fortnite in China; Twitter Blue’s big problem

Canada’s Liberals are likely to exclude Huawei tech from policy, Epic Games shuts down the Chinese version…

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Browse the CDN Archives

Take a journey through the years of CDN Channel coverage. With key articles and events highlighted.

2018

A big year for Blockchain, AI and Hybrid Cloud.

2017

The year of the Cloud.

2016

Big changes in the Canadian Channel.

2015

A hard year for the markets and the channel.

2014

A year of growth.

2013

A banner year for the channel.

2012

Another year in the life.

2011

A year of difficulty.

2010

A year of growth.

2009

A year of indecision.

2008

Not two thousand and late.

2007

Prosperity

2006

Channel growth.

2005

Status quo.

2004

A big year for virtualization.

2003

The shift to managed services.

2002

Software as a Service.

2001

The dawn of a new century.

2000

Y2Nay

1999

The year of fear.

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