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Facebook Hit with Class-Action Lawsuit After Massive Security Breach

Facebook Hit with Class-Action Lawsuit After Massive Security Breach

By The Canadian Press

Mark Zuckerberg
A class-action lawsuit has been launched in Canada against Facebook following a security breach that put the accounts of tens of millions of users at risk. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook’s developer conference in San Jose, Calif., on May 1, 2018. The social media giant announced over the weekend that approximately 50 million user accounts worldwide had been accessed by hackers, with another 40 million left vulnerable during the attack. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TORONTO – A class-action lawsuit has been proposed in Canada against Facebook following a security breach that put the accounts of tens of millions of users at risk.

The social media company announced last week that about 50 million user accounts worldwide had been accessed by hackers, with another 40 million left vulnerable during the attack.

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Manufacturers Relieved, Dairy Farmers Angry in Wake of NAFTA Replacement Deal

Manufacturers Relieved, Dairy Farmers Angry in Wake of NAFTA Replacement Deal

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

Cows
Dairy cows walk in a pasture at Nicomekl Farms, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Reaction from Canadian business groups to the terms of a renegotiated trade pact between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico range from relief to dismay as the details of the proposed new pact begin to sink in. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – Canada’s automakers appear to be the big winners from a renegotiated trade pact between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, while steel and aluminum makers and dairy producers have less to celebrate.

The breakthrough deal reached Sunday night, that U.S. President Donald Trump said he plans to call the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, exempts a percentage of eligible auto exports from tariffs, one of the biggest wins in the new deal, said David Adams, president of Global Automakers of Canada.

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Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers Wins Dramatic Elite 10 Semi Against John Epping

Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers Wins Dramatic Elite 10 Semi Against John Epping

By The Canadian Press

Reid Carruthers
Reid Carruthers shoots a stone during the final men’s round-robin draw Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Princess Auto Elite 10 in Chatham-Kent, Ont. (ANIL MUNGAL PHOTO)

CHATHAM, Ont. – The new-look Reid Carruthers team is finding success in a hurry.

Carruthers, teaming up with longtime Winnipeg rival Mike McEwen, is off to the men’s final of the Elite 10 after beating John Epping of Toronto on Saturday night in semifinal action.

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Jones, Hasselborg Through to Elite 10 Semis with Undefeated Records

Jones, Hasselborg Through to Elite 10 Semis with Undefeated Records

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Canada skip Jennifer Jones celebrates after scoring three points in the seventh end as they face Scotland at the World Women’s Curling Championship Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in North Bay, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

CHATHAM, Ont. – The playoff matchups are set for the Elite 10.

Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones and Olympic gold medallist Anna Hasselborg from Sweden have advanced through to the women’s semifinals at the first Grand Slam of Curling bonspiel of the year after finishing round-robin play undefeated.

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Winnipeg Bantamweight Brad (Superman) Katona to Fight at UFC 231 in Toronto

Winnipeg Bantamweight Brad (Superman) Katona to Fight at UFC 231 in Toronto

By The Canadian Press

Brad Katona
Brad (Superman) Katona (JEFF BOTTARI / GETTY IMAGES)

TORONTO – Winnipeg bantamweight Brad (Superman) Katona will take on American Matthew Lopez at UFC 231 in Toronto on Dec. 8.

It marks the first fight for Katona (8-0-0) since earning a unanimous decision over Jay Cucciniello in the final of “The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated” reality TV show in July. That earned him a UFC contract.

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Internet Groups Disappointed in Lowered CRTC Speed Targets for Broadband Fund

Internet Groups Disappointed in Lowered CRTC Speed Targets for Broadband Fund

By The Canadian Press

Internet Cables
Networking cables and circuit boards are shown in Toronto on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Internet advocacy groups say they’re unhappy Canada’s telecoms regulator has halved the minimum speed that projects need to meet for a $750-million fund designed to make broadband internet more accessible. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA – Internet advocacy groups say they’re unhappy Canada’s telecoms regulator has halved the minimum speed that projects need to meet for a $750-million fund designed to make broadband internet more accessible.

The CRTC said in its policy release Thursday it changed the target so more projects would be eligible for the fund, since challenges such as geography, transportation costs and other barriers make the higher speed harder to meet.

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Injured Desiree Scott Misses Out on CONCACAF Women’s Soccer Championship

Injured Desiree Scott Misses Out on CONCACAF Women’s Soccer Championship

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

Desiree Scott - Christine Sinclair
Team Canada soccer players Desiree Scott and Christine Sinclair joke around during a press conference in Winnipeg, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 prior to their match against Costa Rica on Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

TORONTO – The breaks have not gone Canada’s way in the buildup to the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, which doubles as a World Cup qualifying tournament.

Veteran midfielder Desiree Scott, a 135-cap veteran known as The Destroyer, was injured on the first day of training camp in Texas. Her foot was stepped on during a tackle, resulting in a small bone fragment coming loose.

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Canada Aiming for the Moon, and Beyond, with New Space Technology Efforts

Canada Aiming for the Moon, and Beyond, with New Space Technology Efforts

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Mike Greenley
MDA’s President Mike Greenley is seen in front of one of three RADARSAT Constellation Mission spacecrafts being built for the Canadian Space Agency at the company’s facility in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. With an eye on future lunar exploration, Canada’s space agency is calling on companies to present their ideas for everything from moon-rover power systems to innovative mineral prospecting techniques. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – With an eye on future lunar exploration, Canada’s space agency is calling on companies to present their ideas for everything from moon-rover power systems to innovative mineral prospecting techniques.

The Canadian Space Agency issued the tender this week for projects that will put Canada in position to contribute to future space missions involving human and robotic exploration of the moon.

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