If you are what you Google, Canadians are a pretty broad-minded lot.
Google has released its 17th annual survey of top-trending searches, and top-of-mind topics for Canucks in 2017 ranged from devastating hurricanes to deceased rock icons to the continuing political circus south of the border.
OTTAWA – Canadians can expect the texts they send to remain private — at least in some cases — even after the messages reach their destination, the Supreme Court declared Friday in setting aside the firearms convictions of a man whose sent messages were uncovered by police.
In a potentially significant 5-2 ruling, the high court set aside the convictions against Nour Marakah, whose messages were found by Toronto police on the mobile phone of an alleged accomplice.
A parking app meant to ease the lives of drivers across the Canada has rolled out to Winnipeg.
Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark) has flipped the switch locally on hangTag. The app locates parking facilities on a map, allowing motorists to view lot details, get driving directions and pay for parking without going to the meter.
TORONTO – While Netflix and CraveTV boast about their arsenals of blockbuster series, the CBC’s new streaming app is hoping to find a niche with news junkies and hockey fans.
The national broadcaster lobbed a uniquely Canadian offering into the streaming marketplace Tuesday that could appeal to cord cutters who have missed some homegrown content since giving up on their cable packages.
TORONTO – CBC plans to launch a paid version of a new CBC TV app that will let viewers watch programs without ads.
The broadcaster said in a memo that the new app, which will also be available for free in an ad-supported version, will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they’re released, see ad-free children’s programming and see series not aired on the network.
OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says it will hear a case over whether an internet service provider can charge a fee for revealing information about a suspected movie pirate to film producers seeking to crack down on people who share copyrighted material illegally.
Rogers Communications Inc. has assembled the identifying information sought by a group of movie producers who want a name to use in filing a lawsuit.
TORONTO – Privacy advocates are raising alarms at how Uber is handling a year-old security breach that saw hackers steal the personal information of millions of customers around the world.
Uber admitted Tuesday that hackers stole names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of 57 million riders but has still not said which customers had their data stolen including the number of Canadians affected.
TORONTO – Consumers are being advised to vigilantly check their wireless data consumption and roaming fees, as it looks increasingly unlikely that Canadian telecoms will implement notification methods required under a new wireless code by the December deadline.
The advice comes after Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc. told the CRTC recently that they won’t be able to implement enhanced overage notifications by Dec. 1, because of the technical complexity.