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UPDATED: Canadian Privacy Agency to Investigate US Facial Recognition Firm

Update #1: The company in this story, Clearview AI, has just been hacked and more than 2,200 organizations spanning law enforcement to universities have their information accessed. Clearview has clients such as US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Justice, the FBI, Macy’s, Best Buy. In Canada multiple police agencies have used them such … Continue reading UPDATED: Canadian Privacy Agency to Investigate US Facial Recognition Firm

Software Developers’ Salaries in Toronto are Rising Fast

As reported by Wall Street Journal, salaries for software developers outside of Silicon Valley are rising fast. This is due to the fact that the companies are expending outside of Silicon Valley and bidding up the software developers’ salaries. For example, average salaries in Silicon Valley for 2018 were around $220,000 Canadian dollars, increasing 6% … Continue reading Software Developers’ Salaries in Toronto are Rising Fast

Data OF 15 Million LifeLabs’ Canadian Customers Compromised

Lifelabs , Canada’s largest provider of health diagnostic testing services, acknowledged that more than 15 million of accounts have been compromised in a recent hack. However Lifelabs has mentioned that they have negotiated with hackers and paid a ransom fee to get the data back. Information of more than 15 million of customers in British … Continue reading Data OF 15 Million LifeLabs’ Canadian Customers Compromised

Sales of Electric Vehicles in Ontario Decrease due to Rebate Cut

Since Doug Ford’s government has cut the rebate for provincial electric cars in Ontario last year, the sales for the electric cars like Tesla, have stagnated. The Canadian national target might now not be met due to Ontario’s lack of sales. If you compare first 6 months in 2019 to the same first 6 months … Continue reading Sales of Electric Vehicles in Ontario Decrease due to Rebate Cut

Toronto Drug Dealer To Pay $1.9m Bitcoin To Ontario

The largest Canadian bitcoin bust happened this week. Toronto court ordered a drug dealer to pay $1.9m bitcoin found on his computer to the province. Superior Court Justice Jane Kelly ruled that way due to the fact that Matthew Phan, local drug dealer, used the money to buy guns and drugs. Phan did not agree … Continue reading Toronto Drug Dealer To Pay $1.9m Bitcoin To Ontario

Transport Canada is Funding 45 min Toronto – Montreal Hyperloop Train Study

Transport Canada is funding a study to see if it is feasible to build an electric tunnel to take passengers from Toronto to Montreal on speedy hyperloop train in just 45 minutes. The Hyperloop is a new intercity transportation concept. Promoters are engineering the design to provide travellers with a travel mode featuring very high … Continue reading Transport Canada is Funding 45 min Toronto – Montreal Hyperloop Train Study

Canadian Government To Subsidize Electric Cars

In Canada, the government has decided to introduce $5,000 subsidy when you buy an electric car anywhere in Canada to get more people to buy electric vehicles. In order to get the subsidy your electric car has to cost less than $45,000. Provinces like Quebec and British Columbia have already subsidies for electric cars, but … Continue reading Canadian Government To Subsidize Electric Cars