Tag Archives: Canada

Facebook, AggregateIQ now being jointly probed by Canada, B.C. data watchdogs

Privacy watchdogs in Canada and British Columbia are combining existing investigations into Facebook and AggregateIQ. The latter being a Victoria-based ad targeting tech company that has been linked to Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the center of the Facebook data misuse storm. CA whistleblower Chris Wylie — who last month gave public testimony revealing how millions of Facebook users’ data ...

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Hackers steal up to 5mn customer card records from luxury retail chain in US, Canada

In what has been described as one of the biggest card heists in history, a hacker group claims it obtained payment details relating to five million customers of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord&Taylor stores, located mostly in the US. The breach was first discovered by cybersecurity firm, Gemini Advisory, and was later confirmed by Hudson’s Bay Company – one of ...

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PUBG soft-launches on mobile in Canada with Android release

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, the ‘battle royale’ style game where everyone tries to be the last player standing while scrounging for supplies to keep them alive, has launched on Android in Canada MobileSyrup reports, which could presage a future release in the U.S. The arrival of the mobile version of the game more generally known as PUBG coincides with it reaching ...

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False flag: Canada lays out German tricolor for Belgian royals at WWI event

Canadian officials were left red-faced after accidentally using a German flag to greet the king and queen of Belgium, who were visiting the country to pay thanks to Canadian troops for their involvement in World War I. The offending flag was paired with the Canadian emblem and tied to a tree on the grounds of Rideau Hall in Ottawa, the ...

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EU, Canada vow retaliation over US steel & aluminum tariffs

The steep tariffs on America’s imports of steel and aluminum announced by the US President Donald Trump will be met with swift countermeasures, pledge European Union and Canadian officials. Read more Canadian Trade Minister Francois-Phillippe Champagne has promised to defend his country’s workers, calling the tariffs “unacceptable.” According to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, trade restrictions will hurt ...

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Sonos One’s Alexa support comes to Canada

Sonos One users in Canada can now join their peers south of the border in yelling requests at their connected speakers – a free update issued today enables Amazon Alexa on the Sonos One. The One launched with Alexa support in the U.S., but while the speaker has been available to Canadian buyers since late last year, Alexa voice commands ...

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‘Rodchenkov was turned when he worked in Canada’ – Russian Skiing Federation chief Elena Valbe

The president of Russia’s Cross-Country Skiing Federation, Yelena Valbe, thinks that former Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory head Grigory Rodcehnkov was recruited by foreign special services while working in Canada. Fugitive doctor Rodchenkov, whose testimony formed the basis of the anti-Russian Olympic campaign, has become a hot topic once again with the Winter Games underway in South Korea. Last weekend he was ...

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Sports in Canada: ‘Sex, drugs and national interests’ – Fancy Bears leak

Hacker Group Fancy Bears has published leaked documents relating to the doping case of Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber, who was approved for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games in despite testing positive for using cocaine. “One can believe that every Canadian athlete is ‘clear’ and sports officials are incorruptible as WADA office is located nearby, but it is far from ...

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Massive blaze after train collides with gas tanker in Canada (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Dramatic images have emerged showing a massive fire at a rail yard in Canada, which prompted the evacuation of homes and the closure of a highway. The fire in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia occurred when a train collided with a fuel truck near the yard’s northern entrance, a spokesperson for Canadian Pacific Railway said, as cited by the Vancouver Sun.  ...

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US, Canada host world summit on N. Korea… but Russia & China will only be briefed on results

Canada and the US are hosting a meeting on the Korean peninsula deadlock, gathering diplomats from 20 nations. Moscow and Beijing, however, are not invited, and will only be “briefed” on the outcome, Russia’s FM Lavrov said. The meeting, held January 15-17, seeks to achieve the goal of a “secure, prosperous and denuclearized Korean peninsula,” according to its organizers. “The ...

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