Forget the World Cup—this week's most entertaining matchup was Rob Ford versus Shirtless Jogger.read more
Twitter has hired former Goldman Sachs Group banker Anthony Noto as chief financial officer. Noto—who actually uses the social network—led the Silicon Valley in its initial public offering.read more
Candid, the first Canadian company invited to join Instagram's platform developers directory, is a visual commerce platform that tells a brand's story through the eyes and photos of its fans.
Born out of Toronto’s Extreme Startups accelerator program, Candid is bringing awareness and accessibility in the Canadian marketplace to a technique that is flourishing south of the border.
Candid allows brands to curate photos from their community and display them within an e-commerce experience.read more
On the Internet, people will often say things they would never say to a person directly. The web provides a false sense of security, allowing people to feel as though they can say anything with no repercussions.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, cyberbullying is the top online risks for teenagers, but adolescents aren’t the only age group impacted by online harassment.read more
Canada has lots of Twitter accounts for embassies and missions but its leader, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, doesn't have much social clout.read more
An internal Justice Department mock exercise/scam sent emails to about 5,000 employees—about half of whom are apparently lawyers—that contained a link to a fake website that was made to look like the real thing.
This phishing expedition trapped 1,850 people in its wide net, which equates to about 37% that clicked on the phony embedded links.read more
One in three Canadian kids read racist or sexist content on the internet every day, a new study reveals.read more
A recent study on how brands communicate on Facebook either signifies the end of society as we know it or not much at all, depending on your perspective.read more
A Canadian-made robot plans to attempt to hitchhike across the country without supervision from its human creators.read more
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that police do in fact need a search warrant to obtain information from internet service providers about their subscribers' identities when said subscribers are under criminal investigation.read more
Five Labs has launched a digital tool that analyzes your Facebook account and then breaks down your personality based on it.
The results break down things like "openness" and "neuroticism" in percentages, and labels users with defining attributes such as "curious" and "restless."read more