Tag Archives: Tech

Liberals say new online streaming bill won’t hurt free speech — but some remain skeptical – National

[ad_1] The Canadian government is promising Bill C-11, which is aimed at regulating online streaming platforms, won’t hurt Canadians’ free speech. But stakeholders and experts aren’t convinced. “The biggest difference is that it’s called Bill C-11 instead of Bill C-10,” said Peter Menzies, a former Canadian Radio‑television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) vice-chair and past newspaper […]

Facebook just saw a drop in users for the 1st time. Will Instagram follow? – National

[ad_1] TikTok, the COVID-19 pandemic and mobile data costs in India all helped draw people away from Facebook at an unprecedented rate last quarter. The big question is when will it be Instagram’s turn? One forecaster, Insider Intelligence, does not expect Meta Platforms Inc’s Instagram social media service to lose users in the next three […]

Biden has eased up on Facebook over COVID-19 misinformation. Here’s why – National

[ad_1] When U.S. President Joe Biden accused Facebook of “killing people” by spreading vaccine lies in July, many experts and researchers hoped it marked the beginning of a White House battle against a flood of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic coursing through the United States. Six months later, the deluge of misinformation continues and entities […]

Meta’s disastrous quarterly results creates Big Tech divide: who’s got the data – National

[ad_1] Uh oh. Big Tech was cut in two on Wednesday, divided between companies that have great data and those that don’t, after Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc posted disastrous quarterly results, blaming privacy safeguards from Apple that made it tougher for advertisers. A day earlier, Alphabet Inc posted a startlingly strong quarter, thanks to bumper […]

Facebook parent Meta sees 23% stock plunge amid weak revenue forecast, higher costs – National

[ad_1] Newly renamed Meta is investing heavily in its futuristic “metaverse” project, but for now, relies on advertising revenue for nearly all its income. So when it posted sharply higher costs but gave a weak revenue forecast late Wednesday, investors got spooked — and knocked almost $200 billion off the valuation of the company formerly […]

Liberals aim to quell free speech concerns with new Online Streaming Act – National

[ad_1] The Liberal government has revived a bill subjecting streaming companies, such as Netflix, to the same rules as traditional Canadian broadcasters. The Online Streaming Act, introduced Wednesday, would force web firms to offer a set amount of Canadian content and invest heavily in Canada’s cultural industries, including film, television and music. Read more: Liberals […]

Tesla recalling 54,000 self-driving cars for rolling stop bug – National

[ad_1] Tesla is recalling nearly 54,000 cars and SUVs because their “Full Self-Driving” software lets them roll through stop signs without coming to a complete halt. Documents posted Tuesday by U.S. safety regulators say that Tesla will disable the feature with an over-the-internet software update. The “rolling stop” feature allows vehicles to go through […]