Author: Aisha Malik

Trudeau says government has not yet made a decision regarding its Huawei 5G security review

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government has not yet decided if it will allow Huawei to participate in the deployment of 5G networks. This comes after the U.K. government has reportedly drawn up a plan to phase out Huawei equipment from its 5G networks by 2023 citing national security concerns. Earlier this year in […]

Intel reportedly acquiring smart transit startup Moovit for $1 billion

Intel reportedly acquiring smart transit startup Moovit for $1 billion

Intel is reportedly close to acquiring Moovit, which is an Israel-based startup that uses AI and data analytics to track traffic and provide transit insights. TechCrunch reports that the deal is expected to close in the next few days for around $1 billion USD (about $1.4 billion CAD). The deal would reportedly combine Moovit into […]

Twitter reports surge in users amid pandemic but sees drop in ad revenue

Twitter reports surge in users amid pandemic but sees drop in ad revenue

Twitter saw a record increase in users in the first quarter of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but there seems to be some uncertainty about the rest of the year. The social media giant reported having 166 million daily active users in the quarter, which is a 24 percent increase from the 135 million recorded […]

Instagram launches new features to help support small businesses

Instagram launches new features to help support small businesses

Facebook-owned Instagram is rolling out new features to support small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re making it easier to discover gift cards, online food orders, and fundraisers on Instagram so you can support the businesses you love,” Instagram wrote in a blog post. Businesses in Canada and the U.S. can now feature gift cards, […]

Royal Canadian Legion launches online fundraisers for support amid COVID-19 pandemic

Royal Canadian Legion launches online fundraisers for support amid COVID-19 pandemic

Several Royal Canadian Legion branches have started online fundraisers to help with financial setbacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization is continuing to help veterans, but many branches are hoping to receive assistance through fundraising to pay bills, as reported by The Canadian Press. Although branches have access to receive $3 million to help out […]

Telus offering high-speed internet for $9.95 a month to B.C. students in need

Telus offering high-speed internet for $9.95 a month to B.C. students in need

Vancouver-based national carrier Telus is providing high-speed broadband internet for $9.95 a month to elementary and high school students in need in B.C. The carrier is working with local school boards across the province to offer its Internet for Good program to students in need. Previously, eligibility for the program was focused on families that […]

Bell clarifies it isnt increasing home phone, internet rates at the moment

Bell clarifies it isn’t increasing home phone, internet rates ‘at the moment’

Bell has clarified that it is currently not implementing rate adjustments after customers received notifications about price increases. “Some customers recently received notification of service rate adjustments for home phone and TV services. We understand this may have been surprising given current events,” the national carrier wrote on Twitter. Bell says that communications for service […]

Telus commits $10 million to support public healthcare amid COVID-19 outbreak

Telus commits $10 million to support public healthcare amid COVID-19 outbreak

Telus announced that it is committing $10 million to help support public healthcare capacity and community response amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes from the Telus Friendly Future Foundation and will go toward purchasing new medical technology and equipment, including ventilators. It will also support food security, outreach to isolated seniors, and virtual education […]

Apple outlines restrictions for apps related to COVID-19

Apple outlines restrictions for apps related to COVID-19

Although Apple has already been cracking down on apps related to COVID-19, the tech giant has outlined what is allowed in the App Store. Apple says that only developers from recognized entities such as government organizations, health-focused NGOs or educational institutions are going to be allowed to submit and apps related to COVID-19. The tech […]

Microsoft takes down botnet responsible for infecting nine million computers

Microsoft takes down botnet responsible for infecting nine million computers

Microsoft says that it has disrupted a botnet that was behind one of the largest cybercrime networks. The botnet, which is called Necurs, is responsible for infecting around nine million computers around the world. It’s also known as having one of the largest spam email networks. Necurs reportedly creates 3.8 million spam emails every two […]