Canada Technology

Google co-founders step down as execs of parent Alphabet

SAN FRANCISCO – Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their roles within the parent company, Alphabet. Sundar Pichai, who has been leading Google as CEO for more than four years, will stay in his role and also become CEO of Alphabet. Page was Alphabet’s CEO, while Brin was its president. Both have been noticeably […]

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City sets goal of 40K new affordable units but needs billions from other levels of government to do it

The city has set an ambitious goal of approving 40,000 new affordable rental units over the next decade but the plan hinges on the federal and provincial governments coming to the table with nearly $15 billion in funding. The HousingTO action plan, which will be considered by the city’s planning and housing committee next week, provides […]

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Did a family’s Desjardins data make it into the hands of this ‘prolific’ Toronto fraudster?

Ontario family provides possible link to police after bills racked up soon after breach John Lancaster · CBC News ·  Deborah Oguntoyinbo is facing more than 50 fraud-related charges in Toronto and surrounding regions. Police say she is a ‘professional’ and ‘prolific’ identity thief. (starnow.ca) As Quebec police continue to investigate the massive Desjardins security breach, one family who banks […]

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Ontario court fight with Facebook over private messages comes to an ends

The case could have set legal precedent for how police can access Canadians’ digital content The Klippert case stoked considerable media and political interest in Canada and prompted the Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau to introduce a bill that, among other things, called for the decriminalization of private, consensual homosexual acts between people over the […]

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Comedian Mike Ward loses appeal over penalty for joke about disabled boy

MONTREAL — Quebec’s Court of Appeal has largely upheld a human right’s tribunal’s ruling requiring a comedian to pay damages to a disabled singer he mocked. In a split decision, two of the three judges ruled Mike Ward’s comments about Jeremy Gabriel’s disability compromised the young performer’s right to the safeguard of his dignity and could not be justified, […]