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TikTok investigation sign of data privacy, geopolitical climate: academics

TikTok investigation sign of data privacy, geopolitical climate: academics

TORONTO — An investigation into TikTok launched by Canada's Privacy Commissioner this week is a symptom of growing unrest around data privacy, but also a sign of the extent of geopolitical tensions, academics say.
Hootsuite to ditch free plan, begin charging users for social media tool

Hootsuite to ditch free plan, begin charging users for social media tool

VANCOUVER — Hootsuite says it will eliminate the free tier of its social media management tool next month.
Federal and three provincial privacy commissioners launch TikTok investigation

Federal and three provincial privacy commissioners launch TikTok investigation

GATINEAU, Que. — Federal and several provincial privacy authorities say they will jointly investigate TikTok. The Privacy Commissioner of Canada says it has teamed up with the offices of the information and privacy commissioners in B.C.
New Netflix password sharing rules prompt consumers to rethink subscriptions: experts

New Netflix password sharing rules prompt consumers to rethink subscriptions: experts

TORONTO — Netflix's recent move to clamp down on password sharing could push customers to re-evaluate their subscriptions, say digital media experts.
'No cuts coming': Shopify president says company has no plans for another layoff

'No cuts coming': Shopify president says company has no plans for another layoff

TORONTO — As a growing number of tech companies carry out successive rounds of layoffs, Shopify Inc.'s president says there are no more cuts in the works for the Ottawa-based e-commerce company.
Shopify reports $623.6 million net loss in Q4, revenue up 26%

Shopify reports $623.6 million net loss in Q4, revenue up 26%

TORONTO — Shopify Inc. executives warned investors and analysts that it is expecting personnel expenses to weigh on its 2023 outlook as it revealed its most recent quarter delivered a loss of US$623.6 million.
Uber introduces audio recording feature for Canadian riders, drivers

Uber introduces audio recording feature for Canadian riders, drivers

TORONTO — Uber Technologies Inc. is introducing a new feature in Canada today that gives riders and drivers the ability to record audio of their trips.
Will paying for dating apps make you more likely to find you love?

Will paying for dating apps make you more likely to find you love?

TORONTO — Jennifer Lopez might have sung "Love Don't Cost a Thing" more than 20 years ago, but these days, it’s not uncommon to drop some cash in the hunt for a partner.
Shopify launches new shopping, shipping tools in semi-annual product showcase

Shopify launches new shopping, shipping tools in semi-annual product showcase

TORONTO — Shopify Inc. announced more than 100 new product updates Thursday, including several aimed at helping retailers reach more customers, make checkout easier and better manage shipping.
Netflix Canada begins password sharing crackdown, additional members cost $7.99

Netflix Canada begins password sharing crackdown, additional members cost $7.99

TORONTO — Best friends, siblings and cousins across Canada may soon find themselves locked out of a shared Netflix account as the streaming giant begins cracking down on password sharing.