AI regulation is coming but Tobi Lütke is not “EFRAID”

It has been a busy September. A few weeks back I was in Regina for the Saskatchewan Startup Summit and came back home with a bunch of new friends… and Covid. Flash cut to last week were Rob and I recorded an emergency remote podcast, talking about the most interesting news items we had been […]

Google is covered by Canada’s privacy law, Federal Court of Appeal rules

A Canadian court has again rejected Google’s claim for an exemption from federal privacy law for its search engine results in case raising the so-called “right to be forgotten.” The first time Google lost was in a July 2021 decision by Federal Court Judge Jocelyne Gagné, who dismissed arguments that the Personal Information Protection and […]

Healthtech startup Medreddie takes home the first Elevate Women+ Pitch Prize

The inaugural Elevate Women + Pitch Prize at the Elevate Festival went to Kara LeBlanc from Medreddie. LeBlanc won the $450,000 cash investment to grow and expand her Waterloo, Ont.-based startup. Medreddie’s AI-powered platform provides insights into the healthcare supply chain, improving patient outcomes and health system performance, according to the startup. The investment is […]

Techstars Toronto celebrates 100 direct investments as an accelerator

Techstars Toronto announced what it called a significant milestone in its pivotal role in advancing Canada’s tech industry: Its 100th direct investment. This moment “showcases our dedication to fostering innovation in Canada and in emerging markets,” said Sunil Sharma, managing director of Techstars Toronto, which was founded six years ago. “Moreover, we are lifetime partners […]

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for the week ending Friday, Sept. 29, 2023

Welcome to Cyber Security Today. This is the Week in Review for the week ending Friday, September 29th, 2023. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for and in the U.S.   In a few minutes David Shipley of Beauceron Security will be here to discuss recent as well as upcoming news. That […]

Experts talk measuring the impact of AI on climate change at ALL IN

During a panel at ALL IN in Montreal, industry experts from leading institutions like MILA, Hugging Face, Innovobot, Stanford University and others came together to discuss challenges with measuring and reporting the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on climate change. Core academic member at MILA David Rolnick kicked off the discussion, detailing the applications of […]

It turns out that the “sky is not the limit” for AI in aerospace industries

In the heart of Montreal at the “ALL IN” AI conference, a panel of industry leaders from Canada’s aerospace sector gathered to discuss the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI)in their industry. The conversation that ensued was a blend of challenges, innovations, and a vision of the future. The panel discussion was more than just […]

David Faugno latest addition to 1Password as first-ever president and chief operating officer

Toronto-based password-management startup 1Password has added David Faugno to its C-suite as president and chief operating officer (COO). Faugno marks 1Password’s latest addition to an ever-expanding executive team. Since 2021, 1Password has more than doubled its C-suite, adding the likes of former Shopify VP Erin Zipes as chief legal officer and Katya Laviolette as chief […]

Admins urged to quickly patch holes in WS_FTP file transfer server

Another set of critical vulnerabilities has been found in a file transfer application, raising worries that, if exploited before being patched, it too will lead to a huge number of data breaches. Progress Software said this week the eight vulnerabilities — two of which are rated critical — have been found in its WS_FTP Server, […]

Cyber Security Today, Sept. 29, 2023 – Protect your routers from this attacker, new open-source malware packages found, and more

Protect your routers from this attacker, new open-source malware packages found, and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday, September 29th, 2023. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for and in the U.S. A China-based threat actor is taking a roundabout way of hacking major companies. The group, dubbed BlackTech, is […]