Little-known among consumers, Huawei has high profile in Canadian tech networks

Little-known among consumers, Huawei has high profile in Canadian tech networks
TORONTO — Before the arrest of Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver last weekend, the Chinese company wasn’t a household name in Canada — certainly not in the league of an Apple, Samsung or BlackBerry. However, the Chinese tech giant considered by several of Canada’s allies as a security threat has quietly established itself as an important provider of technology essential... Read More

Canadians receive emails from Marriott about recent personal data breach

Canadians receive emails from Marriott about recent personal data breach
TORONTO — Canadians have started receiving emails from Marriott International, informing them of a recent breach of customers’ personal data held by their Starwood hotel properties. The U.S.-based hotel giant, which is also behind brands including W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton and Westin, says in the email that the breach may have impacted up to 500 million guests. The company says the contact information, passport numbers, arrival and... Read More

China demands Canada release Huawei executive arrested in Vancouver

China demands Canada release Huawei executive arrested in Vancouver
VANCOUVER — Chinese officials are demanding that Canada release Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, who was arrested in Vancouver over the weekend and faces possible extradition to the United States. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Thursday that the Chinese government also wants Canadian officials to reveal the reasoning behind Meng Wanzhou’s arrest Saturday. He also said Meng’s legal rights must... Read More

Facebook emails show how it sought to leverage user data

Facebook emails show how it sought to leverage user data
LONDON — A U.K. Parliament committee accused Facebook on Wednesday of cutting special deals with some advertisers to give them more access to data as it released 250 pages worth of documents on the tech giant’s internal discussions about the value of users’ personal information. Parliament’s media committee seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo... Read More

CUV Ventures Corp. RevoluPAY® Signs Agreement to Handle Expedia and Booking Holdings Virtual Credit Card Payments for B&B and Small Hotels

CUV Ventures Corp. RevoluPAY® Signs Agreement to Handle Expedia and Booking Holdings Virtual Credit Card Payments for B&B and Small Hotels
VANCOUVER – CUV Ventures Corp. (TSX-V: CUV) announced that it has signed an agreement to permit owners or agents of bed & breakfasts and small hotels featured on Expedia and Booking Holdings branded websites to settle Virtual Credit Card payments received from online travel agents using a special merchant RevoluPAY® e-Wallet. About Expedia and Booking Holdings VCC Payments There are at... Read More

Hackers had access to customer data on 1-800-Flowers.ca for four years

Hackers had access to customer data on 1-800-Flowers.ca for four years
TORONTO — Floral and gourmet food retailer 1-800-Flowers.ca says hackers may have gained access to customer data from 75,000 Canadian orders, including names and credit card information, over a four-year period. The company says the security breach of its database of customer information spanned Aug. 15, 2014 to last Sept. 15. It began notifying affected customers at the end of November, and to date, it has... Read More

Fake website launched in New Brunswick to educate investors about real scams

Fake website launched in New Brunswick to educate investors about real scams
FREDERICTON — People who fell for a website hyping a too-good-to-be-true investment opportunity for New Brunswick’s coastline got lucky: The scam wasn’t intended to trap potential investors, but to teach them. The site was created by New Brunswick’s Financial and Consumer Services Commission, who decided that a good way to educate people about real investment scams was to launch their... Read More

Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting

Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting
Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people’s doorsteps by now. Amazon customers are still waiting. And it’s unclear when, if ever, this particular order by the company’s founder and CEO will arrive. Bezos made billions of dollars by transforming the retail sector. But overcoming the regulatory hurdles and safety issues posed... Read More

Subscribe Technologies Launches Premium Gingerly SaaS App Marketplace With First Paid App Offering

Subscribe Technologies Launches Premium Gingerly SaaS App Marketplace With First Paid App Offering
VANCOUVER – Subscribe Technologies Inc. (CSE: SAAS, OTCQB: SRBBF, Frankfurt: 6GQ)  is pleased to announce the official launch of its proprietary Marketplace for paid Gingerly Apps at www.gingerly.com. With this new feature launch, the Company is now ready to accept payment for premium purchased Apps, which range in price based on user team size in addition to other factors that differ... Read More

GM’s push into new technologies expected to boost peer-to-peer car sharing

GM’s push into new technologies expected to boost peer-to-peer car sharing
TORONTO — General Motors signalled a major pivot towards new technologies and mobility platforms when it announced the closing of its Oshawa assembly plant, but it will be playing catch-up to start-ups that have pioneered in the field. One of the spaces it’s pushing into is peer-to-peer car sharing, which GM added to its Maven app in July in the U.S., as it... Read More