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Trump says he’s going to ban TikTok. Will Canada do the same? – National

Trump says he’s going to ban TikTok. Will Canada do the same? - National

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday that he was going to ban social media app TikTok from being used within the country. Such a move — which the president said could come through the usage of executive powers — would place the U.S. among several countries that have succeeded in …

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Can’t download the COVID Alert app? Your operating system may be too old (or new)

Can’t download the COVID Alert app? Your operating system may be too old (or new)

The federal government on Friday released its long-awaited smartphone app that will help notify users if they’ve been exposed to someone who’s tested positive for the coronavirus — but a number of people have since been discovering they can’t download it. The voluntary exposure notification app, named COVID Alert, is …

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Twitter limits Donald Trump Jr.’s account over COVID-19 misinformation policy – National

Twitter limits Donald Trump Jr.’s account over COVID-19 misinformation policy - National

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it limited access to Donald Trump Jr.’s account for 12 hours because a tweet he had posted violated the social media site’s misinformation policy on COVID-19. The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday posted a video of doctors talking about the drug …

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Making coronavirus contact-tracing app user-friendly caused delay, Hajdu says – National

Making coronavirus contact-tracing app user-friendly caused delay, Hajdu says - National

The federal health minister says the government’s new national coronavirus contract-tracing app didn’t roll out on schedule earlier this month because the government wanted to take the time to make the smartphone app user-friendly. “We know from user science, user behaviour that when people download an app that doesn’t work, …

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National contact tracing app begins beta testing after delay

National contact tracing app begins beta testing after delay

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 23, 2020 4:45 pm     Updated July 23, 2020 5:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A Canadian smartphone app meant to warn users …

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Coronavirus: Feds mum on launch date for contact-tracing app after Ontario pilot delayed – National

Coronavirus: Feds mum on launch date for contact-tracing app after Ontario pilot delayed - National

The federal government isn’t yet saying exactly when Canadians can expect to download a national smartphone app developed to track contacts of confirmed coronavirus cases, nearly three weeks after the date the app was supposed to pilot in Ontario. The voluntary contact-tracing app had been set to launch in that …

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U.S. charges Chinese hackers accused of targeting coronavirus vaccine research – National

U.S. charges Chinese hackers accused of targeting coronavirus vaccine research - National

Hackers working with the Chinese government targeted firms developing vaccines for the coronavirus and stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property and trade secrets from companies across the world, the Justice Department said Tuesday as it announced criminal charges. The indictment does not accuse the two Chinese …

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Walmart Canada to spend $3.5B on improving online and in-store services – National

Walmart Canada to spend $3.5B on improving online and in-store services - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 20, 2020 8:23 am     Updated July 20, 2020 8:25 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Walmart Canada plans to invest $3.5 billion over …

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Alberta’s COVID-19 contact-tracing app a ‘security risk’ on Apple devices: privacy commissioner

Alberta’s COVID-19 contact-tracing app a ‘security risk’ on Apple devices: privacy commissioner

Alberta’s smartphone app launched to trace and identify contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case could be a security risk if used on Apple devices. That was the finding in the report of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC) reviewing the ABTraceTogether app. Related News …

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Many seniors don’t own a smartphone. Experts say it might be a ‘gap’ in tracking apps – National

Many seniors don’t own a smartphone. Experts say it might be a ‘gap’ in tracking apps - National

As Canada steadies its coronavirus cases, contact tracing is quickly becoming the backbone of control and containment. A federally backed tracing app is on the horizon, and experts have said that about a 60 per cent participation rate is needed in order for it to be truly helpful for tracking the …

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