Data

How Tech Companies Control Your Personal Data

Once digital traces are created and transmitted, they leave our immediate control and generally land up in the hands of others, stored on servers that don't easily forget. A new report from Engadget attempts to shed light on this issue, sending 150 subject access requests — requests for personal data — to more than 30 popular tech...

CRTC Calls for Cheaper Data-Only Plans from National Carriers

Customers who are seeking low-cost alternatives from Canada's large wireless carriers might not have to wait much longer. The CRTC has ordered the Big Three to offer cheaper data-only plans to consumers. On Thursday the CRTC asked Rogers, Bell, and Telus to submit their initial proposals for data-only plans by April 23rd. The regulator also...

CBSA to Start Tracking Number of Cellphone Searches

According to a new report from CBC News, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) will start tracking the number of cellphones its officers search at the border. After the first six months of collecting data, the agency will release its first glimpse at the frequency of those searches. In a statement, vice-president of the agency's programs...

SaskTel Launches New shareMORE Canada-US Plan With 5GB for $80

Saskatchewan’s regional wireless carrier, SaskTel, has added a new data plan option. The carrier is joining Bell and Telus in offering Canada-U.S. plans that offer between 1GB and 50GB of data. In addition to the data cap, each plan offers unlimited calling and texting in both countries without any extra roaming fees. The plans start...

An Analysis of Apple Maps and Google Maps Over the Past Year

Apple and Google are both working on their respective mapping applications constantly. Justin O'Beirne has posted an incredibly detailed analysis comparing Apple Maps and Google Maps. "Coincidence or not, it was interesting. And it made me wonder what else would change, if we kept watching. Would Google keep adding detail? And would Apple, like Google,...