Government

Apple to Disclose App Takedown Requests From the Government

Large tech companies around the world have been refining their transparency reports to make them easier to read. Today, Apple joined the party and released their easier-to-read transparency report. The report noted that Apple will disclose government requests to remove applications from the App Store in all future reports. This year's transparency report does not...

NDP Breaks Promise to Allow Uber into B.C. by Year End

An election promise that was supposed to bring ride-sharing services to British Columbia has taken a slight detour. The NDP government said that safety of its passengers is coming first in its decision. On Tuesday, Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said that the government is studying the safety and regulatory issues. Trevena said that the decision is not...

Private Partnership Aims to Reduce Cellular Dead Zones in Eastern Ontario

The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) has proposed a $213 million (CAD) public-private partnership that would reduce the number of cellular dead zones throughout the region. The EORN is seeking support from both the provincial and federal governments to fill the gaps in cellular coverage in Eastern Ontario. The proposal was submitted today to Ontario Infrastructure...

B.C. Government Developing Smartphone App to Authenticate Your Identity

New technology developed by the government of British Columbia will allow residents to use their driver's licenses to access public services. The government is developing an app that will allow people to tap their new high-tech driver's licences against their smartphones to authenticate their identity. This will allow them to securely login to various government...

Government of Ontario Considers Safe Texting Zones For Highway Drivers

Distracted driving is a growing concern across Canada, being deemed the leading cause of death on the road for the third consecutive year. In an effort to combat the issue, government officials in Ontario are considering installing signs on highways to alert drivers of upcoming safe texting zones. Progressive Conservative Vic Fedeli's private member’s Bill...

Apple’s FBI Backdoor Court Order Being Watched Carefully by Canada

The decision by a U.S. court ordering Apple to create a backdoor into iPhones is being watched carefully in Canada. The outcome of the court order could greatly impact Canada, where privacy and technology experts say the debate around encryption has been alarmingly quiet despite its potentially far-reaching consequences. In an interview Tamir Israel, a lawyer...

Uber is Looking to Launch Their Ride-Sharing Service in Winnipeg

According to a new report from CBC News, Uber is looking to launch their ride-sharing service in Winnipeg. An official with the ride sharing company is in Winnipeg promoting the company and the service it offers. Uber's public policy manager Chris Schafer says that Uber is a faster, cheaper way for people to get a ride....

Insurance Bureau of Canada Wants to Get Uber Drivers Covered

According to a new report from The Globe and Mail, the Insurance Bureau of Canada is pushing for provincial rule changes that would allow Uber and other ride-sharing service drivers to obtain a new type of insurance coverage. Steve Kee, a spokesman for the Insurance Bureau of Canada, said that they have sent a three-page...