BIG TECH

Heritage minister takes hard line against Facebook’s ‘bullying attitudes’ amid news sharing spat

Steven Guilbeault has repeatedly signalled a desire to introduce forcing U.S. tech giants to pay news outlets for the content shared on their platforms Heritage...

How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results

The internet giant uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and an army of contractors to shape what you see Every minute, an estimated 3.8 million queries are...

YouTube now recommends fewer conspiracies — and less Canadian political content

Only a fraction of YouTube recommendations on Canadian political videos are relevant YouTube's recommendation algorithm seems to be trying to actively steer users away from...

Facebook to Buy Startup for Controlling Computers With Your Mind

The purchase comes at a challenging time for the social media giant Facebook has agreed to acquire CTRL-Labs, a technology startup that is building software...

Concerns over social media effects on teenagers are overblown and lack evidence

Concerns over how social media impacts teenagers’ wellbeing and quality of life have been overblown and are not supported by solid evidence, according to...