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Rogers Nationwide Outage

Widespread communication disruption, which started early morning of July 8th, knocked out a quarter of Canada’s observable internet connectivity paralyzing communications across a number of sectors, including health care, law enforcement and the financial industry. On VOCM’s Morning Show I discuss the implications of this outage and further repercussions.

The Weaponization of Social Media

The Weaponization of Social Media

We Are All Globally Connected: Because we are all globally connected news junkies, this war is being played out in real-time on social media. Everyone has a phone and most everyone has access to social media. It’s as if you’re right there in the middle of all the fighting. Live …..

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It’s a Social Media War

Because we are all globally connected news junkies, the Ukraine war is being played out in real-time on all across the internet. It’s as if you’re right there in the middle of all the fighting.  On VOCM’s Morning Show I discuss the implications of social media and how it factors …..

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Eastern Healthcare Crippled

A confirmed cyberattack on Newfoundland and Labrador’s health network has led to the cancellation of thousands of medical appointments across the province and forced some local health systems to revert to paper. On VOCM’s Morning Show I discuss the implications of this recent attack.

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Facebook Outage Outrage

Just as Facebook’s Antigone Davis was live on CNBC defending the company over a whistleblower’s accusations and its handling of research data suggesting Instagram is harmful to teens, its entire network of services suddenly went offline. On VOCM’s Morning Show I discuss the details of this outage.

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Online Cheating And Remote Learning

After talking with many educators and professionals in this area, it is obvious that students have taken online cheating to a whole new level in this digital age. On VOCM’s Morning Show we discuss the implications and what it means for Canadians.

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TikTok Security Concerns

Users of the ever-popular social media service TikTok, which is owned by a Chinese-based company but is based in Beijing with roots in China could be used to spy on its users potentially capturing and saving personal data accessible by the Chinese government. On VOCM’s Morning Show we discuss the …..

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Are Virtual Assistants Worth The Privacy Issues?

Tech Talk Tuesdays on VOCM’s Early Drive Show with Claudette Barnes is a weekly tech spot highlighting the latest tech news and gadget reviews. On this episode we discuss virtual assistants and the privacy trade-offs that come with this convenience.

Who Is Really Listening To Your Conversations?

Who Is Really Listening To Your Conversations?

For the last century, we’ve imagined a future where we’re surrounded by robotic butlers that are classy, smart, and discreet. We wouldn’t think twice of asking an embarrassing question of a digital assistant, or entrusting them with sensitive information, because it’s directive would be to serve only its owner. RIGHT? …..

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