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One Degree Monday July 27 2020

Canada’s out-of-date online privacy rules aren’t protecting you

With so many of us stuck at home due to the pandemic, people have been spending a lot more time online in general and on social media in particular. This is not surprising, considering that 99 per cent of Canadian households have access to broadband internet and 94 per cent of online Canadian adults have an account on at least one social media platform, making Canada one of the most connected countries in the world.


Antitrust hearing with CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple rescheduled to Wednesday

A congressional hearing with the chief executives of Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple has been rescheduled for noon Eastern time on Wednesday. Originally scheduled for Monday, the hearing was bumped back a few days to allow members of Congress to pay respects to the late Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17th. Lewis will lie in state at the US Capitol next week.


Location-Based Marketing: Geotargeting vs. Geofencing

Location-based marketing is an integral part of many marketing campaigns. Retail and restaurant brands in particular implement location-based marketing to reach consumers looking for deals and who are ready to buy.


15% CRA Digital News Tax Credit: Do You Qualify?

The latest tax measure lends support to digital news media organizations in Canada. CRA aims to enable these organizations to achieve a financially stable business model. Meanwhile, a taxpayer can claim costs paid for an eligible digital subscription in a tax year.


Google Home: 5 ways your smart speaker is a wiz with words

Google Home ($99 at Crutchfield) understands thousands of voice commands, but did you know it can help you win at Scrabble? Or if you’ve ever been stuck on a crossword clue, Google Home might be able to get you unstumped.


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