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Quick reads … Friday, July 5, 2019

The real ‘fake news’: how to spot misinformation and disinformation online

So you think a story, photo or video you’ve seen online might be fake — or exaggerated, at least. Maybe you spotted a photo that’s generating outrage or ridicule, or a headline that seems too bizarre to be accurate.


Canada’s First 5G Wireless Network for Open Innovation is Open For Business

Canada’s first pre-commercial 5G wireless testbed is up and running, creating the backbone of Canada’s digital economy and drawing interest from small- and medium-sized companies (SME) to develop and test new products and services. Yesterday Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and Pierre Fitzgibbon, Quebec’s Minister of Economy and Innovation, received a progress update on the Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Quebec and Ontario for Research and Innovation known as ENCQOR 5G.


5 Practical Ways to Effectively Target Seniors in Digital Marketing

Older audiences are frequently removed from digital marketing focus with their potential business value excluded based on out of date assumptions and ineffective historical campaigns.


Canada: Smart Cities: An Opportunity For Engagement On Big Data Governance

Quayside, a proposed “smart city” on Toronto’s waterfront,1 has garnered a lot of attention about big data initiatives relative to privacy and data governance. Smart city proposals underscore the importance of balancing the benefits of data analytics with privacy rights. A reactive, complaints-based model has been shown to be inadequate to generate the necessary trust and transparency to meet privacy concerns. At the same time, certain privacy principles, such as individual consent, do not necessarily translate to certain smart city initiatives.


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