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Updates for Friday, April 12, 2019

Canada’s federal election could be under attack. Are we prepared?

Canadians have witnessed a steady drumbeat of stern warnings about likely foreign interference in the coming federal election. The Minister for Democratic Institutions, Karina Gould, sounded the latest alarm in a news conference Monday, in which she delivered the latest report on election threats authored by the government’s cybersecurity agency, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), which laid out the potential for a sophisticated, co-ordinated and determined effort by foreign state actors to maliciously interfere in the upcoming election.

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The Difference Between Hollywood And Marketing

Hollywood and the marketing industry have a lot in common: both create fantasy worlds that spark our imagination. Both build dreams. Hollywood’s goal is to entertain (and some of the more ambitious movies also aim to make us think). Marketing’s goal is to make us desire things or experiences, or more technically, to increase the perceived value of things and experiences.

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Ford CEO Says the Company ‘Overestimated’ Self-Driving Cars 

Ford CEO Jim Hackett scaled back hopes about the company’s plans for self-driving cars this week, admitting that the first vehicles will have limits. From a report:

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Disney Plus: Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming streaming service

In September 2017, Disney announced plans to create its own streaming video service — a platform created to challenge Netflix, Hulu, and similar high-end streamers. Just over a year later, that service was given a name: Disney Plus.

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