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Apex Legends, Apps & Games, Business, Electronic Arts, General, News, Video Games

EA Faces Class Action Lawsuit In Canada Over Loot Boxes

EA Faces Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Loot Box Deployment Once Again; however, this time, it is based in Canada. The class action lawsuit, which was first discovered in the e-sports and gaming law publication The patch notes, was presented on September 20 by two Canadians from British Columbia and Ontario, Mark Sutherland and Shawn Moore. Similar to previous class action lawsuits involving random consumable video game items that cost real money, the lawsuit argues that the loot boxes are gambling and that EA is operating an unlicensed gambling business in violation of the criminal code. Canadian. Additionally, the lawsuit says that EA has violated consumer protection statutes such as the BC Consumer Protection Act because the...
Business, General, government services, Interac

Three in four Canadians say government services should be accessible online: report

Three in four Canadians want government services to be available online even after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new poll by Interac. About half of those who responded to the survey said it is now more important than before COVID-19 to have online access to health and government services, such as renewing a driver's license and registering for benefits. The survey also found that 37 percent of Canadians access health services online more frequently now than before the pandemic. Additionally, 67 percent of those surveyed said they are willing to use a digital ID if it means their identity is better protected than it is today. "Canadians are particularly interested in using digital IDs when accessing government services, as...
Airbnb, Apple, Business, General, Jony Ive

Airbnb Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Former Apple Chief Designer Jony Ive

Airbnb has announced that it has formed a multi-year partnership with Jony Ive, who was Apple's former head of product design. After I retired from Apple about a year ago, he created a new independent design firm called "LoveFrom." The firm has reached an agreement with Airbnb to help design the next generation of its "products and services." in a blog postAirbnb CEO Brian Chesky stated that he and I have been "good friends for many years." "Jony will also help us continue to develop our in-house design team, which he believes is one of the best in the world," Chesky wrote. "I know he is particularly excited about a relationship that will evolve into deep collaboration with our creative team." Chesky notes that LoveForm has a c...
Business, Government, Nokia, Ontario

Ontario government introduces new regulation to reduce e-waste

The Ontario government has introduced a new regulation to require producers to collect and manage the full life cycle of their electronic products. This includes things like phones, computers, printers, and gaming equipment. The government notes that the regulation will promote the reuse and reconditioning of products so they can be resold. The new regulation will come into force on January 1, 2021 and aims to reduce the amount of waste produced by electronics. "Electronics are becoming an increasing challenge for our waste system and we need new solutions to keep it out of landfills," said Environment Minister Jeff Yurek at a Press release. Additionally, Nokia has partnered with Greener Acres Canada to convert electronic waste ...
Business, Chrome, Cybersecurity, Google, Privacy & Cloud, Security

Google fixes Chrome bug not following requests to delete Google site data

An iOS developer has discovered a Chrome bug that doesn't honor user requests to delete Google site data. When users ask Chrome to delete all cookies and site data every time they exit the browser, users expect the policy to apply to all websites. However, the bug has prevented Google and YouTube data from being deleted. IOS developer Jeff Johnson posted a blog post claiming that it found local storage data for Google.com and YouTube.com that was not removed even after restarting the browser. Register notes that the bug could allow the search giant to keep cookie-style data as site data and essentially have the ability to track users even when they believe they have deleted all of their cookies and site data. Google has acknowle...
antitrust, Business, Google, Government, Lawsuit

Google Sued by US Department of Justice for Antitrust Concerns

The US Department of Justice sued Google for antitrust violations Tuesday, alleging that the company abused its domain in online searches and advertising to suppress competition. The lawsuit comes after months of ongoing investigations into Google and other big tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Amazon. points out that lawsuit is the most important measure of the US government to protect competition from the famous case against Microsoft via Internet Explorer in 2001. Assistant US Attorney General Jeff Rosen explained the antitrust complaint, saying it accuses Google of maintaining "monopoly power through foreclosure practices that are harmful to competition." Filed in federal court in Washington, DC, the lawsuit alleges th...
Business, Government, Ontario, premier ford

Ontario government reveals plan to digitize driver’s licenses

The Ontario government has announced plans to digitize various government services, including driver's licenses. Prime Minister Doug Ford told reporters on October 19 that although the government had been planning to do this for a while, the process is accelerating due to COVID-19. "Whether you're getting married or renewing your driver's license or health card or filing for your business: we want services to be more accessible, more reliable, and more convenient for you," he said. "From banking to food, companies have adapted their operations to meet the needs of their online customers and the government must do the same." The plan is called "Ontario Onward: Ontario COVID-10 Action Plan for People-Centered Government. "It consi...
Business, covid alert, Government

Health Canada Encourages British Columbia Residents to Download COVID Alert | MobileSyrup

Health Canada is encouraging British Columbia residents to download the COVID Alert app, even though the province has not yet agreed to support it. The agency has said that using the app could still be helpful in slowing the spread of COVID-19. “It's still useful to download COVID Alert from anywhere in the country, even if you can't use it to report a diagnosis. That way, you will be notified if you contact someone from a reporting province or territory or when people in your area can report a diagnosis, ”said a Health Canada spokesperson. Postmedia News. For context, even though people in the province cannot submit a positive diagnosis on the app, they can still be notified if they come in contact with someone visiting from a ...
Business, Government, ised

Liberals’ drop in wireless prices unlikely to deliver promised savings: report

A new report indicates that the liberal government's commitment to cut wireless prices by 25 percent is not exactly what was promised. In August 2019, the re-elected Liberal government declared that it would reduce the cost of wireless services by 25 percent over the next two years using its regulatory powers, saving an average family of four nearly $ 1,000 per year. According to The Wire Report, Innovation Canada told the Privy Council Office (PCO) that the 25 percent drop would happen organically. Sure enough, it won't actually save Canadians the average $ 1,000 a year that the liberals promised.. According to a PCO analyst, the reason for this is that while the liberal government's promise points to plans that offer a specific mid-range data allowance, Canadians want bigger and ...
5G, 5G & Infrastructure, Business, iPhone 12, News

The Canadian version of the iPhone 12 series does not have a 5G mmWave antenna on its side

Although it has been rumored for several months, it is now clear that Apple's iPhone 12 series will only be able to use mmWave 5G in the United States. The only American version of the smartphone series, including the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Max, features a special mmWave antenna on its side. The Canadian versions of the smartphone series lack this additional antenna. It is worth noting that the mmWave antenna can only be seen in the marketing images of the iPhone 12 at Apple.com and not Apple.ca. However, according to PCMag principal analyst Sascha segan, who spoke with iPhone in Canada, Canadian iPhone 12 smartphones are capable of the n78 5G (TD 3500) band, which will likely be released nation...
Business, Canada, General, tap payment, Walmart

Walmart Canada’s Twitter account confirms that touch payments will arrive in November

Walmart Canada plans to roll out pay-per-touch in stores next month, according to a tweet from the company. The Walmart Canada Twitter account (@ WalmartCanada) replied to Twitter user '@Shawzborne, "pointing out that" customers can expect to see [tap payment] in stores in November. "That likely means credit and debit card usage, as well as mobile payment systems like Apple and Google Pay, will soon be working in Walmart stores.Hi. Pay-per-touch is on the way and customers can expect to see it in stores in November. - Walmart Canada (@WalmartCanada) October 14, 2020As further proof, several Walmart Canada stores have updated their payment terminals with new Ingenico 'Lane / 7000' terminals. iPhone in Canada shared a photo of...
android, Business, General, OnePlus

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei leaves the company

A new report says OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is leaving the company after helping run it since 2013. OnePlus has been in the midst of a significant shakeup lately, as both founders appear to be leaving the company. the TechCrunch The report mentions that one of the sources close to the matter says that Pei will be leaving OnePlus to start his own company. That said, it is not specified whether this company will be in the mobile phone space or something else. Rumors circulated in June that Pei and Pete Lau, the company's other founder, were moving away from OnePlus. According to the rumor, Lau was moving to work for the company that owns OnePlus, Oppo and Vivo. No rumors suggested Pei's next move at the time. In recent years, ...