(This March 31 story has been corrected to say Laurianne Krid is director general of FIA Region I, part of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and not director general of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, in paragraph 8) Car services groups on Friday warned a stalled EU proposal to ensure fair access to valuable […]

 General Motors plans to phase out widely-used Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technologies that allow drivers to bypass a vehicle’s infotainment systems, shifting instead to built-in infotainment systems developed with Google for future electric vehicles. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems allow users to mirror their smartphone screens in a vehicle’s dashboard display. GM’s decision […]

gun sights

TikTok has been making headlines ever since it debuted and went viral. Is “viral” even the right word to describe the cultural reset it triggered? Unfortunately, most of these headlines are not in the app’s favor, including adding to the mental health crisis among U.S. teens AND United Arab Emirates (UAE) teens and spreading misinformation […]

misuse of spyware

The United States and some of its partner countries on Thursday called for strict domestic and international controls to counter the proliferation and misuse of commercial spyware. The joint statement was issued by the governments of Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The […]

Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday will present this year’s budget, which will have a major focus on scaling up investment in clean technology and will include investments in healthcare and help for low-income households. Countries across the globe are vying for a portion of the low-carbon economy of the future. In Canada, there’s […]

TikTok's Chinese Ownership

The Biden administration has demanded that TikTok’s Chinese owners divest their stakes in the popular video app or face a possible U.S. ban, the company told Reuters this week. The move follows the introduction of a new U.S. legislation that would allow the White House to ban TikTok or other foreign-based technologies if they pose […]

First Republic rescue package

Canada’s main stock index closed higher on Thursday, rebounding from initial losses on news that First Republic Bank received $30 billion in deposits from several big banks as part of a rescue package. Shares of First Republic and other banks have slumped on fears of a contagion after the collapse of SVB Financial Group and […]

TSX slides

Canada’s main stock index fell more than 1% on Tuesday, including sharp declines for resource shares and the shares of BlackBerry Ltd, as hawkish remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell strained investor sentiment. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index ended down 239.26 points, or 1.2%, at 20,275.54, its lowest closing level since last […]