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5 Common Misconceptions About Deep Learning

Foteini Agrafioti | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Business
Foteini Agrafioti

Deep learning is the buzzword of the moment inside tech circles and as the public plugs into what this breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) means for the future of technology, a number of common misconceptions have emerged. Below, our machine learning experts at Architech Labs clear up some of the confusion.

This Husband's Tribute To His Nurse Wife Will Make You Grateful

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living

This is going to tug at the heartstrings.

Quitting Facebook Might Make You Happier

AFP/Relax News | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Living

Try logging out for a week.

Requests For Canadians' Facebook Data Soar 113%

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Business

Canadian government officials requested data on Facebook users 410 times in the first half of 2015, a 113-per-cent increase over two years. That co...

Is Social Media Destroying Your Body Image?

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

You're following some supermodels, celebrities, fitness models, personal trainers and other women with slammin' bodies on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Do you find the images motivate you to eat better and work out harder, or do they make you less happy with your body and want to go on a crash diet?

Facebook Censors Social Site That Pays Its Users

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Suppose every time you posted on Facebook, the social network tallied up the ad revenue it earned against your update and passed a p...

New Facebook Software Can Play Games, Predict Your Requests

CP | Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook is studying the ancient Chinese game of Go for insights as it works on building an artificial brain -- one that it hopes to ...

Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's Internet Expansion Into Developing World

CP | Ashok Sharma, The Associated Press | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Business

Many criticize the platform for lacking transparency in how information is selected for the site and favouring Facebook's own services over those of competitors.

Notable Canadians Tell Us Why They Are Casting a Ballot

Kevin Chan | Posted 10.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Kevin Chan

Facebook has launched a campaign titled "Why I'm Voting" -- showcasing the issues that matter to 50 prominent Canadians who will be casting a ballot on Oct. 19. With participants including business leaders, athletes and activists sharing photos and videos about important issues that are inspiring them to vote, we urge Canadians to follow suit and make their vote count.

How 4 Digital Giants May Ignite a New Trust-Bust Era

Frederic Guarino | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

The days of collaboration seem all but over, and the tech industry will be affected by what amounts to a new digital cold war. Advance warnings of what's to come include Apple decoupling itself from Google Maps and Facebook "greying" out YouTube videos in the feed. The decision by Amazon, the world's largest retailer, to stop selling its competitors' over-the-top devices such as Google Chromecast and AppleTV is a preemptive strike with possibly momentous implications.

How Parties Try To Recruit Youth To Their Campaigns

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada Politics

The Conservative Party, for one, is taking shots at "lefties" on campuses and touting its ISIS airstrikes as a recruitment tactic.

7 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information With Facebook

Meg Sinclair | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Meg Sinclair

With all the wild rumours circulating about Facebook, it's sometimes hard to know what to believe. Will we start to charge people money to use our service? No. Do you have to copy and paste that scary legal message your friends are sharing? No, that's just a good old fashioned Internet hoax. But there are a few steps you can take on Facebook to protect your personal information, and we're more than happy to share.

Stop Posting That Facebook Fee Notice. It's A Hoax.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada

Just like every other time.

The Best Personal Brand Is an Authentic One

Marco Pasqua | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Business
Marco Pasqua

Branding is such a powerful tool. Every year across North America, companies spend billions of dollars in advertising to ensure their products are seen by the masses. The reality is, you don't need to spend a ton of money to put yourself out there. In fact, each and every one of us is already the head of a major brand -- our own.

360-Degree Videos Are Coming To Your Facebook News Feed

The Huffington Post Canada | William Alcopra | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Business

Now you can experience content on a whole new level.

A Reality Check for Sexuality Shaming

Jordan Sterling | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Sterling

It's unfair to assume that the ad is suggesting that a public listing of your bedpost roster is necessary for safe sexual health. That's not the case. All it seems to imply is that you should simply be real about sexuality in this modern age -- you're probably not Christopher Columbus landing upon virgin banks.

Overcoming Back-to-School Social Anxiety in the Social Media Age

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

What happens when the tools that are supposed to connect us end up segregating us and making us feel excluded? The overuse of social media and the subsequent underuse of real-world skills has resulted in difficulty for many to socialize meaningfully -- leading to feelings of loneliness, social anxiety and depression.

How Canadians Can Help a Friend in Need

Kevin Chan | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Impact
Kevin Chan

We need to become better aware of the warning signs of mental illness. We need to ask more questions, press for better answers, and for those who need help, encourage them to get it immediately. We need to make the kind of deep, personal connections that prevent suicides.

As a Mom of a Child With a Severe Disability, Facebook Is My Salvation

Her Magazine | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

It is my connection to a world of people who have an understanding of a current challenge I am facing, parents who have experienced something I am struggling with and families who have tried various solutions to obscure problems only those with medically fragile children can relate.

Canada Shouldn't Count on Accidents to Build Successful Start-Ups

Paul Barter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

It's clear that as a society we need innovative new firms to step in and help solve our climate, health and social problems, while at the same time creating a profit for investors and jobs for all of us. The important question is: how can we assure that this happens?

Canada's First Digital Election Will Change How Campaigns Court Votes

Lindsay Finneran Gingras | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Lindsay Finneran Gingras

Has a hashtag ever influenced a vote? Probably not. Did a Twitter meme ever sway a key voting demographic? We will have to ask #bathrobeguy, but I'll wager no. But when we talk about digital, we're talking about strategy far beyond these primitive social tactics. We're talking about a suite of tools that reinforce, strengthen and improve traditional and key campaign functions.

10 Facebook Tips Everyone Should Know

Meg Sinclair | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Living
Meg Sinclair

Change your relationship status without everyone knowing. Going from In a relationship to single? Prevent ringing the alarms by going to the about tab > family and relationships > changing your privacy settings to only me. Switch your status to single and changes will not appear in the news feed.

Facebook Reaches New Milestone

CP | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Business


Is Your Business a Slave to Social Media?

Mary Charleson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

It's time to be strategic and forget about the rest. I'm not necessarily advocating that you pick two platforms and dump the rest. But you could certainly focus 80 per cent of your effort on those two that are well aligned, and put the others you've established in maintenance mode -- updating basic info from time to time.

We Should Be Innovating With Privacy in Mind

Jennifer Osborne | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Business
Jennifer Osborne

Consumers want streamlined and intuitive products, but sometimes that comes at the cost of giving up some privacy. Businesses and developers want to create apps that will be used by many, which leads to monetization via fees, advertising and leveraging of data collected.