On this week's show: follow-up about the spies on Parliament Hill (and the RCMP's response to it); a Canadian not-for-profit that wants government to be better at technology; Internet privacy in Canada and why your data is safe; a CBC op-ed suggesting technology progress may end up hindering us; YouTube TV and what it means for would-be cable cutters.
-Tech journalist legend Walt Mossberg is retiring
-Microsoft is introducing currency for Minecraft
-You'll soon be able to fact-check Google search results
-Jay Z pulled his music from Spotify
-Twitter Lite is a thing
- RCMP reveals use of secretive cellphone surveillance technology for the first time | CBC News — The RCMP held the briefing in the wake of a CBC News investigation that found evidence that devices known as IMSI catchers may be in use near government buildings in Ottawa for the purpose of illegal spying.
- Government isn't a tech startup — but it's trying to learn to code like one | CBC News — The organization launched last week with the goal of connecting designers and software developers from the tech community with teams in government who are interested in modernizing their digital services.
- U.S. internet service providers get green light to sell user data — but what about Canada? | CBC News — You might be pleased to learn that Canada, which often follows the U.S. lead on technology issues, has taken a different approach. Here, internet service providers can only share your personal information with third parties with your express consent.
- A tech company that cares — now that would be innovative | CBC News Opinion — But at this point, we don't really need thinner phones, or more megapixels, or new bots to take our coffee orders. What we need from the tech industry now is accountability: to care about how their products affect the lives and livelihoods of the people who use them, for better and for worse.
- Hands-on: YouTube TV is familiar, stable, and already changing my viewing habits | 9to5Google — So far, YouTube TV is as reliable as the main video site.
- Walt Mossberg is retiring in June | Recode
- Microsoft's Minecraft Set to Launch its Own Currency | Bloomberg
- Google is rolling out a fact-check feature in its search and news results | Recode
- Tidal Owner Jay Z Pulls Music from Spotify | Techvibes
- The McDonald’s Snaplications campaign is recruiting teens through Snapchat | The Verge
- Twitter Lite