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You can now check out free Wi-Fi for your home from some Toronto libraries

Thanks to a new partnership with Google, you'll be able to check out more than the latest on the New York Times' bestseller list. You'll also be able to take home some free Wi-Fi from some Toronto public libraries.
Social Media

Hackers flood ISIS supporters’ Twitter accounts with Pride

As a direct response to the recent attacks in Orlando, the hacker collective Anonymous is actively targeting Twitter accounts that support ISIS. They replace ISIS flags with rainbows, and profile pictures with gay couples. In other words…
Social Media

Study finds people don’t read the majority of news they share on Twitter

The majority of Twitter users don't bother to read the links they share on the service, claims a new study that charts the spread of viral news on the platform. The research looked at 2.8 million shares on Twitter that totalled 75 billion…
Mobile

Apple and Microsoft put the kibosh on a proposed rifle emoji

A joint opposition by Apple and Microsoft to a proposed rifle emoji means your phone won't be getting one anytime soon. The effort was spearheaded by Apple at a recent Unicode Consortium meeting.
Mobile

Google is paying up to 50 percent more to hackers who find Android bugs

Google has made hundreds of thousands of dollars to hackers who find bugs in Android, but the company has announced that it will now be offering as much as 50 percent more that the firm has previously.
Cool Tech

With a little technological magic, this dad build a sorting hat straight out of Harry Potter

To get his kids interested in science, an IBM engineer built a Watson-powered sorting hat inspired by the character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
Computing

Keep your Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde apart with this feature for multiple online personas

Mozilla is experimenting with a feature called Containers, which aims to separate business, personal, shopping, and banking in the web surfing experience. This way, users can safely access personal and business-based Facebook accounts…
Mobile

Apple is mandating HTTPS connections for iOS apps by 2017

Apple has announced that by January 1, 2017 it will be mandatory for iOS apps to use Apple's ATS encryption, ensuring that users remain as secure as possible no matter which app they're using.
Business

Forced arbitration bans Google Fiber customers from filing class-action lawsuits

Last week, Google updated its terms of service for Fiber with a forced arbitration clause, preventing disgruntled customers from filing class-action lawsuits. Customers were informed of the change earlier this week, and provided with an…
Business

Microsoft and marijuana strike a new partnership, thanks to a deal with Kind

As the push for cannabis’ acceptance continues to play out across court rooms and legislative floors in the United States, Microsoft has become the first major U.S. corporation to join hands with the weed industry.
Computing

Data breach at Acer’s US website exposes names, mailing addresses, and credit cards

Acer has notified authorities of a data breach at its US online store where an alleged hack has seen an undisclosed number of customers' payment details, including card numbers, stolen.