CanCon Podcast Ep. 30: How should Canada respond to cyber security threats?

Cyber Security

This week the CanCon podcast is all about hitting that key demographic.

Facebook is going after teens with a new app called Lifestage. Can Facebook recapture lightning in a bottle and what happens when the bottle is filled with youths?

On the topic of user data, Forbes released an article this week on how many FinTech solutions are banking on access to user data. What happens if banks decide to stop sharing this data with the bots that rely on it? Who really gets the final say when it comes to whether or not user data is accessible?

Speaking of access to data, the Canadian government, in an attempt to address concerns of data security, has invited the public to voice an opinion on cyber security in Canada. More sunny ways or a giant (and harmful) waste of time?

Tune in as CanCon’s three person podcast crew – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative, Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief – list the age when they joined Facebook.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 30 (08/22/16)

All the cool kids are doing it
Facebook releases Lifestage – a new “teens only” video-based app

What to do about our data?
Banks vs. Bots
Canadian government launches a public forum on cyber security
Microsoft leaks its’ Golden Key

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Bobcaygeon” by The Tragically Hip

PayPal ad music: Catmosphere – Candy-Coloured Sky, available under a Creative Commons BY-SA Attribution-Share Alike license.

Feature image courtesy University of West Florida


Robyn Edgar

Robyn Edgar has a background in computer science, Arctic biology and bioinformatics, but she chose to leave the research world to bring science and tech to the public in the form of broadcast media. She's now BetaKit's resident audio producer. In her spare time, she volunteers at a campus radio station and practices her "old timey" radio voice impressions.

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