CanCon Podcast Ep. 5: Startup frat bro culture and the pressure to scale


With Patrick in Barcelona to cover MWC, the CanCon podcast returns with a special guest star to discuss Canadian tech and tech from a Canadian perspective: The Disruptors co-host Bruce Croxon!

This week, we begin with a U.S. tech story with global implications: Apple’s fight for the security of its platform and the privacy of its users. We then transition to discuss current expectations of privacy and harassment online following recent landmark legal cases in Canada before closing on the privileged activities of one major tech startup.

Tune in as the CanCon podcast team – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative (and former BetaKit Managing Editor), and Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast – asks the question: do you have an expectation of privacy on your consumer tech, or do you already assume the government is looking at your snaps? Post a comment below with the answer, or better yet, rate CanCon 5-stars on iTunes and post your answer there.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 5 (02/22/16)

Apple’s fight for privacy
Apple’s customer letter
‘Too dangerous to create’: Apple opposes court order to unlock iPhone
Facebook and Twitter join Apple’s side in encryption battle

Canadians fight to not be harassed online
Canada’s first Twitter trial highlights need to curb online harassment
Cyber bullying: Bereaved mum appeals to children to ‘stay safe online’
B.C. man Patrick Fox aims to ‘destroy’ ex-wife with revenge website

#FriendswithZenefits are not your friends
How Zenefits Crashed Back Down To Earth

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Bad as They Seem” by Hayden
What is the CanCon podcast all about? Read this.

Feature image courtesy Buzzfeed via Instagram.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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