Many users are fleeing the messaging app WhatsApp after it’s announcement that it would begin sharing usage data with it’s parent company Facebook. The company has responded that it won’t reverse the policy but will only delay the update until May 2021. How do you feel about your browser and online history? Would you mind it that data was used and sold?
It seems that more Canadians are shopping for their groceries online, consumers and other businesses in the food supply chain may end up paying a steep price for the convenience. Walmart Canada, for instance, has shifted the cost of its e-commerce onto suppliers, charging an extra five per cent on products sold online in what appears to be setting a precedent for grocers. Do you think that added costs could ultimately lead to less variety and quality in the food supply, higher prices and a weaker Canadian food system?
It seems that even more stores across Canada may close down this summer as the pandemic deals another blow to the already-struggling retail sector. They claim the closures are related to high costs tied to sanitization and PPE.