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NZ investment funds throw weight against social media giants
A consortium of NZ funds managing assets worth more than $90m are appealing against Facebook, Twitter, and Google following the Christchurch terror attacks.
21 Mar 2019
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
19 Mar 2019
Facebook launches dedicated home for its Gaming
"All of our work on the Facebook Gaming team adds up to helping build the world's gaming community."
16 Mar 2019
A look at some of the big data centre openings in 2019 so far
Alibaba Cloud, Facebook, and Oracle - among others - have already opened major facilities this year, so here's a round-up.
23 Feb 2019
Okta: Reclaiming control over digital identity
What is a digital identity? Who is responsible for that information? And what rights do digital citizens have?
20 Feb 2019
Facebook fights fake news ahead of Africa elections
“We also show related articles from fact-checkers for more context and notify users if a story they have shared is rated as false.”
14 Feb 2019
Germany watchdog calls out Facebook's 'abuse of power'
Bundeskartellamt asserts that Facebook must ask for consent from all users to collect data from within Facebook-owned services and third party websites – or face heavy restrictions on data collection.
08 Feb 2019
Facebook cracks down Ukraine-based fake accounts
Facebook has stamped out two massive fake account networks that appeared to originate from Russia and the Ukraine.
22 Jan 2019
Facebook ban serves as stern warning for marketing firms
Facebook has banned a digital marketing group in the Philippines from its platform after the agency allegedly violated spam and misrepresentation policies.
14 Jan 2019
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised.
09 Jan 2019
Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
22 Nov 2018
Facebook launches mentorship feature
Some Facebook Groups will people to connect with mentors and mentees based on specific topics of interest.
15 Nov 2018
Study claims Denmark has been misled by hyperscale data centres
Despite repeated assurances from Danish ministers, almost none of the new hyperscale data centres are reusing their waste heat.
15 Nov 2018
Facebook's on a mission to bring music to the masses
Harking back to the days of MySpace’s music playlists, Facebook will soon launch the ability to add songs to a new music section on user profiles... but that's not all.
29 Oct 2018
Facebook, Sticks 'n' Stones take online safety to NZ schools
According to Sticks ‘n’ Stones founder Karla Sanders, everyone should have the right to be their real selves.
18 Oct 2018
Facebook breach: Ready for the coming phishing wave?
Much of the information accessed in the Facebook breach is perfect for cyber criminals planning their next phishing attack.
17 Oct 2018
Gartner’s top tips to keep relevant in the face of change
“Continuous change can be made into an asset if an organisation sharpens its vision in order to see the future coming.”
17 Oct 2018
Auckland Uni celebrates 40 entrepreneurs under 40
The University of Auckland’s annual 40 Under 40 list recognises some of the most outstanding graduates
15 Oct 2018
Facebook Marketplace gets a dash of AI for smarter listings
“If you wanted to sell your home office chair, Marketplace could use AI to help you sell it even faster by suggesting you price it between $50-75 based on what similar chairs recently sold for."
04 Oct 2018
What's next for Oculus - a look at the latest announcements
It’s shaping up to be a big year for Oculus and VR fans, especially those who who fancy a bit of Star Wars and some new gear to go with it.
02 Oct 2018
Experts comment on Facebook’s 50 million user credential leak
Barracuda Networks, Sophos, RedLock, and Darktrace offer their views on the data leak that affected close to 50 million accounts.
01 Oct 2018
40 million more likely affected by massive Facebook data leak - Bitdefender
Almost 50 million accounts have been compromised through a daisy-chained vulnerability in the View As feature, which allowed an unknown party to snatch authentication tokens of 50 million users.
01 Oct 2018
Facebook seals 20 year deal to supply Singapore data centre with solar power
After recently announcing its plans for the largest data centre Singapore has ever seen, Facebook has revealed its first renewable energy partner in Asia.
19 Sep 2018
Facebook to launch first data center in Asia – a S$1.4b colossus
The new data center will be located in Singapore and will be more than three times bigger than the nation's current largest facility.
06 Sep 2018