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Programmable money will redraw the map of international trade
Those who control the most widely used currencies also control a great deal of the global economy, and it is time for New Zealand to get in the game.
Overcoming deepfakes with deep learning
In the past couple of weeks, there have been high-profile examples of deepfakes, where deep learning, an advanced subset of AI, is used to manipulate videos to create fake videos.
Data centre titans blazing green energy trail – AWS under fire
Data from Cloudscene has revealed tech giants like Google and Apple are setting a precedent in renewable energy, but AWS has come under fire.
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.
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised, according to NordVPN.
The STEM crisis: What the technology sector can do to help
"Fostering closer ties between schools and industry leading ICT organisations could see the latter delivering programs which help students appreciate STEM skills."
Waikato Uni researcher travels to NATO's cybersecurity hub
"Militaries can be very closed bubbles, so that’s why I think having a centre for research excellence is a good thing."
Facebook debuts their take on the dating app
Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Dating at F8, Facebook's annual developer conference.
Passwords: They're as useless as the 'g' in lasagna
Accounts were compromised because he re-used the password “dadada”. Six characters, all lowercase. If anyone should know better, it’s Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg admits “we made mistakes” in Facebook data breach
Mark Zuckerberg has issued a statement following the bombshell that Facebook's data of 50m people has been misused to "change audience behaviour.
Got a spare Zuckerbuck? Social networks may give cryptos weight
Social networks may be the key to bringing cryptocurrencies into the mainstream, according to GlobalData.
Following Facebook's lead: Males fear taking parental leave - here's why
"It will reduce the stigma around men taking on equal caring responsibilities and could help improve female gender equality in the workplace.”
Musk tries to avoid Judgment Day by calling for a ban on killer-robots
“These could be weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations..."
New Facebook hires to focus on reviewing violent content
Facebook has faced heavy criticism recently after being slow to remove violent videos.
Announcements galore at Facebook's F8 event
Facebook has finished the first day of their F8 2017 event where developers flock to explore the future of technology.
Mark Zuckerberg fights back against fake news on Facebook
“A lot of you have asked what we're doing about misinformation, so I wanted to give an update."
Facebook inspired to do more with social platform
While it’s still very early in this journey, we’re inspired by the good our community already does and we are committed to doing more to help people
Who are 2016’s top tech billionaires? Don't worry, they're all men
While 2016 has been a tumultuous year for lots of companies, tech billionaires continue to dominate the ranks of the world’s wealthiest people.
Webcam security: Understanding this modern day threat
Our collective understanding of cybersecurity is improving slowly but surely.
Did Mark Zuckerberg ruin romance?
“Couples should think twice before opening Pandora's box and dooming their relationship from the start by connecting immediately on social media.”
Facebook goes “video first” in search of TV ad dollars
As Mark Zuckerberg put it last week, “We see a world that is video first, with video at the heart of all of our apps and services.”
Careful with your fingers: Hackers can steal everything you type
Earlier this year, security firm Bastille found that millions of cheap keyboard and mouse dongles let hackers inject keystrokes onto your machine.
Instagram - the history of half a billion
Launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app, Instagram became an immediate success and within two months there were already 1 million global users.
Mark Zuckerberg masks his webcam - should you?
Both the webcam and dual microphone on his laptop are covered by tape, this shows the tech-savvy Facebook boss is worried about being spied on.
Zuckerberg password breach prompts warning about account security
Change your password now and make it strong. That's the advice from Symantec after Mark Zuckerberg was the latest victim of a password leak.
Facebook in space: Zuckerberg to call ISS astronauts
Mark Zuckerberg will host a live call with three astronauts aboard the International Space Station, using Facebook Live.
Inside Facebook’s developer conference
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg kicked the conference off with a keynote detailing Facebook’s 10-year technology roadmap.
The National Party gears up to ban Facebook
In a move that is sure to shock many, the National Party has announced it intends on banning the most popular global social media website: Facebook.
Facebook flexes its muscles into the enterprise market
We’re sure you’ve been caught once or twice on Facebook at work - to make life ‘easier’ there is now officially “Facebook at Work”.
New Facebook reactions arrive – but where’s the dislike button?
Facebook users have been crying out for dislike button since what feels like the beginning of time.
Facebook turns 12: Bigger, better and more secure
Hard to believe it but Facebook has only just turned 12, meaning it is still young enough to have not been around at the turn of the millennium.
Wi-Fi from space, courtesy of Facebook
“Making the internet available to every person on earth is a goal too large & too important for any one company, group or government to solve alone."
Finally: Facebook is bringing you a dislike button
In what is surely the biggest news of the day, Mark Zuckerberg has given in to Facebook users and says the company is working on a dislike button.
Facebook: Bringing high speed internet to developing nations with lasers
Facebook is working on laser technology that will be able to deliver high speed internet through drones or satellites.
Facebook introduces slimmed down version of its Android app
“In many areas, networks can be slow and not able to support all the functionality found in Facebook for Android,”
Facebook: 10% of VoIP market - and aiming much higher
Facebook is claiming 10% of the mobile VoIP market via Messenger, as it looks to ramp up that figure with its WhatsApp voice offerings.
Facebook smashes revenue expectations once again
Facebook’s profit and revenue has beat forecasts for the seventh quarter in a row, with mobile advertising revenue playing a key role as users shift to using smartphones and other devices.
WhatsApp hits 700 million users
WhatsApp now has 700 million monthly active users and those users are sending 30 billion messages per day, according to Jan Koum, WhatsApp CEO.
Facebook dumps Microsoft Bing
Social networking giant Facebook has gone its separate ways with Microsoft’s Bing search engine, in favour of its own internal search engine.
Messenger reaches half a billion users, but not by choice
The need for a separate messaging app was that Facebook thought it could provide a better, faster messaging product by separating it, an explanation that has not fully satisfied all users.
Facebook joins the fight against Ebola with three initiatives
Facebook has joined the fight against Ebola with three initiatives to help spread the word and awareness.
SMBs drive business growth through Facebook
With over 30 million active small businesses currently using Facebook, including 19 million on mobile, SMBs are continuing to utilise social media as a key channel to build business.
Gartner: Facebook ups its bet on mobile...
You can say this about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg: once they got the memo about mobile, internalised it and then made it an operational imperative.
Facebook blows away analysts with strong financials
"We've made some long term bets on the future while staying focused on executing and improving our core products and business."
Facebook's Zuck earns a buck...
Based on yearly salary, it seems that Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg earned a solitary dollar in 2013, according to a regulatory filing released this week.
Facebook acquires virtual reality leader for US$2 billion
"Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow."
Zuckerberg dismisses Microsoft and Sony competition
As the industry balks at Facebook’s recent US$2 billion acquisition, CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t worried about the likes of PlayStation or Xbox.
WhatsApp's "values and beliefs will not change"
'If partnering with Facebook meant that we had to change our values, we wouldn’t have done it."
If I could turn back time... well, 10 years to be exact
"We would have a stronger position in the phone market today if I could re-do, for example, the last 10 years."
Facebook aims to connect the "next billion"
"Zuckerberg’s proposal is Facebook-centric, with the social network and OTT players reaping the immediate benefits."
WhatsApp coming over the hill? It's a US$16 billion Facebook acquisition
"WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people - the services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable."
Facebook answers desperate father's plea
It was a desperate plea from a tearful father, "You ever do something crazy because you just don't know what to do anymore? Well, that's what I'm doing right now," said John Berlin "I'm calling out to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook," he continued.
See your Facebook life in a minute...
If you're on Facebook, a new video about your life went live online late yesterday. Yes, I do mean you.
Happy Birthday Facebook... Here's to another 10 years?
"It is the largest social network in the world, but many are questioning whether it will survive another 10 years..."
Love it or loath it... Facebook is about to turn 10
Facebook will celebrate its 10th birthday tomorrow and is likely to be an occasion that will see people reflecting on its past and wildly speculating on its future.
Mobile revenue surge smashes Facebook's earnings report
Boosted by surging mobile revenue, Facebook has today smashed financial expectations with a full year revenue of $7.87bn, an increase of 55% year-over-year.
Kiwi student mixing it with IT giants
A University of Waikato PhD student will take part in a global computer coding exercise backed by some of the biggest technology names in the world.
Zuckerberg approves new Facebook Like button
CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the nod as the social media giant's six month development process finally comes to an end...
Ever wondered what 1.2 billion Facebook users look like?
Providing a glimpse of every single member, The Faces of Facebook website has encapsulated all 1.2 billion profile pictures on one web page.
Zuckerberg issues five billion friend requests
In an audacious effort to unite the world online, Facebook founder launches internet.org, designed to expand global internet access.
Instagram video? We heard it on the Twitter Vine
So far winning the social media battle, but not necessarily the war, the prospect of video features in Instagram should come as no surprise.
Is Facebook trending in the right direction?
Coming off a poor run of results post IPO, the story of Facebook’s Q2 results is one of progress, regeneration and strategic investment.
Stocks are rising…Facebook's capitalising
Ads, Ads, and yes, more Ads as social networking site smashes financial expectations with over one million advertisers now on board.
Introducing video for Instagram…
After adding video sharing feature to Instagram, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg insists "we're really just getting started."
Facebook investors ruck with on the ropes Zuck
Renowned for his brains rather than his brawn, young-billionaire fends off sucker punches from all angles at Facebook's first annual shareholders meeting yesterday.
Tech giants deny US govt privacy probe
Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo and other US companies deny assisting US officials in collecting customer private data since 2007.
Mobile advertising drives Facebook revenue
Social networking says 30% of revenue now comes from mobile advertising, as the site finds new ways to increase profits.
Zuckerberg a sucker? Not a chance
A symbolic salary is one thing, but the guy literally does have $1 for every Facebook user…
Facebook Home hits 500,000 downloads
Mark Zuckerberg's new app creation hits the ground running, with over half a million downloads from Google Play since its April 4 release.
Facebook challenges Google with "Home" for phones
Social networking giant unveils the Facebook Phone, but it isn't what the industry expected.
FAQ: Facebook Home
Following the launch of Facebook Home, check out some frequently asked questions regarding the family of apps.
Marketers: Addaboy Facebook
Facebook's redesign of its News Feed signals a new era in marketing for the site, centered around replicating it's mobile advertising success.
Acebook drops the F with new News Feed
"Goodbye Clutter. Hello bright, beautiful stories" - That's the line coming out of Facebook HQ, with a newly designed News Feed to match.
Facebook feeds new news feed to press
Social networking site gets ready to launch news feed changes to Facebook, at a scheduled media event this coming Thursday.
Facebook financials beat expectations
Social networking site beats Wall Street estimates during Q4 and 2012 results, showing growth in mobile revenue.
Can Graph Search combat Facebook's commercial struggles?
Following Facebook’s unveiling of Graph Search yesterday, the world offers comment on the social media giants latest launch.
Facebook unveils new search engine
Social networking giant announces "Graph Search" to the media at their much-anticipated press event this morning.
Radical redesign of Facebook's apps proved wrong
Online speculation suggested Facebook's big event launch today could see a change to the company's mobile apps design.
Facebook Graph Search FAQ
As the social networking giant announces "Graph Search" to the media, they answer any burning questions about the project.
House perks for mega rich Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO is essentially living in his $6m mansion for free due to his enormous wealth.
Zuckerberg pledges $500 million of FB stock
Facebook founder receives 170,000 'likes' for charity donation.
November net worth increases $3.5 billion for Zuckerberg
As Facebook comes under criticism for low tax payments in NZ, company stock increases by nearly US$7 a share during November.
Kiwis 'dislike' Facebook couples page
Automatically linked up pages for couples rejected by New Zealanders in first for social networking site.
Too much Facebook is unhealthy
Social networking site admits excessive use online is bad for users.
Investor sells US$81m of Facebook stock
Jim Breyer sells bulk of shares in the social networking site after being an early investor in the company.
Facebook founders up US$2.3 billion
Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz profit following Q3 earnings.
Mobile push grows Facebook revenue
Social networking site beats Wall Street expectations with Q3 results, despite recording a loss.
2.2m Kiwis Like Facebook
Nearly half of the population use the social networking site as Facebook becomes a "necessary evil" in our lives.
Facebook fine tunes Android App
Social networking site in final testing phase for new native Android app, over a month after releasing iOS updates.
Facebook tops a billion users
Social networking site reaches milestone as the company produces a brand video to celebrate the landmark.
Facebook searching for Google war
Social networking site could capture 50% of global search market over the next few years through a new 'Social Search' era according to latest findings.
Facebook stock falling fast
Early investors of the social networking site appear to be cashing in during their first chance to sell their stock, causing an all-time low in the market.
Insiders eligible to cash in on Facebook
‘Lock-up’ period expires allowing selected investors to sell shares in the social networking site.
Facebook finalises 20-year privacy plan
The social networking site commits to government audits stretching 20 years after breaching privacy laws.
Facebook meets expectations in first earnings report
The world’s no.1 social-networking site performs as predicted but still faces concerns from worried investors.
Facebook tech boss to depart for start-up
Social network loses CTO just a month after going public; does Facebook have a retention problem?
Learn social media marketing from one of the best
Randi Zuckerberg, sister to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and one-time marketing director for the company, to speak at Auckland event.
Mark Zuckerberg dons tie for surprise wedding
He wouldn’t do it for Wall Street, but the Facebook founder scrubbed up to marry his girlfriend of nine years.
Facebook IPO is coming this week - Updated
Release confirms share price of US$38, equating to a record-breaking company valuation of US$104 billion.
Hoodie hoopla: will fashion hurt the Facebook IPO?
Mark Zuckerberg has been pitching to Wall Street all this week, but one analyst's comments about his attire have attracted all the attention.
Facebook to pay US$1bn for Instagram
CEO Mark Zuckerberg promises to keep photo app connected to other networks.
Surprise at Yahoo's 'bald-faced' Facebook lawsuit
Former powerhouse launches patent claim with opponent’s IPO just months away; is it a last desperate effort or just good business sense?
Mashable, The Daily Show & others launch Facebook apps
The growing list of media companies letting users share content on Timeline with Open Graph.
Investors to Facebook: more women, please
Social networking giant criticised for all-male board ahead of historic IPO.
Facebook on the hunt for new ANZ boss
Recruitment drive begins as regional vice president announces departure after six years with the company.
Mark Zuckerberg posts first tweet since 2009
Facebook founder crosses to the other side to protest anti-piracy bills.
Facebook facing 20 years of privacy audits
Federal Trade Commission issues strict warning, so what was Mark Zuckerberg’s response?
Facebook to go public this autumn?
Rumours hint at IPO between April and June 2012.
What happened to Facebook Timeline?
It’s been almost two months since Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the big new feature – so where is it?
'The Al Capones of the internet'
Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page make T-shirt news.
Remembering Steve Jobs
Industry heavyweights pay tribute to Apple founder.
Zuckerberg introduces Timeline at f8
'Tell the whole story of your life on a single page'.
Fiddling while Facebook burns
Google declared war when it opened up Google+ this week; what response can we expect from today’s f8 developer conference?
Save $$$ with Skype
Skype is becoming more and more popular as a trendy, convenient, innovative and (most importantly) free way to communicate
Randi Zuckerberg quits Facebook
Founder's sister gives up role as director of marketing to start her own media firm.
Facebook suit thrown out
Lawyer representing Winklevoss twins promises further action.
Facebook VS Google
Calling all car buffs! If you’re looking to buy, sell or report a car in New Zealand, or simply looking for information on any of the above, this is your go-to site.
Zuckerberg re-valued at US$18 billion
Facebook founder ahead of Jobs but still behind Gates.
New Facebook suit launched
Vinklevoss twins return to court a day after giving up Supreme Court appeal.
Save your PC: how to keep safe online in 2011
Whether you are new to computers, or are a seasoned user – now is a good time to review your security knowledge and practices.
Steve Jobs attends Obama's tech dinner - Updated
Despite reports of ill health, the Apple CEO made it to a very special dinner hosted by US President, Barack Obama.
‘Facebook to shut down’ – facebookers despair
For millions it was as if the unthinkable had finally happened. Like a flash flood, 7.1 earthquake or some other startling act of God, it seemed too sudden, too terrible to be true.
Facebook unveils new 'Messages' - don't call it a Gmail killer
Email is past its prime in an age of texts and instant messages, says CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook launches new groups – and you may already be a member
Facebook has put its foot in it again, in what is shaping up to be a troubled few months for the social network.
Microsoft's Bing to access your Facebook 'Likes'
Microsoft strengthens ties with Facebook with deal to integrate content from Facebook straight into Bing's search results.
Revealed: Tech's top earners
Facebook's Zuckerberg worth more than Steve Jobs, but Bill Gates is still king of the Forbes 400 rich list.
Business networking: the need for control
Social media are arguably delivering tangible benefits for businesses, with researcher Gartner predicting they’ll surpass email as the preferred online means of communication by 2014.
Your data, as you want
Choose open source in the cloud.
Facebook movie trailer released
Click through for the latest look at The Social Network, the movie about the creation of Facebook.
Facebook unveils new privacy controls
CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the overhaul of Facebook's privacy model is now complete.
Facebook CEO admits mistakes
"We've made a bunch of mistakes," says Mark Zuckerberg, who promises users that things will soon change for the better.
Facebook celebrates 6th birthday
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Privacy improvements at Facebook
As it announced that it now has more than 350 million members, leading social network Facebook also told users it was improving its privacy standards.