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Facebook and About Us launch #BoostYourTown in Kaitaia
"We all understand how important it is for businesses and community groups to have an effective online presence these days."
23 May 18
Is the internet getting safer?
Connecting our human selves to our digital identities is hard. How does your bank know it’s really you behind the browser opening a new account?
18 May 18
Facebook to almost double the size of its Sweden data centre
Facebook celebrated the 5th birthday of its Luleå data centre by announcing a huge investment to make it one of the world's largest campuses.
09 May 18
Why cybercriminals are corrupting popular social media platforms
Fraudsters are targeting legitimate social media platforms to create a new type of fraud market – one that has a global reach.
06 May 18
Accenture: The importance of trust in data
As businesses continue to use more and more data, how can they improve the accuracy and legitimacy of their data?
03 May 18
Facebook debuts their take on the dating app
Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Dating at F8, Facebook's annual developer conference.
02 May 18
70% of security experts say social media should be government regulated
A survey has found the majority believe social media data collection needs to be regulated, despite having little faith in their governments.
28 Apr 18
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.
24 Apr 18
Machine learning is great but does it need regulation?
Otago Uni’s Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand Project think legislation should be a major consideration during the Kiwi AI revolution.
23 Apr 18
Clare Curran targeted in Facebook impersonation; warns Kiwis to be vigilant
“It’s frightening to think someone is impersonating you online and CERT NZ is there to help people sort out issues and feel safe again online."
23 Apr 18
34 tech heavyweights stand strong: Protecting the globe from cyber threats
Not only with the companies protect customers, they've also vowed not to help governments who want to go on the cyber offensive.
19 Apr 18
34% of polled Kiwis & 27% of Aussies ready to delete Facebook after data breach
The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data breach has shown the world just how important data is to individuals and the organisations that collect it.
17 Apr 18
Facebook launches Data Abuse Bounty program
The Data Abuse Bounty is inspired by the existing bug bounty program.
11 Apr 18
Facebook is finally making changes to its data sharing controls - but is it too little, too late?
“Given the scale and sophistication of the activity we’ve seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped."
06 Apr 18
Taika Waititi and Spark to host a new NZ film festival
Spark and Facebook have joined forces to create the Tall Shorts Film Festival.
06 Apr 18
OPINON: Counting the broader cost of Facebook’s data dilemma
Barracuda SVP Chris Ross talks about the results of a recent survey they ran following the Facebook fallout to determine the true cost.
05 Apr 18
Facebook to test a ‘downvote’ button in NZ
The test is a continuation of a trial Facebook began a few weeks ago that allows people to upvote or downvote comments on public threads.
05 Apr 18
How Workplace By Facebook helped solve an avocado shortage
Many employees in major industries like retail, farming, and transport seldom have their own PC or even a company email address, but they do all have
29 Mar 18
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.
23 Mar 18
Queensland Premier bans Ministerial use of private email & messaging apps
The Queensland Government has forbidden its ministers from using their own private email and messaging accounts for ministerial business.
21 Mar 18
Report: Enterprise server demand underwhelming for 4Q17
A report by Dell’Oro Group has shown that high memory costs contributed to a slower than expected Purley refresh cycle slowing sales in the quarter.
20 Mar 18
Facebook breach of 50 MILLION profiles: What we know so far
A whistleblower has uncovered the practices of his illicit company, which include stealing the details of 50m Facebook users to help Trump's campaign.
19 Mar 18
Google to follow Facebook's lead on banning cryptocurrency ads
From June 2018 Google users may not see so many advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related content.
15 Mar 18
Sony’s Xperia 3D Creator app brings 3D scans of your food (or anything else) to Facebook
Sony adds the third dimension to foodie Facebook posts
25 Feb 18