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VR boom shows no sign of slowing
The virtual reality market will exhibit a 42.2% CAGR, as big brands move to offer an advanced user experience says Fortune Business Insights.
Looking for love? Facebook gets in on the dating game
Facebook is trying to downplay the whole idea of Tinder-like swipes, and instead it’s promoting the idea of creating ‘meaningful relationships through things people have in common, like interests and groups.
Cryptocurrency conundrum: Reserve Bank & IR fumble in the dark
Whether it's cryptocurrency salaries or a central digital currency, no agency is quite sure how to tackle this upcoming payment trend.
Facebook faces new frontiers with real time brain-to-text research
Siri and Google Assistant are popular at home or in the office, how many people have used them in crowded rooms, or in a busy street? That’s where ‘thinking’ words comes into the equation.
Netflix film The Great Hack raises serious questions about data privacy issues
Last weekend a group of privacy advocates and experts gathered in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center to discuss issues highlighted by The Great Hack documentary.
Big Tech firms in the spotlight over data privacy
“Once deemed consumer champions, Big Tech now appears to be the new dark side of capitalism, arguably presenting a bigger risk to society than bankers were."
Talent troubles plague growing MSP market, says Datto
As the MSP industry continues to grow, a recent report from Datto shows that recruiting talent is tougher than ever - plus more MSP trends.
Twitter gets a makeover
Twitter has begun to rollout a refreshed and updated version of its website, as it looks to give users a more personalised experience.
Opinion: Facebook's Libra proves cryptocurrencies are now mainstream
They are here to stay. And their influence is set to grow exponentially."
Facebook jumps on the cryptocurrency bandwagon
Launching in 2020, Calibra and Libra may shake up the mobile payment industry.
Facebook: 'We'll pay you if we can track your apps'
After years of tracking people with various forms of implied (and explicit) consent, Facebook is now allowing people to opt-in to being market research guinea pigs.
Who's watching you?
With privacy an increasing concern amongst the public, users should be more aware than ever of what personal data companies hold.
Facebook sues South Korean analytics firm Rankwave
Last week the company filed a lawsuit against South Korean data analytics Rankwave, whose apps used the Facebook platform.
Experts and execs comment on Facebook data leak
“Tech companies are the custodians of user credentials and other personally identifiable information, a valuable resource in today's world.”
Millions of Facebook user records exposed in latest data leak
UpGuard reported that each of the data sets was stored in its own Amazon S3 bucket configured to allow public download of files.
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 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.
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.
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."
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.
Okta: Reclaiming control over digital identity
What is a digital identity? Who is responsible for that information? And what rights do digital citizens have?
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.”
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.
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.