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NZ urgently needs to get the Privacy Bill right for everyone's sake, says InternetNZ
“There’s currently no law requiring companies like Z Energy, Vector, or LinkedIn to tell New Zealanders if their data has been leaked."
Facebook video creators can now monetise 'Ad Breaks'
Facebook has rolled out Ad Breaks for New Zealand businesses who want to make money from their Facebook videos.
Hyperscale data centre CAPEX up 59% - but dominated by usual suspects
In the first half of this year more than US$53b has been spent on hyperscale data centre development, with the bulk of that from just 5 companies.
Facebook rolls out updates to nurture business-customer connection
Facebook has rolled out another round of updates that it says will make things easier for people to interact with small businesses.
Facebook to bridge distances with new ‘Watch Party’ feature
Effectively, participants of a Watch Party can watch videos from anywhere (live or recorded) and interact with each other at the same time.
Facebook commits to 100% solar power for data center campus
"We are committed to supporting 100% renewable energy, and we are thrilled to have found a solution for our first data center."
Submarine cable project connecting Asia and the US signed off
A consortium of global heavyweights has signed a contract with an Asian company to lay a high performance submarine cable spanning almost 16,000 km.
What Facebook and Google can teach you about DC networking
Enterprises of any size can learn a thing or two from hyperscalers like Facebook and Google.
Facebook app shares your data with phone manufacturers - time to say 'I quit'?
According to NordVPN, Facebook’s data harvesting, sharing, and profit goes far beyond Cambridge Analytica.
Synergy reports record-breaking Q1 capex spend for big cloud providers
The capital expenditure (Capex) of hyperscale operators jumped to $27 billion in Q1, according to Synergy.
Big 5 fuel ‘staggering’ growth of capex in hyperscale data centres
Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook continue to balloon in the hyperscale data centre market with spending reaching an all-time high.
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."
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?
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.
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.
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?
Facebook debuts their take on the dating app
Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Dating at F8, Facebook's annual developer conference.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Facebook launches Data Abuse Bounty program
The Data Abuse Bounty is inspired by the existing bug bounty program.