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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.
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."
Taika Waititi and Spark to host a new NZ film festival
Spark and Facebook have joined forces to create the Tall Shorts Film Festival.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Facebook says 'no more': Cryptocurrency ads banned from social network
Facebook has now banned all advertising for financial products such as cryptocurrencies, binary options and initial coin offerings.
Marketing and messaging trends shaping Facebook Messenger this year
Improved group chats, realtime features, and visual messaging are just a few of the features in store for messaging app.
Facebook, Apple, Twitter missing from 2018's top software companies ranking
The leaderboard is based on user reviews documented by G2 Crowd over the past year.
Facebook Messenger launches augmented reality extras
Facebook Messenger has launched its World Effects technology on the Messenger camera, allowing people to drop 3D objects in their surroundings...
Kasten emerges from the shadows with new data management platform
The company is backed by well-known Silicon Valley angels and executives from Google, Amazon and Facebook.