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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.
Facebook ban serves as stern warning for marketing firms
Facebook has banned a digital marketing group in the Philippines from its platform after the agency allegedly violated spam and misrepresentation policies.
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised.
Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
Facebook launches mentorship feature
Some Facebook Groups will people to connect with mentors and mentees based on specific topics of interest.
Study claims Denmark has been misled by hyperscale data centres
Despite repeated assurances from Danish ministers, almost none of the new hyperscale data centres are reusing their waste heat.
How to balance collaboration and security on Workplace by Facebook
There are 30,000 companies worldwide using the Facebook’s cloud collaboration platform for work.
Facebook's on a mission to bring music to the masses
Harking back to the days of MySpace’s music playlists, Facebook will soon launch the ability to add songs to a new music section on user profiles... but that's not all.
Facebook, Sticks 'n' Stones take online safety to NZ schools
According to Sticks ‘n’ Stones founder Karla Sanders, everyone should have the right to be their real selves.
Facebook breach: Ready for the coming phishing wave?
Much of the information accessed in the Facebook breach is perfect for cyber criminals planning their next phishing attack.
Gartner’s top tips to keep relevant in the face of change
“Continuous change can be made into an asset if an organisation sharpens its vision in order to see the future coming.”