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    Moon-bound billionaire swaps retweets for cash

    Moon-bound billionaire swaps retweets for cash


    What gets Twitter users more excited than a year's supply of Wendy's chicken nuggets? Apparently cold, hard...

    What gets Twitter users more excited than a year's supply of Wendy's chicken nuggets? Apparently cold, hard cash.
    After a nightmare 2018 can Facebook fight back?

    After a nightmare 2018 can Facebook fight back?


    Every December, Facebook shows each of its 2.4bn users a personalised video of their "year in review". Its algorithms try to pick their happiest photos and fondest memories - birthdays, marriages, new family members - to remind them that it has been...

    Every December, Facebook shows each of its 2.4bn users a personalised video of their "year in review". Its algorithms try to pick their happiest photos and fondest memories - birthdays, marriages, new family members - to remind them that it has been there for all their best moments.
    Tumblr to ban pornographic content from its site

    Tumblr to ban pornographic content from its site


    Tumblr announced Monday (Tuesday NZ time) that it will ban nearly all nudity from its platform, ending one of social media's last major refuges for explicit sexual...

    Tumblr announced Monday (Tuesday NZ time) that it will ban nearly all nudity from its platform, ending one of social media's last major refuges for explicit sexual images.
    David Slack: The joy of being disconnected from social media on Old Ghost Road track

    David Slack: The joy of being disconnected from social media on Old Ghost Road track


    OPINION: Dear old Facebook. Everybody's friend, with only the shortest list of shortcomings such as paying way too little tax and doing nothing to stop the spread of outright lies and causing political harm and being the vehicle for genocide in Myanmar...

    OPINION: Dear old Facebook. Everybody's friend, with only the shortest list of shortcomings such as paying way too little tax and doing nothing to stop the spread of outright lies and causing political harm and being the vehicle for genocide in Myanmar and possibly presenting an existential threat to journalism and democracy.
    Facebook is banning far-right group the Proud Boys

    Facebook is banning far-right group the Proud Boys


    Facebook is banning accounts and pages associated with the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group whose members assaulted protesters in New York City in the US earlier in...

    Facebook is banning accounts and pages associated with the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group whose members assaulted protesters in New York City in the US earlier in October.
    Snap! Bitmoji cluster alerts rival students to end-of-year-prank

    Snap! Bitmoji cluster alerts rival students to end-of-year-prank


    A group of girls leaving hate notes as part of their end-of-year prank have been caught in the act thanks to their Snapchat...

    A group of girls leaving hate notes as part of their end-of-year prank have been caught in the act thanks to their Snapchat bitmoji.
    I fell for Facebook fake news. Here's why millions of you did, too.

    I fell for Facebook fake news. Here's why millions of you did, too.


    The Facebook video is nuts, but I can't tear my eyes away. A plane, struggling in a huge storm, does a 360-degree flip before safely landing and letting out terrified...

    The Facebook video is nuts, but I can't tear my eyes away. A plane, struggling in a huge storm, does a 360-degree flip before safely landing and letting out terrified passengers.
    Online groomer offers children money to play game on social media pages

    Online groomer offers children money to play game on social media pages


    Police are advising parents to keep a close eye on their children's social media activity after a series of suspicious posts by a man offering money to children were made on community pages in Wellington and...

    Police are advising parents to keep a close eye on their children's social media activity after a series of suspicious posts by a man offering money to children were made on community pages in Wellington and Auckland.
    Google hid Google+ security flaw that exposed users’ personal information

    Google hid Google+ security flaw that exposed users’ personal information


    Google said it found a "software glitch" in its Google+ social network in March that could have exposed the personal data of as many as half a million users, but decided not to tell the public until Monday (Tuesday...

    Google said it found a "software glitch" in its Google+ social network in March that could have exposed the personal data of as many as half a million users, but decided not to tell the public until Monday (Tuesday NZT).
    Viral Facebook hoax tricking people into thinking that their account was hacked

    Viral Facebook hoax tricking people into thinking that their account was hacked


    Over the weekend, you might have seen a wave of panicked friends in your Facebook news feeds posting warnings: Their accounts were hacked, don't accept friend requests from their accounts. Or maybe, even more alarming, you received a private message...

    Over the weekend, you might have seen a wave of panicked friends in your Facebook news feeds posting warnings: Their accounts were hacked, don't accept friend requests from their accounts. Or maybe, even more alarming, you received a private message warning you that your account had been compromised.
    Teenagers send 'nudes' to fake social media account, pictures circulated around school

    Teenagers send 'nudes' to fake social media account, pictures circulated around school


    A Blenheim mother whose son was conned into sending nude pictures of himself to a fake Facebook account has warned parents that other teenagers have also been caught up in the cyber...

    A Blenheim mother whose son was conned into sending nude pictures of himself to a fake Facebook account has warned parents that other teenagers have also been caught up in the cyber sting.