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    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.
    Teen pretending to work for talent agency blackmailed woman, Crown alleges

    Teen pretending to work for talent agency blackmailed woman, Crown alleges


    A teenager has appeared in court in relation to incidents where girls were contacted by a Facebook identity which falsely claimed to work for a Hamilton talent...

    A teenager has appeared in court in relation to incidents where girls were contacted by a Facebook identity which falsely claimed to work for a Hamilton talent agency.
    Social media can prove a minefield for politicians

    Social media can prove a minefield for politicians


    "Nigel Farage is full of s... Protest the politics of the racist right," Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman blasted on social media this...

    "Nigel Farage is full of s... Protest the politics of the racist right," Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman blasted on social media this week.
    How Kiwi teen went from sharing inspirational quotes to working with US millionaires

    How Kiwi teen went from sharing inspirational quotes to working with US millionaires


    While most of his peers are studying at university, working as apprentices or in entry level jobs, Josh Ryan is being paid to help US entrepreneurs gain Instagram...

    While most of his peers are studying at university, working as apprentices or in entry level jobs, Josh Ryan is being paid to help US entrepreneurs gain Instagram followers.
    1-in-5 Kiwis use phones and apps to say 'I love you' for first time

    1-in-5 Kiwis use phones and apps to say 'I love you' for first time


    The rise of dating apps such as Tinder appear to be helping Kiwis open up about their feelings, with one in five people admitting to using phones or apps to confess their love for the first...

    The rise of dating apps such as Tinder appear to be helping Kiwis open up about their feelings, with one in five people admitting to using phones or apps to confess their love for the first time.
    Author threatened with rape and violence by online abusers says NZ police indifferent

    Author threatened with rape and violence by online abusers says NZ police indifferent


    After being targeted by an ongoing avalanche of online abuse Samoan writer Lani Wendt Young claims police told her there was nothing to be done and that "even the FBI can't make Facebook do...

    After being targeted by an ongoing avalanche of online abuse Samoan writer Lani Wendt Young claims police told her there was nothing to be done and that "even the FBI can't make Facebook do anything".