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    How to stop Facebook advertisers snooping on your private life

    How to stop Facebook advertisers snooping on your private life


    A series of Facebook privacy scandals , and the company's sometimes questionable efforts to clean up after them, have seen tech commentators like Bill Bennett and Paul Brislen leave the social network.Me, I'm sticking with...

    A series of Facebook privacy scandals , and the company's sometimes questionable efforts to clean up after them, have seen tech commentators like Bill Bennett and Paul Brislen leave the social network.Me, I'm sticking with it....
    Data breaches are inevitable – here's how to protect yourself

    Data breaches are inevitable – here's how to protect yourself


    It's tempting to give up on data security altogether, with all the billions of pieces of personal data – Social Security numbers , credit cards, home addresses, phone numbers, passwords and much more – breached and stolen...

    It's tempting to give up on data security altogether, with all the billions of pieces of personal data – Social Security numbers , credit cards, home addresses, phone numbers, passwords and much more – breached and stolen in...
    Why it's so easy to believe that the '10-year challenge' is a grand Facebook conspiracy

    Why it's so easy to believe that the '10-year challenge' is a grand Facebook conspiracy


    In the Japanese animated series Ghost in the Shell, there is a villain called the Laughing Man who has always stayed with me. At first he appears to be a prolific hacker orchestrating a series of daring crimes, always managing...

    In the Japanese animated series Ghost in the Shell, there is a villain called the Laughing Man who has always stayed with me. At first he appears to be a prolific hacker orchestrating a series of daring crimes, always managing to...
    Snap fires 2 execs after alleged sexual misconduct - report

    Snap fires 2 execs after alleged sexual misconduct - report


    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker.The newspaper says an outside investigation found that Snap's head of...

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker.The newspaper says an outside investigation found that Snap's head of global...
    E-commerce wars: Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani goes after Jeff Bezos

    E-commerce wars: Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani goes after Jeff Bezos


    Mukesh Ambani, Asia's richest man, is set to take on Amazon's Jeff Bezos in India as the billionaire magnate launches his own rival e-commerce venture in the world's second most populous country.Reliance Industries, the...

    Mukesh Ambani, Asia's richest man, is set to take on Amazon's Jeff Bezos in India as the billionaire magnate launches his own rival e-commerce venture in the world's second most populous country.Reliance Industries, the Mumbai-headquartered...
    Lime hits million-ride milestone in NZ, boss open to e-scooter tax

    Lime hits million-ride milestone in NZ, boss open to e-scooter tax


    Lime timeline • Jan 2017: Founded in San Francisco by Toby Sun & Brad Bao • March 2017: Sun & Bao raise US$12m from Netscape founder Marc Andreessen• June 2017: First service launched, in Greensboro, North...

    Lime timeline • Jan 2017: Founded in San Francisco by Toby Sun & Brad Bao • March 2017: Sun & Bao raise US$12m from Netscape founder Marc Andreessen• June 2017: First service launched, in Greensboro, North Carolina,...
    Lime expands its ambition to cars

    Lime expands its ambition to cars


    A new rideshare craze could soon hit the streets in the form of two-seater cars you locate on a cellphone app, hire by the minute, then leave at the nearest carpark once you are done. MORE: Lime hits million-ride milestone...

    A new rideshare craze could soon hit the streets in the form of two-seater cars you locate on a cellphone app, hire by the minute, then leave at the nearest carpark once you are done. MORE: Lime hits million-ride milestone in...
    Airbnb refunds guest who found indoor cameras during family stay

    Airbnb refunds guest who found indoor cameras during family stay


    Sometime after Jeffrey Bigham and his family checked into an Airbnb in the US, he spotted something that was not in the rental's online listing. Staring back at him, above the TV, where the walls met the ceiling, was a camera,...

    Sometime after Jeffrey Bigham and his family checked into an Airbnb in the US, he spotted something that was not in the rental's online listing. Staring back at him, above the TV, where the walls met the ceiling, was a camera, and...
    Many would rather talk to an app than a person, Vodafone boss says

    Many would rather talk to an app than a person, Vodafone boss says


    "There will be no closures of New Zealand call centres as an outcome of this process," Vodafone NZ boss Jason Paris told the Herald this morning as the telco's restructure continues.His reassurance, of sorts, comes after...

    "There will be no closures of New Zealand call centres as an outcome of this process," Vodafone NZ boss Jason Paris told the Herald this morning as the telco's restructure continues.His reassurance, of sorts, comes after Paris...
    Slowly towards the 5G revolution

    Slowly towards the 5G revolution


    Contentious enough to cause diplomatic ructions, 5G is the mobile technology upgrade that continues to hit the news.MORE: • The real reason Spark boss Simon Moutter loves 5G • Why Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees...

    Contentious enough to cause diplomatic ructions, 5G is the mobile technology upgrade that continues to hit the news.MORE: • The real reason Spark boss Simon Moutter loves 5G • Why Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees don't...
    Spark guaranteed World Cup streaming grief: RugbyPass boss

    Spark guaranteed World Cup streaming grief: RugbyPass boss


    RugbyPass boss Tim Martin is an evangelist for streaming sports over the internet.He would be, of course. That's his company's bread and butter, and it's currently in the midst of a US$20 million raise .Yet he still voices...

    RugbyPass boss Tim Martin is an evangelist for streaming sports over the internet.He would be, of course. That's his company's bread and butter, and it's currently in the midst of a US$20 million raise .Yet he still voices qualms...
    Elon Musk's latest business scheme, Neuralink, focuses on making cyborgs

    Elon Musk's latest business scheme, Neuralink, focuses on making cyborgs


    It's the internet's equivalent of a note posted in a newsagent's window. The website has a single page. No fancy videos or graphics. No colours even. Just black and white text offering jobs to "exceptional engineers and...

    It's the internet's equivalent of a note posted in a newsagent's window. The website has a single page. No fancy videos or graphics. No colours even. Just black and white text offering jobs to "exceptional engineers and scientists"....
    Apple plans to cut back on hiring due to iPhone sales struggles

    Apple plans to cut back on hiring due to iPhone sales struggles


    Apple Inc. will cut back on hiring for some divisions after selling fewer iPhones than expected and missing its revenue forecast for the holiday quarter, according to people familiar with the matter.Tim Cook, Apple's chief...

    Apple Inc. will cut back on hiring for some divisions after selling fewer iPhones than expected and missing its revenue forecast for the holiday quarter, according to people familiar with the matter.Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive...
    Snapchat execs disappearing as quickly as its photos

    Snapchat execs disappearing as quickly as its photos


    Snapchat is known for its disappearing messages, allowing teenagers to post photos and videos that vanish within 24 hours as if they never existed. While the service may have helped the app become wildly popular among...

    Snapchat is known for its disappearing messages, allowing teenagers to post photos and videos that vanish within 24 hours as if they never existed. While the service may have helped the app become wildly popular among teenagers...
    China plans rival to Silicon Valley

    China plans rival to Silicon Valley


    Beijing is planning to create a new Silicon Valley equivalent in southern China.A "Greater Bay Area" designed to rival California's tech centre would cover 21,815 square miles and have a population of more than 67 million...

    Beijing is planning to create a new Silicon Valley equivalent in southern China.A "Greater Bay Area" designed to rival California's tech centre would cover 21,815 square miles and have a population of more than 67 million people.The...
    RugbyPass kicks off US$20m raise

    RugbyPass kicks off US$20m raise


    Sports streaming service RugbyPass is aiming to raise US$20 million ($29.3m) to take rugby games to the rest of the world.Chief executive Tim Martin's first online sports streaming service, PremierLeaguePass.com, came to an...

    Sports streaming service RugbyPass is aiming to raise US$20 million ($29.3m) to take rugby games to the rest of the world.Chief executive Tim Martin's first online sports streaming service, PremierLeaguePass.com, came to an end...
    Police say Cryptopia investigation a 'complex' situation

    Police say Cryptopia investigation a 'complex' situation


    The police investigation of a Christchurch cryptocurrency trading company continues after a "significant value" was transferred without authorisation. MORE: NZ crypto exchange offline after hack, talk of $3.7m heist ...

    The police investigation of a Christchurch cryptocurrency trading company continues after a "significant value" was transferred without authorisation. MORE: NZ crypto exchange offline after hack, talk of $3.7m heist Police...
    New social media craze dubbed #10YearChallenge labelled a scam

    New social media craze dubbed #10YearChallenge labelled a scam


    Thousands of social media users across the globe, including celebrities, have been jumping on what has been dubbed the 10 Year Challenge - but debate has sparked over whether it's all a scam. The latest trend of 2019 -...

    Thousands of social media users across the globe, including celebrities, have been jumping on what has been dubbed the 10 Year Challenge - but debate has sparked over whether it's all a scam. The latest trend of 2019 - involving...
    Bad news for Netflix password sharers

    Bad news for Netflix password sharers


    There's a good chance you, or at least someone you know, share a Netflix account by using the same user login and password in different households.But those days could be numbered.UK software company Synamedia unveiled a new...

    There's a good chance you, or at least someone you know, share a Netflix account by using the same user login and password in different households.But those days could be numbered.UK software company Synamedia unveiled a new system...
    Canadian PM Trudeau calls Jacinda Ardern to shore up support in escalating diplomatic feud with China

    Canadian PM Trudeau calls Jacinda Ardern to shore up support in escalating diplomatic feud with China


    China expert Anne-Marie Brady says New Zealand must join Canada in applying pressure on China amid an escalating diplomatic feud between the two. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda...

    China expert Anne-Marie Brady says New Zealand must join Canada in applying pressure on China amid an escalating diplomatic feud between the two. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...