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New detection tool aims to catch Twitter bots in real time
Twitter recognises that it’s hard to tell just how much misinformation is out there on social media.
Twitter employees can choose to work from home forever
“If our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen."
Google leads donations as tech sector pledges US$1.4 billion to COVID-19 crisis
Google is leading the way in donations, with around $800 million donated to date.
Twitter aims to be 'world's most diverse & inclusive tech company'
According to Twitter's VP of people experience, Twitter needs to be bold, move fast, and get it right.
Adobe, New York Times and Twitter announce content authenticity initiative
Adobe is developing an opt-in system that will allow creators and publishers to securely attach attribution data to content they choose to share.
AMD launches new generation of EPYC processors for data centers
Twitter and Google both announced that they are deploying the AMD processors in their own systems.
Twitter gets a makeover
Twitter has begun to rollout a refreshed and updated version of its website, as it looks to give users a more personalised experience.
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.
Twitter says sorry about Android bug that lasted four years
Users of Twitter's Android platform may want to review their privacy settings.
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised, according to NordVPN.
Twitter suspects state-sponsored ties to support forum breach
One of Twitter’s support forums was hit by a data breach that may have ties to a state-sponsored attack, however users' personal data was exposed.
Twitter bots create a third of the world's misinformation
Lies, fake news and misinformation – this is the age of the internet, and Twitter bots are largely responsible for perpetrating it.
Amazon vs. consumers on the Aussie shutout
Amazon announced that due to GST regulation they will no longer be shipping from the US to Australia. Its comment and the consumer perspective inside.
AI dominating twitter mentions from top influencers during Q1 2018, says GlobalData
GlobalData says AI is way ahead of other disruptive technologies in terms of influencer mentions with over 25% share of overall discussions.
Cheese rolls & eye-rolls: Twitter reacts to #NZBudget2018
Yesterday was Budget Day, and since our Labour-led government released its first budget, Twitter has been afire with responses.
Trump in talks with Xi Jinping to get ZTE “back into business fast”
“As for the specific issues over which the US side has voiced its concerns, our two sides also maintain close communication.”
Twitter password glitch showcases 'extreme jumpiness' in digital sector
More than 330 million Twitter users are being urged to change their passwords after an internal system glitch caused the passwords to be exposed.
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.
The age of privacy is over: Understanding the tech behaviour of Gen Z
Their number one desired career was to be a famous YouTuber, followed by a software developer and Twitter celebrity with over one million followers.
Is social media now almost impossible to monetise unless you’re an industry giant?
MarketLine asks whether a social media business model based on building popularity before monetisation is fundamentally flawed.
Megaport expands multicloud capabilities in Singapore
Singapore is an incredibly important location for cloud in Southeast Asia, and we've experienced increased demand for flexible, multicloud solutions.
Kiwi artist features on the world’s biggest online art exhibition
Facebook and YouTube have a huge impact on our daily lives, it is thus only the natural progression that art would begin to reflect that...
Facebook announces the formation of a global internet forum to counter terrorism
"By working together, we can have a greater impact on the threat of terrorist content online."