X/Twitter targets New Zealand with new annual subscription fee
X, formerly known as Twitter, is set to charge new users in New Zealand and the Philippines an annual fee of $1 to combat spam and bot accounts.
Infragistics launches App Builder Design Contest for developers
Infragistics initiates App Builder Design Contest, giving entrants a chance to show their creativity and win prizes.
Report shows Instagram Singapore’s most engaging platform
Singapore government's use of social media channels to engage with residents revealed in Emplifi report, with Instagram as the most popular platform.
Netsafe welcomes public feedback on draft of Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms
The code aims to establish a self-regulatory framework to protect New Zealanders from online harm and harmful content.
Twitter trials new advertising system in tweet conversations
Twitter tests new ad format, inserting ads under tweet replies, offering more opportunities for businesses and more ad saturation for users.
Netsafe works with global tech giants to address online harm in NZ
Facebook, Google, TikTok, and Twitter are joining Netsafe to develop a code of practice for online safety in New Zealand.
Twitter and Google Cloud announce strategic partnership
As part of the new partnership, Twitter will adopt several Google Cloud tools which will enable the social media company to handle its high volume of processes.
Twitter chooses AWS to provide its global cloud infrastructure
Twitter has announced a two-year deal with Amazon Web Services to use its global cloud infrastructure for scaling their service.
GlobalData: Machine learning a hot topic amongst AI influencers
As well as machine learning, big data and data science emerged as the most mentioned trends among the AI influencer discussions.
Unprecedented Twitter bitcoin scam targets Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple
High-profile Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam.
New detection tool aims to catch Twitter bots in real time
New bot-detecting tool, BotSight, helps Twitter users spot fake accounts in the fight against disinformation.
Twitter employees can choose to work from home forever
Twitter has announced that its employees can work from home indefinitely, stating that remote working has been a huge success.
Google leads donations as tech sector pledges US$1.4 billion to COVID-19 crisis
Tech giants donate over $1.4bn to combat COVID-19 crisis. Google leads with $800m, followed by Cisco ($225m) and Facebook ($120m).
Twitter aims to be 'world's most diverse & inclusive tech company'
Twitter's diversity push aims for 50% women in workforce by 2025.
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
AMD's new EPYC 7002 processors aim to revolutionise data centres with cost-saving efficiency.
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.