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No need for NZers to delete Facebook – NetSafe

Thousands of New Zealanders’ data was exposed in the Facebook data breach, but while it is a reminder to take privacy seriously there’s no need to quit the platform altogether, NetSafe says. Facebook Photo: 123RF Facebook today revealed it estimated nearly 64,000 New Zealanders were estimated to have had their data collected and used by […]

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Facebook reveals NZers data accessed by Cambridge Analytica

Thousands of New Zealanders’ data was exposed in the Facebook data breach, but while it is a reminder to take privacy seriously there’s not need to quit the platform altogether, NetSafe says. Facebook Photo: 123RF Facebook today revealed it estimated nearly 64,000 New Zealanders are estimated to have had their data collected and used by […]

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Facebook scandal ‘hit 87 million users’

Facebook says it now believes up to 87 million people’s data was improperly shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Photo: AFP The overall figure had been previously quoted as being 50 million by the whistleblower Christopher Wylie. The details were revealed in a blog by the tech firm’s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer. Schroepfer […]

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PM standing by Curran after RNZ committee hearing

The Broadcasting Minister remains safe in her job with the Prime Minister saying there was nothing new out of a specially called select committee hearing about a meeting between Clare Curran and a former RNZ news executive. The Prime Minister has again said that she retains confidence in Clare Curran Photo: RNZ RNZ’s head of […]

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AI poses less risk to jobs than feared – OECD

Fewer people’s jobs are likely to be destroyed by artificial intelligence and robots than has been suggested by a much-cited study, an OECD report says. Lower-skilled jobs involving routine tasks, including cleaners, will be affected by increased automation. Photo: 123RF An influential 2013 forecast by Oxford University said that about 47 percent of jobs in […]

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Online broadcasting ‘wild-west’ could be tamed, says expert

A media law expert has welcomed the possibility that overseas-based online broadcasters may have to comply with New Zealand regulation. Ursula Cheer Photo: RNZ Yesterday Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran told TVNZ’s program Q&A the government may require broadcasters such as Netflix and Facebook to meet New Zealand standards. Currently New Zealand’s broadcasting standards apply to […]

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Victims forgotten in furore over political mismanagement

Labour’s summer camp scandal triggered a flood of opinion in the media this past week. Much of it claimed political spin had overridden the rights of the victims, but the coverage and comment also made it an even more political story. Mike Hosking’s call for the sacking of Labour’s general secretary was widely aired by […]