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IBM report projects evolution of phishing, ransomware and spoof tech
"The amount of exposed records that we're seeing today means that cybercriminals are getting their hands on more keys to our homes and businesses.”
Facebook opens new data center in New Albany, Ohio
February has marked the launch of Facebook’s new data center in New Albany, Ohio - but the work isn’t over yet.
Global cloud infrastructure spending grows 37% in Q4
The cloud infrastructures market continues to boom, with spending reaching over US$30 billion.
Antivirus would have saved these businesses $71 billion in 2019
Malware threats represent huge financial costs for businesses.
Australian workers feel voiceless, research finds
Deskless employees told us that they struggle to feel connected to head office and company leaders, that there are barriers to communicating internally."
Big Tech firms dominating internet choices
"While people benefit from big tech's products and services, they are clearly concerned about associated security and privacy threats, and they also want more choice."
Facebook launches 'Portal', a new range of video calling devices
book is taking a leap beyond all things social networking – and into smart video calling devices as it tries to take WhatsApp beyond the smartphone.
VR boom shows no sign of slowing
The virtual reality market will exhibit a 42.2% CAGR, as big brands move to offer an advanced user experience says Fortune Business Insights.
Looking for love? Facebook gets in on the dating game
Facebook is trying to downplay the whole idea of Tinder-like swipes, and instead it’s promoting the idea of creating ‘meaningful relationships through things people have in common, like interests and groups.
Cryptocurrency conundrum: Reserve Bank & IR fumble in the dark
Whether it's cryptocurrency salaries or a central digital currency, no agency is quite sure how to tackle this upcoming payment trend.
Facebook faces new frontiers with real time brain-to-text research
Siri and Google Assistant are popular at home or in the office, how many people have used them in crowded rooms, or in a busy street? That’s where ‘thinking’ words comes into the equation.
Netflix film The Great Hack raises serious questions about data privacy issues
Last weekend a group of privacy advocates and experts gathered in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center to discuss issues highlighted by The Great Hack documentary.
Big Tech firms in the spotlight over data privacy
“Once deemed consumer champions, Big Tech now appears to be the new dark side of capitalism, arguably presenting a bigger risk to society than bankers were."
Talent troubles plague growing MSP market, says Datto
As the MSP industry continues to grow, a recent report from Datto shows that recruiting talent is tougher than ever - plus more MSP trends.
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.
Opinion: Facebook's Libra proves cryptocurrencies are now mainstream
They are here to stay. And their influence is set to grow exponentially."
Facebook jumps on the cryptocurrency bandwagon
Launching in 2020, Calibra and Libra may shake up the mobile payment industry.
Facebook: 'We'll pay you if we can track your apps'
After years of tracking people with various forms of implied (and explicit) consent, Facebook is now allowing people to opt-in to being market research guinea pigs.
Who's watching you?
With privacy an increasing concern amongst the public, users should be more aware than ever of what personal data companies hold.
Facebook sues South Korean analytics firm Rankwave
Last week the company filed a lawsuit against South Korean data analytics Rankwave, whose apps used the Facebook platform.
Experts and execs comment on Facebook data leak
“Tech companies are the custodians of user credentials and other personally identifiable information, a valuable resource in today's world.”
Millions of Facebook user records exposed in latest data leak
UpGuard reported that each of the data sets was stored in its own Amazon S3 bucket configured to allow public download of files.
Data centre titans blazing green energy trail – AWS under fire
Data from Cloudscene has revealed tech giants like Google and Apple are setting a precedent in renewable energy, but AWS has come under fire.
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.