'Thanks for the billions'

Nostalgia is a powerful force. But is it worth giving up your data?

OPINION: Facebook peers into your past and present, making billions from the here and now, and nostalgia.

What does Facebook mean to you?

A problem with privacy

How private is your Facebook?

It's become harder and harder for Facebook users to understand and control their privacy settings, experts say.

Facebook: the ultimate trip video

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Stock Photo -  This 'like' icon button is the voting system used to rate user comments on Facebook.

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Cocaine, heroin, slot machines, Facebook? How the social media giant makes sure you get lost in your newsfeed.

Instagram to blur sensitive pics

An example of what Instagram's new blurred feature will look like.

New Instagram policy will see controversial photos blurred to promote "a safe environment" for users.

Samsung reveals rival to Siri video

Bixby will debut on the Samsung Galaxy S8, revealed later this month.

Samsung's new voice assistant promises to be smarter than any other assistant out there - including Siri.

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May calls out social platforms

Prime Minister Theresa May believes the fight against terrorism and hate speech is a joint one - between governments and ...

British PM wants social media firms to do more to prevent the spread of extremist material online.

Cracking Facebook's code

How does Facebook choose the adverts to show you in your news feed?

Can you beat the Facebook algorithm? Give it a try with our special interactive.

The problem with the name 'Bixby' video

Bixby will debut on the Samsung Galaxy S8, revealed later this month.

Samsung named its assistant “Bixby,” which is very difficult to say in some languages - including Korean.

New Samsung phone will convert to a desktop

The new docking station which will allow Samsung's newest phone to double as your desktop.

With leaks heating up ahead of the new phone's launch, Samsung is seeking to reinforce the Galaxy as the only device you need.

Your pocket sailing guide

Duncan Bay appears on the Cruise Guide to the Marlborough Sounds.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Boaties cruising the Sounds can access vast quantities of information on a new app - without reception.

Who Facebook thinks you are video

You told it your name and school. But what more has Facebook worked out about you?

The night that was: Fans blown away by Adele

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 23:  Adele performs at Mt Smart Stadium on March 23, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.  ...

Delighted concert-goers hoping transport hiccups don't overshadow stunning gig.

Google unveils location sharing video

Google will be releasing location-sharing functionality that allows users to share their locations with friends.

Google will be releasing location-sharing functionality that allows users to share their locations with friends.

Scattergun online ads killing brands video

Google has been criticised for publishing ads in the wrong places.

Companies spend millions crafting their brands, then undo it all for a few cheap clicks from the wrong audience.

Adele: What you need to know

All you need to know about seeing Adele live in Auckland.

From the snacks you can take to the weather forecast - we've got you covered.

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May calls out social platforms

Prime Minister Theresa May believes the fight against terrorism and hate speech is a joint one - between governments and ...

British PM wants social media firms to do more to prevent the spread of extremist material online.

Cracking Facebook's code

Can you beat the Facebook algorithm? Give it a try with our special interactive.

Facebook won't die with old people

Who Facebook thinks you are video

gadgets

Considering buying new Apple devices? video

Considering the new red iPhone? The only new thing is the colour.

If you've been thinking about treating yourself and are intrigued by Apple's announcements, here's what to consider.

Bathing man killed by iPhone

Richard Bull was electrocuted after his charging phone came into contact with his bath water.

Richard Bull went to great lengths to charge his phone so he could use it in the bath, but it cost his life.

Phone explodes on girl's lap

Brooklyn McDonald was in the front seat of her aunt's car.

An Australian schoolgirl suffered burns to her thigh after her phone exploded and caught fire.

Review: Huawei Mate 9 Pro

The Mate 9 Pro uses a dual camera co-designed by Huawei and Leica.

Huawei latest premium phone is now available in New Zealand, but is it worth $1399?

games

Roblox wants to topple Minecraft

Roblox is often compared with Minecraft and appeals to a similar demographic, mostly - between the ages of 6 and 16.

As investors search for the next Minecraft, their latest bet is on a company called Roblox.

Trial for playing Pokemon in church

Ruslan Sokolovsky has been in pre-trial detention since October.

A blogger is accused of inciting religious hatred for playing Pokemon Go in a church in Russia.

Is Pokemon Go still a thing?

The hard-to-replicate game still has an enviable following in Japan, China, Korea as well as North America.

​Few games have enjoyed both the meteoric rise - and subsequent fall - in popularity.

Study debunks gaming, crime link

Grand Theft Auto 5, where players commit ever more audacious and violent crimes, currently tops a list of bestselling games.

Playing violent computer games such as Call of Duty does not make people more prone to violence.

social networking

Twitter's bans catch extremists

Twitter suspended almost 400,000 accounts in the last six months of 2016 to combat "violent extremism".

Twitter has suspended more than half a million accounts since 2015 to tackle "violent extremism".

Free wi-fi a no-go

A plan to install free wi-fi at train and bus stops in Wellington has been officially scrapped.

Technology deemed on its way out, wi-fi proposal scrapped for Wellington train and bus stops.

Ultimatum to thief leads to apology

Mark Arnott's flagpole was knocked over by a thief, but he caught the perpetrator on camera. He offered the thief a ...

A broken flagpole, a security camera, a Facebook ultimatum and an apology.

Fines loom for social media sites

A survey found that YouTube was able to remove around 90 per cent of illegal postings within a week, while Facebook ...

Germany plans a law calling for social networks to remove slanderous or threatening postings or face fines.

apps

Google unveils location sharing video

Google will be releasing location-sharing functionality that allows users to share their locations with friends.

Google will be releasing location-sharing functionality that allows users to share their locations with friends.

Girl, 8, targeted by Bieber poser

A message sent by the Musical.ly account user.

Justin Bieber had just finished touring, Charlie had just gone online. The professional predator struck.

Bots swiping info from lonely hearts

Mobile dating app Tinder allows people to swipe through profiles of other registered users nearby to find a "match".

Kiwis looking for love on Tinder increasingly find themselves fooled by sophisticated scam robots.

Staying sane in traffic jams

Research out this week shows we're spending much longer in traffic.

OPINION: Damien Grant lets us in on his secret for escaping Dom Harvey and other mind-numbing radio jocks in the morning gridlock.

Video

Facebook: the ultimate trip

Cocaine, heroin, slot machines, Facebook? How the social media giant makes sure you get lost in your newsfeed.

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