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Internet's 'most toxic' community

Reddit has been accused of being the home for racism, misogyny, homophobia.

Scientist Ben Bell set out to quantify exactly which Reddit communities were the proverbial worst.

Neon brings dragons to battle video

Game of Thrones Season 5

Sky TV has sharpened its Neon offering, adding the latest series of Game of Thrones.

Is the internet giving us ADHD?

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It's no secret that the internet presents a bevy of distractions. But can it make you feel like you've got ADHD?

Netflix spat with Aussie site

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 19:   In this photo illustration the Netflix logo is reflected in the eye of a woman on September 19, 2014 in Paris, France.  Netflix September 15 launched service in France, the first of six European countries planned in the coming months. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Australian price comparison site says people could "rush into internet TV" without realising all the factors.

Cyber crime a worldwide problem

CYBER CRIME: Cyber crime is probably the biggest risk facing companies around the world.

Cyber crime is a risk companies face around the world, and the US says companies need to help tackle the problem.

How to choose an online streaming service

Old school: Quickflix has several classic Kiwi shows, including Outrageous Fortune.

Choosing an online streaming service can be daunting so here is a guide to everything available in New Zealand.

Apple builds on its empire

APPLE INC.: Technology giant Apple Inc., builds its data capabilities with the acquisition of another database company.

Apple Inc. seeks to bulk up data capabilities with its acquisition of FoundationDB.

Tech world watching lawsuit

Former Kleiner partner Ellen Pao arrives at San Francisco Superior Court in San Francisco, California March 24, 2015. A landmark Silicon Valley sex bias case that has forced venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to air awkward details about its operations was set to begin closing arguments after four weeks of testimony. That will pave the way for a California jury to deliberate claims by Pao that have helped spark a broad discussion about sexism in the notoriously clubby tech start-up scene. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Lawyer argues Silicon Valley firm created a boys club that damaged the careers of female employees.

Anti-cyber bullying bill progresses

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A new law to stamp out cyber bullying has passed through another parliamentary stage.

How much for video?

Vessel is betting on users being willing to pay a premium for online videos instead of YouTube.

A new service is betting on users being willing to pay a premium for online videos instead of YouTube.

'Threat-sharing' bill introduced

A Department of Homeland Security worker listens to U.S. President Barack Obama talk at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Virginia, in this January 13, 2015 file photo. The U.S. government is creating a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats, pooling and analyzing information on a spectrum of risks, a senior Obama administration official said on February 10, 2015. The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) will be an "intelligence center that will 'connect the dots' between various cyber threats to the nation so that relevant departments and agencies are aware of these threats in as close to real time as possible," the official said on condition of anonymity.  REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CRIME LAW MILITARY)

US legislation to enhance information sharing between private companies and intelligence agencies.

What Netflix offers Kiwi viewers

AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX: Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman in Orange is the New Black.

Netflix has rolled out something for everyone in its New Zealand library - but not all Australia's getting.

CallPlus unperturbed by big boys

Unperturbed: CallPlus chief executive Mark Callander.

Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees, now control more than 80 per cent of the home broadband market.

Legislating the internet

InternetNZ's Work Programme Director Andrew Cushen.

OPINION: It's a job that, to be frank, Parliament has not necessarily always done well.

Fears for targets of new law

Wikipedia, the popular community-edited online encyclopaedia, is set to take on the NSA's mass internet surveillance programs in court.

Concerns new cyberbullying law is too harsh and will "criminalise children".

Freeview to revamp service

Freeview Digital Television is finally launched, Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, May 02, 2007. Credit:NZPA / Wayne Drought

Freeview is launching a revamped service that will allow Kiwis to stream content from the internet.

Spark hits back at Netflix prices

Damian Lewis as Henry VIII of England in Wolf Hall.

Telco has dropped the price of its Lightbox internet television service to match rival Netflix.

Wikipedia god hoax removed

Jar'Edo Wens: An Australian's aboriginal god prank sets a new record as Wikipedia’s longest-running hoax.

An Australian's aboriginal god prank sets a new record as Wikipedia’s longest-running hoax.

The internet's first anarchist

John Perry Barlow's influential manifesto A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace addressed the internet's independence before government and tech companies seized power.

Author of A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace is a pure 90s oddity.

Netflix to undercut rivals

From Tuesday, Netflix members can catch up on Orange is the New Black.

Netflix will undercut rivals Sky TV and Neon when it launches its NZ internet television service on Tuesday.

Punitive damages possible for Pao

Ellen Pao arrives at San Francisco Superior Court in San Francisco, California in this March 3, 2015 file photo.  A gender discrimination case is entering it's fourth week and pits a former Kleiner partner Pao against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files

Judge's decision could add tens of millions of dollars to $21m in lost wages and bonuses Reddit CEO is pursuing.

Taylor Swift buys .porn, .sucks

LOOKING AHEAD:  Taylor Swift has bought domain names and to prevent others from using them.

Taylor Swift raised a few eyebrows when she purchased the domain names and

Five myths about Google

NOT A FAILURE: Google CEO and co-founder Sergey Brin models a Glass prototype.

Amazon and Facebook are its biggest threats, it's not a search company and it's not Big Brother.

The "squiggly" path to tech success

Businesswoman Claudia Batten talks with 250 budding entrepreneurs at the 2015 Christchurch Mashup.

Canterbury school pupils have given technology entrepreneur Claudia Batten a taste of the "squiggly" creative thinking she most admires.

Lobbying for tech at SXSW

Republican Senator Rand Paul speaks with The Texas Tribune editor in chief Evan Smith at the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival.

Over the past few years, the tech-heavy SXSW Interactive has become a draw for political policymakers.

2degrees eyes fixed-line market

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2degrees may finally be about to make good on its ambition of entering the fixed-line phone and broadband market.

Lightbox coming to Chromecast


It is about to get easier to watch Spark’s Lightbox internet television service on the family TV.

Google pushing to preserve street art

WORMHOLE: A mural in Melbourne by Wellington-based street artists BMD depicts a wormhole to Bali.

Google Art Project's Street Art collection has doubled in size since it launched last June, featuring more than 10,000 images.

Customs downplays password plan

BORDERLINE: Proposed new powers would let Customs demand passwords for electronic devices.

MPs told that only "suspicious" travellers would be forced to reveal passwords to electronic devices.

SXSW: Meerkat rules techfest

FUTURE TALK:  Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of talks up being 'better and faster' in the tech world at SXSW.

SXSW has been the launching pad of game changing tech like Twitter.

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