Canada takes Facebook to court

Canada's privacy commission is taking Facebook to court, alleging lax practices at the company.

12:43 PM  Facebook's lax practices allowed personal data to be harvested, privacy czar says.

UK to block porn

In an age of digital spying and chronic levels of data leaks, the UK government is asking its voters to upload official ...

OPINION: Those who don't wish to digitally verify their age can buy "porn passes" in shops.

Amazon's giant profits

Amazon's push into advertising and cloud computing is paying off.

Amazon's cloud computing, which powers Netflix, gave the shopping giant a big boost.

Samsung's Galaxy Fold gaffe

The grand unveiling of the £1800 US$2000 (NZ$2996) Galaxy Fold in February was supposed to be a moment of triumph for ...

Samsung staked its reputation on the Galaxy Fold - maybe it should have waited a bit longer.

Breaking up is easy to do

In 2018, half of surveyed Gen-Zers said they had quit or were considering quitting a social media platform.

OPINION: Social media makes me feel miserable. I don't need that.

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Teen sues Apple for $1b

BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 07: The Apple logo is seen on the window at an Apple Store on January 7, 2019 in Beijing, ...

US 18-year-old is suing Apple, saying facial recognition at its stores connected him to thefts.

Rates funding social 'influencer'

Lucy Revill has been contracted as a social media influencer to drum up participation in Wellington's growth plan. (File ...

An Instagram influencer is being paid by Wellington City Council to drum up interest in its plans.

Sky explains Neon's glitches video

Game of Thrones airs on Neon and Soho.

Sky says Neon can handle Game of Thrones fans but unexpected "network issues" have taken it offline twice.

Elon Musk's robotic vision video

Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year ...

But Musk's vision for the roads has several safety campaigners worried.

Galaxy Fold launch delayed

The Samsung Galaxy Fold wasn't meant to be a mass market hit, but many hoped it would signal a new wave of smartphone ...

Samsung holds off launch of its NZ$3000 folding phone after reviewers reported problems.

Facebook ban in terror aftermath video

A Sri Lankan woman living near St. Anthony's shrine runs for safety with her infant after police found explosive devices ...

Sri Lanka's ban stops loved-ones communicating in a crisis, Facebook says.

The big call ABs could make at 10

All Blacks first-five Damian McKenzie has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup.

Selector Grant Fox hints that Damian McKenzie's World Cup replacement might not be a specialist 10.

NZ's top 5 new EVs video

You'll either love the Model X's shape or hate it. But you can't deny its performance and usability.

There are some exciting things on the horizon with electric vehicles, but there is some very good stuff here right now. Here are five of them.

Extremism surges after Chch attack

Police stand guard out the front of the Al Noor mosque following the March 15th mosque attack in Deans Avenue.

Christchurch terror attack sparks "unprecedented" levels of online activity from white supremacists.

Chorus fibre install 'hideous' video

Ashleigh Foord says her family home now has a "hideous" wire running down the front of it after Chorus installed fibre.

Nelson home owner fuming over fibre optic broadband installation, after Chorus put "ugly" wiring outside their home.

digital living

UK to block porn

In an age of digital spying and chronic levels of data leaks, the UK government is asking its voters to upload official ...

OPINION: Those who don't wish to digitally verify their age can buy "porn passes" in shops.

Breaking up is easy to do

OPINION: Social media makes me feel miserable. I don't need that.

Rates funding social 'influencer'

Elon Musk's robotic vision video

gadgets

Owners at fault over Fold breakages

The issues surrounding Samsung's latest phone aren't bothering the creators, with the new phone still set to hit shelves ...

The issues surrounding Samsung's latest phone aren't bothering the creators, with the new phone still set to hit shelves at the end of April.

Are iPhones too expensive?

Shoppers aren't rushing to buy the pricey new iPhone models.

Apple may have hit the price point we're not prepared to pay.

Smartphone photos like a pro

Thanks to the Huawei P30 Pro, telephotography on a smartphone is now possible. In the top left corner is the photograph ...

If there’s one activity the smartphone has revolutionised and democratised, it’s photography.

A new phone worth checking out

Samsung's new Galaxy A80 has impressive features.

OPINION: A sliding phone with a rotating camera. What's not to like?

Games

EA's Star Wars' gamble video

Say hello to a new Star Wars game - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

After various multiplayer, and loot crate problems, EA's new Star Wars game goes back to basics.

Māori storytelling goes digital video

Guardian Maia is interactive fiction created and published by Metia Interactive.

REVIEW: This isn't a tale for the littlies, but I recommend it for teens and anyone old enough to remember pick-a-path books.

Prince Harry wants Fortnite banned video

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex says Fortnite is created to addict, and it's "so irresponsible".

The royal says the popular battle royale game loved by Kiwi kids is "created to addict".

Game reviews - Sekiro's power is undeniable video

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest fiendishly addictive and definitely annoying game from the Dark Souls studio.

An early contender for one of the titles of the year emerges, and one game suffers from bad timing.

social networking

Facebook ban in terror aftermath video

A Sri Lankan woman living near St. Anthony's shrine runs for safety with her infant after police found explosive devices ...

Sri Lanka's ban stops loved-ones communicating in a crisis, Facebook says.

$33m on Zuckerberg security

The cost of keeping Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg safe rocketed in 2018 after a disastrous year for Facebook.

The cost of keeping Facebook boss safe rocketed in 2018 after a disastrous year, which became a lightning rod for the techlash.

Twitter CEO's pay a joke

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has a single-digit salary. Luckily for him it's not all that he makes from running the social ...

Twitter's boss is getting attention for a pay rise that's still notably low, and gives a wink to its history.

Racism floods online hate hearing

The hearing on the online rise of white supremacy was prompted by the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Hate hearing sparked by Christchurch shootings bombarded with anti-Semitic comments.

apps

Gmail fix issues after crash

Gmail users reported issues with the mailing platform around the country and the world.

Gmail users reported issues with the mailing platform around the country and the world.

Is Blinkist a substitute for reading?

The point of reading a book is not accumulating information, or at least not that alone.

The app offers summaries of non-fiction books. Maybe that's a problem.

Facebook suffers third outage video

Facebook and Instagram were inaccessible for several hours on Sunday in parts of the world. (File photo)

Users in Asia, Europe and the US were unable to access Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp overnight.

Do you need a privacy assistant?

The app helps users wrestle back control from their online profiles accounts.

OPINION: New app makes it easier to protect yourself onine.

Video

Sky explains Neon's glitches

Sky says Neon can handle Game of Thrones fans but unexpected "network issues" have taken it offline twice.

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