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Facebook to review live-streaming policy after Christchurch shooting

The first user to alert Facebook to grisly footage of the New Zealand terrorist attack clocked in 29 minutes after the video began and 12 minutes after it ended. Had it been flagged while the feed was live, Facebook said early Thursday,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, New Zealand, Christchurch


Tourism New Zealand suspends promotion of country overseas; Facebook, YouTube strategy under review

Tourism New Zealand has suspended marketing around the world following the terror attacks in Christchurch as all Government spending on social media platforms is reviewed.Tourism NZ says the ''pause'' is across all marketing platforms.... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Christchurch, Nz, Facebook YouTube


Los Angeles Airport's $20 billion rebuild aimed at making journey smoother for Kiwis

The woman in charge of Los Angeles Airport says its $20 billion redevelopment will transform the passenger experience for what is still a popular US entry point for New Zealand travellers.Although the number of cities through which... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, New Zealand, Kiwis, Los Angeles Airport


PE HUB First Read

Less than a week after the Mosque massacre, New Zealand is banning assault rifles. Square plans to hire a number of engineers and a designer to work on its crypto initiatives, according to tweets from CEO Jack Dorsey. Levi Strauss is valued at $6.6 billion as its IPO prices above target. Fortnite has nearly 250 million registered players, up from 200 million in December. KKR & Co Inc is raising its first Asia-focused real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion. The Wall Street Journal plans to join...
Tags: Asia, Kentucky, Trends, IPOs, New Zealand, Costco, Wall Street Journal, Matt Bevin, Fortnite, First Read, KKR Co Inc, Jack Dorsey Levi Strauss, Apple More


Facebook used experimental audio tech to shut down videos that AI missed after the New Zealand mosque massacres

Facebook has said it deployed experimental audio tech to support its AI in detecting and blocking copies of the New Zealand mosque shootings video. In a blog published on Wednesday, the social media company admitted its use of AI for detecting harmful content was "not perfect." Facebook has faced widespread criticism for its handling of the footage, with New Zealand's prime minister calling for change. Facebook has said it used experimental audio technology to help catch copies of the New Zea...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Trends, New Zealand, Parliament, Scott Morrison, Sajid Javid, Jeff Bezos, Christchurch, Sheryl Sandberg, Rosen, Facebook Google Twitter, Facebook Many, Jacinda Ardern, Guy Rosen Facebook


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. . The fine relates to Google's abuse of its dominance in search advertising, with the firm pressuring third-party publishers to use its AdSense tool. Huawei's CTO for Germany has dismissed spying claims as absurd and "technically impossible." The entire debate, he said, was being conducted by non-technical experts and related to politicians' wider concerns about China.  Apple finally launched its second-generation AirPods...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Europe, New York, Australia, Germany, Trends, Siri, Aol, Bill Gates, New Zealand, Jeff Bezos, Huawei, Alexa


Facebook rejects idea of putting time delay on live videos to stop horrors like the New Zealand mosque shootings from being broadcast to the internet

Facebook has rejected the idea that putting a time delay on live videos would stop harmful content, such as the New Zealand mosque shootings, from being broadcast to its billions of users. Facebook said the volume of live video made it difficult to police even with a time delay, while such a delay might also slow down first responders. New reporting tags, however, may be added after the New Zealand attack was reported for "reasons other than suicide," a category whose vagueness may have increa...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, New Zealand, Christchurch, Rosen, Rosen Facebook, Facebook One area Facebook


Facebook rejects idea of putting time delay on live videos to stop horrors like the New Zealand mosque shootings being broadcast to the internet

Facebook rejected the idea of putting a time delay on live videos to stop harmful content, such as the New Zealand mosque shootings, being broadcast to its billions of users. Facebook said the volume of live video would make this difficult to police even with a time delay, while it may also slow down first responders. New reporting tags may also be added after the New Zealand attack was reported for "reasons other than suicide," which potentially slowed down the time it took to be reviewed. F...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, New Zealand, Christchurch, Rosen, Guy Rosen, Christchurch One


NZ shares rise on Fed restraint, local GDP growth

New Zealand shares rose after the US Federal Reserve signalled no rate rises there this year and local GDP data came in stronger than many economists had expected. Auckland International Airport extended its decline from a record,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Nz, Fed, Us Federal Reserve, Auckland International Airport


NZ dollar fails to hold on to early boost from GDP

The New Zealand dollar ended the session little changed after earlier rising on dovish statements from the Federal Reserve and after local GDP figures exceeded expectations.The kiwi was trading at 69.12 US cents at 5pm in Wellington... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, New Zealand, Federal Reserve, Wellington, Nz


NZ GDP grew 0.6 per cent in December quarter

New Zealand's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.6 per cent in the December quarter and by 2.8 per cent over the year, Stats NZ said.The quarterly result was in line with market expectations but below the Reserve Bank's latest... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Nz, Reserve Bank, Stats NZ


Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia resumes trading months after debilitating hack

Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has resumed trading following a debilitating hack in mid-January. The New Zealand-based company said on Twitter today that it had resumed trading “on 40 trade pairs […] quantified as secure,” adding that it would continue to expand its offering as more coins were cleared. A list of the available trading pairs is available on its website. As previously reported by Hard Fork, the exchange is thought to have had more than 1,095 digital assets available for trade wh...
Tags: Startups, New Zealand, Cryptocurrency, Hard Fork, Cryptopia


Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs under mounting pressure to speak out over New Zealand mosque shootings

Big tech is coming under renewed political pressure following the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques on Friday. The attack was livestreamed on Facebook before spreading like wildfire online, leaving tech companies scrambling to block the footage. The CEOs of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft have been asked to attend a homeland security briefing. Three major New Zealand telecoms companies have also weighed in, asking that the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google take part in ur...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Congress, Trends, New Zealand, Jack Dorsey, Christchurch, Thompson, Facebook Twitter, Facebook YouTube Twitter, Facebook Google Twitter, Christchurch New Zealand, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Twitter


4chan, 8chan, and LiveLeak blocked by Australian internet providers for hosting the livestream of New Zealand mosque shootings

Platforms including 4chan, 8chan, and LiveLeak hosted footage of the New Zealand mosque attacks that killed 50 people last week. In response, a number of internet service providers in Australia temporarily blocked sites that hosted the videos. "We believe it's the right thing to do, out of respect to the victims of this atrocity and their loved ones, to help stop the further sharing of this disturbing video," Vodafone Australia said. Facebook and Google have also been scrambling to halt the sp...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Australia, Youtube, New York City, US, Trends, New Zealand, Associated Press, Telstra, Christchurch, Kotaku, Optus, Vodafone Australia, Al Noor


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Google announced a huge gaming initiative: A Netflix-like video-game streaming platform named Stadia. The service is intended to run high-resolution blockbuster games on any device that runs Google's Chrome — from smartphones and tablets to computers and TVs. Google unveiled a new controller for its Stadia gaming service on Tuesday, which connects to Google's data centers and pairs with whichever device the game is being ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, EA, Snapchat, Netflix, Aclu, New Zealand, Ubisoft, Stephen Collins, Alexa, Trump, Facebook Twitter


NZ shares fall as Synlait drops on weak earnings

New Zealand shares fell for a second day, led lower by Synlait Milk after the dairy company reported weaker earnings, disappointing investors who had anticipated another strong result. The S&P/NZX 50 Index declined 61.57 points,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Nz, Synlait Milk, Synlait


Kiwi dollar eases amid snags in US-China trade talks

The New Zealand dollar eased a little, dragged down as falling interest rates hurt the Australian dollar and concerns persisted about snags in trade talks between the United States and China.The kiwi traded at 68.33 US cents at... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, US, United States, New Zealand, US China


Lime 'shocked' as it loses out to newcomer Uber in Wellington e-scooter trial

As first revealed by the Herald on December 3, Uber is bringing its e-scooter brand to New Zealand."Jump by Uber" is one of two e-scooter companies joining a Wellington City Council trial.The other is locally-owned start-up... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Herald, Wellington, Wellington City Council


Uber brings its e-scooter brand to NZ with Wellington trial

As first revealed by the Herald on December 3, Uber is bringing its e-scooter brand to New Zealand."Jump by Uber" is one of two e-scooter companies joining a Wellington City Council trial.The other is locally-owned start-up... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Herald, Wellington, Nz, Wellington City Council


Christchurch mosque shootings: How social media's business model helped the massacre go viral

The ability of Internet users to spread a video of Friday's slaughter in New Zealand marked a triumph — however appalling — of human ingenuity over computerised systems designed to block troubling images of violence and hate.People... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Christchurch


Facebook says no one flagged NZ mosque shooting livestream

LONDON (AP) — Facebook says none of the 200 or so people who watched live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting flagged it to moderators, underlining the challenge tech companies face in policing violent or disturbing content in real time. The social media giant released new details about its response to the video in […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, London, News, Ap, Nation, New Zealand, Nz


New Zealand attack shows that as A.I. filters get smarter, so do violators

The shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand were livestreamed to social media, and while stats show networks are improving at removing offending videos, as the system improves, so do the violators' workarounds. The post New Zealand attack shows that as A.I. filters get smarter, so do violators appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Web, New Zealand, Christchurch New Zealand


Employee retention platform Peakon raises further $35M in a new round led by Atomico

Peakon, the Denmark headquartered “employee retention platform,” has raised a further $35 million in funding. Described as a Series B extension, the round is led by European venture capital firm Atomico, with backing from existing investors, including EQT Ventures, IDInvest Partners, Balderton Capital, and Sunstone. Originally offering “people analytics” by enabling companies to more regularly survey employees, Peakon has since evolved to become a fully fledged SaaS for employee retention. It...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, New York, Tech, New Zealand, Denmark, Atomico, Peakon, Sunstone, Mattias Ljungman Partner, EQT Ventures IDInvest Partners Balderton Capital, Kasper Hulthin, U K Denmark Germany, Capgemini Verizon BMW


Facebook says no one reported the New Zealand mosque shootings live video. But a reporter says he raised the alarm mid-attack.

Facebook said no users reported the video of the New Zealand mosque shootings while it was still live. This was disputed by a reporter for Right Wing Watch, who said he was alerted to the live video and raised the alarm immediately. The shooter streamed the attack on Facebook, and despite copies of the video spreading like wildfire, the company said the live broadcast was viewed fewer than 200 times. Facebook has provided further details of its response to the video of the mosque shooting whi...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, Trends, New Zealand, Christchurch, Right Wing Watch, Holt, Christchurch New Zealand, Jared Holt


Facebook: New Zealand attack video viewed 4,000 times

Facebook says 4,000 people viewed the original attack video and fewer than 200 watched it live.
Tags: Facebook, Business, New Zealand


Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says Christchurch mosque attacks will hit visitor sector

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says visitor numbers will be affected by the terror attack on the Christchurch mosques."Obviously it will have some effect, but I'm sure [it] will pick up after that."He believes New Zealand's "general... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Christchurch, Kelvin Davis


One of Facebook’s biggest strengths risks backfiring on it after 2 key execs quit (FB)

Facebook has just lost two key execs, chief product officer Chris Cox and WhatsApp chief Chris Daniels. Their departures could spark further exits at the scandal-ridden company, an analyst is warning. Facebook has a famously mission-driven culture — meaning these high-profile departures could shake others' faith in the company. Facebook was shaken last week by the departure of two key executives — and it could be a sign of darker times to come. On Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, New Zealand, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Signal, Louis Vuitton, Martin, Cox, Chris Cox, Needham, Chris Daniels, Laura Martin


Reverse Mortgages in Australia: Demand Rises as Major Players Exit

Increasing popularity for reverse mortgages in Australia has the potential to allow more retirees to adequately fund their post-working lives, but some potential borrowers are being blocked from pursuing reverse mortgage solutions in the country as banks are exiting the space. A 6.5 percent increase in New Zealand-based Heartland Bank’s recorded profits was bolstered by a 24.9 percent increase in its Australia-centered reverse mortgage business, which Heartland CEO Chris Flood attributes in a...
Tags: Household, Featured, Australia, Finance, Sydney, New Zealand, Treasury, Herald, Products, Australian Taxation Office, Commonwealth Bank, Bureau of Statistics, Macquarie Group, Heartland Bank, Westpac Banking Corporation, Household Capital


Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand imported $15 million worth of firearms last year

New Zealand spent more than $15 million on importing firearms last year.In total, the country imported 23,713 firearms in the calendar year, with most guns sourced from Turkey, the United States and Italy, figures from Stats NZ... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Italy, New Zealand, Christchurch, Turkey the United States


New Zealand attacks show that as A.I. filters get smarter, so do violators

The shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand were livestreamed to social media, and while stats show networks are improving at removing offending videos, as the system improves, so do the violators' workarounds. The post New Zealand attacks show that as A.I. filters get smarter, so do violators appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Web, New Zealand, Christchurch New Zealand



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