Twitter news stories
Report shows Instagram Singapore’s most engaging platform
A new report by Emplifi highlights how the country’s government used social media channels to engage with Singapore residents, revealing Instagram is the public sector’s most popular.
Netsafe welcomes public feedback on draft of Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms
The code aims to establish a self-regulatory framework to protect New Zealanders from online harm and harmful content.
Twitter trials new advertising system in tweet conversations
The experiment, which inserts ads under the first, third, or eighth reply under a tweet, brings more advertising opportunities for businesses - and more ad saturation to its customers.
Netsafe works with global tech giants to address online harm in NZ
“Harmful experiences, directly and indirectly, cause physical, financial, and psychological harm, decrease user confidence, and undermine investment in the digital economy and society,” says Netsafe chief Martin Cocker.
Twitter and Google Cloud announce strategic partnership
As part of the new partnership, Twitter will adopt several Google Cloud tools which will enable the social media company to handle its high volume of processes.
Amazon Web Services / AWS
Twitter chooses AWS to provide its global cloud infrastructure
Under a two-year deal signed by the two companies, Twitter will leverage AWS’s infrastructure for the first time to deliver millions of tweets a day, in an effort to scale their service in 2021.
GlobalData: Machine learning a hot topic amongst AI influencers
As well as machine learning, big data and data science emerged as the most mentioned trends among the AI influencer discussions.
Unprecedented Twitter bitcoin scam targets Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple
As part of the attack, the hacked accounts each tweeted a link and implored their millions of followers to send bitcoin to the address, promising to send back double the donated amount back to the sender.
New detection tool aims to catch Twitter bots in real time
Twitter recognises that it’s hard to tell just how much misinformation is out there on social media.
Twitter employees can choose to work from home forever
“If our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen."
Google leads donations as tech sector pledges US$1.4 billion to COVID-19 crisis
Google is leading the way in donations, with around $800 million donated to date.
Twitter aims to be 'world's most diverse & inclusive tech company'
According to Twitter's VP of people experience, Twitter needs to be bold, move fast, and get it right.
Adobe, New York Times and Twitter announce content authenticity initiative
Adobe is developing an opt-in system that will allow creators and publishers to securely attach attribution data to content they choose to share.
AMD launches new generation of EPYC processors for data centers
Twitter and Google both announced that they are deploying the AMD processors in their own systems.
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.
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.
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
Twitter says sorry about Android bug that lasted four years
Users of Twitter's Android platform may want to review their privacy settings.
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised, according to NordVPN.
Twitter suspects state-sponsored ties to support forum breach
One of Twitter’s support forums was hit by a data breach that may have ties to a state-sponsored attack, however users' personal data was exposed.
Twitter bots create a third of the world's misinformation
Lies, fake news and misinformation – this is the age of the internet, and Twitter bots are largely responsible for perpetrating it.
Amazon vs. consumers on the Aussie shutout
Amazon announced that due to GST regulation they will no longer be shipping from the US to Australia. Its comment and the consumer perspective inside.
Internet of Things
AI dominating twitter mentions from top influencers during Q1 2018, says GlobalData
GlobalData says AI is way ahead of other disruptive technologies in terms of influencer mentions with over 25% share of overall discussions.
Cheese rolls & eye-rolls: Twitter reacts to #NZBudget2018
Yesterday was Budget Day, and since our Labour-led government released its first budget, Twitter has been afire with responses.