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Artificial Intelligence
Fast Company names #1 most innovative company in video
Jellysmack, a global creator company, has been named in Fast Company's annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies for 2022. 
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Instagram
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.
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Customer experience
A new way to test user experiences in Facebook, Metaverse, and VR
Video-based human insight company UserTesting has released new templates for its Human Insight Platform, enabling fast, opt-in feedback from any metaverse or virtual reality user, including those using Meta (formerly Facebook).
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Apple
2022 will see increasing AI role in augmented and virtual reality
Artificial intelligence will play an increasing role in augmented and virtual reality in 2022, according to ABI Research.
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Gaming
Is the Metaverse really the next big digital thing?
"Understanding the metaverse is complicated, especially because it doesn’t exist yet."
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Netsafe
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.
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Microsoft
Meta deepens integration between Facebook Workplace and Microsoft Teams
There will be two new integrations that will help businesses who use both Workplace and Microsoft Teams to communicate more easily with their employees.
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Facebook
The metaverse poses "terrifying dangers" - is it the new internet? Expert says yes
“The metaverse has huge implications - it comes with fantastic advantages and terrifying dangers."
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Microsoft
Microsoft's entry into metaverse tainted by Facebook's Meta rebrand
Microsoft's announcement juxtaposes the genuine potential of Mesh for Microsoft Teams with widespread criticism of Facebook's rebranding as Meta.
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Facebook
BREAKING: Facebook rebrands to Meta, Zuckerberg unveils 'metaverse'
"The metaverse will feel like a hybrid of today's online social experiences, sometimes expanded into three dimensions or projected into the physical world."
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Facebook
User error causes six hour outage on Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp
Following a six-hour outage on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, bringing millions of digital lives to a halt, criticism of the company has been widespread. 
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Cyber espionage
Android espionage: ESET uncovers BladeHawk campaign via Facebook
ESET researchers have investigated a targeted mobile espionage campaign against the Kurdish ethnic group. 
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Facebook
Facebook joins the ID2020 Alliance
The initiative aims to ensure technologies are designed and implemented in ways that are privacy-protecting, user-controlled, equitable, and interoperable.
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Netsafe
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.
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IT Governance
Facebook teams up with UoA for information governance
"As the opportunities of data and information flows grows for society, so does the complexity of the challenges associated with how this ever increasing volume of data is managed and governed."
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Surveillance
Data requests to Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft triple as surveillance escalates
"An increasing number of governments are deploying a range of surveillance technologies under the promise of maintaining order and public safety."
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Sustainability
NUS, NTU & Facebook explore cooling solutions for tropical data centers
The Sustainable Tropical Data Centre Testbed (STDCT), located in the NUS Kent Ridge campus, will serve as a research point and innovation hub for academia and industry. 
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Microsoft
HPE, Facebook and Microsoft open up patent books in effort to tackle climate change
As part of the Low-Carbon Patent Pledge, the three companies have made ‘hundreds’ of royalty free patents available.
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Microsoft
Microsoft endorses Australia’s proposal on technology and the news
"Google and Facebook's threat to tamp down their services or pull out of a country entirely creates a new vulnerability for democracies and underscores the need for new rules for digital markets."
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Phishing
Microsoft, Facebook and PayPal most impersonated brands during phishing attacks
Microsoft has maintained its position as the brand most often found in phishing emails, followed by Facebook and PayPal.
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Facebook
Facebook ad engagement equal to social networking, study finds
Facebook users are engaging just as much with ads as they are with each other, according to new data from Hootsuite and We Are Social. 
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Data
Users pay with personal data - Kaspersky on WhatsApp move to share data with Facebook
"Nothing is truly free, and, unfortunately, the current business model for free services means that, essentially, we pay with our data."
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Facebook
Workplace from Facebook rolls out two new broadcast capabilities
Workplace from Facebook has rolled out a couple of new services designed to help businesses and their employees navigate hybrid working and lockdown periods.
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Digital Marketing
How NZ Labour crushed the National Party on Facebook
National spent double on its Facebook marketing, and it wasn't enough.