The dangers of privacy breaches, cybercrime and misuse of persona data had led to beefed-up laws in the EU.

Kiwi companies revise email mailing lists as new European Union privacy laws kick-in

Some firms are asking customers to review privacy policies or re-subscribe to their mailing lists.

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Hackers found not to be responsible for Aussie minister liking porn tweet

Health Minister Greg Hunt asked police to investigate a believed hacking of his Twitter account.

'Serious conversation' needed with Netflix over new season of 13 Reasons Why - Chief Censor

The second season of the controversial drama premiered earlier this month.

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, right, welcomes Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg upon his arrival at the EU Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, right, welcomes Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg upon his arrival at the EU Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  European Union lawmakers plan to press Zuckerberg on Tuesday about data protection standards at the internet giant at a hearing focused on a scandal over the alleged misuse of the personal information of millions of people. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

At a hearing in Brussels, legislators asked whether the company will comply with new EU privacy rules.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait to greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington. Netflix says that it has reached a deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to produce material for the streaming service. Netflix said Monday, May 21, 2018, in a tweet, that the former president and first lady will produce films and series for the service, potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix deal

Netflix said the Obamas would make "a diverse mix of content," potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries or features.

Do you hear 'Laurel' or 'Yanny'? People can't decide but expert may have the answer

Audiologist Dr Bill Vass sheds light on the computer-generated voice saying a word that's divided the internet.

The company made the disclosure after calls for much greater transparency.

Facebook removing sexism and hate speech posts - but finding it difficult

From October to December alone, Facebook disabled nearly 1.3 billion accounts.

1 NEWS reporter Katie Bradford opens up about online abuse: 'If you're having a bad day that stuff's really hard'

Bradford spoke about the emotional impact of cyber-bulling in her job, on The Inside Word on TVNZ's Duke channel.

Watch out Tinder! Facebook to launch new dating service 'not just for hookups'

Mark Zuckerberg says the site aims to build "meaningful, long-term relationships."

Internet NZ chief executive Jordan Carter said there are many benefits of getting older Kiwi’s more internet savvy.

'No one should be trapped' – third of all US seniors don't use internet, NZ similar

Internet NZ CEO said most Kiwis think benefits outweigh negatives of internet use.

Spark is 'drive testing' 5G on a select route near the Beehive.

Faster internet for Wellington coming as Spark launches 5G mobile test site

It allows a full-length movie to download in just a few seconds.

Facebook under fire over reports of improper data harvesting from users

US and British politicians are pushing for an investigation into the "major breach".

It will close operations by the end of the year.

Avon closes down in New Zealand after 40 years

Closure of Avon in New Zealand put down to its failure to adapt to online shopping.

Logan Paul returns to YouTube after global backlash against 'Suicide Forest' video which got him suspended

"I'm here to have a hard conversation so that those who are suffering have easier ones."

Kiwis take up ultra-fast net in droves

Nearly 90 per cent of Kiwis are expected to have access to fibre at their premises in 2022.

Drug Free Sport NZ is investigating around 100 low-level sportspeople suspected of using a banned anabolic steroid.

Up to 100 New Zealand athletes under the microscope in doping investigation

No All Blacks or Olympians are believed to be involved in the purchasing of banned substances from online.

Istanbul, Turkey - January 13, 2016: Person holding a brand new Apple iPhone 6s with Facebook profile on the screen. Facebook is a social media online service for microblogging and networking, founded in February 4, 2004.

One-in-four Kiwi girls asked to send nude images

The research is the first representative survey into teenage "sexting" behaviour in New Zealand.

Have you taken a photo in New Zealand's most Instagrammed location?

The social media app has announced the country's ten most popular locations.

A Tauranga counsellor says parents need to wake up to the fact that devices have changed everything.

When should you have the 'birds and bees' talk to children in this digital age?

A Tauranga counsellor says the answer may be "horrifying" to some parents.

The original tweets came from members of Britain First.

Ex-leader of the Ku Klux Klan welcomes Donald Trump sharing inflammatory anti-Muslim videos, as world condemns actions

Trump retweeted videos from Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the far-right organisation Britain First.

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Apple customers warned of scam that's fleeced hundreds of dollars from users

MBEI says its highly likely to be a classic phishing scam.

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