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Zuckerburg attempts to make Facebook a safer place – but is it enough? Here's what the experts think

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Zuckerburg attempts to make Facebook a safer place – but is it enough? Here's what the experts think

After widespread condemnation for Facebook’s role in the Christchurch terror attacks – along with Mark Zuckerberg’s placid response – the social media giant has finally responded to public scrutiny. It has banned users from its live streaming services if they “violate our most serious policies”, plus it has put 7.5 million into research to improve video analysis technology. To make sense of the new changes, we ask local social media experts and technologists whether the world’s most powerful company could have done more to prevent social media hate crimes, featuring The Warehouse Group's Cassie Roma, Springload's Bron Thomson, Spacetime's Alex Bartley Catt and ocial and digital media communication strategist Troy Rawhiti-Connell.

Idealog podcast

Amazon's Alayna Van Dervort - who works with global organisations on the front lines of AI and machine learning projects in education, environmental advocacy, accessibility, healthcare, wildlife protection, child sex trafficking and global crises - chats about ways artificial intelligence is being used to make the world a better place.

Stay safe

Yesterday it was reported that more than 700 million email addresses, and a number of passwords, have been leaked in what is already being referred to as one of the largest spambot dumps the world has ever seen.

Idealog + Kordia

Local tech success story RedShield, an innovative web application shielding service which Kordia offers as part of its cybersecurity portfolio, is helping businesses fight back against cybercriminals and online threats. CEO and co-founder Andy Prow talks to Ben Mack about the growing number of global cyber-attacks, the need for constant vigilance and the threat New Zealand businesses face.

Be prepared

The recent NotPetya ransomware attack has caused havoc around the globe - and is the second major ransomware attack this year. Peter Bailey, general manager at Aura Information Security, chats with Idealog digital editor Ben Mack about what it means, what New Zealand businesses can do to protect themselves, and if this is the new norm.

Artificial good or evil

Technique, not technology, is needed to solve the ‘wicked problem’ of cyber security, says computer scientist and cryptography expert Dr Peter Gutmann.