Google Maps will now show you where to rent the nearest Lime scooter or bike in your city

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Finding a Lime scooter or bike in your city is now as easy as opening up Google Maps. Google said on Thursday that it's teaming up with the scooter and bike service to include them as transportation options in the app. Now, if you're close to your destination but it's still too far to walk, Google will give you the option to rent a Lime scooter or bike nearby. Finding a Lime scooter or bike in your city is now as easy as opening up Google Maps. The new feature is rolling out to day in 13 cities, including Los Angeles, Austin, Auckland, New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia, among others.


New Zealand official brands Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

The Japan Times

CANBERRA - New Zealand's official privacy watchdog described Facebook as "morally bankrupt" and suggested his country follow neighboring Australia's lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch mosque shootings. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has been critical of Facebook's response to a gunman using the platform to livestream some of the slaughter of 50 worshippers and the wounding of 50 more at two mosques on March 15. Edwards made his comments Monday after Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg recently rejected calls to introduce a delay in his livestreaming service Facebook Live, saying it would interfere with the interactivity of livestreaming. They are morally bankrupt pathological liars who enable genocide (Myanmar), facilitate foreign undermining of democratic institutions," Edwards posted on Twitter. Facebook has been criticized for not doing enough to police hate speech in Myanmar, where a government campaign against minority Rohingya Muslims has been described by the U.N. as ethnic cleansing.


Australia To Criminalize Failure To Remove Violent Content From Internet Platforms

NPR Technology

Australian Attorney General Christian Porter (left) and Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield hold a press conference in Canberra. Australia's parliament has passed legislation punishing Internet platforms for failing to remove violent audio and video. Australian Attorney General Christian Porter (left) and Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield hold a press conference in Canberra. Australia's parliament has passed legislation punishing Internet platforms for failing to remove violent audio and video. Australia's parliament has passed new legislation to criminalize Internet platforms for failing to remove violent videos and audio, after an Australian gunman livestreamed himself shooting worshippers in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.


How do some of the biggest startups stay on top of international teams?

Mashable

For many startups from countries like Australia and New Zealand, the relatively small size of the local market pushes them to go global, and quickly. That mindset means learning how to manage offices in multiple countries, time zones and languages -- something that requires some quick adaption. SEE ALSO: Online gaming may boost school scores. Laura Cardinal, global general manager at the accounting software company Xero, handles a team of 150 product developers, engineers and product managers across Melbourne, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. She said learning to work with teams in multiple locations was a significant learning curve.


Everyone in the World Wants to Fix Facebook. Here's Why No One Can.

Mother Jones

While the United States holds congressional hearings to listen to tech giants say they want to do better, other countries are passing and promising new laws that aim to take action against the virulent spread of disinformation, violence, and hate speech. Last week, British Prime Minister Theresa May unrolled a proposal that outlines new regulations for social media companies, holding them responsible for a "duty of care"--which includes strict penalties if hate speech is not policed. "The era of social media firms regulating themselves is over," she says in a video on Twitter. May is not alone in her efforts. Australia passed a law that bans "abhorrent violent material" on social media in the wake of the massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 50 people dead at the hands of a gunman who livestreamed his rampage.