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CERT quarterly report - ransomware down but beware fake invoices

Paul Brislen. 11 December 2017, 8:36 am

The latest quarterly report from government cyber-safety agency CERT NZ shows over $1.1 million was lost to scammers in 390 reported incidences. the drop in repo

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 December 2017, 5:27 pm

New minsters are setting up shop in Wellington. So what do they need to know? Also, InternetNZ's long and winding journey and... Brislen like you've never seen him before. Well, for 15 years anyway.

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Copyright law reform

Amy Ryburn. 06 December 2017, 8:06 am
Copyright law reform

It's been a decade since the Copyright Act 1994 (the Act) was last updated, and during this time, we have seen so much change - New Zealand's technology and media sectors have both blossomed and we are constantly finding new ways to consume, collect and exploit information.

A guest post from law firm Buddle Findlay's ICT team

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Taxing internet shopping - a tax problem looking for a technology solution

Robyn Walker. 04 December 2017, 5:00 am

As Christmas approaches, plenty of shoppers are taking to the internet to make purchases, some will be buying goods from New Zealand, while others will be buying items from further afield. 

There …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 December 2017, 5:33 pm

In which Sky fires a broadside at the telco industry (and the consumer)... Apple drops the ball security wise... and New Zealand's retail arm: is it getting into the swing of things yet?

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Got Root?

Paul Brislen. 30 November 2017, 6:46 am

Apple computer users are being urged to update their operating system after Apple discovered an easy to exploit security hole in macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).

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Sky fires broadside in war on piracy

Paul Brislen. 29 November 2017, 11:49 am

Sky TV has asked local ISPs to block access to certain websites it claims are breaching copyright laws by offering customers access to content that Sky has the rights for.

Local telcos have been as…

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Be alert (your country needs lerts)

Paul Brislen. 27 November 2017, 7:29 am

Zombies beware - the Civil Defence Emergency Mobile Alert System has been tested and, a few niggles aside, will now give us all a head start should the worst happen.

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NetHui 2017 - it's a wrap

Andrew Cushen. 23 November 2017, 10:13 am

Over 400 people discussing the benefits and uses of the Internet in New Zealand. The first speech of the new Minister for Communications; a keynote from the Electronic Freedom Foundation; a vision for…

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First IoT, now mesh networks (and who remembers Indranet?)

Paul Brislen. 22 November 2017, 7:12 am

Mesh networking is rearing its head again, this time as part of the future of the Internet of Things (IoT).

The idea, that devices in a single location can communicate with each other rather than h…

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US military spies on social media - is New Zealand involved?

Paul Brislen. 20 November 2017, 9:45 am

The US Pentagon is in damage control today following revelations that not only was the US Department of Defence collecting social media data from millions of users around the world but managed to expo…

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