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Ransom denied: Medibank hackers start releasing sensitive data

Peter Griffin. 10 November 2022, 12:41 pm

A nightmare scenario is currently playing out for Australian health insurer Medibank, which last month saw details of up to 9.7 million customers obtained by hackers.

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Is the global decline in democracy linked to social media?

The evidence suggests that digital media impact political behaviour globally warranting concern about the impacts on democracy.

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Griffin on Tech: A key win in the war on disinformation

Peter Griffin. 14 October 2022, 2:10 pm

Alex Jones, one of the world's most odious and successful purveyors of disinformation, will be spending this weekend pondering what a US$1 billion defamation judgement against him means.

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The dark web down under: The rise of NZ’s ‘Tor Market’ for illegal drugs

Chris Wilkins and Marta Rychert. 14 October 2022, 12:33 am

On the face of it, New Zealand may seem an unlikely location for a rising international darknet drug market. Yet these factors may be exactly what has driven this market innovation.

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Griffin on Tech: Can Salesforce deliver on its green dream?

Peter Griffin. 23 September 2022, 12:24 pm

Dreamforce 2022 saw the Salesforce tech fest return in fine fashion. But can the company keep up its rapid growth while embracing sustainability?

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Salesforce debuts Net Zero Marketplace for carbon credits 

Peter Griffin. 22 September 2022, 5:47 am

Users of the Salesforce CRM platform now have an easy place to source trusted providers of carbon credits to offset their emissions-generating activities.

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Griffin on Tech: Policy u-turns, tax and the digital economy

Peter Griffin. 02 September 2022, 11:39 am

Uber and Airbnb bills will soon cost more. But what about the tech multinationals and their efforts to book revenue in low-tax countries?

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Griffin on Tech: A Pacific neighbour’s internet clampdown

Peter Griffin. 05 August 2022, 12:21 pm

Indonesia wants to control what its citizens see on the internet in a move that seems to be at odds with its aspirations to become a major tech hub.

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Griffin on Tech: We have a problem with digital trust

Peter Griffin. 29 July 2022, 12:43 pm

If we want to make the most of a society and economy that is increasingly digital, we need to get to grips with how we manage identity in the digital world.

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Griffin on Tech: the Mega pirates fess up

Peter Griffin. 23 June 2022, 12:32 pm

It's not looking good for Kim Dotcom's chances of avoiding extradition after his former Megaupload colleagues pled guilty to running a massive illicit file-sharing operation.

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Griffin on Tech: Media outlets should face Big Tech together

Peter Griffin. 14 April 2022, 2:43 pm

Our media outlets have more chance of addressing the power imbalance with Big Tech if they stick together and bargain collectively.

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