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Cloudbleed - first major privacy compromise of 2017
The first big privacy compromise of the year appears to have arrived with popular website content distribution network provider Cloudflare apparently having been compromised.
"Cloudbleed" as the bug is known, enables Cloudflare's platform to randomly insert data from any of its customers onto the website of a smaller subset of customers.
Making new internet domains work for everyone
Since 2010 the Domain Name System (DNS) has expanded dramatically, not only fueling competition, choice and innovation, but truly enabling a multi-lingual Internet. There are now more than a 1,500 top-level domains (TLDs), many of which are longer than the traditional two- and three-character names (e.g. .com, .edu, .nz, and .org) or are in non-ASCII based scripts - such as Arabic, Cyrillic and Thai. ?In New Zealand, InternetNZ has offered domain names in Maori also since 2010.…
The shape of things to come?
When Britain decided to take in refugee children one tabloid paper decided to test whether these children were young enough to be treated as such. It used an online game to determine their age.
A guest post from Viv Chandra on the impact technology can have on our very humanity.
National security, spies and definitions: why we need a better definition of national security
Parliament is currently considering the Government's New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill, a piece of new law that will govern what the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) and Gove…
Accelerating the public cloud for government agencies
Since August 2012 the Government has had a "cloud first" policy.?Despite this policy there have been barriers to agencies using cloud services - some real and some perceived. So what is the current si…
Xtra Xtra, read all about it
Spark may have cut its ties with Yahoo but customers aren't out of the woods yet.
Brislen on Tech this week
Spark breaks broadband digital divide... Fuji Xerox investigation questions accounting practices... Terms and conditions apply (read the fine print)
Developing and Implementing your Service Management Model - Processes and Tools
Part 4 - Developing & Implementing your Service Management Model
This article continues on from Part 3 and addresses Developing and Implementing your Service Management Model - Partners, Customers …
Don't (just) automate, obliterate: Why it's time to re-engineer the way we work
Many companies automate their current processes rather than disrupting their own business fundamentally. Is this the right way to tackle re-engineering our business processes or should we jump right i…
Brislen on Tech this week
In which our intrepid editor finds the future ... Submarine cables a plenty ... and Apple iterates a new device.
Help! We need a contract for our RFP
TechBlog's resident legal expert Amy Ryburn talked about tender documents for ICT projects. They do tend to get tagged on to a tender at the last minute but with some thought, ICT projects don't have …