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Start your year with a massive security flaw
While New Zealand holidayed in the sun (or torrential rain, depending) the IT world has suffered something of a quake with the discovery that almost all computers (using the widest possible definition of "computer") suffer from not one but two major security flaws that could expose private data to the world.
CERT quarterly report - ransomware down but beware fake invoices
The latest quarterly report from government cyber-safety agency CERT NZ shows over $1.1 million was lost to scammers in 390 reported incidences.
More than half of those reports came from individual users, with 43% of incident reports relating to businesses and organisations from a number of sectors.
Brislen on Tech
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.
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 ar…
Brislen on Tech
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?
Sky fires broadside in war on piracy
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…
US military spies on social media - is New Zealand involved?
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…
Keep up with technology or be left behind
New Zealand will not only be small and distant from the rest of the world, but also years behind if regulations do not keep up with technological change.
New broom at Fuji Xerox
Scandal struck Fuji Xerox has appointed a new CEO for the New Zealand end of its business.
EU privacy law deadline looms
New privacy guidelines will have a major impact on New Zealand Software as a Service (SaaS) providers who want to do business with the European Union.
Fallout from Equifax debacle continues apace
Some say it's not the problems that occur but the putting them right that counts. Sadly, with the Equifax data breach, the company is failing on both points.]