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When is a hack not a hack?

Paul Brislen. 13 February 2019, 8:54 am

The South Canterbury Property Investors' Association collection of the private details of renters is one thing, sharing them with members is something else but exposing them to the internet for all th…

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Australian parliament hack attack

Paul Brislen. 11 February 2019, 11:30 am

Australian politicians are being forced to change their passwords following an attempt to hack the Australian federal parliament's IT system.

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Termination for convenience in ICT contracts: It isn’t always that convenient

Buddle Findlay team. 11 February 2019, 7:00 am

When ICT projects fail (and it has been reported in the past that two thirds of projects in New Zealand are failing) the customer's first reaction is often to look at terminating for breach. However…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 February 2019, 12:00 pm

It's tough at the top, as Apple CEO Tim Cook is finding out. And another day, another Facebook travesty - this time, conning teenagers into install a VPN on their phones so they could scoop up all the…

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Apple FaceTime security flaw exposed

Paul Brislen. 30 January 2019, 8:17 am

Apple has temporarily disabled the group calling capability in its FaceTime application after discovering unscrupulous users could listen in on other users even if they didn't answer the call.

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Govt calls for input on e-commerce rules

Sarah Putt. 29 January 2019, 2:31 pm

What exactly are the rules for selling online to a global customer base? If you've ever wondered, then you are not alone as the World Trade Organisation is itself grappling with the question of how to…

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Google hit with record GDPR fine

Paul Brislen. 23 January 2019, 8:51 am

GDPR is here and the first company to fall foul is Google with a fine of $NZ85 million for failing to provide clear processes for customers signing up to Android services. But Google isn't alone and q…

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Huawei's year off to a rocky start

Paul Brislen. 16 January 2019, 2:17 pm

Huawei's year is off to a rocky start with more countries reviewing the role Huawei equipment plays in their networks.

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What's the point of a warranty period in a SaaS contract?

Buddle Findlay. 05 December 2018, 6:29 am

What's the point of a warranty period in a SaaS contract?

We are increasingly seeing significant gaps between suppliers and customers of SaaS contracts in relation to their expectations about the …

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Marriott hack: 500 million records exposed

Paul Brislen. 03 December 2018, 7:37 am

The latest mega-hack suggests companies aren't all that good at protecting personal data.

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Copyright Act finally under review

Sarah Putt. 29 November 2018, 7:58 pm

The Coalition Government has announced a review of the Copyright Act 1994, and has released an issues paper as the opening salvo in what has the potential to be a vigorous and contentious public deba…

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GCSB says no to Huawei in Spark's 5G network

Paul Brislen. 28 November 2018, 5:29 pm

In a surprise decision, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has turned down Spark's application to use Chinese equipment maker Huawei in its 5G mobile network deployment.

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Facebook comes under blistering fire from all sides

Paul Brislen. 28 November 2018, 7:23 am

Facebook is coming under intense pressure to explain itself to a growing body of international law makers following the seizure of documents that allegedly suggest the company knew about privacy issue…

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ComCom prepares for end of copper network

Sarah Putt. 27 November 2018, 8:58 am

It has served us for so long and (mostly) so well, but the days of the copper network are numbered. Overtaken by the faster fibre network being rolled out around the country, which was branded so succ…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 16 November 2018, 4:30 pm

This week I thought I'd rejoin Facebook just so I could quit again in rage. Something really needs to be done to rein in a company that has combined the utter decimation of the media landscape with th…

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Can I interest you in a firewall for your toaster?

Buddle Findlay. 16 November 2018, 12:55 pm

In September, the California state legislature enacted two identical bills regulating Internet-connected devices sold in California, aimed at developing minimum security standards for devices that m…

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Stats NZ seeks public input in legislation refresh

Sarah Putt. 06 November 2018, 9:37 am

Generation X was making its first baby steps into the world, and Generations Y and Z had not even been thought of, when the Statistics Act 1975 came into being. But for 40 years the country's data has…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 26 October 2018, 4:00 pm

A $10 Billion industry. That's not bad for a bunch of geeks sitting in the corner. The tech sector is worth $10 billion a year, with most of that coming from exports, and is growing at more than 7% ye…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 19 October 2018, 3:00 pm

We remember when the future was cool. The Sky is falling ... for Sky. And Goods and Service Tax will be applied to every item you buy online - will this change the world of retail for ever?

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Five Eyes reports on hackers' tools

Paul Brislen. 15 October 2018, 7:59 am

The Five Eyes spy network (made up of New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Canada and the US) has issued a report which highlights the most commonly wielded hacking utilities available online.

Rather t…

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