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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 expose all that data to the world via misconfigured Amazon Web Services servers.

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No. Holes barred.

Paul Brislen. 02 November 2017, 8:22 am

PowerbyProxi is one of those companies that has been destined for greatness for a long time and somehow managed to avoid it. Now, Apple has bought it which is great news for the company and for wireless charging.
But why didn't New Zealand investors seize the opportunity?

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Paul Brislen. 20 October 2017, 4:45 pm

Ten beeeeellion dollars no less.... Also, I do not like that hack on KRACK I do not like it there or back. And finally, are we nearly there yet?

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Don't panic: we're not all on KRACK

Paul Brislen. 18 October 2017, 7:20 am

The discovery of the KRACK security flaw in the world's most widely used wireless security protocol (WPA2) has resulted in an enormous amount of media coverage but security consultants have all said t…

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Paul Brislen. 13 October 2017, 11:43 am

In which Domino's Pizza fails to fess up after a data breach ... why driverless cars are coming whether we're ready or not ... and the future, it's so close you can almost touch it.

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Another reason to never read the comments

Paul Brislen. 09 October 2017, 7:55 am

Online comment provider Disqus has become the latest to announce multi-million user account hack.

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EU privacy law deadline looms

Paul Brislen. 25 September 2017, 7:17 am

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.

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Paul Brislen. 15 September 2017, 4:25 pm

Ten years on from the iPhone, what have we learned? Will telcos ever learn to love their customers? And what can we all learn from Equifax and the Internet of Toasters?

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Fallout from Equifax debacle continues apace

Paul Brislen. 11 September 2017, 7:02 am

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.]

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Fresh concerns about police access to private data

Paul Brislen. 28 August 2017, 7:19 am

Police access to private information remains at the forefront with news that officers sought access to a journalist/activist's bank account details without a warrant during an investigation into the s…

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Laptop ban quietly shut down

Paul Brislen. 19 July 2017, 7:58 am

The US government is quietly ending its ban on laptops in the cabins of airlines flying from the Middle East, ending a four-month period of uncertainty for business fliers.

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