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Clickbait mega-merger called off

Peter Griffin. 10 September 2020, 9:25 am

The pandemic has helped knock the merger of Taboola and Outbrain on the head, which will come as a relief to those who have come to loathe the clickbait stories they populate news websites with.

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Tread carefully when applying for jobs online, says CERT NZ

Techblog Staff. 09 September 2020, 4:29 pm

CERT NZ is urging job seekers to be cautious when applying for new employment following a raft of online recruitment scams.

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Brislen on Tech: Coordinated cyber-attacks

Paul Brislen. 28 August 2020, 12:24 pm

Knock, knock. Who's there?

It's one of the oldest games in the world - ringing the door bell and running away - but for the New Zealand Stock Exchange the digital version has proven to be something of a problem.

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A stock market crash - literally

Peter Griffin. 27 August 2020, 9:40 am

The NZX is recovering from a denial of service attack and we may see more similar attacks as the move to remote working seems millions more insecure computers online that could be harnessed to launch …

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Will the Covid Card make its debut?

Peter Griffin. 13 August 2020, 8:03 am

Tech innovators are pushing for a release of a Bluetooth Covid card to get a better handle on contact tracing as a decision on extending lockdown looms.

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Schools gear up to deliver digital exams

Peter Griffin. 11 August 2020, 8:47 am

Schools are getting a free digital health check ahead of offering digital exams in November as the government spends $20 million to ensure two-thirds of NCEA exams go online by 2022.

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TikTok gets taken to the cleaner

Paul Brislen. 10 August 2020, 3:24 pm

Never mind COVID, global warming, Russian political interference, cybercrimes, 5G or the recession, the big issue of the day is TikTok and the risk it poses to US state security. Enter the Clean Netwo…

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Brislen on Tech: NZ's Cyber Spies

Paul Brislen. 07 August 2020, 10:00 am

The Government Communications Security Bureau used to be a badly kept secret, complete with Prime Ministerial denials in parliament and a spy base in the South Island.

Today it's much more grown up…

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Consultation opens on establishing a consumer data right

Techblog Staff. 06 August 2020, 6:42 am

MBIE wants to hear from you about options for establishing a consumer data right that would better meet the needs of consumers and allow them to harness the power of their data. 

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Commerce Commission releases independent reviews into security incident, details actions taken

Techblog Staff. 05 August 2020, 10:37 am

After having a laptop stolen, the Commerce Commission reviewed its processes and policies. Today the report is released.

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Secret questions not as good as you'd think

Paul Brislen. 03 August 2020, 9:49 am

From your mother's maiden name to your first car number plate to favourite food or first pet's name, these questions are supposed to add layers of complexity to any attempt to access your account with…

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