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Ending online anonymity won't make social media less toxic

By Shireen Morris and Andrew Ball. 29 November 2021, 11:25 am

Online bullying and misinformation are growing problems, and government action to address them is overdue.

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Digital Identity in New Zealand: technical choices have human impacts

By James Ting-Edwards. 26 November 2021, 9:35 am

People need a chance to engage on the good, bad, and ugly of digital IDs.

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Why has Meta delayed its end-to-end encryption plans?

Peter Griffin. 23 November 2021, 10:34 am
Why has Meta delayed its end-to-end encryption plans?

A plan to add end-to-end encryption to Instagram and Facebook Messenger has been pushed out a year as Meta faces strong opposition from child safety advocates and law enforcement agencies.

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Encryption keys can be stolen from Intel processors

Peter Membrey. 18 November 2021, 8:36 am

Intel is once again in the spotlight this week after announcing a security flaw in a number of their computer processors. Peter Membrey unpacks what it means.

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Are our phones really designed to slow down over time? Experts look at the evidence

By Michael Cowling and Amy Johnson. 17 November 2021, 3:00 pm

Do manufacturers really slow down our phones on purpose to nudge us towards shiny new ones, as has been claimed?

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From crypto-jacking to doxing - the trouble with gaming

Peter Griffin. 16 November 2021, 11:31 am

Video gamers are facing a wave of cyberattacks that is resulting in significant financial loss according to new research from Norton LifeLock.

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Twitter goes blue, but will people pay?

Peter Griffin. 11 November 2021, 8:25 am

New Zealand has become an early region to test Twitter users' appetite for a subscription service, with the social network launching Twitter Blue here.

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A cybersecurity researcher explains - how to trust your instincts to foil phishing attacks

By Rick Wash . 10 November 2021, 9:33 am

Most phishing training teaches people to look for problems in email. But for most people, the hard part about phishing isn’t noticing the weird things in an email message.

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Griffin on Tech: Powerpoint in the Metaverse?

Peter Griffin. 08 November 2021, 3:42 pm

Hard on the heels of Facebook's rebranding of Meta, comes Microsoft promising to give us digital avatars for Teams meetings and entire virtual worlds to hold our business meetings in.

The race is o…

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From Singapore to LA via Invercargill - Hawaiki's new subsea cable

Peter Griffin. 04 November 2021, 10:57 am

Cable consortium Hawaiki has confirmed its plans for a second cable, one that will span 22,000km connecting New Zealand to the US and Southeast Asia.

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Anti-money laundering start-up raises $30 million

Peter Griffin. 02 November 2021, 9:05 am

A record year for start-up capital raising looks set to end on a strong note with Auckland-based FirstAML raising $30 million in a Series B funding round.

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