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Industry convergence to drive cybersecurity spending: Report

Techblog staff. 12 April 2021, 5:10 pm

Cyber-security is set to grow to an estimated $US68 billion by 2030 according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.

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Password apathy is costing Kiwis millions

Techblog Staff. 07 April 2021, 11:57 am

Poor password practice is costing Kiwis millions of dollars a year, warns CERT NZ, but there is a better way, says CERT director, Rob Pope.

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Facebook gives option to ditch algorithmic ranking

Peter Griffin. 01 April 2021, 10:33 am

Facebook is launching new tools to allow users better control over what they see in their newsfeeds as the company pushes back on claims it is a polarizing platform.

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Erase all: Vic Uni accidentally wipes users hard drives

Peter Griffin. 18 March 2021, 9:25 am

Victoria University is undertaking a major data recovery operation after it accidentally erased the data on staff and students desktop computers.

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DARPA recruits intel and Microsoft for next-generation encryption push

Peter Griffin. 09 March 2021, 9:38 am

The US military's advanced research department (DARPA) wants to develop new encryption technology to protect privacy as masses of personal data move to cloud computing platforms.

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'Hafnium' attacks spreading alarm worldwide

Paul Brislen. 08 March 2021, 5:00 am

The Hafnium cybersecurity attack is causing waves around the world. Here's the latest.

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Consumer Data Right - start small and scale up, says industry

Peter Griffin. 04 March 2021, 8:18 am

The banking and payments industry has largely come out in favour of the Government's plan to introduce a Consumer Data Right (CDR) that would allow people to take their data with them as they switch p…

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What tech companies do Americans trust? Just Google it.

Peter Griffin. 02 March 2021, 11:53 am

A survey of American internet users has shown a sharp divide between tech companies when it comes to trustworthiness, with Facebook and Tiktok ranking lowest and Google and Amazon coming out on top.

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Microsoft secures BNZ as second Azure region customer

Peter Griffin. 11 February 2021, 9:41 am

Microsoft has another anchor tenant lined up for the new data centre region it will open here, with BNZ moving in as part of a major cloud migration push at the bank.

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Law change being considered over Covid tracing privacy

Peter Griffin. 09 February 2021, 9:39 am

The Government is getting advice on a potential law change to clarify when Covid tracing app data can be used by agencies, including the Police and our intelligence services.

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Aussie MPs unite to go after internet 'idiots and conspiracists'

Peter Griffin. 21 January 2021, 10:11 am

Over 50 Australian MPs have joined a parliamentary group to examine ways to make social media platforms safer as the government seeks feedback on a bill to expand the eSafety Commissioner's powers.

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