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Griffin on Tech: Getting ahead of denial of service attacks

Peter Griffin. 17 September 2021, 12:39 pm

The DDoS attacks of the last two weeks again raise the question of whether we are investing enough to deal with the new reality of cyber attacks.

New Zealand spends billions on defence, so why is only a tiny portion of this spent on cyber defence?

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Apple's controversial plan to detect child abuse images has merit - and it's totally legal

Rick Shera. 10 September 2021, 10:45 am

Apple's plan to help stamp out child sex abuse material online has hit resistance but does a good job at balancing public good and privacy.

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Will Aussie publishers ditch Facebook comments?

Peter Griffin. 09 September 2021, 10:06 am

A major court ruling across the Tasman effectively strips away the safe harbour provisions media companies enjoy when it comes to comments left on social media platforms.

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Let's look for answers beyond the clickbait headlines about cyber breaches

Andy Prow. 08 September 2021, 8:51 am

We have the tools and expertise to tackle the cybersecurity threats our country faces. I'm setting out to highlight how we can harness it to good effect.

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Local crypto trading options open up with arrival of Aussie exchange Swyftx

Peter Griffin. 31 August 2021, 11:53 am

Australian cryptocurrency exchange Swyftx has entered the New Zealand market, boosting by 70% the coin currencies able to be traded through a local operator.

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Facebook's most popular post cast doubt on vaccination

Peter Griffin. 24 August 2021, 9:17 am

Of the millions of items of content shared on Facebook in the first three months of the year, the one that reached the most eyeballs in the US became a rallying cry for anti-vaxxers.

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Want to reduce cyber threats? Use a password manager - CERT

Peter Griffin. 20 August 2021, 9:18 am

The Government's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has updated its list of "critical controls" for cybersecurity and is urging us all to use a password manager.

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EY inks major deal to push Microsoft products worldwide

Peter Griffin. 17 August 2021, 9:55 am

Consulting firm and systems integrator EY is embarking on a major expansion of its relationship with Microsoft that will see150,000 of its employees trained in use of the Redmond giant's technologies.

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Griffin on Tech: The WWW at 30 - three priorities for its future

Peter Griffin. 13 August 2021, 1:16 pm

It's 30 years this week since Tim Berners Lee turned on the World Wide Web.

Decentralisation, semantic web technologies and bridging the digital divide will help shape Web 3.0.

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Aussie lawmakers still have their sights on encryption

Peter Griffin. 10 August 2021, 9:12 am

Software makers and social media platforms could soon face a big fine in Australia if they don't adhere to rules that require them to detect unlawful material on encrypted platforms.

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Uh, oh - Facebook is actually building the Metaverse

Peter Griffin. 29 July 2021, 2:38 pm

As it basked in the glow of a massive quarterly profit announcement, Facebook this week revealed it would develop a massive virtual world - a metaverse.

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