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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 March 2017, 1:00 pm

Who knew security could be so complicated? And as for cloud-services, who knew they could get taken down? And as for tech, who knew social media companies would be valued at such a high rate?

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IoT - bearly secure?

Paul Brislen. 01 March 2017, 7:12 am

Soft toys that connect to the internet seem like a logical step for one toy maker, but with more than two million voice recordings exposed to the world through slack security practices, it may be more than we can bear.

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Cloudbleed - first major privacy compromise of 2017

Paul Brislen. 27 February 2017, 7:32 am
Cloudbleed - first major privacy compromise of 2017

The first big privacy compromise of the year appears to have arrived with popular website content distribution network provider Cloudflare apparently having been compromised.

"Cloudbleed" as the bug is known, enables Cloudflare's platform to randomly insert data from any of its customers onto the website of a smaller subset of customers.

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Kiwicon report - security conference turns ten

Jason Danner. 22 November 2016, 6:30 am

Kiwicon is Christmas for the information security (infosec) community.

This year, a jolly Metlstorm (Adam Boileau) guided us through two days of infosec bliss including: unique security talks, phys…

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Trumped: What does it mean for the tech sector?

Paul Brislen. 10 November 2016, 10:06 am

Donald Trump's US presidential election win last night has shaken up many business sectors, and the tech sector is not immune to such consultations.

But what does The Don's win really mean for the …

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Google watching election with interest

Paul Brislen. 09 November 2016, 11:44 am

Since everyone else has a US election story up, here's ours. Google is monitoring search terms in the US election to see what everyone's talking about and publishing the results in real time.

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Hot News in IT This Week

Paul Brislen. 28 October 2016, 4:34 pm

This week we're sad to note the passing of one of computing's great kiwi pioneers earlier this month. In other news, the NZ Open Source Awards were again a great success this week, and Newsline Editor…

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National security, spies and definitions: why we need a better definition of national security

Ben Creet. 20 October 2016, 5:50 am

Parliament is currently considering the Government's New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill, a piece of new law that will govern what the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) and Gove…

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Xtra Xtra, read all about it

Paul Brislen. 26 September 2016, 7:31 am

Spark may have cut its ties with Yahoo but customers aren't out of the woods yet.

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Brislen on Tech this week

Paul Brislen. 16 September 2016, 11:06 am

Sparking up an email war - Yahoo the first casualty... Vodafone fined for advertising blunder ... analysis of govt ICT spend, and Spontaneous Digital Combustion. It's real and it's here now.

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Moving to a post-plastic world - the end of the credit card

Paul Brislen. 13 September 2016, 8:17 am

Is the end of the plastic credit card in sight? Apple hopes so, but oddly, so should you.

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