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Facebook's most popular post cast doubt on vaccination
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.
Want to reduce cyber threats? Use a password manager - CERT
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.
Battening down the hatches
As we wait for news of the potential outbreak in Auckland, I can't help but think about what lockdown life would be like without fibre to the home and the ability to work remotely.
EY inks major deal to push Microsoft products worldwide
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.
Aussie lawmakers still have their sights on encryption
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.
Griffin on Tech: Telco industry needs to get its story straight
The Commerce Commission says telecoms operators have been confusing customers with marketing spin.
The industry needs to better explain our options for connecting to the internet.
Outspoken privacy watchdog tipped to take on Big Tech in UK role
Our outspoken privacy commissioner, John Edwards, appears to be destined for a big promotion with reports suggesting he has been selected as the UK's next "privacy tsar".
Is the age of anonymous crypto trading coming to an end?
The European Union is proposing a law change for the region that would require companies transferring Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to collect the details of sender and recipient.
Aussie forms taskforce to deal with ransomware attacks
As New Zealand joins Australia and other allies in criticising China for its state-sponsored hacking, the Australian Government is mobilising to combat ransomware attacks.
Griffin on Tech: Will tech giants finally pay their fair share of tax?
Big Tech companies are making record profits.
Now momentum is growing internationally to build a tax regime that will see them pay their fair share of tax in each country they operate in.
Football revealed how hopeless content moderation still is
Yesterday's nail-biting penalty shootout that handed victory to the Italians over the English in the Euro 2020 final also triggered a torrent of hate speech on social media.
Consumer Data Right gets the Government go-ahead
Consumers will have more control over how their personal information is used and the right to transfer it between service providers with a Consumer Data Right set to be enshrined in legislation.
Hacking gang's US$70 million ransom demand
The REvil group behind what may be the largest worldwide ransomware attack to date, has changed tack with its ransom demands, asking for payment of US$70 million in Bitcoin to release decryption tools…
Join a tech trade delegation to London - virtually
The UK's Department for International Trade is inviting Kiwi tech companies to join a virtual delegation aimed at preparing them to expand into the UK market.
Brislen on Tech: Show me the money
Science is a vital part of our society and indeed of our economic prosperity.
So why is it that research and development in New Zealand is treated as a luxury item, only to be had on an occasional…
An immigration system fit for the future
Finding staff who can do the job is an increasing concern for the tech sector. On top of decades of missed targets, the recent COVID crisis has mean our borders are shut to trained staff who may want …
Ransomware now bigger than online espionage - UK cybersecurity boss
European leaders are now more worried about ransomware attacks than online espionage, with NATO today signing a new cybersecurity pact to try and stem the flood of attacks.
Lessons from the RBNZ hack - update software and use it for its intended purpose
A report into the data breach at the Reserve Bank has revealed that the bank was using third-party file-sharing software as a data repository and collaboration tool, worsening the impact of the hack…
Aussie ramps up scrutiny of Big Tech over mobile payments
As New Zealand introduces legislation to lower merchant fees for mobile payments, Australia is probing Google and Apple over their growing power in the payments market.
Digital programme gets boost
Small business received a wake-up call last night at the launch of the Digital Boost public private partnership.