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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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Griffin on Tech: A win for the right-to-repair movement

Peter Griffin. 19 November 2021, 11:42 am

Apple will give iPhone and Mac users the tools and parts to repair their own devices in the first big move among electronics makers to give consumers back some control.

Peter Griffin gives the lowdown on the when and how.

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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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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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Griffin on Tech: Kiwis don't want to be monitored working from home

Peter Griffin. 29 October 2021, 2:01 pm

Here's the dilemma employers face as they look out over empty office cubicles because everyone is working from home - should they use monitoring tools to keep tabs on their employees?

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During Covid we turned to video games to stay entertained - and connected

Peter Griffin. 26 October 2021, 12:22 pm

 Video games constituted the second more popular medium behind streaming video during the pandemic, according to new research from the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association.

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Griffin on Tech: Put your thinking caps on - we need a decent digital strategy

Peter Griffin. 22 October 2021, 1:51 pm

We are one of the few countries in the OECD without a digital strategy.

That's all changing but it needs your input. Let's make the current effort to develop one count.

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Toybox: A compelling mix of nostalgia and style in Samsung's Flip

Peter Griffin. 22 October 2021, 8:40 am

The Flip feels like a format that's here to stay, one that even Apple might draw inspiration from.

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