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Bug makes Android phones hackable via PNG image files
This means any application handling PNG files that have been carefully crafted by an attacker can end up running the attacker’s code.
Germany watchdog calls out Facebook's 'abuse of power'
Bundeskartellamt asserts that Facebook must ask for consent from all users to collect data from within Facebook-owned services and third party websites – or face heavy restrictions on data collection.
Google's new Chrome feature warns about compromised logins
This week Google released extra measures in a bid to provide better security for its users’ data.
Jigsaw launches DDoS protection for EU political organisations
“European political organisations will have the same access to Google’s defense technology that previously was only available to news organisations and human rights groups."
Google makes its first ever renewable energy investment in Asia
This week Google announced that it is making a huge investment in renewable energy in Asia with a huge solar farm in Taiwan.
Can you spot the phish? Google's quiz puts you to the test
The quiz may not be as clear-cut as you think - but that's exactly why you should do it.
Kiwi firms can’t afford to ignore online advertising
Voon believes that some marketing managers, particularly those in businesses with more than 10 branches, don’t realise brick-and-mortar stores can also be an SEO goldmine.
Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
The committee examining the breaches found two types of breaches of the GDPR.
NZ companies ill-prepared for new digital marketing era
Kim Voon claims New Zealand companies need to get off their bums and get on with adopting new marketing tech or face being left behind by their global peers.
Hyperscale data centres surging globally, 132 more on the way
The relentless demand for more data has seen a spike both in the size and number of hyperscale data centres.
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised.
DigiCert conquers Google's distrust of Symantec certs
“This could have been an extremely disruptive event to online commerce," comments DigiCert CEO John Merrill.
Google says ‘circular economy’ needed for data centres
Google's Sustainability Officer believes major changes are critical in data centres to emulate the cyclical life of nature.
52mil users affected by Google+’s second data breach
Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days, and the consumer platform will be disabled in April 2019 instead of August 2019 as originally planned.
Google Cloud throws more money at APAC, new regions announced
"The Asia Pacific market is important for Google Cloud, and we are making long-term investments to support our growing business there.”
Hands-on review: The Google Chromecast
It’s all very Google-centric, and yes, you can end up sharing a lot of personal information should you tick all the boxes. However, you have the power there, to customise your use and the kind of data you will share.
Kiwis being taken for a ride with certification due to SEO fears
A digital marketing agency has noticed that many New Zealand SMEs are paying far too much for SSL certification.
Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
Google’s new €600m Denmark data centre: The facts
The relentless march of the hyperscalers continues with today’s announcement that Google is committing a whopping €600 million to a new data centre in Denmark.
AWS tops all four global markets, APAC a unique case
The order of proceedings remains relatively the same in three of the four major regions for public cloud services providers, but the APAC market is bolstered by the prominence of China.
What the people say - Gartner’s November Customers’ Choices
A roundup of the latest Gartner Peer Insight Customers’ Choices from Backup and Recovery to Business Intelligence and Analytics, and more.
Google Cloud CEO stepping down to welcome ex-Oracle exec
Google Cloud has grown significantly under Greene's tenure, but has involved tens of billions of dollars and little gains on AWS and Azure.
NZ's online merchants can now offer Google Pay
With Google Pay, customers will be able to speed through checkout with just a few clicks."
Study claims Denmark has been misled by hyperscale data centres
Despite repeated assurances from Danish ministers, almost none of the new hyperscale data centres are reusing their waste heat.