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Major changes to Australian internet legislation needed says report
We look at the a recent indepenedent report into the controversial legislation that Australian Security agencies use to intercept digital communications
Almost 10,000 unsecured databases with more than 10 billion credentials exposed
Research has identified a total of 9,517 unsecured databases containing 10,463,315,645 entries with such data as emails, passwords, and phone numbers.
BELKIN unveils new portable wireless charging units and screen protection for Apple devices
Belkin has unveiled the newest additions to its SCREENFORCE screen protection for MacBooks and BOOSTCHARGE mobile power collections for multiple Apple devices.
BYOD security in remote work era still riddled with issues
Bitglass’ 2020 BYOD Report suggests that BYOD and personal device security in organisations still leave much to be desired, even as more organisations adopt flexible BYOD arrangements.
Privacy Act to roll out in December as Kiwis support stronger privacy laws
Of 1398 polled New Zealanders, 65% are in favour of strong privacy regulation, 29% are happy with the same level of regulation, and 6% prefer less legislation.
How to choose a secure plagiarism checker for your school
Choosing a secure plagiarism checker for your school is important for building a comprehensive privacy protection ecosystem and protecting user data from leaks.
Android 11 Beta is here - here's what to expect
Android 11 is here - expect better communications, privacy and better ways to control connected devices.
Avast Secure Browser comes to Android
Avast Secure Browser has been a mainstay for the security platform in Windows and Mac, and this is the first time it has come to mobile.
Zoom announces new updates in response to privacy criticisms
In direct response to the heavy criticism it received last month from reports of meeting-spying and shoddy privacy protocols, Zoom has announced ‘robust’ security enhancements in its new update Zoom 5.0.
Latest Ford and Volkswagen smart cars pose 'serious' privacy and security risk
A consumer goods testing company says its testing of both the latest Ford Focus and Volkswagen Polo indicated the new technology offered in the cars renders users vulnerable to security and privacy breaches.
Google Chrome says it began enforcing secure-by-default handling of third-party cookies with its release of the Chrome 80 update in February. But now the work has been postponed due COVID-19.
TIBCO outlines data sharing across open banking, finance and beyond
Open banking is one step in the move towards an ‘open API economy’, in which key services are shared amongst internal departments, partners, and even public developers.
VR spells virtual trouble for some regulators
Virtual reality (VR)'s popularity continues to soar but it’s an area that’s largely unregulated, which is causing headaches for some regulators around the world.
Hyland: Six enterprise technology trends driving growth in 2020
“In order to gain a competitive edge and amplify growth, organisations are striving to improve customer experiences, streamline operations and mitigate risk.”
Security around personal data a growing concern for Kiwis
“Digital identity is a powerful tool that can enhance privacy, reduce risk and massively increase productivity for people and for organisations."
The BYOD juggling act: balancing security, privacy and mobility
Left unmanaged, personal devices and unmanaged cloud applications can lead to data loss, but if managed too strictly, the IT team risks a backlash from unhappy employees, Bitglass says.
Hands-on review: Ring Door View Cam
Their products can also be integrated into your Smart Home Hub such as Alexa. For a very reasonable price you can have added security for your home.
Gartner: Wearable device spending to total US$52 billion in 2020
Competition from lower-cost smartwatches will reduce average selling prices by 4.5% in 2021.
The cost of securing BYOD with mobile agents - Bitglass
A security solution like mobile device management (MDM) fails to respect user privacy and should not be a common security practice.
Major security, privacy and ethical blindspots in AI development
Security, privacy and ethics are low-priority issues for developers when modelling their machine learning solutions.
IBM announces z15 with new data privacy capabilities
The IBM z15 is a new enterprise platform delivering the ability to manage the privacy of customer data across hybrid multicloud environments.
This is what our kids will hate us for: IoT devices 'asbestos of the future'
"The proliferation of stupid internet-connected smart devices will be the IT asbestos of the future.
Cybersecurity and video surveillance – threats, vulnerabilities and best practices
Axis Communications shares its insights on how changing regulations are affecting companies’ data collection and protection practices.
Google's Federated Learning tech gets privacy enhancements
We look at the new differential privacy library that Google has open-sourced