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Snapchat and Skype not up to scratch with user privacy
“If you think instant messaging services are private, you are in for a big surprise."
InternetNZ launches business transparency tools to report mass surveillance
It might just become easier for Kiwis to see if 'mass surveillance' is happening as InternetNZ launches transparency report tools for businesses.
Feedback sought on proposed new approach to .nz domain name privacy
“Through the submission process, we're looking for interested parties to help guide us in striking an appropriate balance.”
HID Global rolls out new offerings for the mobile enterprise
“The HID Global mobility initiative elevates how users regard security by enabling them to confidently connect to and use more applications."
Data breaches remain a concern amongst ANZ consumers
"They are clearly concerned that their information may not be held securely and they worry that details about them are gathered without consent."
BREAKING: Google using x-ray vision to see inside your home
"What happens in my bedroom is private and I can't believe Google would even consider this."
FBI asks Apple to break into iPhones. Apple says no
Apple has solidified its stance on digital privacy, with CEO Tim Cook publishing an open letter to customers about why it won't comply with FBI's requ
Trust in mobile apps and services at an all time low
“People should not have to trade privacy and security to benefit from the wealth of data-enabled services that are available now and on the horizon."
New Zealand’s Government shines the spotlight on data security
"The move to eGovt channels to deliver services to New Zealanders offers many benefits, but have also created new data vulnerabilities to be managed."
Myths and truths about internet security
The reason so many people are being hacked at such a relentless pace is less about the users themselves and more about mainstream security solutions.
New project from NetSafe to help educators teach online privacy
OWLS is a resource to support teachers as they teach the concepts of privacy online to primary and intermediate school students.
The generation most at risk of online threats in NZ? Millennials.
“However millennials are also the generation most willing to gamble their privacy and security in exchange for a life online."
Children's websites and apps raise privacy concerns
Nearly half of websites targeted at, or popular with, children collect a 'concerning' amount of personal information and share with third parties.
VPN technology: Protecting your online life
"Online privacy is a growing concern for many demographics but many people don't know what to do about it."
Healthcare wearables trigger privacy concerns with consumers
"There is a lingering and noticeable concern around the protection of personal health information. This should be a warning bell for manufacturers."
Microsoft NZ targets local government with Office 365
Microsoft New Zealand has provided details on how Office 365 provides security and privacy protections for government organisations.
New Zealanders: Be smarter with your data
Australiasian Consumer Fraud Week starts today, with the aim of raising awareness about scammers and encouraging NZers to be smarter with their data.
Blurred lines putting enterprise security at risk
Dell says with BYOD, social media and a 'booming' hackers market, privacy in the workplace is more important than ever before.
Samsung hits back, kind of, against big brother claims
Voice data is ‘only given to a third party voice-to-text conversion provider during a requested voice command search'.
Creepy big brother Samsung listening to your every word
Why Facebook at Work isn’t going to work
"Organisations worry about Facebook’s intentions, its company record on privacy and its commercial exploitation of users’ data.”
"Protecting people’s information and providing meaningful privacy controls are at the core of everything we do, and we believe today’s announcement is an important step."
Trend Micro videos demonstrate risky online behaviours
Users often share confidential information and location details without having much security enabled on their devices