Consumer technology news from the future
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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
NZ lagging in security and privacy risk management
Kiwi organisations are being unnecessarily exposed to financial, regulatory, brand and productivity impacts though poorer management of security and privacy risks, according to a new security report from PwC.
Hands up if you're telling the truth...?!
Is the Prime Minister’s honesty now central to the election...?!
Key "sets record straight"... Rubbishes mass surveillance claims
"There is not, and never has been, mass surveillance of New Zealanders undertaken by the GCSB..."
Southern Cross Cable CEO slams "total nonsense" spy claims
"I can tell you quite categorically there is no facility by the NSA, the GCSB or anyone else on the Southern Cross cable network."
The cyber security spy who didn't love me... Greens slam PM
"Mass spying and cyber protection are two separate issues. It is wrong for John Key to justify mass surveillance as being necessary for cyber security, it is not."
Dotcom: “We’ll close one of the Five Eyes…”
"We’ll close one of the Five Eyes. That’s our goal."
"Moment of truth" as Dotcom ramps up PM spying pressure...
"If New Zealanders’ communications are subject to indiscriminate surveillance then the Prime Minister must resign."