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Kiwis urged to consider 'privacy balance'
If the Edward Snowden situation has taught us one thing, it might be that privacy is very often just an illusion.
05 Dec 13
Govt targets security with new Chief Privacy Officer role
"It is important that New Zealanders have confidence in government agencies to do all they can to ensure personal information is kept safe."
20 Nov 13
Social media talkers = victims of cyber stalkers
"Hey, how's it going? My cousin went to Epsom Girls' Grammar School also, she knows your sister Jayne."
28 Sep 13
Is Google right, do we have “no legitimate expectation of privacy” in email?
"Google may say one thing to consumers, but their true colours always come out in court."
16 Sep 13
NZ TechEd LIVE: Are Kiwis blind to Big Data privacy risks?
"Would you write down your details and leave them in a coffee shop in Queen Street?"
12 Sep 13
Facebook, Google & Microsoft launch govt privacy petitions
Tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft have released statements requesting greater transparency when it comes to gathering public data.
10 Sep 13
Kiwi websites need to improve privacy info
Websites and apps collecting personal information could do much better in telling people that they are doing it, why they are doing it and how securely the information will be held.
15 Aug 13
Microsoft joins the party… slams NZ Telco bill
Joining fellow tech giants Facebook and Google, Microsoft publicly questions the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill, believing it to be a threat to New Zealand's IT industry.
01 Aug 13
You gotta fight, for Dotcom's right, for transparency…
Megaupload founder dispatches legal team to Wellington today, as his lawyers fight for full disclosure in New Zealand's highest court.
30 Jul 13
Facebook slams NZ spying law
Social networking giant seeks an exemption over government proposals which could see over two million Kiwis spied on by authorities.
11 Jul 13
Key brands Dotcom's submission a "circus"
Showdown between Prime Minister and Megaupload founder didn't disappoint in Parliament yesterday, but was it more PR than policy?
04 Jul 13
Google issues NZ spy threat
Internet search giant warns new government spy laws could result in companies quitting New Zealand, after heavily criticising the bill.
03 Jul 13
Oh no…not another Facebook breach
Privacy leak in Facebook's Android app, sending users' phone numbers over the internet to Facebook servers simply by launching the app.
28 Jun 13
The Spy who killed Kiwi Privacy
Has privacy in New Zealand gone too far?
27 Jun 13
The security of personal data is top of everyone’s mind when surfing the web, but how do you keep information coming through your school’s website secure?
26 Jun 13
Govt empowers CIO to stop IT scares
Chief Information Officer Colin McDonald will receive greater powers and a bigger budget, as the government acts to avoid Novopay style IT cock-ups going forward.
25 Jun 13
Apple reaffirms commitment to customer privacy
Apple aims for transparency in bid to quash rising tensions following US whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations.
24 Jun 13
School privacy has room for improvement
New Zealand schools are being warned to pull their socks up over their lack of website privacy policies.
18 Jun 13
Key: Snowden not welcome in NZ
As rumours surface that Edward Snowden may seek refuge in New Zealand, Prime Minister John Key insists the US govt whistleblower is not welcome.
13 Jun 13
US govt whisteblower revealed
"I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions," says US whisteblower Edward Snowden, currently holed up in a Hong Kong hotel.
10 Jun 13
Tech giants deny US govt privacy probe
Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo and other US companies deny assisting US officials in collecting customer private data since 2007.
10 Jun 13
Microsoft marks Data Privacy Day with warning
Software giant commissions research into people's online privacy perceptions and expectations.
25 Jan 13
NZ ranks 7th in smartphone privacy risk
New research reveals when it comes to smartphone app use, New Zealand has been ranked 7th in the top 10 countries at risk of privacy exposure.
25 Jan 13
Facebook finalises 20-year privacy plan
The social networking site commits to government audits stretching 20 years after breaching privacy laws.
13 Aug 12