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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?
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.
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.
The Spy who killed Kiwi Privacy
“Mass surveillance is morally indefensible. Stop US spy subsidiaries in New Zealand. Stop the GCSB bill. Demand Independent Inquiry of #GCSB.”
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?
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.
Apple reaffirms commitment to customer privacy
Apple aims for transparency in bid to quash rising tensions following US whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations.
School privacy has room for improvement
New Zealand schools are being warned to pull their socks up over their lack of website privacy policies.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft marks Data Privacy Day with warning
Software giant commissions research into people's online privacy perceptions and expectations.
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.
Facebook finalises 20-year privacy plan
The social networking site commits to government audits stretching 20 years after breaching privacy laws.
Xero's fear over gov privacy plans
Will the government’s proposal to access company data overseas infringe customer privacy?
Google fined for side-stepping FCC
How do you penalise a company with US$50 billion in the bank?
Girls Around Me app 'like looking in the window': developer
As if there weren't enough reasons to update your privacy settings.
Google to begin collating user data tomorrow
Next step towards world domination, or just a way to target ads more effectively?
A guide to facebook’s timeline
By now you’ve probably been forced to get accustomed to Facebook’s new format – Timeline. Some people love it, some people hate it, and a lot of people still just don’t understand it!
The idea for this month’s blog came to me when I logged on to Facebook and noticed various people (friends of friends, but not people who I myself am friends with) commenting and "liking" photos I had uploaded.
Facebook facing 20 years of privacy audits
Federal Trade Commission issues strict warning, so what was Mark Zuckerberg’s response?
Law commission completes privacy review
The Law Commission has released the last volume in its four-stage report into privacy laws in New Zealand.
10 social media do's & dont's
Check out our 10 social media do's & dont's - your security and your privacy depend on it.
Stay secure online when travelling
Keep your travel plans to yourself; don’t post them on social networks. You’re telling criminals, "I’m away, burgle me!”