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Former Deloitte consultant to head MSD privacy breach review
A privacy breach at the Ministry of Social Development has lead to a review of the IT systems and governance of its project.
'Smart' vibrator allows strangers to watch
Apparently the Svakom Siime Eye, an internet-connected sex toy with a built in camera, is laughably easy to hack.
Kiwi MPs put security on the table at London parliamentary conference
"MPs must use their privileged positions to positively influence national security and cybersecurity strategies to ensure they are fit for purpose."
NordVPN comments on the internet's 28th birthday: 'Why are we still being watched?'
“VPNs are a solution for people to stay private online while the governments realise that a number of recent laws are too intrusive."
Legal tech profession has its head in the sand over China’s new cybersecurity law, survey finds
China’s new cybersecurity law may have passed three months ago, but 75% of legal technology professionals aren’t even familiar with it.
Cybersecurity trends 2017: What to expect in the year ahead
To say last year was a catastrophe in terms of combating cyber threats in Australia would be putting it lightly.
NordVPN's top tips to help you stay savvy about your internet privacy
“Online and offline factors are often combined: such as browsing history with physical location, commute to work and vacation travel.."
Facebook ups the ante on security
Facebook has announced a new security feature, as the company looks to improve protection for its users.
Can you ever be truly anonymous online?
"Privacy issues have taken another shape completely over the past year."
Your 2017 resolution? Put messaging privacy on the list, says InternetNZ
"As part of your 2017 New Year’s resolutions, you should be thinking about what you can do to keep your personal information private."
Internet privacy – can it get any worse?
It’s clear that 2016 was probably the worst year ever in online privacy. So, what can we expect in 2017?
Facebook privacy settings hoax resurfaces again
"The law already protects you. The privacy declaration in this message is worthless and does not mean anything.”
Privacy concerns spark contact address masking for .nz domain owners
New Zealand domain name owners can now use a free address masking option that can mask contract addresses and make them invisible from WHOIS.
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.