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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…”
Met with rapturous applause from a jam-packed Auckland Town Hall, Kim Dotcom’s ‘Moment of Truth’ event last night has sent shockwaves across the country.
"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."
Internet MANA... Time to shine light on "shadowy" spies?
"We are in favour of a strong and independent Aotearoa New Zealand. We do not accept that mass surveillance of New Zealand citizens is required."
How to build user trust in your business mobile apps...
While consumers may assume that established, trusted businesses will develop trustworthy apps, this is not necessarily the case.
Big-mouth Key plays "fast and loose" with NZ security... again
"New Zealanders deserve far better on an issue of such significance to our security and privacy."
Internet Party slams the spy who doesn't love Kiwis...
"Our basic right to privacy is under attack. That’s going to be a real drag on our digital economy and undermine the trust that overseas customers place in our technology services."
Govt CIO calls on Kiwi firms to join security push
"The panel is part of an ongoing programme of work to ensure government agencies are continually lifting privacy and security standards."
Internet Party slams Five Eyes as Kiwi privacy debate rages on...
"The influence of the United States Government, in particular, over New Zealand is truly alarming, and it’s all happening behind closed doors."
Gartner: Google, EU Privacy ruling and Privacy
This is a crude and premature analysis, but anonymity is part of the infrastructure of the internet...
Greens: Key needs to front on what NZ spies are up to
Prime Minister John Key has questions to answer following the latest Edward Snowden leaks detailing New Zealand's involvement in the Five-Eyes spying network.
Facebook NZ issues top privacy tips for Kiwis
"If you experience unpleasant surprises when sharing on Facebook, that's bad for you and bad for us."
WhatsApp sets the Facebook record straight…
There has been a lot of inaccurate and careless information circulating about what WhatsApp’s future partnership with Facebook would mean for its users’ data and privacy.
Green Party launches Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill
"With the help of the public, the Green Party will ensure that all Internet users are protected by basic human rights."
New cybersafety resource OWLS takes flight
Primary and intermediate students are being taught how to be ‘wise owls’ when using the internet, a new resource launched this week to help teachers educate their students about internet privacy issues.
Kiwi privacy breaches should have same priority as workplace safety
Barely a month goes by when privacy breaches – by mostly government agencies like ACC, the Earthquake Commission and DHBs – aren’t in the headlines, but the gap is unlikely to be plugged so long as decision makers look to technology for the whole solution.
Wellington Council privacy breach - FAQ
Following news that Wellington City Council's parking services contractor, Tenix Solutions, inadvertently released personal information of 120,000 New Zealanders, here are some FAQs to help put Kiwi minds at rest.
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.
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."
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."
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."
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?"