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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Has privacy in New Zealand gone too far?
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!