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  • SAS promises two versions as SAS Viya goes GA

    SAS has made the new version of its analytic software SAS Viya, for private and public clouds generally available in New Zealand, saying it does not signal the end of the current SAS software but the two versions will continue to evolve in parallel.

    26 Sept. 16 10:38 Written by Stuart Corner
  • UFB rollout completed in Whakatane

    Communications minister Amy Adams has announced completion of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network in Whakatane at a total cost of $12 million, bringing the number of fully fibred towns and cities to 20.

    26 Sept. 16 10:37 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Companies say IoT matters but don't agree how to secure it

    A majority of enterprises say the internet of things is strategic to their business, but most still take a piecemeal approach to IoT security. Those results from a global IDC survey conducted in July and August reveal both the promise and the growing pains of IoT.

    24 Sept. 16 10:34 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Here's what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach

    Yahoo's announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale -- it's the largest data breach ever -- and the potential security implications for users.

    24 Sept. 16 03:26 Written by Lucian Constantin
  • Well, I never! iOS 10's voicemail transcription has a potty mouth

    Anyone who has looked at automatically-generated subtitles on YouTube can tell you that asking a computer to describe what a human says can lead to hilarious results. Now, Apple has brought that to iOS 10 with support for transcribing voicemails.

    24 Sept. 16 02:52 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Privacy groups urge US FTC to investigate WhatsApp promises

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.

    24 Sept. 16 01:25 Written by Grant Gross
  • 5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

    Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried.

    23 Sept. 16 20:52 Written by Katherine Noyes
  • ‘Could do better’: Survey’s verdict on ANZ cyber security

    Cyber security company, CyberArk has released the findings of its 10th annual Global Advanced Threat Landscape Survey saying it show a number of countries, New Zealand included, could do better with their cyber security practices.

    23 Sept. 16 09:22 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark offers disadvantaged families $15 per month broadband

    Spark is to offer families with school-aged children unable to afford a commercial broadband service a 30GB ‘no-frills’ broadband service for $15 per month, about 25 percent the price of the cheapest commercial services available.

    23 Sept. 16 09:19 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Small print costs Trustpower $390k

    Trustpower has been fined $390,000 for misleading consumers about a bundled broadband and electricity supply offer.

    23 Sept. 16 09:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • The massive Yahoo hack ranks as the world's biggest -- so far

    When Yahoo said on Thursday that data from at least 500 million user accounts had been hacked, it wasn't just admitting to a huge failing in data security -- it was admitting to the biggest hack the world has ever seen.

    23 Sept. 16 06:36 Written by Martyn Williams
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