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  • Wintec to offer Fortinet cyber security training

    The Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) will offer the Fortinet Network Security Academy (FNSA) program, designed to develop and train “action-oriented cyber security experts to manage new and advanced threats on the horizon.”

    20 April 18 14:02 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Agresearch seeks input on tech refresh

    Agresearch, a Crown Research Institute (CRI) that produces science and technology projects for New Zealand’s agricultural sector, is embarking on an information system refresh.

    20 April 18 13:29 Written by Sarah Putt
  • A pirate-obsessed Nigerian hacking group is attacking the maritime industry

    A criminal splinter faction from a pirate symbology-obsessed Nigerian 'confraternity' has been running business email compromise scams for hundreds of thousands of dollars targeting the global maritime industry, according to security researchers who have been tracing the 'GOLD GALLEON' group and trying to derail its scams in real time.

    19 April 18 15:38 Written by Tamlin Magee
  • Inside Facebook's plan to limit the impact of GDPR protections

    If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much smaller.

    19 April 18 14:42 Written by Reuters
  • Australian start-up Fleet Space aims to enable IoT globally

    Adelaide-based startup Fleet Space Technologies is a small company with big ambitions: “to design, build and launch the technology that will become the digital nervous system for our planet, drive a connected world and unlock the next industrial revolution.”

    19 April 18 12:24 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ tops in Agtech and Health start-ups

    New Zealand is leading the way in Agtech and Health start-ups, according to the Genome Startup Ecosystem report 2018, which has based its findings on data sourced from a survey of more than 10,000 start-up executives around the world.

    19 April 18 11:08 Written by Sarah Putt
  • Qualcomm begins layoffs as part of cost cuts: Report

    Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has begun cutting jobs as part of its promise to investors to cut costs by US$1 billion, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

    19 April 18 08:48 Written by Reuters
  • Airlines back creation of global drone registry: IATA

    The world's airlines are backing the development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, as a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets fuels safety concerns, according to an executive of their trade group.

    18 April 18 13:27 Written by Reuters
  • New Zealand urged to embrace Industry 4.0

    The New Zealand Government has been urged to create a new policy platform to promote Industry 4.0, the next iteration of manufacturing enabled by the Internet of things.

    18 April 18 13:04 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ broadband market at a juncture

    He had only been in the top job a couple of months, but when Spark (then Telecom) CEO Simon Moutter declared that unlimited broadband was a crazy idea he, along with most of the industry, was still operating in a pre-fibre world.

    18 April 18 12:51 Written by Sarah Putt
  • ZTE may lose Android licence

    ZTE may not be able to use Google's Android operating system in its mobile devices after the U.S. limited ZTE's access to American suppliers this week, a source familiar with the matter said, potentially adding another drag on U.S. sales for the Chinese firm.

    18 April 18 08:50 Written by Reuters
  • AI: different tech, same impact says NZ AI Forum

    The New Zealand AI Forum has put out a teaser for a report it plans to release on 2 May saying the report will find — not unsurprisingly — that artificial intelligence (AI) is likely to deliver economic growth and productivity improvements but impact some people’s jobs.

    17 April 18 10:33 Written by Stuart Corner
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