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  • Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action

    In a joint declaration, climate scientists, physicists, biologists, engineers and others from at least 20 countries broke with the caution traditionally associated with academia to side with peaceful protesters courting arrest from Amsterdam to Melbourne.

    14 Oct. 19 07:03 Written by Reuters
  • Noel Leeming welcomes Nola, FaceMe’s digital human

    ​Shoppers at the soon-to-be-opened Noel Leeming store at Westfield Newmarket will be greeted by Nola, a digital human from Auckland company FaceMe who will help shoppers navigate the store and answer questions.

    11 Oct. 19 10:27 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Former Aussie telco executive JB Rousselot named Chorus CEO

    ​Chorus has named JB Rousselot, a former senior executive of Australian telco Telstra and of Australian Government owned National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) as its new CEO to replace Kate McKenzie.

    09 Oct. 19 14:03 Written by Stuart Corner
  • US includes China's top AI startups in blacklist

    ​The US government widened its trade blacklist to include some of China's top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this week.

    09 Oct. 19 10:00 Written by Reuters
  • Computer Forensics NZ moves to secure SMBs

    Twenty year old Auckland based digital forensics and data recovery firm Computer Forensics NZ is to expand the scope of its services to offer preventative cyber security services to the SMB market following its acquisition a year ago by two long-term employees of the firm.

    08 Oct. 19 10:19 Written by Stuart Corner
  • National Party attacks Government over Tū Ora PHO hack

    ​The National Party has used news of a cyber security breach at Tū Ora Compass, one of New Zealand’s largest primary health organisations, to attack the Government over its approach to cyber security.

    08 Oct. 19 09:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Microsoft crowdsourced QA, and look what we got

    The Windows Insiders program has signed up lots of people willing to check out pre-release versions of Windows for free. But it’s not working.

    07 Oct. 19 21:00 Written by Preston Gralla
  • Seequent acquires Geoslope of Canada

    ​Christchurch-based geoscience software company Seequent has acquired Geoslope, a Canadian company that creates integrated geotechnical analysis software.

    04 Oct. 19 15:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Quantiful uses AI to improve business forecasting

    ​Auckland based startup Quantiful has revealed the first customers for what it claims is the world’s first consumer insight-led business planning tool.

    03 Oct. 19 14:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 'Hey Google, delete the last thing I said to you'

    Google has raced to launch a slew of privacy-related features as the search giant and social media companies face heat from users and regulators globally on how their platforms handle user data.

    03 Oct. 19 04:10 Written by Reuters
  • Smudge sell Staccar to US company

    ​Christchurch-based software company Smudge Apps has sold its augmented reality software application, Staccar, to US-based InContext Solutions, which claims to be the global leader in 3D simulation software for retail.

    02 Oct. 19 15:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Southern Cross confirms Telstra’s NEXT role

    ​Southern Cross Cable Network has announced it has signed agreements and received regulatory approval for Telstra to become a 25 per cent shareholder of the company and an anchor customer of the Southern Cross NEXT undersea data cable.

    01 Oct. 19 10:27 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Marriott data breach FAQ: How did it happen and what was the impact?

    In late 2018, the Marriott hotel chain announced that one of its reservation systems had been compromised, with hundreds of millions of customer records, including credit card and passport numbers, being exfiltrated by the attackers.

    30 Sept. 19 20:00 Written by Josh Fruhlinger
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