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.app arrives, Google’s alternative to .com for apps with mandatory HTTPS

Ahead of its IO developer conference this month Google has announced the .app top-level domain (TLD), the first TLD that requires encrypted HTTPS connections.  Google, a major advocate of HTTPS by default, acquired the .app TLD in 2015 as part of ICANN’s generic TLD (gTLD) sell-off in 2012 that expanded TLD’s beyond .com, .org, and […]

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NZ Government clamps down on GST for overseas goods retailers

The NZ government has announced that they will be closing the loophole that allows overseas retailers to sell into New Zealand without applying GST. This is a welcome decision to Retail NZ who released a statement calling it “fantastic news”, noting that the law as it was gave those selling through foreign websites an uncompetitive […]

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Faster-than-expected cloud adoption has upped the ante for protection of sensitive data

Massive cloud-based companies may be tweaking their data governance to minimise exposure to the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR), but surging use of public-cloud services for storing sensitive data reaffirms the importance of data audit and triage as the clock ticks towards GDPR’s May 25 implementation deadline. Despite suggestions that many executives regret hasty […]

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Govt must be wary of increasing digital divide with 5G deployment – Chorus

Chorus has encouraged the Government to keep its objective of eliminating the digital divide at the forefront when formulating policy about 5G, so significant sectors of the economy do not miss out. The company has responded to a request from MBIE for industry respondents to provide their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of a […]

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The top five best Xbox One exclusives released so far

Last week we took a lot at some of the best PS4 exclusives that you can buy right now. Today, we do the same thing but for all of you Xbox One owners out there.  Despite some mumblings from some circles, the Xbox One actually does have many great exclusives that have come out over […]

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Rocket Lab preparing to launch miniature NASA satellites

Rocket Lab and NASA have carried out the integration of the CubeSat payloads scheduled to launch on the Electron rocket in the first half of 2018 for NASA’s first ever Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) mission. The flight will constitute the smallest class of dedicated launch services used by NASA and marks a significant milestone […]

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More than just antivirus

With the recent revelations of Cambridge Analytica’s unethical collection and use of Facebook data, securing yourself online on social media is becoming more important than ever before. Research on social media account ownership shows that internet users in 2017 have an average of 7.6 social media accounts each. These accounts provide companies with another avenue […]

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UK’s NHS moves to Windows 10 in response to WannaCry

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) will move all its computers to Windows 10 as part of a plan to bolster cybersecurity after its WannaCry ransomware fright last May.  The NHS has locked in a “multi-million” centralised Windows 10 deal with Microsoft and will be spending £150 million from the government over three years to […]

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Electronic lock vulnerabilities can lead attackers directly to your hotel room

Next time you stay at a hotel as part of a business or personal trip, you may want to ask if the hotel’s locking systems are up-to-date. Researchers at F-Secure discovered that hotels throughout the world use an electronic lock system that an attacker can exploit to gain access to any room in the building. […]

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Hands-on review: Roar like a Yeti with this amazing ‘amateur’ microphone

Recently I had the opportunity to try out Blue’s Yeti Blackout microphone, and for the most part, I was really excited because I had only heard good things about it.  First Impressions: My first impressions were somewhat underwhelming, I opened the box and after one look thought to myself, “yep, that’s a microphone alright.”  However, […]