Elections news stories
Avoid the sugar high: Making the most of the government's SMB digital sweetener
With the federal election now behind us, small-to-medium businesses (SMB) in Australia still face the same challenges and opportunities they did just a few weeks ago.
Microsoft NZ rolls out free AccountGuard service ahead of general election
Microsoft’s AccountGuard service aims to strengthen cybersecurity for those campaigning for the election, or for government organisations involved in political education or analysis.
Voter vulnerabilities: Cybersecurity risks impact national elections
The outcome of elections have an enormous impact on the political and cultural landscape of any democratic society.
Facebook fights fake news ahead of Africa elections
“We also show related articles from fact-checkers for more context and notify users if a story they have shared is rated as false.”
Jigsaw launches DDoS protection for EU political organisations
“European political organisations will have the same access to Google’s defense technology that previously was only available to news organisations and human rights groups."
Voter databases available on the dark web - report
A Carbon Black threat report has revealed that destructive cyberattacks are increasing ahead of 2018 US midterm elections.
Leveling the playing field: Why clean data makes for clean elections
It may sound extreme, but when you consider that almost two years on we are still picking up the pieces of a U.S. election data scandal…
Malaysians urged to watch out for clickbait and 'fake news' as election season approaches
Quann Malaysia is warning Malaysians to be vigilant and watch for clickbait phishing links as the 14th Malaysian General Elections get closer.
Expert: Farce involving Russia’s US elections breach needs resolving
Multiple US officials have announced the intelligence community had evidence that states had been compromised by Russia but didn't tell anyone.
APAC Cybersecurity trends ahead: The costs of connection
The generally perilous state of affairs in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) arena presents a host of challenges of its own.
Surge in support for Labour party from small businesses
‘Jacindamaina’ has seen a dramatic rise in support for Labour, according to the latest research by accounting software provider MYOB.
State-sponsored election hacks are acts of cyber warfare - survey
78% of respondents said they would deem an act as cyber war if a nation-state was behind a successful or attempted hack of another country’s election.
Want to cause chaos? ICIT says hacking elections is easy
Hackers at DEFCON were able to exploit vulnerabilities in voting machines in a matter of minutes - ICIT breaks down just how easy it is.
Xero: As NZ's General Election looms, SMBs voice concern about tax rates
With New Zealand’s General Election little more than seven weeks away, small businesses are concerned how the outcome will impact their tax rates.
Web petition wants students to become informed voters
Could lowering the voting age and giving young people political skills make an impact on youth voting? Could be a great class discussion.
Goodbye 2016: A look back at this year's IT industry
The Internet of Things, cyber security, digital transformation, a new budget, Trump… Oh how 2016 was a tumultuous year for the world.
2016: What a year it has been
Let’s have a look back at what our NetGuide editors felt were the biggest stories to shape 2016.
Trump promises Tim Cook 'big tax breaks' if iPhone is built in America
“We’re going for a very large tax cut for corporations, which you’ll be happy about."
Trumping expectations: What now for the public sector?
"The outlook for tech vendors remains positive even if the future direction of U.S policy is unclear."
President Trump and Technology: Good or Bad? Here's what the experts say
"It has very farreaching ramifications for the industry that has been the catalyst for the economic change this electoral mandate seeks to remediate."
Cyber hacking lessons from the U.S. election
"The meddling of nation state actors (Russia) in the U.S electoral systems and processes was the most serious issue in this controversial election."
Facebook: The Top 10 moments of the US election
As the polls close across the US, Facebook has released data showing some interesting moments from the election that have taken place in recent weeks.
What the U.S election means for the tech sector
Pussy grabbing aside, what does the next President of the United States have in store for the tech sector?
Election broadcasts 'outdated format' to get a revamp in 2017
“I hope that by giving parties more flexibility in how they communicate their messages, more voters will engage in the electoral process."