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VPN
Link revealed between censorship and VPN surges across Asia
Countries across Asia are experiencing a surge of VPN networks, an uptake that is likely due to increased censorship in the region.
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Social Media
Trump social media ban too little, too late
"Big Tech has made mega profits by turning a blind eye to the true extent of misinformation on their platforms."
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Digital Marketing
How NZ Labour crushed the National Party on Facebook
National spent double on its Facebook marketing, and it wasn't enough.
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NZTech
UPDATED: Election 2020 - Which parties care about tech's role in New Zealand
Technology should be flying high when it comes to government investment and commitment from New Zealand's political parties. But is it?
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Cloud
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.
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Cloud
Oracle staff condemn Larry Ellison's support for Donald Trump
More than 7000 Oracle employees and members of the public are asking Oracle to take a hard look at itself and its ‘commitment’ to diversity, ethics, and inclusion.
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Cybersecurity
Geopolitics, economy motivating cyber activity in APAC-AN/Z
Flashpoint's Aaron Shraberg says economic tensions between the US, China, and North Korea are influencing risk management decisions in APAC.
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North Korea
Flashpoint: APAC companies must factor geopolitics in cyber strategies
The diverse geopolitical and economic interests of the states in the region play a significant role in driving and shaping cyber threat activity against entities operating in APAC.
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Internet
SA Labor promises $35 million Adelaide internet investment if re-elected
SA Labor says it would undertake a major expansion of the State Government’s existing fibre network, to be known as the "Fishbone".
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Social Media
Four reasons why your company should get political on social media
It’s now an expectation of consumers that brands will weigh in current events and politics, and share their values.
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Artificial Intelligence
Wellington technology group create an AI politician
A Wellington technology group will launch a pilot digital platform called SAM, a virtual politician...
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Elections
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.
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Kim Dotcom
Dotcom calls out John Banks in open letter
“I am concerned by your comments that I and others have lied and that I stated if you would not assist my release from prison, I will destroy you.”
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Barack Obama
America's Right-Wing Revival
The multi-storey project would include a mosque, and because it would stand just a couple of blocks from the former site of the World Trade Centre, the Right labelled it "The Mosque At Ground Zero”.
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Law
America under the gun
America is chocka block with firearms. Since 1960, more than a million Americans have died from firearm homicides.