Online Safety stories
Titans of Tech - Parvinder Walia of ESET Australia
Meet Parvinder Walia, the visionary leader at the helm of ESET Australia, championing cybersecurity and diversity.
TUANZ urges next Govt to commit to improving online safety
The Tech Users Association has called on whoever makes up the next Government to commit to continuing to take the lead on improving security and safety online.
New measures introduced to Snapchat to safeguard teens
Snap has announced a new package of safeguards to further protect 13-17 year old Snapchatters from potential online risks.
Gen Z in the dark on basic internet terms – research
The DNS Research Federation suggests young people are risking their safety online by using the Internet without knowing what key terms mean.
Take the Password Pledge and secure the digital you
The livelihood of our digital lives is fostered by good online hygiene, which begins with proper password management.
Norton’s 11 tips to help protect your privacy online
Governments, businesses, and individuals can buy information about you that's been gathered online, like your health status, contact details and your location.
First Europe organisation to defend rights online forms
A first-of-its-kind European organisation has formed in the Hague to defend human rights online, providing legal and technical assistance to victims.
iSANZ ceremony recognises Aotearoa's efforts for 2022
Various cybersecurity professionals, firms and initiatives were honoured at last night's Information Security Awards of New Zealand (iSANZ).
How protected are migrants and refugees from cybercrime in Aotearoa?
Recent research has found that more than 35% of Kiwis are affected by scams weekly, so do migrants and refugees have equitable access to tools that will help protect them online?
How well do rangatahi understand cyber safety in Aotearoa?
Do rangatahi in Aotearoa understand the importance of being safe online, or has lifelong exposure to the internet resulted in widespread complacency?
Nearly 90% of Kiwis worried kids will give away personal info online
New research from Norton has revealed that nearly nine in ten New Zealanders believe children will give their parents' or families' personal information away online.
2021 iSANZ Awards winners announced at online ceremony
The 2021 iSANZ Awards were held this evening at a live online ceremony and included awards in six categories and a special Hall of Fame Award.
Rights to privacy and safety under threat - report
The State of Digital Rights report has found that online safety is at risk from increased big tech and government power.
Children, teens more vulnerable to mobile threats - report
New research by McAfee has found that the increased uptake of mobile devices over laptops has fostered a false sense of security among smartphone-using children and teens.
New research reveals data privacy still a big worry for Kiwis
New Zealanders are becoming increasingly worried about their personal data privacy, according to a new InternetNZ survey.
Surfshark adds a website safety warning feature to its browser extension
Surfshark created website safety warning feature that encourages people to be more mindful about the data they are giving to websites and digital platforms.
TikTok's unveils plans to safeguard and diversify recommendations
TikTok has unveiled new details about the platform's work to safeguard and diversify its recommendation system.
Netsafe welcomes public feedback on draft of Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms
The code aims to establish a self-regulatory framework to protect New Zealanders from online harm and harmful content.
Better consultation needed for new Online Safety Code
"By focusing on in-depth input from tech platforms before coming to communities and individuals, it highlights the power imbalance with targeted communities."
Netsafe works with global tech giants to address online harm in NZ
“Harmful experiences, directly and indirectly, cause physical, financial, and psychological harm, decrease user confidence, and undermine investment in the digital economy and society,” says Netsafe chief Martin Cocker.
Internet infrastructure strained as demand for servers surges 30%
Internet service providers are extending data caps to meet the newfound reliance on the network, however, some experts express uncertainty concerning internet infrastructure’s ability to keep up with the rapidly growing demand.
Hands-on review: Norton Security gets the safety and freedom balance right
The folks at Norton understand that there are those of use that like to walk on the wild side. But even a seasoned Internet adventurer like myself likes a degree of protection.
ESET launches campaign to make the internet safer for children
ESET has launched its Safer Kids Online campaign, which is designed to improve education around child safety online for both parents and their children.
It's hard talking to children about online safety, parents say
Some parents may be worried about what their children are doing online, but they don’t talk to their children enough about the issue.