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First Europe organisation to defend rights online forms
Last week
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A first-of-its-kind European organisation has formed in the Hague to defend human rights online, providing legal and technical assistance to victims.
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iSANZ ceremony recognises Aotearoa's efforts for 2022
Wed, 2nd Nov 2022
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Various cybersecurity professionals, firms and initiatives were honoured at last night's Information Security Awards of New Zealand (iSANZ).
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How protected are migrants and refugees from cybercrime in Aotearoa?
Wed, 31st Aug 2022
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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?
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How well do rangatahi understand cyber safety in Aotearoa?
Fri, 12th Aug 2022
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Do rangatahi in Aotearoa understand the importance of being safe online, or has lifelong exposure to the internet resulted in widespread complacency?
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Nearly 90% of Kiwis worried kids will give away personal info online
Wed, 20th Jul 2022
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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.
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2021 iSANZ Awards winners announced at online ceremony
Fri, 18th Mar 2022
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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.
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Rights to privacy and safety under threat - report
Tue, 8th Mar 2022
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The State of Digital Rights report has found that online safety is at risk from increased big tech and government power.
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Children, teens more vulnerable to mobile threats - report
Tue, 1st Mar 2022
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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.
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New research reveals data privacy still a big worry for Kiwis
Mon, 21st Feb 2022
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New Zealanders are becoming increasingly worried about their personal data privacy, according to a new InternetNZ survey.
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Surfshark adds a website safety warning feature to its browser extension
Thu, 20th Jan 2022
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Surfshark created website safety warning feature that encourages people to be more mindful about the data they are giving to websites and digital platforms.
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TikTok's unveils plans to safeguard and diversify recommendations
Mon, 27th Dec 2021
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TikTok has unveiled new details about the platform's work to safeguard and diversify its recommendation system. 
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Netsafe welcomes public feedback on draft of Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms
Fri, 3rd Dec 2021
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The code aims to establish a self-regulatory framework to protect New Zealanders from online harm and harmful content.
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Better consultation needed for new Online Safety Code
Thu, 2nd Dec 2021
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"By focusing on in-depth input from tech platforms before coming to communities and individuals, it highlights the power imbalance with targeted communities."
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Netsafe works with global tech giants to address online harm in NZ
Fri, 6th Aug 2021
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“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.
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Internet infrastructure strained as demand for servers surges 30%
Fri, 20th Mar 2020
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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.
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Hands-on review: Norton Security gets the safety and freedom balance right
Fri, 20th Sep 2019
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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.
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ESET launches campaign to make the internet safer for children
Fri, 20th Sep 2019
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ESET has launched its Safer Kids Online campaign, which is designed to improve education around child safety online for both parents and their children.
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It's hard talking to children about online safety, parents say
Thu, 19th Sep 2019
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Some parents may be worried about what their children are doing online, but they don’t talk to their children enough about the issue.
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People and data privacy: The insights (and contradictions)
Tue, 2nd Jul 2019
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39% of people would take money in exchange for giving a stranger complete access to their private data online.
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May 17 is Pink Shirt Day: How you can help prevent cyberbullying
Wed, 15th May 2019
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This Friday May 17 is Pink Shirt Day, which is a colourful way to raise awareness about a serious and in some cases tragic issue: cyberbullying.
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Eight ways to empower children to use the internet safely
Tue, 30th Apr 2019
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Kids are great at consuming content online – but they’re not aware of risks like viruses, cyberbullying, unwanted contact by strangers, data privacy and inappropriate content.
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Beyond lock and key: Securing the smarthome
Mon, 29th Apr 2019
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It’s important to understand how smarthome technologies work and what they’re fully capable of.
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Updated: NZ ISPs block internet footage of Christchurch shootings
Mon, 18th Mar 2019
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2degrees, Spark, Vodafone and Vocus are now blocking any website that shows footage of the mosque shootings.
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You don't have a golden ticket: Why Viagogo is a massive 'no-no'
Thu, 7th Feb 2019
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How much power does New Zealand have to stop a multinational 'deviant' from operating in our country?
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