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    New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation's scale and sweep

    New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation's scale and sweep


    A report prepared for the US Senate provides the most sweeping analysis yet of Russia's disinformation campaign around the 2016 election found the operation used every major social media platform to deliver words, images and videos tailored to voters'...

    A report prepared for the US Senate provides the most sweeping analysis yet of Russia's disinformation campaign around the 2016 election found the operation used every major social media platform to deliver words, images and videos tailored to voters' interests to help elect US President Donald Trump - and worked even harder to support him while in office.
    Smartphone data could help prevent youth suicide - but there are privacy risks

    Smartphone data could help prevent youth suicide - but there are privacy risks


    Smart phone data could soon be used to identify those at risk of suicide to get them help quickly, but some academics are concerned about data...

    Smart phone data could soon be used to identify those at risk of suicide to get them help quickly, but some academics are concerned about data security.
    Here's what smartphones will look like in 2019

    Here's what smartphones will look like in 2019


    OPINION: The smartphone industry is a bit odd. It's one of the few industries where devices are getting bigger and prices are going up. It's pretty much the opposite of Moore's...

    OPINION: The smartphone industry is a bit odd. It's one of the few industries where devices are getting bigger and prices are going up. It's pretty much the opposite of Moore's Law.
    What happened when Google Maps said my family home was a public park

    What happened when Google Maps said my family home was a public park


    OPINION: Google Maps is one of the greatest innovations of our time. Maps of the entire world, on demand, for free, in your pocket any time you want it. Can you even imagine how jealous Burke and Wills would be of...

    OPINION: Google Maps is one of the greatest innovations of our time. Maps of the entire world, on demand, for free, in your pocket any time you want it. Can you even imagine how jealous Burke and Wills would be of that?
    Beware what you type in Australia - new law give authorities access to encrypted chats

    Beware what you type in Australia - new law give authorities access to encrypted chats


    As terrorist attacks increased after 2014 amid the Islamic State's global push, Australian authorities saw themselves confronted with a challenge they shared with all other Western agencies: they could identify suspects, but accessing their...

    As terrorist attacks increased after 2014 amid the Islamic State's global push, Australian authorities saw themselves confronted with a challenge they shared with all other Western agencies: they could identify suspects, but accessing their communications to discover their intentions often remained impossible.
    Win a Netatmo home security package worth more than $900

    Win a Netatmo home security package worth more than $900


    One lucky Stuff member is set to win a Netatmo home security package worth $940 just in time for the summer holidays. The Netatmo Presence provides real-time analysis of what is happening outside your home while the Netatmo Welcome is an indoor security...

    One lucky Stuff member is set to win a Netatmo home security package worth $940 just in time for the summer holidays. The Netatmo Presence provides real-time analysis of what is happening outside your home while the Netatmo Welcome is an indoor security camera which uses facial recognition technology to identify visitors.
    Buses, trains, taxis, parking machines - nothing in Wellington seems to work

    Buses, trains, taxis, parking machines - nothing in Wellington seems to work


    OPINION: When you have been overseas for a while, the clean air and clear skies of Wellington can make for a welcome return. Unfortunately, when I arrived back recently, it was a cold, windy Sunday night with torrential rain. My plane from Australia...

    OPINION: When you have been overseas for a while, the clean air and clear skies of Wellington can make for a welcome return. Unfortunately, when I arrived back recently, it was a cold, windy Sunday night with torrential rain. My plane from Australia arrived at Wellington International Airport at midnight.
    The Xbox controller (and other devices) changing lives of people with disabilities

    The Xbox controller (and other devices) changing lives of people with disabilities


    December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Brittany Keogh reports on how developments in technology are making the workplace – and our homes – more accessible and inclusive for...

    December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Brittany Keogh reports on how developments in technology are making the workplace – and our homes – more accessible and inclusive for all.
    Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500 million guests

    Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500 million guests


    Hackers stole information on as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel empire over four years, obtaining credit card and passport numbers and other personal data, the company said Friday as it acknowledged one of the largest security breaches...

    Hackers stole information on as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel empire over four years, obtaining credit card and passport numbers and other personal data, the company said Friday as it acknowledged one of the largest security breaches in history.
    Beijing to start digitally ranking its citizens

    Beijing to start digitally ranking its citizens


    OPINION: Recently Beijing gained praise for hosting Bill Gate's philanthropic reinvented toilet conference. This week it's in the news for very different reasons. According to a post on the Beijing local government website, the Chinese capital has...

    OPINION: Recently Beijing gained praise for hosting Bill Gate's philanthropic reinvented toilet conference. This week it's in the news for very different reasons.

    According to a post on the Beijing local government website, the Chinese capital has ambitions to introduce a points program where it rates each of its 22m citizens by the year 2021.

    The program, dubbed the Social Credit Score (SCS), will pull data from various official sources to grade its population.

    As I understand it, a person's SCS can be positively boosted by performing charitable acts. Similarly, a resident can just as easily lose points for behaviour the State deems as undesirable.
    Our phones have flight mode - they should have work and home modes too

    Our phones have flight mode - they should have work and home modes too


    OPINION: It was an unexpected gift. Travelling through the Southern Alps at the end of spring, I hadn't expected to be kicking fresh...

    OPINION: It was an unexpected gift. Travelling through the Southern Alps at the end of spring, I hadn't expected to be kicking fresh snow.
    Peter Griffin: No devices before bed. Try music, even metal

    Peter Griffin: No devices before bed. Try music, even metal


    The Royal Society Te Apārangi's report, Blue Light Aotearoa, last week confirmed what scientists have been saying for years – the LED-powered lighting revolution is messing with our body...

    The Royal Society Te Apārangi's report, Blue Light Aotearoa, last week confirmed what scientists have been saying for years – the LED-powered lighting revolution is messing with our body clocks.