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British prime minister calls for worldwide internet regulations to fight terrorism

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:12
Britain's prime minister is calling for greater regulation of the internet in light of the deadly weekend attacks in London. But technology experts are saying that the United Kingdom government's surveillance powers are already so vast that there's little else officials can do to digitally monitor terrorism suspects without violating innocent people's human rights.

Britain criticises internet giants over terrorism

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:47
Britain's prime minister is calling for greater regulation of the internet in light of the deadly weekend attacks in London.

Google says its Chrome ad blocker will lead to better ads

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:39
Google will soon deploy a built-in ad blocker in its Chrome web browser that the company says will help curb the web's most intrusive ads while keeping the internet's foundational business model - people clicking on ads - intact.

Stolen computer code helped a biker gang steal 150 Jeeps

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:28
In a cross-border auto heist that resembles a scrapped plot from the Fast and the Furious franchise, nine members of a Tijuana-based biker club have been charged with stealing 150 Jeep Wranglers using stolen computer code and key designs.

Tanked up in Russia: The Wargaming League Grand Finals

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 14:44
While not exactly a new phenomenon, the rapid rise of eSports shows no sign of slowing down.

'Creepy' videos on YouTube Kids app upset Auckland mother

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 15:28
A series of graphic, violent cartoons aimed at children have left an Auckland mother upset and "disturbed".

Wild Eyes gets kids outdoors

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 06:00
I was abandoned by my parents on Kapiti Island as a 10-year-old. 

Facebook shareholders vent fury over fake news, Mark Zuckerberg's leadership

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:13
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has faced sharp criticism during the company's annual shareholders meeting in the US about how the company operates, deals with violence and handles fake news.

Stolen computer code helped US biker gang steal 150 Jeeps

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:15

In a cross-border auto heist that resembles a scrapped plot from the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, nine members of a Tijuana-based biker club have been charged with stealing 150 Jeep Wranglers using stolen computer code and key designs, the Justice Department announced earlier this week.

First 'Robocop' joins Dubai police, and they could eventually swell the ranks

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:14
A robotic policeman that can help identify wanted criminals and collect evidence has joined Dubai's police force and will patrol busy areas in the city, as part of a government programme aimed at replacing some human crime-fighters with machines.

Scammers are going to try access your computer. This is what you need to know

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 16:40
A brazen attempt by a phone scammer to get remote access to a police computer recently shows that everyone needs to be on the lookout when it comes to online con artists. 

Price rise tipped for iPhone 8

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 13:28
Details about the new anniversary iPhone are starting to emerge, and here's a big one: The price is likely to start at about US$1000.

Parents get refunds for purchases their kids made on Amazon apps

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:48
Parents whose children made Amazon purchases on mobile apps without their permission will begin getting their money back.

Tesla CEO to quit as Trump adviser if US pulls out of Paris climate treaty

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 10:58
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has threatened to resign his position as an adviser to President Donald Trump if the United States withdraws from the Paris climate deal.

Push for periods to get an emoji

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 10:19
"It's just a period. It's normal, natural, and happens every month. So why are periods considered such a taboo?"

6 ways to avoid ransomware and other ploys

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:51
The price of online freedom is eternal vigilance. That's the lesson cyber thugs keep shoving in our faces with attacks that steal identities, freeze networks, and make computer data disappear.

He didn't give police his iPhone passcode, so he got 180 days in jail

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:38
A man must serve 180 days in jail for refusing to give up his iPhone password to police, a Miami judge ruled this week - the latest salvo in intensifying legal battles over law enforcement access to smart phones.

Students meeting needs in their community through an app

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 18:59
A group of primary school girls are getting ready to save the world - one app at a time.
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