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Turbulent waters: The Red Sea Crisis and tech implications
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The Red Sea crisis' enduring impact on global shipping extends beyond geopolitical tensions, spiralling into shipping delays and rerouting, spiking costs, and disrupting trade routes, with intrusive fallout on tech and worldwide supply chains.
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Are C-suite executives cybersecurity's weakest link?
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C-suite executives, often the weakest security link in organisations, are a significant target for cyber threats, amid a surge in cyber attacks.
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IWD 2024: Expert security insight from within the gaming industry
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The gaming industry must increase cybersecurity efforts amid growing threats; risks include data theft and game manipulation, leading to financial losses and a decrease in public trust, says Mindera's Gaming lead, Teresa Matos.
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Surge in e-commerce platforms sees rise of counterfeit goods
Wed, 6th Dec 2023
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Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) offers a solution to the growing problem of counterfeit goods on ecommerce platforms.
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How blockchain could help stop video piracy in its tracks
Wed, 20th Feb 2019
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Aussie tech's blockchain trial heralds a potential end to video piracy.
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Five reasons why we need to rethink software piracy
Thu, 19th Jul 2018
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Over 1/3 of PCs use pirated software, costing billions and risking malware attacks and hefty fines.
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Kim Dotcom film up for best documentary at Asia-Pacific Screen Awards
Tue, 14th Nov 2017
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A film about entrepreneur and former MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom is up for best documentary at this year’s Asia-Pacific Screen Awards.
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Remark Holdings wins multi-million dollar AI contract in China
Tue, 3rd Oct 2017
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Remark Holdings will deploy artificial-intelligence-based object-recognition software to monitor content streamed via the Internet in China.
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Creative Content Australia lauds court-mandated blocks against pirate sites
Mon, 21st Aug 2017
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Creative Content Australia (CCA) launches biggest crackdown on media piracy, with 65 piracy sites already blocked.
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Aussie anti-piracy blockchain startup launches token sale
Tue, 15th Aug 2017
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Sydney's Veredictum unveils Ventana token to combat film piracy with a cutting-edge blockchain solution.
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Pirated Microsoft software sees Aussie reseller paying landmark $450,000 settlement
Wed, 10th May 2017
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Centre Com Sunshine has joined the growing ranks of resellers paying up after being caught infringing Microsoft copyright.
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Do you care where your illegally downloaded files come from?
Wed, 13th Jan 2016
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Risk of punishment can reduce unlawful file-sharing by 40%, says research from the Univesity of East Anglia and Newcastle University.
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Has the UK entered digital prohibition?
Wed, 12th Aug 2015
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UK High Court overturns private copyright exceptions, potentially turning millions of ordinary people into lawbreakers. Digital blockade ineffective.
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AVAST! The Piratebay Bounces Back
Mon, 15th Dec 2014
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After a raid by the Swedish Police on their Stockholm data centre, it only took a week or so for the Piratebay to bounce back.
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Police raid the pirate bay, is this the answer?
Wed, 10th Dec 2014
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According to Torrent Freak, Swedish police raided the pirate bay’s Stockholm datacenter confiscating equipment.
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Tackling piracy head on: NZ feature film responds with multiplatform release
Wed, 24th Sep 2014
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New Zealand film, SUNDAY, will be released simultaneously across multiple platforms in an effort to combat internet piracy.
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Opinion: Broadcasters, it’s over to you…
Thu, 7th Aug 2014
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Broadcasters face a call to evolve and champion local content over international imports, as audiences favour access over restriction.
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21 out of 100 Kiwis illegally download... Do you?
Thu, 10th Apr 2014
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Nearly a quarter of New Zealanders have illegally downloaded content from the internet, despite knowing they should have paid for it.
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Dunedin becomes first 'clean' area in Microsoft anti-piracy sweep
Thu, 6th Feb 2014
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Dunedin hailed as the first 'clean' zone in Microsoft NZ's nationwide anti-piracy campaign, uncovering zero software violations.
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Exclusive: Microsoft comes down hard on local channel pirate
Thu, 7th Nov 2013
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Online auction trader OnlineSale Computers has been stung with $15,000 in penalties after admitting to hardloading unlicensed Microsoft software on PCs.
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Microsoft warns Kiwis... don't ignore software piracy law
Wed, 6th Nov 2013
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Microsoft cautions NZ against pirate software, citing malware risks and a hefty $15k settlement with a violator. Safety guide for buyers included.
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Software piracy costs businesses billions in time and money
Wed, 13th Mar 2013
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Embedding counterfeit software with dangerous malware allows criminals to prey on computer users who are unaware of the potential danger.
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Downloaded in 60 Seconds - Piracy prevents movie sales
Tue, 12th Mar 2013
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The closing of a major online piracy site can increase digital media sales, with the Megaupload shutdown causing such in digital sales and movie rentals.
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Blinder for Dotcom as he can’t see US ‘evidence’
Tue, 5th Mar 2013
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Evidently the evidence against Kim Dotcom and Megaupload is so substantial that he isn’t allowed to know what it is to prepare his defence against extradition.