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Elections stories

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How businesses can prepare for the federal election’s market impacts
Wed 27 Jul 2022
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government
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elections
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australian
Election results can have significant impacts on the Australian economy. Here's what Corpay suggests businesses should be thinking about.
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Avoid the sugar high: Making the most of the government's SMB digital sweetener
Wed 8 Jun 2022
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converged infrastructure
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cybersecurity
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smb
With the federal election now behind us, small-to-medium businesses (SMB) in Australia still face the same challenges and opportunities they did just a few weeks ago.
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InternetNZ urges political parties to commit to digital inclusion action plan
Fri 25 Sep 2020
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government
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elections
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internetnz
The five point plan sets out the priority areas where InternetNZ says Government can best direct its efforts and investments to improve digital inclusion in New Zealand.
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NZ tech exports to reach $16 billion before 2030
Wed 23 Sep 2020
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government
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elections
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nztech
"If we can provide the environment for entrepreneurs to build the next Xero or Rocket Lab, we will see thousands of new technology businesses established."
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Microsoft NZ rolls out free AccountGuard service ahead of general election
Tue 25 Feb 2020
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microsoft
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cybersecurity
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email security
Microsoft’s AccountGuard service aims to strengthen cybersecurity for those campaigning for the election, or for government organisations involved in political education or analysis.
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Voter vulnerabilities: Cybersecurity risks impact national elections
Fri 17 May 2019
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elections
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online voting
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malwarebytes
The outcome of elections have an enormous impact on the political and cultural landscape of any democratic society. 
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Facebook fights fake news ahead of Africa elections
Thu 14 Feb 2019
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facebook
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elections
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whatsapp
“We also show related articles from fact-checkers for more context and notify users if a story they have shared is rated as false.”
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Jigsaw launches DDoS protection for EU political organisations
Tue 5 Feb 2019
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ddos
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google
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elections
“European political organisations will have the same access to Google’s defense technology that previously was only available to news organisations and human rights groups."
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Voter databases available on the dark web - report
Wed 31 Oct 2018
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ddos
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endpoint protection
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dark web
A Carbon Black threat report has revealed that destructive cyberattacks are increasing ahead of 2018 US midterm elections.
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Leveling the playing field: Why clean data makes for clean elections
Mon 30 Jul 2018
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data protection
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elections
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vault systems
It may sound extreme, but when you consider that almost two years on we are still picking up the pieces of a U.S. election data scandal…
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Malaysians urged to watch out for clickbait and 'fake news' as election season approaches
Tue 27 Mar 2018
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phishing
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email security
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elections
Quann Malaysia is warning Malaysians to be vigilant and watch for clickbait phishing links as the 14th Malaysian General Elections get closer.
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Expert: Farce involving Russia’s US elections breach needs resolving
Mon 5 Mar 2018
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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russia
Multiple US officials have announced the intelligence community had evidence that states had been compromised by Russia but didn't tell anyone.
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APAC Cybersecurity trends ahead: The costs of connection
Thu 18 Jan 2018
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malware
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data protection
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ransomware
The generally perilous state of affairs in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) arena presents a host of challenges of its own.
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Surge in support for Labour party from small businesses
Wed 20 Sep 2017
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accounting systems
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myob
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elections
‘Jacindamaina’ has seen a dramatic rise in support for Labour, according to the latest research by accounting software provider MYOB.
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State-sponsored election hacks are acts of cyber warfare - survey
Mon 11 Sep 2017
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elections
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venafi
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security vulnerabilities
78% of respondents said they would deem an act as cyber war if a nation-state was behind a successful or attempted hack of another country’s election.
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Want to cause chaos? ICIT says hacking elections is easy
Mon 7 Aug 2017
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ddos
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cybersecurity
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hackers
Hackers at DEFCON were able to exploit vulnerabilities in voting machines in a matter of minutes - ICIT breaks down just how easy it is.
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Xero: As NZ's General Election looms, SMBs voice concern about tax rates
Thu 3 Aug 2017
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accounting systems
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xero
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elections
With New Zealand’s General Election little more than seven weeks away, small businesses are concerned how the outcome will impact their tax rates.
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Web petition wants students to become informed voters
Mon 12 Jun 2017
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elections
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web petition
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politics
Could lowering the voting age and giving young people political skills make an impact on youth voting? Could be a great class discussion.
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Goodbye 2016: A look back at this year's IT industry
Fri 16 Dec 2016
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
The Internet of Things, cyber security, digital transformation, a new budget, Trump… Oh how 2016 was a tumultuous year for the world.
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2016: What a year it has been
Fri 16 Dec 2016
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cybersecurity
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elections
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social media
Let’s have a look back at what our NetGuide editors felt were the biggest stories to shape 2016.
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Trump promises Tim Cook 'big tax breaks' if iPhone is built in America
Thu 24 Nov 2016
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apple
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smartphones
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technology gifts
“We’re going for a very large tax cut for corporations, which you’ll be happy about."
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Trumping expectations: What now for the public sector?
Mon 14 Nov 2016
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elections
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ovum
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public sector
"The outlook for tech vendors remains positive even if the future direction of U.S policy is unclear."
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Lessons from the U.S. election on big data and algorithms
Fri 11 Nov 2016
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
The failure to accurately predict the outcome of the elections has caused some backlash against big data and algorithms.
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President Trump and Technology: Good or Bad? Here's what the experts say
Fri 11 Nov 2016
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elections
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tbr
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technology
"It has very farreaching ramifications for the industry that has been the catalyst for the economic change this electoral mandate seeks to remediate."
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