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7 tips to keep your connections secure during Covid-19 - Norton LifeLock

Fast facts:

- Working from home can increase cybersecurity risks. Kiwis must protect themselves.

- Tools like VPNs can help protect data and online connections, but workers may need to adapt in other ways.

Whitireia uses avatar games to take hands-on lab learning for its nurses online

Whitireia has quickly pivoted to using its cutting-edge online virtual reality programmes to ensure that its nursing students can continue with the practical elements of their programmes while in lockdown.

COVID-19 not only hygiene risk, IT risks high - Delta Insurance

Kiwis in lockdown especially those working from home and using home computers and other digital devices need to take IT hygiene precautions as well as their health precautions to avoid the coronavirus.

'3D printing used to make the world a safe place during pandemic'

It is one of a number of designs developed in response to COVID-19 by a team led by Professor Olaf Diegel, a multi-award-winning product design developer who took up his role as head of the Lab last year, where he aims to change the way Additive Manufacturing (AM, otherwise known as 3D printing)

Young learners can now learn to develop VR online and free - VR Voom

Auckland company VR Voom has chosen to launch its new online learning portal on April 14, 2020, to give young New Zealand students options for learning programming with aims for readying them for the fast-expanding virtual reality technology world of the future.

More connectivity for 539 Kiwis - Vodafone

Vodafone has switched on additional 4G mobile services in parts of rural New Zealand, which means more New Zealanders can stay connected during the COVID-19 lockdown.

How the Internet enables New Zealand's COVID-19 contact tracing - InternetNZ

InternetNZ is offering to host an online meeting next week to help work through the issues with contact tracing technology. It today also releases two documents to help inform the discussion.

Canterbury tech entrepreneur returns to help the SVA mobilise nationwide

Until quite recently, University of Canterbury graduate and Kiwi entrepreneur Guy Horrocks was living in New York helping launch a new data management company, Solve.

Telco industry condemns wilful damage to mobile network - TCF

The NZ Telecommunications Forum (TCF) strongly condemns wilful damage to New Zealand’s mobile networks, which is causing disruption when the industry is responding to increased demand for phone and internet services during the Alert Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown.

Australia's NBN draws on expertise to deliver high-speed broadband through COVID-19

Stephen Rue, chief executive of Australia’s wholesale broadband provider NBN Co, today provided a fresh update on how nbn combined with the broader global and local telecommunications industry continues to support the nation during the COVID-19 crisis as more Australians rely on broadband servi