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Two fishhooks found in Windows 10

A couple of surprises have been found under the bonnet of Microsoft's latest operating system.

InternetNZ says customers on capped broadband plans may want to check a setting used to distribute Microsoft updates.

Google fights 'right to be forgotten' globally

Inside Google's French headquarters in Paris.

Search giant may be fined for failing to apply the 'right to be forgotten' ruling outside Europe.

Twitter used to hack US computers

Russian hackers used an exploit called Hammertoss, which uses several common websites, including Twitter, to relay commands and extract data from US government computers.

Russian hackers penetrated high-profile US defence industry by combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign pics.

Will the internet spy on you?

US teenager Aanya Nigam became paranoid her mother's Amazon Echo device was spying on her activities.

Paranoia creeps in that the "Internet of Things" can turn anything into a secret wiretap.

The three Rs - and two Cs

HAMBURG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 28:  A participants sits with his laptop computer in a ball bath at the 31st annual Chaos Communication Congress on December 28, 2014 in Hamburg, Germany. The annual congress is organized by the Chaos Computer Club, Europe's biggest association of computer hackers that has its own code of ethics and in its annual congress seeks to address issues related to society, surveillance, privacy, freedom of information and security.  (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

Computer coding could sit alongside reading, writing and arithmetic under Labour plan.

Contractor's threat to remove gay bars

Nightclub generic

Staff at a Sydney gay bar seeking to update Google Maps were told that Google did not support gay bars.

Can Pluto save space funding?

This NASA's photo of Pluto was made from four images from New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) combined with color data from the Ralph instrument in this enhanced color global view released on July 24, 2015. The images, taken when the spacecraft was 280,000 miles (450,000 kilometers) away, show features as small as 1.4 miles (2.2 kilometers).     REUTERS/NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Handout  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

New Horizons mission shows the public is still fascinated by space as Nasa pleads to expand space exploration.

Drug gangs exploit lonely hearts

New Zealand lawyer Craig Tuck warns people looking for love online are increasingly becoming targets for international drug cartels

Kiwi lawyer warns people looking for love online are at growing risk from smugglers.

Porirua getting wired for fast wi-fi

Those in Porirua CBD should be able to enjoy access fast, free wi-fi by the end of the year.

Porirua's cbd could have a new fast and free public wi-fi service by the end of the year.

Snake selfie ends with $230,000 bill

Todd Fassler was bitten by a snake after trying to take a selfie with it.

A man who tried to take a selfie with a snake, ended up in hospital and now faces a US$153,000 medical bill.

Cracking down on hackers bad

MR. ROBOT -- "da3m0ns.mp4" Episode 104 -- Pictured: Rami Malek as Elliot  -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

OPINION: If tough hacking laws were around 20 years ago, it might have stopped Google or Apple's gadget innovation from ever happening.

Technology fuels Sanders' rise

Supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders hold signs during the Independence Day Parade in Waukee, Iowa.

No other candidate running for the American presidency is leveraging technology as successfully as Bernie Sanders.

Revisiting The Net

Sandra Bullock awaits her pizza delivery with trepidation in The Net.

Was 1995's The Net prescient or a load of old (Sandra) Bullocks?

Microsoft's free Windows upgrade

Kiwis will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 on Wednesday, July 29.

The last ever version of Windows will be free to more than two million Kiwi personal computers this week.

Vidcon celebrates online video

YouTubers Rhett James Maclaughlan and Charles Lincoln 'Link' Neal of 'Rhett and Link' speak at #BrandsAtVidCon.

'It's Beatlemania with Selfie Sticks' as YouTube stars together with 21,000 fans.

How's your network connection?

A maps shows broadband connections across the country - and what's planned.

Are you in for a broadband upgrade? Check out this map to find out.

Space Dave's search for ET

Dave Owen, AKA Space Dave, looks upon the final frontier with his 12" Dobsonian astronomical telescope.

A Waikato astronomer is excited about developments in the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life.

Yahoo! More streaming TV video

Director Paul Feig discusses his Yahoo Original show Other Space

Kiwis have another television streaming service to watch after Yahoo announced it's service on Thursday.

Revenge porn report page

Microsoft pledges to remove links to revenge porn photos and videos from Bing results in Bing, OneDrive or Xbox Live.

Microsoft pledges to remove links to photos and videos from Bing results in Bing, OneDrive or Xbox Live.

Wireless rush leaves cars open to hackers

Charlie Miller, a security researcher, is shown on July 21 in St Louis, Missouri, with a car that he figured out how to hack.

Widespread hacks on cars are destined to come. It's just a question of when the right hacking skills end up in the hands of people with the sufficient motives.

VR creates business success video

Arctica (augmented reality architecture software) operations director David Brydon with Oculus virtual reality goggles.

Walking around a home that doesn't exist sounds like something from a sci-fi film, but a new business has made it possible.

New Apple jobs grow car hints

Artist's concept for a potential Apple Car - the ultimate mobile device.

In another sign that Apple might get into the auto business, the US tech giant has quietly hired a former senior executive from Chrysler.

Can you make money making GIFs?

The GIF Artists Collective holds many theme based challenges.

There's a growing community of artists and illustrators paying their rent in GIFs.

An online troll destroys a family

William Moreno, 32, seen posing with his parents, Sharon and Richard Moreno, was the targeted of an unrelenting campaign of harassment by internet trolls.

After posting in a forum, a man was hit with false rape claims, vandalism and threats.

Social robots coming to homes video

Buddy, by Blue Frog Robotics, is an example of a social robot designed specifically for the home.

Two different robots that cost less than NZ$1500 and are meant to be "one of the family" will go on sale early next year.

Hackers seize control of Jeep

Hackers claim to have taken control of a Jeep Cherokee.

Hackers seize control of Jeep using a laptop and a phone.

Cheating site gives users an out

Ashley Madison bosses have rushed to assure users the website has been secured after the hack.

Hacked extramarital dating site used by thousands of Kiwis attempts to reassure users.

'Sexist men online are losers'

While both genders are frequent victims of online abuse, women tend to get the worst of it.

At least that's what a study of men and women playing video games together has found.

Cyber attacks like WarGames

WarGames (1983)

A map of the world's biggest sources for and targets of cyberattacks resembles a Matthew Broderick film.

Does TV finally understand tech?

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21:  Rami Malek on the set of "Mr. Robot" on April 21, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bobby Bank/GC Images)

Television shows have always had trouble portraying technology, with many efforts the subject of mockery.

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