Dene Mackenzie's blog

Brace yourselves for the Barbra Streisand Effect

Wikileaks has dominated not only online traffic in the last couple of weeks.

Be wary: uploaded party photos can embarrass

When journalists and others attend embargoed briefings at the Reserve Bank and Treasury, they are required to hand in their mobile phones and other transmitting devices at the door.

New venture tailored to tighter network

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's success with Facebook is leading the technology community to believe that the new messaging service he launched last week will be a success.

Online teaching on a roll, but there may be a cost

In past years, tertiary institutions in New Zealand had talked about ways of ensuring students got the best experience they could from a crowded teaching experience.

Microsoft on cue with cloud computing launch

It has been a while since cloud computing drifted through this column but a recent release from research and advisory firm Ovum necessitates another look at the issue.

Resize and cuddle up

Just quietly, I have lost weight.

Danger-dates trigger antivirus security

My son celebrated his birthday last Sunday, October 10, 2010.

Firms give you a positive image online, for a fee

As the use of social media continues to grow, so do the concerns about silly things you have done in the past coming back to haunt you.

Losing 'think for yourself'

Be honest. How many of you do not bother reading reference books, reaching for a dictionary or a thesaurus any more when you are working or playing on your computer?

Microsoft hopes to recover browser market share

Just as I was about to finally download IE8, feeling that it was probably safe enough to do that more than a year after it was released, late last week Microsoft announced it was launching IE9.

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