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Vodafone app glitch sees users signed into stranger's accounts

"I was pretty shocked - it's worrying."

The 'Population Density' product will use data acquired from businesses and organisations such as mobile phone companies.

Mobile phone companies and Stats NZ to track people

The Government is confident people's privacy will be protected.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  The Vodafone logo is seen on a store front on October 26, 2016 in London, England.  Regulator Ofcom has fined Vodafone, who have 20 million mobile customers in the UK, £4.6m for breaching consumer protection rules, the largest fine handed out so far to a telecoms operator.  (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Vodafone NZ sold for $3.5 billion

An attempt to sell the business to Sky in 2017 failed.

Telecommunications

Huawei boss says they'd have been 'kicked out' of NZ if they were spies

"There's never been any evidence of anything malicious going on."

Jacinda Ardern discusses New Zealand's status on the implementation of 5G.

5G could wreck weather forecasts, scientists warn

Major storms could hit countries with no or limited warning.

Telecommunications

Spark fined $675k for misleading customers

The telco has been convicted of nine charges.

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Chorus unprepared for migrant influx to build UFB - report

Subcontractors building the network regularly breached employment laws, a report has found.

Simon Moutter will finish up on June 30 and Jolie Hodson will take over on July 1.

Don't call new Spark boss a 'ball-breaker' - National Council for Women

Spark's new chief executive is a rarity among NZ's biggest companies.

Telecommunications

Lines company slammed after suspending worker over cat rescue

He used company equipment to rescue the animal.

A computer with a person standing in front of it.

2degrees asks staff to avoid checking email after work, permanently

It says a three-month trial of the scheme was a success.

Vodafone has asked thousands of employees to quit.

2000 Vodafone NZ staff offered voluntary redundancy

But the company doesn't expect enough of them to take it.

Telecommunications

Duncan Garner: Was NZ too quick to ban Huawei from 5G rollout?

"The consequences could be huge."

Watch: Eight charges were laid against Spark in July.

Spark pleads guilty to Commerce Commission charges

The telecommunications company said errors were "genuine mistakes".

Spark wasn't hacked, but its users may have been.

Spark's 'brave' move receives praise

Internet security experts say the telco risked confusing customers, but did the right thing.

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Spark resets thousands of customer passwords

Customers have been warned their account details were up for sale on the dark web.

Eleven charges were laid against Spark by the country's competition watchdog in July for allegedly misleading and overcharging customers.

The future of telco? Spark trials online-only assistance

It's part of a "broader move" to encourage digital tools and services.

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Aussie job ad asks for 'Anglo Saxon' candidates

The company has apologised for the "completely unacceptable" blunder.

Wien,Austria-February 25,2014: Closeup of female hand holding an iPhone 5s while launching WhatsApp,a popular messaging application .

Landline use plummets as mobile communication takes over

To nobody's surprise, the way we're communicating is changing.

Telecommunications

Spark issues alert over major global Wi-Fi vulnerability

They're warning of the threat imposed by a security fault in Wi-Fi networks worldwide.

The iPhone X will have face ID and an edge-to-edge screen.

iPhone X with face ID, edge-to-edge screen unveiled

A radically redesigned iPhone rammed with new features celebrates 10 years of the device.