Technology is one of the broadest beats any journalist can cover. There are so many stories that touch upon individuals and organisations every day; technology enables many great things, but it can also cause harm.
Starting this month, interest.co.nz will build its technology coverage with a new section, edited by Juha Saarinen.
Juha has covered information technology for publications in New Zealand and overseas for many years now. They include The New Zealand Herald, PC World, Stuff, Wired, The Guardian, iTnews and CRN.
He’s a firm believer in trying out tech, as that is how the best stories come about, even when things go wrong and fail. Nothing beats experience with tech for deep understanding.
Get in touch with Juha with tips, comments, and what you want to read about: cloud, personal and business tech, AI/ML, cybersecurity, development, internet topics, cars and more.
Go into the draw to win a Yubico YubiKey!
To kick off the technology section in style, we have 15 Yubico YubiKey hardware authentication keys to give away to readers who provide interesting suggestions for topics to cover.
The key model in question is the 5C NFC, which retails for $136 including GST.
With the YubiKey 5C NFC, you’ll get the strongest possible two-factor authentication to protect your computer and smartphones against phishing attacks that could lead to devastating account takeovers.
Hardware keys are considered the gold standard for secure authentication. Google’s Advanced Protection Program which is aimed at journalists, activists, business executives and other potentially targeted people uses them as an additional layer of strong security.
This particular YubiKey model supports USB-C connections, and Near Field Communication. The latter lets you just tap your device to complete authentication with it. You can use hardware keys for passwordless authentication as well.
To enter the draw for a YubiKey, please fill in this Google Form.
Update The YubiKey draw is now closed. Thank you very much everyone for your great responses.
Keys will be sent out on a first come, first served basis, with no correspondence entered into. We can't cater for overseas readers, unfortunately.
NB: Ensure that you visit yubico.com to read more about the YubiKeys, to learn how to use and manage them.
*Please note that we can’t provide support, technical or otherwise, for the YubiKeys. It is vital that you read the documentation for the keys carefully, and follow the instructions provided by Yubico. Failure to follow the instructions could lead to you being locked out of systems you have secured with the key.