11 Mar 2017

Tech news: Streaming services and CIA hacks consumer devices?

From This Way Up, 12:50 pm on 11 March 2017
Tech commentator Peter Griffin.

Tech commentator Peter Griffin. Photo: Supplied

Some new figures show how New Zealanders are taking to streaming video on demand services like Lightbox, Netflix and NEON to watch TV and movies. The short answer is pretty darn well, actually, with Netflix in particular showing big growth.

Also the big tech story this week was another WikiLeaks extravanganza and the news that the CIA's been hacking consumer devices like TVs (including tech correspondent Peter Griffin's own model of smart TV!) to gather intelligence.