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Updated: How a data breach took me for an $800 Uber ride

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Updated: How a data breach took me for an $800 Uber ride

NZ Retail and The Register deputy editor Courtney Devereux wrote a stunt journalism piece on how easy it is to be hacked in Idealog last year. In an ironic twist of events, she recently discovered she has actually has had her data breached, except this time through her Uber account to the tune of $800. Here, she explains what happened, and the problem with entrusting your confidential details to big, faceless corporations.

Who made your clothes?

The 2018 Ethical Fashion Guide by Tearfund has shown Kiwis how some of our most trusted brands have performed when put under the microscope. A lot of the brands within New Zealand performed well and had good results, yet some scored lower than expected. So, what do the grades reflect, and what should we take from the study?

Shop until you drop

Businesses can now easily direct consumers from Instagram straight to its site with the launch of Instagram Shopping. The updates to the popular app now open more opportunities for retailers to connect with online followers.

Simple living

Not often are trends dictated by what we don’t have, but the growth in popularity of minimalism is exactly that. The less is more mindset has come strongly into our homes, lives and now retail.

Retail realities or possibilities

Chinese online retailer Alibaba Group is one of the largest and most inclusive online retailers in the world. Now, the retail giant is preparing itself to include the wider Australasia marketplace. We spoke to New Zealand and Australian managing director of Alibaba Group, Maggie Zhou, about how Kiwi businesses can benefit from getting involved with the platform.