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Consultation opens on establishing a consumer data right

Techblog Staff. 06 August 2020, 6:42 am

MBIE wants to hear from you about options for establishing a consumer data right that would better meet the needs of consumers and allow them to harness the power of their data. 

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Commerce Commission releases independent reviews into security incident, details actions taken

Techblog Staff. 05 August 2020, 10:37 am

After having a laptop stolen, the Commerce Commission reviewed its processes and policies. Today the report is released.

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Does Apple treat every developer the same?

Peter Griffin. 04 August 2020, 10:06 am

Developers are crying foul over Tim Cook's antitrust testimony that it treats all developers of apps in its App Store equally as Apple faces the most heat of the four Big Tech CEOs.

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Secret questions not as good as you'd think

Paul Brislen. 03 August 2020, 9:49 am

From your mother's maiden name to your first car number plate to favourite food or first pet's name, these questions are supposed to add layers of complexity to any attempt to access your account with…

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Tech Media Panel - 31 July 2020

TechBlog Team. 31 July 2020, 11:55 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: Big Tech faces up to US Congress, a new Government Algorithm Charter to improve AI ethics in Gov…

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Get involved: Supporting teams in schools

TechBlog Team. 31 July 2020, 11:50 am

The Tahi Rua Toru Tech challenge is running in schools and kura throughout the country and we have a huge number of teams signing up this month! 

The challenge is simple: students identify a probl…

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Brislen on Tech: Big Tech takes on Congress

Paul Brislen. 31 July 2020, 11:42 am

The four tech giants appearing before Congress in the US face being broken up, yet their share price hasn't moved at all.

Are these companies beyond the reach of the law? If so, this is something …

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Congress holds the blow torch to Big Tech

Peter Griffin. 30 July 2020, 11:14 am

US tech leaders are grilled over their alleged anti-competitive behaviour by US politicians dismayed at the power of Big Tech.

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New Zealand quality of life still has some way to go

Paul Brislen. 29 July 2020, 5:00 am

How does New Zealand fare in terms of digital quality of life in the latest Surfshark survey?

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Tech Week: How Big Blue went remote overnight

Peter Griffin. 28 July 2020, 9:56 am

IBM reflects on what was involved in serving its customers during the lockdown and the road ahead for businesses recovering from the pandemic and preparing for the next shock.

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Garmin offline - ransomware or maintenance failure?

Paul Brislen. 27 July 2020, 5:00 am

GPS service provider Garmin is offline, causing trouble for joggers and bikers, but also boaties and light aircraft users. But is the outage due to an update gone wrong or is it ransomware?

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