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Consumer Data Right - start small and scale up, says industry

Peter Griffin. 04 March 2021, 8:18 am

The banking and payments industry has largely come out in favour of the Government's plan to introduce a Consumer Data Right (CDR) that would allow people to take their data with them as they switch providers.

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End of the line for the COVID card

Paul Brislen. 03 March 2021, 1:41 pm

The COVID card appears to have reached the end of its journey with a trial in Rotorua showing up problems with the technology.

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What tech companies do Americans trust? Just Google it.

Peter Griffin. 02 March 2021, 11:53 am

A survey of American internet users has shown a sharp divide between tech companies when it comes to trustworthiness, with Facebook and Tiktok ranking lowest and Google and Amazon coming out on top.

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How to figure out what's next - and actually get there

Paul Matthews. 01 March 2021, 4:17 pm

As a professional body we're often asked by members for some pointers on kickstarting or progressing a career. Or how to turn a "job" into a "career" and actually get some focus into getting ahead.

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InternetNZ: annual study reveals new concerns about the internet

Techblog Staff. 01 March 2021, 3:58 pm

New research released today by InternetNZ shows that many New Zealanders are extremely concerned about the Internet being a forum for extremist material, hate speech and fake news. 

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Brislen on Tech: RIP the nation state

Paul Brislen. 26 February 2021, 11:25 am

As citizens we have rights and can elect a parliament to reflect who we are.

But what do we do when that parliament can no longer control the biggest companies in the world? Are we now destined to…

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The roaming hit telcos are taking due to Covid travel restrictions

Peter Griffin. 25 February 2021, 10:30 am

With travel restrictions in place around the world, telecoms network operators are missing a lucrative source of revenue - roaming charges racked up when their subscribers head abroad.

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Facebook 1: Australia: 0

Paul Brislen. 24 February 2021, 7:16 am

Facebook has called Australia's bluff and removed professional news media from its platform and now the Australian government has folded, introducing amendments to the proposed media code and giving F…

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Vodafone joins Spark in 5G-powered wireless broadband business

Peter Griffin. 23 February 2021, 9:25 am

Vodafone has begun offering a wireless broadband service over the 5G network it has constructed in parts of the country, offering a faster, untethered alternative to fibre and copper connections.

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New Zealand to join the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime

Techblog Staff. 22 February 2021, 5:00 am

New Zealand is to join the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, to further our international cooperation efforts in tackling cybercrime.

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Brislen on Tech: Ante up

Paul Brislen. 19 February 2021, 2:07 pm

The Australian government is introducing a law that will require social media platforms to pay for access to professional media.

Google has agreed to set up commercial relations with the providers…

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