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Griffin on Tech: The biggest fix of all

Peter Griffin. 26 November 2021, 2:56 pm

A day in politics is a very long time, as tech, space and AI fan Judith Collins found out this week.

No sooner had she issued the Opposition's Tech Issues Paper, she massively overshadowed it and less than 24 hours later, she was off. But what will happen to the tech focus?

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New TechHub platform to inspire the next generation

TechHub Schools Team. 26 November 2021, 2:40 pm
New TechHub platform to inspire the next generation

The tech industry and schools got a little closer today, with the new TechHub kicking off. TechHub is a platform for the industry's nationwide in-school programmes, helping introduce kids to digital tech.

The new platform currently hosts the tech industry's primary nationwide programmes in schools, launching with Tahi Rua Toru Tech, TechHub Talks, ShadowTech and CodeClub Aotearoa available.

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Digital Identity in New Zealand: technical choices have human impacts

By James Ting-Edwards. 26 November 2021, 9:35 am

People need a chance to engage on the good, bad, and ugly of digital IDs.

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IDC: Big jump in software spending this year

Peter Griffin. 25 November 2021, 9:02 am

The pivot to working from home and strong uptake of cloud computing and artificial intelligence platforms led to a 20.4% jump in software spending this year.

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Why has Meta delayed its end-to-end encryption plans?

Peter Griffin. 23 November 2021, 10:34 am

A plan to add end-to-end encryption to Instagram and Facebook Messenger has been pushed out a year as Meta faces strong opposition from child safety advocates and law enforcement agencies.

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Griffin on Tech: A win for the right-to-repair movement

Peter Griffin. 19 November 2021, 11:42 am

Apple will give iPhone and Mac users the tools and parts to repair their own devices in the first big move among electronics makers to give consumers back some control.

Peter Griffin gives the lowd…

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Government action on accessibility to ramp up next year

by Dr Chandra Harrison. 19 November 2021, 8:08 am

A new ministry for disabled people and new accessibility legislation will see digital accessibility issues in the spotlight in 2022.

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Encryption keys can be stolen from Intel processors

Peter Membrey. 18 November 2021, 8:36 am

Intel is once again in the spotlight this week after announcing a security flaw in a number of their computer processors. Peter Membrey unpacks what it means.

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ITP releases Skills Portfolio tools to help advance careers

ITP Team. 17 November 2021, 3:43 pm

IT Professionals NZ today released their full CareerAdvance programme, including a Skills Portfolio tool paired with career planning resources and a recently refreshed full mentoring programme.


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Are our phones really designed to slow down over time? Experts look at the evidence

By Michael Cowling and Amy Johnson. 17 November 2021, 3:00 pm

Do manufacturers really slow down our phones on purpose to nudge us towards shiny new ones, as has been claimed?

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From crypto-jacking to doxing - the trouble with gaming

Peter Griffin. 16 November 2021, 11:31 am

Video gamers are facing a wave of cyberattacks that is resulting in significant financial loss according to new research from Norton LifeLock.

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