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New Zealand urgently needs cohesive strategy for tech

Graeme Muller. 23 July 2019, 9:29 am
New Zealand urgently needs cohesive strategy for tech

NZTech's Graeme Muller is calling for a cohesive, joined up strategy for the development of technology in New Zealand.

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NZ’s Domain Name Commission wins appeal in lawsuit against US company

Techblog staff. 22 July 2019, 6:36 am

New Zealand's Domain Name Commission has had its court order upheld by a higher Court in its US lawsuit against the company DomainTools.

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77,600 drones and counting

Sarah Putt. 18 July 2019, 5:31 pm

There are a surprisingly large number of drones in New Zealand - with around 77,600 drones operating and 200,000 drones used by foreign tourists in the past year. Compare these numbers to the estimated 5000 piloted aircraft, and you begin to see the need for regulatory oversight.

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Social media fails another crime victim

Paul Brislen. 17 July 2019, 8:05 am

Graphic images of a murdered US teen are being circulated on Instagram only months after the Christchurch terror attacks were live streamed. Instagram's thoughts are with the victim's family and frien…

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Govt details $7.1m digital service for SMEs

Sarah Putt. 16 July 2019, 6:00 pm

A single café can require up to 11 different licenses and spend 240 hours dealing with various agencies. That's according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, in its video explaini…

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Looking for common ground on facial recognition vs the right to privacy

Alison Holt. 15 July 2019, 7:34 am

Facial recognition software is the latest battleground between privacy rights advocates and law enforcement agencies. Is there any common ground between the two parties?

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 12 July 2019, 1:35 pm

Here's this week's quick update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

If you or your colleagues are planning to move more from operational to strategic IT, the "Become an Effective CIO" course is for you.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 12 July 2019, 1:30 pm

Social media companies want us to like them... so they're having a crack at a public relations campaign.

Plus, privacy is important, which is why British Airways will have to cough up $NZ357 milli…

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Another moon landing

Sarah Putt. 11 July 2019, 9:07 pm

Obviously, it's not up to me but I would say another moon landing is an interesting idea. Although it will cost the US taxpayer a lot (US$50 billion and counting) and that money is arguably better spe…

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GDPR and cyber security in action

Buddle Findlay. 10 July 2019, 7:26 am

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced that it intends to fine British Airways £183.39m for breaching the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Digital disappearing acts

Sarah Putt. 09 July 2019, 1:43 pm

The concept of ownership in a digital world is once again under the spotlight following Microsoft's move this month to close its books category. Those who had purchased ebooks will get a refund, havin…

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