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Brislen on Tech: The people or the pixel

Paul Brislen. 07 May 2021, 12:33 pm

Facebook tracks users' movements online using Facebook pixels - small lines of code embedded in websites.

It's one thing for commercial sites to use pixels, but how do you feel knowing government sites like NZTA and the Police also use them?

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Orion Health asks for probe into "scandalous" Covid IT spend

Peter Griffin. 06 May 2021, 12:25 pm

 Tech leader and Orion Health chief executive Ian McCrae has requested the Auditor General undertake an audit review of Ministry of Health IT decisions.

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ITP Branch Committees: Call for Nominations

ITP Team. 06 May 2021, 8:00 am

Are you keen to make a difference to the tech community in your area and help build momentum post-Covid?

It gives us great pleasure to call for nominations for ITP's Branch Committees in most areas, with nominations being received from now. If 2021 is the year you want to make a difference to the community in your area, or you know someone else that does, this is your chance - don't let it slip by.

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Dell sells Boomi for US$4 billion

Paul Brislen. 05 May 2021, 11:56 am

Dell is selling its integration arm Boomi after 11 years of ownership.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 04 May 2021, 2:00 pm

[From Tuesday] I met recently with digital minister Hon David Clark to talk through many of the challenges facing the digital and tech sector, including the skills pathway work we're undertaking as pa…

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Bitcoin is booming, but other crypto currencies claiming more of the market

Peter Griffin. 04 May 2021, 9:40 am

As Bitcoin hovers around the US$57,000 mark, the cryptocurrency's share of the market's value has dropped below 50% for the first time as rival currencies gain traction.

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Supply chains and cyber-security: the new threat

Paul Brislen. 03 May 2021, 12:47 pm

The National Cyber Security Centre has released its latest advice on cyber-security matters, this time focused on supply chain issues. The weakest link could very well not be under your control.

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Brislen on Tech: Informed consent

Paul Brislen. 30 April 2021, 1:51 pm

Privacy is the football which Facebook and Apple are kicking around this week, but ultimately it's the end user who should benefit.

So why is privacy the new black?

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Your phone can now serve as a earthquake early warning system

Peter Griffin. 29 April 2021, 9:46 am

Google's earthquake early warning system uses the accelerometer in Android smartphones and could give people precious seconds to take cover for a sizeable shake.

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Solving the tech sector skills shortage – How diversity and inclusion benefit industry and the NZ economy

David Downs. 28 April 2021, 6:57 am

New Zealand is in the grips of a major skills shortage with a wide variety of industries struggling to fill key roles.

The New Zealand Hi-Tech trust may very well have the answer.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 27 April 2021, 2:58 pm

[From Tuesday] So what are the NZ Excellence in IT Awards, known as the EXes, and why do we bother? After all, there are some really brilliant awards programmes already happening in our sector.


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