Two honoured with ITP Honorary Fellowships
ITPNZ awarded 2 Honorary Fellowships over this last week, in Dunedin and Christchurch. ITP Honorary Fellowships are the tech profession's highest level of recognition, reserved for those recognised for their huge contribution to the profession.
A massive congratulations to computing pioneer Bruce McMillan and long-serving contributor Steve Davis for achieving this level of recognition.
Brislen on Tech: 10 Print 'Hello World'
In which our plucky editor bids adieu as he rides off into the sunset.
Uh, oh - Facebook is actually building the Metaverse
As it basked in the glow of a massive quarterly profit announcement, Facebook this week revealed it would develop a massive virtual world - a metaverse.
Collaboration creates Aotearoa’s first publicly accessible genomics platform
Independent researchers now have access to New Zealand's first bioinformatics platform thanks to the four-year collaboration between Genomics of Aotearoa NZ and Catalyst Cloud.
Outspoken privacy watchdog tipped to take on Big Tech in UK role
Our outspoken privacy commissioner, John Edwards, appears to be destined for a big promotion with reports suggesting he has been selected as the UK's next "privacy tsar".
Quick ITP update and upcoming events
[From Monday] Well what an amazing month we've had at ITP, and this week is going to be no exception.
We've been running our ITx conference this years as a series of mini-conference "Innovation Day…
Tokyo Olympics 2020: the Sky is the limit?
The Olympics are on, controversially, but unlike in previous years it's actually pretty easy to watch them online. What has happened to the Sky TV of old? Thankfully, something good.
Brislen on Tech: The fifth horseman might have wings
The new battleground appears to be a digital one, with nations fighting nations in a covert war for our bits. But sometimes this spills over into the real world and now we learn that one company is he…
Is the age of anonymous crypto trading coming to an end?
The European Union is proposing a law change for the region that would require companies transferring Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to collect the details of sender and recipient.
"Position of vulnerability"
China has rejected claims it is behind a series of cyber-attacks and calls the accusations a "malicious smear". All of which leaves New Zealand somewhat exposed.
Aussie forms taskforce to deal with ransomware attacks
As New Zealand joins Australia and other allies in criticising China for its state-sponsored hacking, the Australian Government is mobilising to combat ransomware attacks.