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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 friends, but where are its actions?

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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 explaining how the Government's new $7.1 million digital platform will make it easier for small businesses to access government services.

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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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Little and Large: the justice minister and the search engine

Paul Brislen. 08 July 2019, 8:13 am

The Minister of Justice, Andrew Little, has welcomed Google's apparent change of heart over the leaking of details identifying the killer of British backpacker Grace Millane.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 05 July 2019, 1:40 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

I'm so excited about the programme for ITx Rutherford, coming up in October, after our community came together over the last few days with s…

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