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Paul Brislen. 18 October 2019, 4:23 pm

When Facebook told lies about how much people watched video it scored a $40m fine. It makes roughly 1000 times that much in profit each year.

And Australia, it's always been the lucky country. So what's going on with its phone system?

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Silicon Valley start up unveils Kiwi Space Radar

Sarah Putt. 17 October 2019, 8:48 am

The first commercial radar to track objects smaller than 10cms in space was officially opened in Naseby, Central Otago this week. Named the Kiwi Space Radar (KSR), it is designed to track the full range of threats to satellites from orbital debris.

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New survey scores NZ privacy highly but some work still to be done

Paul Brislen. 16 October 2019, 7:21 am

New Zealand makes it into the top ten countries in the world for privacy protections but still has some work to do, according to a new survey.

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The value of an arts degree in teaching computer science

Sarah Putt. 15 October 2019, 8:17 am

An Arts degree can be a useful qualification if you are pursuing a career in the field of software development. That's according to Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Associate Professor in the Department of Compu…

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Defections take the wind out of Libra's crypto-sails

Paul Brislen. 14 October 2019, 7:24 am

Facebook's first foray into crypto currency, Libra, appears to be if not entirely dead then at least severely wounded, following the withdrawal of a host of key participants.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 11 October 2019, 4:01 pm

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

Wow, what an absolutely amazing few days at ITx Rutherford 2019 in Nelson.

Our speakers have all been brilliant and as always, the thing t…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 11 October 2019, 3:05 pm

this week from ITP TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

A sporting contest between broadcasting and the internet - who will win? No end in sight to live streaming's dark side.

And has Facebook given up…

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Time to talk TikTok

Sarah Putt. 10 October 2019, 8:17 am

If you are over 25 years old, then it is quite likely you will not have heard of TikTok. It's a social network that enables people to post 15-second videos and its market is teenagers. And sure, these…

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Online voting back in the news

Paul Brislen. 09 October 2019, 8:20 am

Online voting has again been raised as a possible solution to low voter turnout in local body elections and now the PM has voiced an opinion.

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National party on tech

Sarah Putt. 08 October 2019, 8:09 am

We are at least a year out from the next general election but Melissa Lee, National Spokesperson for Broadcasting Communications and Digital Media, appeared to be in full dress rehearsal mode at the I…

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Primary Health Org in massive data breach

Paul Brislen. 07 October 2019, 6:36 am

The Ministry of Health is reminding health care providers that as well as having a duty of care to patients, these organisations have a duty of care to their data as well.

The call comes after Well…

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