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Uh, oh - Facebook is actually building the Metaverse

Peter Griffin. 29 July 2021, 2:38 pm

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.

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Outspoken privacy watchdog tipped to take on Big Tech in UK role

Peter Griffin. 27 July 2021, 10:59 am

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".

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 26 July 2021, 4:35 pm
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 Days" in cities across New Zealand. I'm lucky to have got along to all of these so far, and it's been great catching up with hundreds of our members and others all around New Zealand.

Check out the New Technology session with Kathryn Ryan last week, talking about a whole range of topics, and have you checked out the winners of the New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards yet?

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Is the age of anonymous crypto trading coming to an end?

Peter Griffin. 22 July 2021, 9:18 am

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.

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Aussie forms taskforce to deal with ransomware attacks

Peter Griffin. 20 July 2021, 10:50 am

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.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 19 July 2021, 4:05 pm

Wow, what an amazing week last week.

As well as running the ITx Innovation Days in Wellington and Nelson with good crowds and excellent talks, we also ran the CITRENZ Conference Weds-Friday, the IT…

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Griffin on Tech: Will tech giants finally pay their fair share of tax?

Peter Griffin. 16 July 2021, 8:41 am

Big Tech companies are making record profits.

Now momentum is growing internationally to build a tax regime that will see them pay their fair share of tax in each country they operate in.

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Microsoft debuts its Cloud PC taking Windows online

Peter Griffin. 15 July 2021, 11:20 am

Microsoft will begin offering business customers Windows as a subscription-based cloud service from August 2nd as it embraces the hybrid working trend accelerated by the pandemic.

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Football revealed how hopeless content moderation still is

Peter Griffin. 13 July 2021, 10:34 am

Yesterday's nail-biting penalty shootout that handed victory to the Italians over the English in the Euro 2020 final also triggered a torrent of hate speech on social media.

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Excellence in IT Awards Finalists

ITP Team. 09 July 2021, 2:15 pm

The finalists for the NZ Excellence in IT Awards have been announced, and what an amazing bunch!

Finalists are from across the tech sector, with a strong focus on the unsung heroes from the digital…

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Hacking gang's US$70 million ransom demand

Peter Griffin. 06 July 2021, 7:42 am

The REvil group behind what may be the largest worldwide ransomware attack to date, has changed tack with its ransom demands, asking for payment of US$70 million in Bitcoin to release decryption tools…

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