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Aussie government takes on social media giants

Paul Brislen. 22 April 2020, 8:09 am

The Australian government has served up a nasty surprise for the social media giants that dominate the paid advertising world - it is drafting a set of rules to govern paying professional news producers for the content the social media companies use.

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Building trust in Aotearoa: data and the new normal

aimee whitcroft. 17 April 2020, 7:38 am
Building trust in Aotearoa: data and the new normal

InternetNZ councillor and open data proponent aimee whitcroft thinks there's a better way to think about data and its ownership and how we can share data without giving away the crown jewels.

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Cyber security and COVID-19 – how to stay safe online

Buddle Findlay tech team. 01 April 2020, 7:49 am

Law firm Buddle Findlay has put together a piece on cyber security and how to keep your data safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Reposted with kind permission.

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A newspaper, a military contract, a tech giant and a president

Sarah Putt. 20 February 2020, 3:12 pm

When Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in 2013, he can't have foreseen that would it one day result in a battle with a US President. But that's how it's shaping up.

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Govt plans legislation following Christchurch Call

Sarah Putt. 13 February 2020, 6:00 am

The Government intends to toughen laws to counter the spread of violent extremist content online. Cabinet papers, proactively released, outline proposals which include takedown notices and provisions …

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Tech tool kit for future lawyers

Sarah Putt. 29 October 2019, 5:26 pm

If a driverless car runs someone over who is liable - and would it be considered an accident so that ACC would apply? If more prisoners are appearing in court via video link, are different skills requ…

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Brislen on Tech

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 w…

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On privacy and elections: five minutes with Andrew Little

Paul Brislen. 30 September 2019, 6:24 am

The Honorable Andrew Little is the Minister for Justice and as such responsible for the new Privacy Bill and also for overseeing our election process. Techblog editor Paul Brislen caught up with the m…

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Facebook moves to address extremist content

Paul Brislen. 18 September 2019, 8:49 am

Facebook has launched a raft of changes designed to head off future criticism of the company for failing to act on issues relating to extremist right-wing content, but will they deliver actual change …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 13 September 2019, 3:00 pm

Our new Privacy Bill is nearly ready - but is it fit for purpose?

Deep fakes are coming - is our Electoral Commission ready for fake news?

And when it is acceptable to punch a contractor on the …

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Jack Dorsey comes to town to discuss fake news and extremism

Paul Brislen. 09 September 2019, 5:49 am

As pressure mounts again on the social media giants (Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft) to do more to combat extremism, Twitter's founder and CEO Jack Dorsey is jetting in to New Zealand to talk…

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