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Looking for common ground on facial recognition vs the right to privacy

Alison Holt. 15 July 2019, 7:34 am
Looking for common ground on facial recognition vs the right to privacy

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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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 million by way of apology. And gee but it's warm in here. What do the *real* experts think about 5G?

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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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Paul Brislen. 05 July 2019, 1:00 pm

Cellphones don't give you cancer, but they do enable millions of people to look at social media sites that tell them cellphones do.

Google says it won't make any changes following its court suppres…

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Advertising tech may be breaking the law: UK report

Paul Brislen. 24 June 2019, 7:02 am

Social media advertising is coming under threat from EU and UK regulators following a report that suggests much of their data gathering is illegal.

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The taxman cometh, albeit slowly

Paul Brislen. 12 June 2019, 7:03 am

Finance ministers from the G20 nations have agreed to press ahead with plans to reform the global tax regime to limit the amount of tax avoidance currently carried out by some of our largest tech comp…

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Paul Brislen. 06 June 2019, 6:00 am

Well, that went well.

First of all, a user of YouTube (owned by Google) in Brazil discovered that her video of her daughter playing in the backyard was being viewed hundreds of thousands of times. …

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Section 252

Paul Brislen. 30 May 2019, 6:51 am

After a lot of excitement and visions of Tom Cruise abseiling in to Treasury to steal the NOC list, I mean Budget 2019 documents, it seems instead that someone was trying out search terms in the websi…

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Govt use of algorithms under scrutiny

Sarah Putt. 28 May 2019, 6:50 pm

A new independent agency that oversees the use of algorithms in government decision-making is required to counter unintended bias. That's the recommendation from researchers at the University of Otago…

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