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Ending online anonymity won't make social media less toxic

By Shireen Morris and Andrew Ball. 29 November 2021, 11:25 am

Online bullying and misinformation are growing problems, and government action to address them is overdue.

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Digital Identity in New Zealand: technical choices have human impacts

By James Ting-Edwards. 26 November 2021, 9:35 am

People need a chance to engage on the good, bad, and ugly of digital IDs.

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Why has Meta delayed its end-to-end encryption plans?

Peter Griffin. 23 November 2021, 10:34 am
Why has Meta delayed its end-to-end encryption plans?

A plan to add end-to-end encryption to Instagram and Facebook Messenger has been pushed out a year as Meta faces strong opposition from child safety advocates and law enforcement agencies.

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Griffin on Tech: A win for the right-to-repair movement

Peter Griffin. 19 November 2021, 11:42 am

Apple will give iPhone and Mac users the tools and parts to repair their own devices in the first big move among electronics makers to give consumers back some control.

Peter Griffin gives the lowd…

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Government action on accessibility to ramp up next year

by Dr Chandra Harrison. 19 November 2021, 8:08 am

A new ministry for disabled people and new accessibility legislation will see digital accessibility issues in the spotlight in 2022.

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Are our phones really designed to slow down over time? Experts look at the evidence

By Michael Cowling and Amy Johnson. 17 November 2021, 3:00 pm

Do manufacturers really slow down our phones on purpose to nudge us towards shiny new ones, as has been claimed?

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Anti-money laundering start-up raises $30 million

Peter Griffin. 02 November 2021, 9:05 am

A record year for start-up capital raising looks set to end on a strong note with Auckland-based FirstAML raising $30 million in a Series B funding round.

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Our Digital Strategy needs to be more human-centric and values-driven

By Dr. Markus Luczak-Roesch. 21 October 2021, 11:47 am

The key question is whether Aotearoa New Zealand wants to embark on a bold and unique journey to fundamentally rethink technological development, from cable to cloud and from assembly to apps, to be m…

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Griffin on Tech: Aussie's ransomware crackdown could make us a bigger target

Peter Griffin. 15 October 2021, 3:00 pm

Australia is introducing laws specifically targeting ransomware attacks. Really, will that make a difference?

And does it now make New Zealand organisations softer targets?

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Should social media platforms have a duty to care?

By Kim Connolly-Stone. 14 October 2021, 8:28 am

Governments around the world are thinking about how they regulate the activities of social media platforms and whether a stronger hand is needed. I say "yes please".

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The public cloud giants are coming but data residency is not data sovereignty

Don Christie and Doug Dixon. 29 September 2021, 9:03 am

Aoteroa's future will be defined not just by the digital economy, but by the digital governance, argue Catalyst IT's Don Christie and Doug Dixon as they consider the implications of AWS and Microsoft …

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