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Fair use defence prevails in Google-Oracle battle over computer code

Peter Griffin. 06 April 2021, 8:49 am

Google has triumphed at the US Supreme Court in a long-running court case with rival Oracle the outcome of which has major implications for the software industry.

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Facebook gives option to ditch algorithmic ranking

Peter Griffin. 01 April 2021, 10:33 am

Facebook is launching new tools to allow users better control over what they see in their newsfeeds as the company pushes back on claims it is a polarizing platform.

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A filtered Internet is not the Internet we need

Jordan Carter. 17 March 2021, 8:09 am
A filtered Internet is not the Internet we need

Every few years the idea that we should make our ISPs filter all internet content bubbles to the surface. Once again, it's a bad idea.

A guest post from InternetNZ's chief executive, Jordan Carter.

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DARPA recruits intel and Microsoft for next-generation encryption push

Peter Griffin. 09 March 2021, 9:38 am

The US military's advanced research department (DARPA) wants to develop new encryption technology to protect privacy as masses of personal data move to cloud computing platforms.

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Consumer Data Right - start small and scale up, says industry

Peter Griffin. 04 March 2021, 8:18 am

The banking and payments industry has largely come out in favour of the Government's plan to introduce a Consumer Data Right (CDR) that would allow people to take their data with them as they switch p…

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Facebook 1: Australia: 0

Paul Brislen. 24 February 2021, 7:16 am

Facebook has called Australia's bluff and removed professional news media from its platform and now the Australian government has folded, introducing amendments to the proposed media code and giving F…

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New Zealand to join the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime

Techblog Staff. 22 February 2021, 5:00 am

New Zealand is to join the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, to further our international cooperation efforts in tackling cybercrime.

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Brislen on Tech: Ante up

Paul Brislen. 19 February 2021, 2:07 pm

The Australian government is introducing a law that will require social media platforms to pay for access to professional media.

Google has agreed to set up commercial relations with the providers…

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Facebook pulls the plug on news in Australia - will the ban last?

Peter Griffin. 18 February 2021, 1:04 pm

Big Tech's relationship with Australians has taken a dive, with Facebook following through on its threats to block news from Australian media outlets from appearing on its platform.

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Aussie govt aims to take control of social media accounts

Paul Brislen. 17 February 2021, 9:39 am

Not content with forcing providers to include back doors into any kind of messaging software, the Australian federal government has introduced a bill giving it the power to take over social media acco…

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Search engine wars: Bing to the rescue?

Peter Griffin. 02 February 2021, 10:12 am

As Australia's tense stand-off with Google continues, Microsoft hAS reached out to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with an offer of help.

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