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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 what's going on with its phone system?

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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 minister this week.

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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 for users or is this just a PR exercise for the social media giant?

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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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The privacy paradigm shift - huge fines show privacy issues can no longer be ignored

Frith Tweedie. 30 August 2019, 1:48 pm

Privacy is fast becoming a major issue for organisations and regulators alike. What can we learn from international examples and what does that mean for New Zealand? A guest post from Frith Tweedie, d…

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Paul Brislen. 09 August 2019, 8:45 am

What role do companies play in the free speech debate?

Will the next company to get hacked be as up front as the last one?

And happy birthday, internet. Why I remember when you were just a node …

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NZ’s Domain Name Commission wins appeal in lawsuit against US company

Techblog staff. 22 July 2019, 6:36 am

New Zealand's Domain Name Commission has had its court order upheld by a higher Court in its US lawsuit against the company DomainTools.

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

Alison Holt. 15 July 2019, 7:34 am

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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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 milli…

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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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