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Regulating social media: lessons from Britain’s first highway code

Alison Holt. 09 May 2019, 6:54 am
Regulating social media: lessons from Britain’s first highway code

Social media has risen from nowhere to become the dominant media platform on the planet in a short space of time, but at a cost. What can we learn from other rapidly developed technologies and how they were regulated? A guest post from Alison Holt, a fellow at the British Computer Society and ITP.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 26 April 2019, 3:00 pm

It looks like it's the end of the line for Pond, the government's resource sharing service for teachers.

Part of Network for Learning (N4L), Pond was supposed to be a leading-edge social network where teachers could house and make available content they had put together for various projects. New teachers, or teachers looking for new resources, would be able to log in and access work already developed by other teachers and adapt it for their own use.

[PLUS: Huawei may have a sudden reprieve, and Facebook - two weeks of lunacy from the social media giant]

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NZ and France seek to end use of social media for acts of terrorism

ITP Staff. 24 April 2019, 8:35 am

New Zealand and France are to lead international efforts to figure out how to manage the promotion of terrorism and extremism via social media channels.

The meeting is to be held in May as part of the G7 Digital Ministers' meeting and will bring together world leaders and CEOs of tech companies.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 12 April 2019, 5:02 pm

Sir Paul Callaghan said we need to build an environment where talent wants to live, where we have 100 companies at the $1 billion mark that aren't farms, and that we absolutely can build this second s…

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Copyright updating, please wait

James Ting-Edwards. 11 April 2019, 5:00 am

New Zealand's 25-year-old copyright law is out of date and badly needs an update to meet the needs of New Zealanders in the Internet era.

The long, long version is in InternetNZ's 58 page submissi…

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Paul Brislen. 05 April 2019, 1:46 pm

The departure of Simon Moutter from Spark's biggest seat spells the end of an era in New Zealand telecommunications. And Facebook takes a puff on Big Tobacco's finest product - a PR campaign designed …

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EU passes copyright directives

Paul Brislen. 27 March 2019, 8:06 am

Articles 11 and 13 - the so-called link tax and upload filter - are introduced and new laws will be drafted by member states but will it achieve what its proponents suggest or will it be the end of th…

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Facebook forced to explain itself some more

Paul Brislen. 25 March 2019, 8:23 am

Facebook faces more pressure after court documents revealed it knew about Cambridge Analytica's scraping of data months before news broke.

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Paul Brislen. 15 March 2019, 11:00 am

Privacy. It's one of those things that you may not realise is important until you've lost it. Once it's gone, there's no getting it back. Once your mother's maiden name or your first pet's name is out…

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DNA law under review

Sarah Putt. 14 March 2019, 3:57 pm

New Zealand was among the first countries to pass laws governing the collection and use of DNA in criminal investigations. But, like pretty much all new technology, its application has evolved in leap…

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Paul Brislen. 15 February 2019, 1:00 pm

I made my eldest daughter cry this morning. I told her about the robot on Mars, Opportunity, and how it was finally out of juice.

Only I made the mistake of telling her as I heard it - via Jacob Ma…

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