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Demise of a tech maverick - RIP John McAfee

Peter Griffin. 24 June 2021, 10:25 am

John McAfee's death in a Spanish prison cell ends a wild ride for the tech visionary who in the late 1980s controlled the antivirus software market.

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Aussie ramps up scrutiny of Big Tech over mobile payments

Peter Griffin. 27 May 2021, 10:40 am

As New Zealand introduces legislation to lower merchant fees for mobile payments, Australia is probing Google and Apple over their growing power in the payments market.

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Epic vs Apple trial wraps up - what's at stake

Peter Griffin. 25 May 2021, 10:51 am

A three-week country case in the US between video gamer maker Epic and Apple over access to the App Store wrapped up yesterday and it could be months before a judgement is released.

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How repairable is your smartphone?

Peter Griffin. 11 May 2021, 10:13 am

Consumer New Zealand has created a version of the French smartphone 'repairability index' to give phone buyers an idea of how well phone brands facilitate repairs.

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Apple shores up support at home with US$430 billion investment plan

Peter Griffin. 27 April 2021, 9:59 am

Facing regulator scrutiny of its App Store policies and growing tech rivalry between the US and China, Apple is doubling down at home with plans to add 20,000 jobs across the US.

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EU plan to impose massive fines for "unacceptable" use of artificial intelligence

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2021, 10:24 am

The European Union is proposing sweeping regulation of artificial intelligence systems as it identifies "high risk" areas where the technology could harm its citizens.

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Has the Christchurch Call worked? - a B+ two years on and much work still to do…

Peter Griffin. 15 April 2021, 10:04 am

Almost two years since Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and France's President Emmanuel Macron launched the Christchurch Call as a response to the mosque shootings of March 15, 2019, the participants hav…

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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

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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