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Consultation opens on establishing a consumer data right

Techblog Staff. 06 August 2020, 6:42 am

MBIE wants to hear from you about options for establishing a consumer data right that would better meet the needs of consumers and allow them to harness the power of their data. 

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Commerce Commission releases independent reviews into security incident, details actions taken

Techblog Staff. 05 August 2020, 10:37 am

After having a laptop stolen, the Commerce Commission reviewed its processes and policies. Today the report is released.

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Does Apple treat every developer the same?

Peter Griffin. 04 August 2020, 10:06 am

Developers are crying foul over Tim Cook's antitrust testimony that it treats all developers of apps in its App Store equally as Apple faces the most heat of the four Big Tech CEOs.

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Congress holds the blow torch to Big Tech

Peter Griffin. 30 July 2020, 11:14 am

US tech leaders are grilled over their alleged anti-competitive behaviour by US politicians dismayed at the power of Big Tech.

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Brislen on Tech: The rise and fall of Facebook

Paul Brislen. 03 July 2020, 2:06 pm

Facebook is the largest publisher the world has ever seen, yet it refuses to accept the responsibility that comes with that role. From privacy breaches to tax avoidance to hate groups and political in…

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No 'porn licence' for New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 24 June 2020, 8:38 am

New Zealand First's plan to introduce pornography filtering on all New Zealand internet services looks set to fail with its coalition partners Labour and the Greens both declining to support the legis…

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Facebook makes transparency tool compulsory for election

Paul Brislen. 17 June 2020, 7:36 am

Facebook will make it compulsory for New Zealand political parties to use its transparency reporting tool if they want to advertise on the platform during the next general election later this year, br…

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Aussie government takes on social media giants

Paul Brislen. 22 April 2020, 8:09 am

The Australian government has served up a nasty surprise for the social media giants that dominate the paid advertising world - it is drafting a set of rules to govern paying professional news produce…

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Building trust in Aotearoa: data and the new normal

aimee whitcroft. 17 April 2020, 7:38 am

InternetNZ councillor and open data proponent aimee whitcroft thinks there's a better way to think about data and its ownership and how we can share data without giving away the crown jewels.

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Cyber security and COVID-19 – how to stay safe online

Buddle Findlay tech team. 01 April 2020, 7:49 am

Law firm Buddle Findlay has put together a piece on cyber security and how to keep your data safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Reposted with kind permission.

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A newspaper, a military contract, a tech giant and a president

Sarah Putt. 20 February 2020, 3:12 pm

When Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in 2013, he can't have foreseen that would it one day result in a battle with a US President. But that's how it's shaping up.

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