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Fair use defence prevails in Google-Oracle battle over computer code
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.
Facebook gives option to ditch algorithmic ranking
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.
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.
DARPA recruits intel and Microsoft for next-generation encryption push
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.
Consumer Data Right - start small and scale up, says industry
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…
Facebook 1: Australia: 0
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…
New Zealand to join the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime
New Zealand is to join the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, to further our international cooperation efforts in tackling cybercrime.
Brislen on Tech: Ante up
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…
Facebook pulls the plug on news in Australia - will the ban last?
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.
Aussie govt aims to take control of social media accounts
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…
Search engine wars: Bing to the rescue?
As Australia's tense stand-off with Google continues, Microsoft hAS reached out to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with an offer of help.