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ChatGPT: AI can produce academic papers good enough for journals – just as some ban it
Some of the world's biggest academic journal publishers have banned or curbed their authors from using the advanced chatbot, ChatGPT.
Microsoft’s bid to build ChatGPT into its produce line-up
There's a good reason Google boss Sundar Pichai issued a "code red" to his AI engineers before Christmas - the ChatGPT revolution poses a threat to Google's vast search engine empire.
Mastodon: 10 things to know about the popular Twitter alternative
The self-destructive crisis that Twitter has embarked on since Elon Musk took control of the company at the end of October has caused a flight of users who are looking for new digital homes.
Ransom denied: Medibank hackers start releasing sensitive data
A nightmare scenario is currently playing out for Australian health insurer Medibank, which last month saw details of up to 9.7 million customers obtained by hackers.
Is the global decline in democracy linked to social media?
The evidence suggests that digital media impact political behaviour globally warranting concern about the impacts on democracy.
Griffin on Tech: A key win in the war on disinformation
Alex Jones, one of the world's most odious and successful purveyors of disinformation, will be spending this weekend pondering what a US$1 billion defamation judgement against him means.
The dark web down under: The rise of NZ’s ‘Tor Market’ for illegal drugs
On the face of it, New Zealand may seem an unlikely location for a rising international darknet drug market. Yet these factors may be exactly what has driven this market innovation.
Griffin on Tech: Can Salesforce deliver on its green dream?
Dreamforce 2022 saw the Salesforce tech fest return in fine fashion. But can the company keep up its rapid growth while embracing sustainability?
Salesforce debuts Net Zero Marketplace for carbon credits
Users of the Salesforce CRM platform now have an easy place to source trusted providers of carbon credits to offset their emissions-generating activities.
Griffin on Tech: Policy u-turns, tax and the digital economy
Uber and Airbnb bills will soon cost more. But what about the tech multinationals and their efforts to book revenue in low-tax countries?
Griffin on Tech: A Pacific neighbour’s internet clampdown
Indonesia wants to control what its citizens see on the internet in a move that seems to be at odds with its aspirations to become a major tech hub.
Griffin on Tech: We have a problem with digital trust
If we want to make the most of a society and economy that is increasingly digital, we need to get to grips with how we manage identity in the digital world.
Griffin on Tech: the Mega pirates fess up
It's not looking good for Kim Dotcom's chances of avoiding extradition after his former Megaupload colleagues pled guilty to running a massive illicit file-sharing operation.
Griffin on Tech: Media outlets should face Big Tech together
Our media outlets have more chance of addressing the power imbalance with Big Tech if they stick together and bargain collectively.
Intel pledges to have net-zero emissions by 2040…
US computer chip maker Intel has become the latest tech company to declare a net-zero emissions goal, pledging to reach the target for its global operations by 2040.
Crypto revolution - Ukraine amasses over US$100 million in crypto donations
As New Zealand commits $30 million in aid to Ukraine and our military personnel head to Europe to offer non-combat assistance, the embattled country is also drawing support from cryptocurrency owners.
Griffin on Tech: With war comes a new wave of disinformation
Disinformation about the war in Ukraine is rife on social media platforms and they aren't doing enough to tackle it.
The Okta hack and software supply chain security hazards
The okta security breach is another reminder of the complexities of the software supply chain and the potential for security lapses along the way.
Griffin on Tech: The PM is off to the US to spruik our tech
The PM will head to the US in May in a bid to push Kiwi tech to the world's most sought-after market.
Plenty of critical tech worker visas still up for grabs
The tech class exception to border restrictions for highly skilled tech workers has received strong interest, but there are plenty of visas still to be allocated.