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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 there, you can't magically retract it.

That wasn't so important in a paper-based world, but today we're digital and I don't just mean PIN numbers and password words either. I use my thumbprint to unlock my phone. My phone unlocks my bank account pretty much automatically these days. The next phone I have won't do anything so old fashioned - it will probably just use my facial features to let me (or a very good picture of me) open my apps and noodle around in my private life, in my company records, in my clients' data.

[PLUS: Twitter remains oblivious to what its users actually want. The Web remains, but for how long?

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Scams and fraud up in Q4 says CERT

Paul Brislen. 13 March 2019, 7:57 am

Kiwis are falling for online scams to the tune of $14 million last year, up from the year before, according to the government Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).

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IFIP call for papers for its 2nd annual IoT confernce

ITP Staff. 01 March 2019, 6:00 am

Interest in the Internet of Things (Iot) is heating up and so IFIP is pleased to announce its second annual conference and is asking for papers addressing a number of key issues.IFIP (the International Federation for Information Processing) is holding the conference in Tampa, Florida at the end of October.

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Business Innovation Forum 2019: The Year Ahead

ITP Staff. 25 February 2019, 6:45 am

Join IDC and TUANZ as they present the latest ICT research at the Business Innovation Forum 2019: The Year Ahead.

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CDO title to disappear, 40% of workforce will partner with ‘bots within the next four years

Louise Francis. 18 February 2019, 7:03 am

Global technology research company IDC has released its 2019 Top 10 digital transformation trends for New Zealand. IDC says that by 2020 at least 55% of NZ organisations will be digitally determined, …

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Tweeting te reo Māori

Sarah Putt. 14 February 2019, 8:06 am

While most of us have been enjoying the long hot summer, researchers at Waikato University have been analysing millions of tweets to determine how te reo Māori is being used on the social media site.

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How to name a start-up

Sarah Putt. 12 February 2019, 8:39 am

A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but will it be as successful? And, so we turn to the vexed question of what's in a name and why coming up with one can be the hardest first task for a st…

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Termination for convenience in ICT contracts: It isn’t always that convenient

Buddle Findlay team. 11 February 2019, 7:00 am

When ICT projects fail (and it has been reported in the past that two thirds of projects in New Zealand are failing) the customer's first reaction is often to look at terminating for breach. However…

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AI bigger than the internet, maybe

Sarah Putt. 07 February 2019, 7:29 am

Will AI be bigger than the internet? Will it be bigger than blockchain, which may also turn out to be bigger than the internet? And when did "bigger than the internet" become a thing anyway?

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NZ in 2040 - Callaghan Innovation's Challenge

Sarah Putt. 05 February 2019, 9:55 am

The eve of Waitangi Day is as good a time as any to ponder what the country will be like in 20 years' time - or more to the point, what we want it to be like. Callaghan Innovation sought the views of …

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Giving up Facebook is not so bad

Sarah Putt. 31 January 2019, 9:18 am

The month of new year's resolutions is coming to an end, and those who chose a Facebook detox are likely to have found it beneficial to their social wellbeing. That's according to researchers at New Y…

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