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77,600 drones and counting

Sarah Putt. 18 July 2019, 5:31 pm

There are a surprisingly large number of drones in New Zealand - with around 77,600 drones operating and 200,000 drones used by foreign tourists in the past year. Compare these numbers to the estimated 5000 piloted aircraft, and you begin to see the need for regulatory oversight.

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Looking for common ground on facial recognition vs the right to privacy

Alison Holt. 15 July 2019, 7:34 am
Looking for common ground on facial recognition vs the right to privacy

Facial recognition software is the latest battleground between privacy rights advocates and law enforcement agencies. Is there any common ground between the two parties?

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 12 July 2019, 1:30 pm

Social media companies want us to like them... so they're having a crack at a public relations campaign.

Plus, privacy is important, which is why British Airways will have to cough up $NZ357 million by way of apology. And gee but it's warm in here. What do the *real* experts think about 5G?

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GDPR and cyber security in action

Buddle Findlay. 10 July 2019, 7:26 am

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced that it intends to fine British Airways £183.39m for breaching the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Little and Large: the justice minister and the search engine

Paul Brislen. 08 July 2019, 8:13 am

The Minister of Justice, Andrew Little, has welcomed Google's apparent change of heart over the leaking of details identifying the killer of British backpacker Grace Millane.

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Paul Brislen. 05 July 2019, 1:00 pm

Cellphones don't give you cancer, but they do enable millions of people to look at social media sites that tell them cellphones do.

Google says it won't make any changes following its court suppres…

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Govt cyber-security strategy unveiled

Paul Brislen. 03 July 2019, 7:04 am

With cyber-security incidents (and browsing) on the rise, the government has released its latest cyber-security strategy document and is increasing funding by $8 million to help counter the increased …

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Trump opens the door to Huawei, but only a fraction

Paul Brislen. 01 July 2019, 7:07 am

US President, Donald Trump, has offered Huawei a chance at a "get out of jail free" card at the G20 meeting in Japan, suggesting the company's position on his blacklist may be reviewed.

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Advertising tech may be breaking the law: UK report

Paul Brislen. 24 June 2019, 7:02 am

Social media advertising is coming under threat from EU and UK regulators following a report that suggests much of their data gathering is illegal.

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Paul Brislen. 21 June 2019, 4:00 pm

Does anyone here remember the outrage over the introduction of a national identity card?

It was quite the palaver with everything from politicians shouting about how good it would be for everyone …

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Facebook launches own cryptocurrency

Paul Brislen. 19 June 2019, 6:51 am

First it came for your cat videos, then it wanted your demographic data, finally it took your privacy. Now Facebook just wants your wallet.

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