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ASX All Tech index launches today

Paul Brislen. 24 February 2020, 7:01 am

While Australia gets its own tech-heavy stock market index, what about tech companies in New Zealand? Will we see more depart our shores in search of capital or will the NZ tech sector finally be treated as a genuine market opportunity?

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 21 February 2020, 4:00 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

This week: Kiwisaver provider Generate had its database raided. What happened next will shock you. Covid 19 is creating headaches for the tech sector all around the world.

And what happens when your app-based lifestyle meets the real world?

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 14 February 2020, 1:00 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

Social media giants have had nearly a year to answer the Christchurch call. So how are they doing?

And we are under attack - the spooks tell us New Zealand is a plumb target for cyber nasties, and we're not just talking about script kiddies any more.

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Govt plans legislation following Christchurch Call

Sarah Putt. 13 February 2020, 6:00 am

The Government intends to toughen laws to counter the spread of violent extremist content online. Cabinet papers, proactively released, outline proposals which include takedown notices and provisions …

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Record numbers embrace Safer Internet Day in NZ

Techblog staff. 12 February 2020, 9:13 am

Yesterday was Safer Internet Day, an initiative lead by Netsafe that now encompasses organisations across 50 countries.

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Lessons from the Iowa app

Sarah Putt. 11 February 2020, 5:56 pm

The race to become for the US Democratic presidential nomination has had many in the tech sector shaking their heads in disbelief following the Iowa caucus last week. Forget whether it's Sanders, Warr…

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Snapshot of NZ's online behaviour

Sarah Putt. 04 February 2020, 12:26 pm

InternetNZ has today released its third annual survey of online behaviour in New Zealand, providing a useful snapshot into how the internet is being used in daily life.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 31 January 2020, 4:51 pm

Is Huawei going to come out of all this smelling of roses? It's too early to say.

And privacy - it's us versus them but often we are our own worst enemies.

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Feedback sought on extending Emergency Caller Location service

Sarah Putt. 30 January 2020, 3:00 pm

The Privacy Commissioner is inviting public submissions on changes to the Emergency Caller Location Information service that would allow first responders to access the smartphone location of people at…

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UK throws Huawei a lifeline, for now

Paul Brislen. 29 January 2020, 7:09 am

The UK government has decided to allow Huawei to build some non-essential elements of its 5G networks - but the Americans aren't happy.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 January 2020, 4:08 pm

In this week's Brislen on Tech:

Jeff Bezos can't remember his iTunes password and conducts business via Whatsapp, or he used to.

Plus, is the Kiwi appetite for investment in tech start-ups fina…

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