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World building: Will Meta use its new supercomputer for the common good?

Peter Griffin. 25 January 2022, 1:32 pm

Meta (formerly Facebook) has constructed what it claims will this year become the world's most powerful artificial intelligence supercomputer.

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Griffin on Tech: America's 5G jumbo disaster - what went wrong?…

Peter Griffin. 21 January 2022, 2:39 pm

Airlines this week cancelled or rerouted flights heading to certain US airports. Was it due to a surge in Omicron cases, threats of terrorism, or a fault identified in jumbo jets?

Turns out it is because of radio waves from 5G mobile networks.

No, really.

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Action stations: How to deal with the Log4j vulnerability exploit

By Eleanor Barlow, Priyanka Agarwal, Swapnill Bhosale and Chris Cheyne. 14 December 2021, 9:28 am

The Log4J vulnerability is a security nightmare. Here is how to deal with it.

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Log4J: When your tools turn against you

By Peter Membrey. 13 December 2021, 9:56 am

Organisations around the world are scrambling to address the Log4J vulnerability, which IT security experts suggest could be the most serious exploit uncovered in the last decade.

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Griffin on Tech: Tech's mixed bag of a year - ten trends that defined 2021

Peter Griffin. 10 December 2021, 12:52 pm

Before we flop onto a beach towel to recover from another exhausting year living in the shadow of Covid, it's worth reflecting on a remarkable year in the world of technology.

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UNESCO adopts a global agreement on the ethics of artificial intelligence

By Elizabeth Eastwood. 08 December 2021, 9:12 am

UNESCO has adopted a recommendation on the ethics of artificial intelligence which bans the use of AI systems for social scoring and mass surveillance.

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From deep fakes to crypto scams - six cybersecurity predictions for 2022

Peter Griffin. 07 December 2021, 9:07 am

As we approach the holiday season, it is worth remembering that hackers never sleep.

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2Degrees gets in on the 5G game

Peter Griffin. 01 December 2021, 9:07 am

Mobile operator 2Degrees has switched on its 5G network in Auckland and Wellington for testing and optimisation, ahead of a commercial launch in early 2022.

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Ending online anonymity won't make social media less toxic

By Shireen Morris and Andrew Ball. 29 November 2021, 11:25 am

Online bullying and misinformation are growing problems, and government action to address them is overdue.

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Digital Identity in New Zealand: technical choices have human impacts

By James Ting-Edwards. 26 November 2021, 9:35 am

People need a chance to engage on the good, bad, and ugly of digital IDs.

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Why has Meta delayed its end-to-end encryption plans?

Peter Griffin. 23 November 2021, 10:34 am

A plan to add end-to-end encryption to Instagram and Facebook Messenger has been pushed out a year as Meta faces strong opposition from child safety advocates and law enforcement agencies.

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