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Let the BCPs begin

Paul Brislen. 11 March 2020, 7:18 am

As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, and tech events shut their doors, more companies are turning to remote working as the solution, but are you ready to Work From Home?

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 March 2020, 1:48 pm

Weekly update from TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen.

It's official: Big celebrations as Tech overtakes wine in kiwi exports. Now will Government take our industry a bit more seriously?

Plus: Sneeze …

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Budget website: it's a feature not a hack

Paul Brislen. 02 March 2020, 7:06 am

The State Services Commission has released its report into last year's botched Budget website and concludes shoddy website design and poor oversight by Treasury officials was to blame for the early le…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 28 February 2020, 1:00 pm

Here's this week's Brislen on Tech, from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

This week: it's not cricket, knocking a cobber when they're down, but when it comes to NBN we're quids in.

And security is …

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Online voting? No thanks.

Laurence Millar . 26 February 2020, 5:00 am

Surely in this day and age we should be able to vote online? Laurence Millar suggests, rather strongly, that we should not.

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ASX All Tech index launched this week

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 trea…

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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 th…

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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 spoo…

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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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Back to School BYOD advice

Sarah Putt. 21 January 2020, 3:05 pm

If you have a 'Back to Schooler' in your house, CERT has provided guidelines for parents to help their kids protect themselves and their personal information online. It's good advice for all of us.

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Ransomware attacks on the rise

Paul Brislen. 13 January 2020, 9:22 am

Cyber security is sure to be a hot topic this year with organised criminal activity increasing both locally and internationally. Welcome to 2020.

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Top 10 in tech for the decade (continued)

Sarah Putt. 19 December 2019, 7:26 am

Tech has taken on a more dystopian feel this decade. Where once we may have greeted each new idea with wide-eyed enthusiasm, we now consider the downside first. Here is the second half of my top ten i…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 December 2019, 4:00 pm

This week on Brislen on Tech, ITP TechBlog Paul Brislen looks at:

Major changes at Google after 21 years in the business.

Why cyber-security is upper-most in mind.

And what to think when even…

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