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AI is growing up – four key trends transforming its use in business

Peter Griffin. 14 October 2021, 8:46 am

After an initial wave of enterprise-scale AI applications, efforts are ramping up to make AI easier to develop and less prone to bias.

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Should social media platforms have a duty to care?

By Kim Connolly-Stone. 14 October 2021, 8:28 am

Governments around the world are thinking about how they regulate the activities of social media platforms and whether a stronger hand is needed. I say "yes please".

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Australia's 'zero tolerance' action plan on ransomware attacks

Peter Griffin. 13 October 2021, 3:25 pm

Our Australian friends vowed to get tough on ransomware and the people behind the often debilitating attacks on businesses and public agencies. Now the Australian Government has delivered.

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Facebook goes dark as whistleblower spills its secrets

Peter Griffin. 05 October 2021, 8:29 am

A global outage, a damaging whistleblower campaigning for justice. Can the week get any worse for Facebook?

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Beyond Zoom and video lectures — what do uni students really want from online learning?

Dilani Gedera, Ashwini Datt, Cheryl Brown, Dianne Forbes, Maggie Hartnett . 04 October 2021, 3:52 pm

It's important we understand what happens for students when their learning shifts online with little to no warning.

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Griffin on Tech: Tech innovation can help us open back up

Peter Griffin. 01 October 2021, 4:03 pm

45 cases on Wednesday came as a shock to Auckland. So how can tech help us get closer to leaving lockdowns behind?

Now is the time to be casting the net far and wide for ideas and innovations to he…

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The public cloud giants are coming but data residency is not data sovereignty

Don Christie and Doug Dixon. 29 September 2021, 9:03 am

Aoteroa's future will be defined not just by the digital economy, but by the digital governance, argue Catalyst IT's Don Christie and Doug Dixon as they consider the implications of AWS and Microsoft …

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Anatomy of a smishing scam in the age of Covid

Peter Griffin. 28 September 2021, 9:37 am

It was a reasonably convincing phishing scam on the face of it. Then the facade started to crumble.

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Accessibility failures are costing NZ businesses potential sales

Dr Chandra Harrison. 27 September 2021, 9:58 am

Some fairly easy to fix accessibility issues with New Zealand websites is costing businesses potential sales, argues Dr Chandra Harrison.

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AWS to spend $7.5 billion in NZ over next 15 years

Peter Griffin. 23 September 2021, 11:48 am

Cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services plans to spend $7.5 billion in New Zealand over the next 15 years kicking off with a local data centre presence in 2024.

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The geopolitics of cabling the Pacific

Amanda H A Watson. 23 September 2021, 9:02 am

For Pacific Island countries, undersea internet cables can be crucial. But efforts to extend their reach in the region is wrapped up in complex geopolitics.

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The top 10 web security pitfalls to avoid

Peter Membrey. 22 September 2021, 2:07 pm

When creating, maintaining or operating an information technology system, it's always useful to know what sort of pitfalls you need to watch out for.

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After an underwhelming iPhone launch, iOS 15 arrives with useful new features

Peter Griffin. 21 September 2021, 10:35 am

You probably don't need an iPhone 13, but the free iOS 15 software update brings some useful functionality to the iPhone you already own.

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Let’s use mandatory record keeping to demonstrate the tech industry’s competence

Tim McNamara. 20 September 2021, 9:09 am

With mandatory record-keeping now part of the Covid-19 contact tracing effort, the tech industry has a bigger role than ever to play as responsible data stewards.

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Griffin on Tech: Getting ahead of denial of service attacks

Peter Griffin. 17 September 2021, 12:39 pm

The DDoS attacks of the last two weeks again raise the question of whether we are investing enough to deal with the new reality of cyber attacks.

New Zealand spends billions on defence, so why is o…

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Apple's controversial plan to detect child abuse images has merit - and it's totally legal

Rick Shera. 10 September 2021, 10:45 am

Apple's plan to help stamp out child sex abuse material online has hit resistance but does a good job at balancing public good and privacy.

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Will Aussie publishers ditch Facebook comments?

Peter Griffin. 09 September 2021, 10:06 am

A major court ruling across the Tasman effectively strips away the safe harbour provisions media companies enjoy when it comes to comments left on social media platforms.

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Let's look for answers beyond the clickbait headlines about cyber breaches

Andy Prow. 08 September 2021, 8:51 am

We have the tools and expertise to tackle the cybersecurity threats our country faces. I'm setting out to highlight how we can harness it to good effect.

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Local crypto trading options open up with arrival of Aussie exchange Swyftx

Peter Griffin. 31 August 2021, 11:53 am

Australian cryptocurrency exchange Swyftx has entered the New Zealand market, boosting by 70% the coin currencies able to be traded through a local operator.

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Facebook's most popular post cast doubt on vaccination

Peter Griffin. 24 August 2021, 9:17 am

Of the millions of items of content shared on Facebook in the first three months of the year, the one that reached the most eyeballs in the US became a rallying cry for anti-vaxxers.

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