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Satellite imagery marketplace aims to help with emissions reductions
a new satellite imagery marketplace makes it easy for New Zealand organisations to find and buy imagery and data that can give them insights into Aotearoa.
Griffin on Tech: Where’s our share of the Big Tech fines?
Google is paying hundreds of millions in fines for inappropriate location tracking of users. Where's our share of the proceeds?
API hygiene: Lessons from the Optus data breach
Australian mobile network operator Optus said yesterday it had narrowed the number of customers worst affected by a major breach of its systems to 2.1 million people.
Griffin on Tech: A vote for an open internet
This week's election of a new head of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) should have drawn little interest beyond the geeky world of telecommunications and networking...
Sky details its long-awaited set-top box upgrades
Pay TV provider Sky has two new devices coming to market that will bring its services up to the standard avid TV streamers now expect.
Griffin on Tech: We have a digital strategy. Now what?
It isn't hugely ambitious, but the Digital Strategy is a start. It gives anyone interested in the digital sector a reference point to understand what is going on to bolster trust, inclusion and growth…
Many farmers don’t see value in digital technologies
When it comes to using digital technologies to become more efficient producers, 41% of growers and farmers don't see much value in using digital technologies to run their businesses.
Griffin on Tech: Zuckerberg still doesn’t get it
Joe Rogan meets Mark Zuckerberg, on a podcast, talking for over three hours. Can you think of anything worse?
The metaverse isn’t here yet, but it already has a long history
There's a lot of hype about the Metaverse, but the movement to build an expansive virtual world has a long history and one we should learn from.
Govt: online safe code won't deflect regulation
NetSafe's heavily criticised online safety code also appears to have also raised concerns in the Government.
Griffin on Tech: Open sesame on algorithms
China is requiring its tech companies to supply details about the algorithms they use. We should do the same.
Australia kills its COVIDSafe app. What went wrong?
What the the lessons from Australia's failed COVIDSafe app? Independent experts explain what went wrong and what we can learn from it.
How much public cloud do we want?
We will soon be spoilt for choice with NZ-based public cloud providers. But it will pay to keep some of our data to ourselves.
Tech companies team up for common cybersecurity data standard
Tech companies are building a common data standard to cut through the confusion when cybersecurity threats rear their heads.
Apple’s plan to make passwords obsolete
Apple wants to change the way people log into apps and websites forever with its Passkeys feature set to roll out in a few months' time and do away with cumbersome passwords forever.
Ukraine’s tech workers soldier on
Five months after Russia's invasion, Ukraine's IT sector is still operational and earning export revenue to help fund the war effort.
Griffin on Tech: We have a problem with digital trust
If we want to make the most of a society and economy that is increasingly digital, we need to get to grips with how we manage identity in the digital world.
A ‘tidal wave’ of disruption is on the way - CSIRO
Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO, has published its once-in-a-decade report on the future and it's a picture of massive change, with tech playing a central role.
Tech industry lobbies to dump the leap second
Tech companies want to do away with the 'leap second' used to keep our clocks accurate but which can play havoc with computers.
Why are telcos selling off their mobile towers?
Vodafone and Spark have sold their networks of mobile towers delivering billions in cash to the companies and mirroring a trend in telecoms infrastructure happening around the world.