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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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Griffin on Tech: The biggest fix of all

Peter Griffin. 26 November 2021, 2:56 pm

A day in politics is a very long time, as tech, space and AI fan Judith Collins found out this week.

No sooner had she issued the Opposition's Tech Issues Paper, she massively overshadowed it and less than 24 hours later, she was off. But what will happen to the tech focus?

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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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Griffin on Tech: A win for the right-to-repair movement

Peter Griffin. 19 November 2021, 11:42 am

Apple will give iPhone and Mac users the tools and parts to repair their own devices in the first big move among electronics makers to give consumers back some control.

Peter Griffin gives the lowd…

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Government action on accessibility to ramp up next year

by Dr Chandra Harrison. 19 November 2021, 8:08 am

A new ministry for disabled people and new accessibility legislation will see digital accessibility issues in the spotlight in 2022.

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Tech Community's feedback on Digital Strategy

ITP Team. 12 November 2021, 3:46 pm

The five main tech representative bodies produced a joint submission on the Digital Strategy for Aotearoa this week, calling for strong ambition for New Zealand's digital future.

While supporting t…

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Griffin on Tech: Kiwis don't want to be monitored working from home

Peter Griffin. 29 October 2021, 2:01 pm

Here's the dilemma employers face as they look out over empty office cubicles because everyone is working from home - should they use monitoring tools to keep tabs on their employees?

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Who are the country's top IT leaders?

Peter Griffin. 28 October 2021, 12:31 pm

This year's CIO50 Awards winners had to contend with the lingering impacts of Covid as they pushed through ambitious IT projects.

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The US just hosted a major multinational cybersecurity summit - but will it help?

Peter Membrey. 27 October 2021, 3:44 pm

The attack on the US Colonial Pipeline company was simply too big for the government to ignore.

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During Covid we turned to video games to stay entertained - and connected

Peter Griffin. 26 October 2021, 12:22 pm

 Video games constituted the second more popular medium behind streaming video during the pandemic, according to new research from the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association.

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