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Griffin on Tech: Aussie's ransomware crackdown could make us a bigger target

Peter Griffin. 15 October 2021, 3:00 pm
Griffin on Tech: Aussie's ransomware crackdown could make us a bigger target

Australia is introducing laws specifically targeting ransomware attacks. Really, will that make a difference?

And does it now make New Zealand organisations softer targets?

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Waste not, want not: time to recycle your unwanted gadgets

By Paul Brislen. 14 October 2021, 2:47 pm
Waste not, want not: time to recycle your unwanted gadgets

It is International E-Waste Day, a perfect opportunity to gather up all your useless gadgets and get them to an e-waste recycler.

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

Peter Griffin. 14 October 2021, 8:46 am
AI is growing up – four key trends transforming its use in business

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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Women in Space network takes off

Peter Griffin. 06 October 2021, 10:07 pm

A new group aspiring to help women who want to get involved in the fast-growing space industry has launched as World Space Week is celebrated around the globe.

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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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Griffin on Tech: All eyes on El Salvador's big bitcoin bet…

Peter Griffin. 24 September 2021, 1:01 pm

El Salvador's move to make bitcoin legal tender is risky but could help the developing nation achieve a greater level of financial autonomy.

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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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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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