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Be alert (your country needs lerts)
Zombies beware - the Civil Defence Emergency Mobile Alert System has been tested and, a few niggles aside, will now give us all a head start should the worst happen.
Brislen on Tech
Job description for the new national CTO... why we need to take care of our online selves... and the headlights of disruption shine, but do they shine for you?
100 day vision includes CTO for the nation
Newly minted Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media and Government Digital Services and the Associate Minister of State Services (Open Government), Clare Curran, is preparing the groundwork for the appointment of a national Chief Technology Officer, who will be responsible for preparing and overseeing "a national digital architecture or roadmap" for the next five to ten years.
Brislen on Tech
Ten beeeeellion dollars no less.... Also, I do not like that hack on KRACK I do not like it there or back. And finally, are we nearly there yet?
This is a test of the emergency management system
New Zealand woke up last week a nation divided into those that received the 1.30am Civil Defence emergency alert and those who did not.
EU privacy law deadline looms
New privacy guidelines will have a major impact on New Zealand Software as a Service (SaaS) providers who want to do business with the European Union.
New programme to battle skills shortage
Only 3% of 15 year old girls want a career in Digital Technology, and of those women globally with STEM degrees a staggering 40% leave our industries to never return. Balance wise, the OECD reported r…
120,000 kids still without internet access at home, warns lobby group
The 20/20 Trust has released its Digital Inclusion Manifesto in the lead up to the election and is calling for all New Zealanders to have affordable access to the internet and "the skills and confiden…
Fresh concerns about police access to private data
Police access to private information remains at the forefront with news that officers sought access to a journalist/activist's bank account details without a warrant during an investigation into the s…
Show us your policy: Labour
Editor's note: We've asked the ICT spokespeople of all the major parties to comment on their policies in the lead up to the election. As they come in we'll publish them here.
Clare Curran is Labour…
Amazon's 1-click software patent is finally history (almost)
Monday 11th September 2017 may seem like any other Monday, but signifies the end of a 20-year technology patent battle that saw heavyweight Amazon pitched against most of the tech industry across the …