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Outspoken privacy watchdog tipped to take on Big Tech in UK role

Peter Griffin. 27 July 2021, 10:59 am

Our outspoken privacy commissioner, John Edwards, appears to be destined for a big promotion with reports suggesting he has been selected as the UK's next "privacy tsar".

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Is the age of anonymous crypto trading coming to an end?

Peter Griffin. 22 July 2021, 9:18 am
Is the age of anonymous crypto trading coming to an end?

The European Union is proposing a law change for the region that would require companies transferring Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to collect the details of sender and recipient.

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Aussie forms taskforce to deal with ransomware attacks

Peter Griffin. 20 July 2021, 10:50 am

As New Zealand joins Australia and other allies in criticising China for its state-sponsored hacking, the Australian Government is mobilising to combat ransomware attacks.

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Griffin on Tech: Will tech giants finally pay their fair share of tax?

Peter Griffin. 16 July 2021, 8:41 am

Big Tech companies are making record profits.

Now momentum is growing internationally to build a tax regime that will see them pay their fair share of tax in each country they operate in.

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Football revealed how hopeless content moderation still is

Peter Griffin. 13 July 2021, 10:34 am

Yesterday's nail-biting penalty shootout that handed victory to the Italians over the English in the Euro 2020 final also triggered a torrent of hate speech on social media.

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Consumer Data Right gets the Government go-ahead

Peter Griffin. 08 July 2021, 8:44 am

Consumers will have more control over how their personal information is used and the right to transfer it between service providers with a Consumer Data Right set to be enshrined in legislation.

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Hacking gang's US$70 million ransom demand

Peter Griffin. 06 July 2021, 7:42 am

The REvil group behind what may be the largest worldwide ransomware attack to date, has changed tack with its ransom demands, asking for payment of US$70 million in Bitcoin to release decryption tools…

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Join a tech trade delegation to London - virtually

Peter Griffin. 29 June 2021, 10:19 am

The UK's Department for International Trade is inviting Kiwi tech companies to join a virtual delegation aimed at preparing them to expand into the UK market.

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Brislen on Tech: Show me the money

Paul Brislen. 25 June 2021, 2:33 pm

Science is a vital part of our society and indeed of our economic prosperity.

So why is it that research and development in New Zealand is treated as a luxury item, only to be had on an occasional…

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An immigration system fit for the future

Techblog Staff. 21 June 2021, 5:00 am

Finding staff who can do the job is an increasing concern for the tech sector. On top of decades of missed targets, the recent COVID crisis has mean our borders are shut to trained staff who may want …

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Ransomware now bigger than online espionage - UK cybersecurity boss

Peter Griffin. 15 June 2021, 9:41 am

European leaders are now more worried about ransomware attacks than online espionage, with NATO today signing a new cybersecurity pact to try and stem the flood of attacks.

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