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Another lockdown and still no digital equity plan
Many New Zealanders entered the latest lockdown without the digital basics in place. That needs to change.
Griffin on Tech: We are in danger of becoming a digital laggard
A new report measuring 137 countries on their "digital competitiveness" sees New Zealand falling significantly.
We're not currently doing well in the digital skills space either, so what do we do a…
Will Aussie publishers ditch Facebook comments?
A major court ruling across the Tasman effectively strips away the safe harbour provisions media companies enjoy when it comes to comments left on social media platforms.
Let's look for answers beyond the clickbait headlines about cyber breaches
We have the tools and expertise to tackle the cybersecurity threats our country faces. I'm setting out to highlight how we can harness it to good effect.
Screentime guidelines unhelpful, co-viewing preferable - experts
Only one in eight Kiwi kids is meeting Ministry of Health guidelines for time spent on digital devices, according to research from Koi Tu, the Centre for informed Futures.
Griffin on Tech: When your digital footprint could prove deadly
Afghan citizens have scrambled to erase their digital footprint in fear of retribution from the victorious Taliban, who now control Afghanistan's internet providers, telcos and government databases.
Covid stimulus and digital push buoy tech sector…
ICT spending in New Zealand and Australia is expected to grow 2.1% despite the impact of ongoing lockdowns on both sides of the Tasman.
Let's talk copper
There seems to be some confusion about copper lines and how they work, not to mention why we're moving away from them to newer technology, so I thought I'd have a go at explaining it all.
Griffin on Tech: Taking off for the Nasdaq
Rocket Lab's debut on the Nasdaq yesterday is a proud moment for the country's tech community and the country alike.
So how did Peter and the team become only the second NZ company to hit the Nasda…
Facebook's most popular post cast doubt on vaccination
Of the millions of items of content shared on Facebook in the first three months of the year, the one that reached the most eyeballs in the US became a rallying cry for anti-vaxxers.
Want to reduce cyber threats? Use a password manager - CERT
The Government's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has updated its list of "critical controls" for cybersecurity and is urging us all to use a password manager.
Battening down the hatches
As we wait for news of the potential outbreak in Auckland, I can't help but think about what lockdown life would be like without fibre to the home and the ability to work remotely.
EY inks major deal to push Microsoft products worldwide
Consulting firm and systems integrator EY is embarking on a major expansion of its relationship with Microsoft that will see150,000 of its employees trained in use of the Redmond giant's technologies.
Aussie lawmakers still have their sights on encryption
Software makers and social media platforms could soon face a big fine in Australia if they don't adhere to rules that require them to detect unlawful material on encrypted platforms.
Griffin on Tech: Telco industry needs to get its story straight
The Commerce Commission says telecoms operators have been confusing customers with marketing spin.
The industry needs to better explain our options for connecting to the internet.
Outspoken privacy watchdog tipped to take on Big Tech in UK role
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".
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.
Aussie forms taskforce to deal with ransomware attacks
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.
Griffin on Tech: Will tech giants finally pay their fair share of tax?
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.
Football revealed how hopeless content moderation still is
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.