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Harmful content vs Free speech online: Who should decide?
To what extent should Facebook, Twitter and others be censoring content and people, and how do you balance harmful content and free speech?
The answer might come down to what the Internet actuall…
Griffin on Tech: The social dilemma, duelling knights and Covid complacency
2021 gets off to a tumultuous start with Trump's de-platforming, plunging use of the Covid Tracer app and a fight over America's Cup graphics. Where's the peace, love and understanding we were promise…
Data centre plan to build the Iceland of the South Pacific
Hawaiki Cable backers unveil $700 million plan for Datagrid, a hyperscale data centre facility in Southland powered by hydro and connected via new undersea cables to the US and Australia.
Watch the 123Tech National Finals live event
Check out the National Finals event for the 123Tech Digital Challenge in schools.
The 123Tech National Finals were broadcast LIVE at 2pm on Thursday 10 December 2020. Watch as we check in with lots…
Tech Media Panel - 4 December 2020
Here's this week's Tech Media Panel with Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin from techblog.nz and special guest Hayden McCall from iStart.
This week: Big acquisitions in NZ and abroad, with Australian o…
NZTech to Govt: We need more joined-up decision making on tech
NZTech has released its briefing to the incoming minister, which amounts to a wish list of actions to accelerate growth in the digital economy.
Trump's fired cybersecurity chief - "It's not how I wanted to go out"
President Trump's cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs is a life-long Republican who was fired by the president for his efforts to preserve the integrity of the US election system.
CIO Awards: delivering transformation projects in the shadow of Covid
The Inland Revenue department this week picked up one of the flagship prizes at the CIO Awards held in Auckland for the latest phase of a business transformation project that took on a whole new eleme…
Govt hackers account for nearly one third of attacks: NCSC
Cyber attacks are on the rise, say NZ's two government agencies responsible for our cybersecurity, and almost one third of those attacks come from 'state-level actors'.
The failed attempt to make Silicon Valley work from home
California's Bay Area tech workers may be working from home during Covid-19, but a plan to make that permanent hasn't gone down so well.
Github builds war chest to fight copyright claims, reverses takedown decision
A move by Github to support software developers fight copyright-infringement claims has been welcomed by the open-source software community.
Brislen on Tech: Tender is the night
Government is the single biggest buyer of ICT products and services in the land, yet all too often it ends up buying expensive kit that doesn't meet the bill.
Why is this and how can government do…
Tech Media Panel - 13 November 2020
Here’s this week’s Tech Media Panel, with ITP CEO Paul Matthews hosting Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin from techblog.nz.
This week: China’s biggest online sale, Single’s Day, coincides with…
Alibaba rakes in 'Singles Day' billions as Chinese tech regulation looms
Alibaba set a record for Singles Day sales of US$56 billion but it and other major Chinese e-tailers have seen their share prices published as Beijing outlines regulations designed to curtail the powe…
Tech Media Panel - 6 November 2020
Here's this week's Tech Media Panel with TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin, facilitated by ITP CEO Paul Matthews.
This week: A bit of an election special, we look at both the implications o…
Brislen on Tech: New Minister of Tech
The government has a new minister of tech, and like most of his colleagues on all sides of the house, his experience of the tech sector is limited.
So how do we support him in the role and what co…
While we wait... what Biden or Trump means for tech
The tech industry's fortunes rest on who wins the White House and who has the power to pass legislation that could radically change how it does business.
New minister of tech for a new government
A new minister of tech has been appointed following Labour's victory at the general election. But who is David Clark?
Tech Media Panel - 30 October 2020
Here’s this week’s Tech Media Panel with Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin from techblog.nz, and Sarah Putt from Computerworld and CIO. Facilitated by ITP CEO Paul Matthews.
This week: Lots of deb…
Tech CEOs grilled again in "sham" hearing
A senate hearing on the content moderation policies of the big tech companies has devolved into a shouty mess dominated by Republica senators accusing left-leaning tech executives of censoring their c…