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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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Another lockdown and still no digital equity plan

Kim Connolly-Stone. 13 September 2021, 10:18 am

Many New Zealanders entered the latest lockdown without the digital basics in place. That needs to change.

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Griffin on Tech: We are in danger of becoming a digital laggard

Peter Griffin. 10 September 2021, 3:49 pm

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…

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Will Aussie publishers ditch Facebook comments?

Peter Griffin. 09 September 2021, 10:06 am

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.

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Let's look for answers beyond the clickbait headlines about cyber breaches

Andy Prow. 08 September 2021, 8:51 am

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.

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Screentime guidelines unhelpful, co-viewing preferable - experts

Peter Griffin. 07 September 2021, 9:29 am

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. 

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Griffin on Tech: When your digital footprint could prove deadly

Peter Griffin. 03 September 2021, 4:07 pm

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.

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Covid stimulus and digital push buoy tech sector…

Peter Griffin. 02 September 2021, 8:47 am

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.

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Let's talk copper

Paul Brislen. 30 August 2021, 11:06 am

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.

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Griffin on Tech: Taking off for the Nasdaq

Peter Griffin. 27 August 2021, 1:25 pm

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…

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Facebook's most popular post cast doubt on vaccination

Peter Griffin. 24 August 2021, 9:17 am

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.

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Want to reduce cyber threats? Use a password manager - CERT

Peter Griffin. 20 August 2021, 9:18 am

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.

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Battening down the hatches

Paul Brislen. 18 August 2021, 3:17 pm

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.

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