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Govt: online safe code won't deflect regulation

Peter Griffin. 23 August 2022, 12:45 pm

NetSafe's heavily criticised online safety code also appears to have also raised concerns in the Government.

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Griffin on Tech: Open sesame on algorithms

Peter Griffin. 19 August 2022, 2:08 pm

China is requiring its tech companies to supply details about the algorithms they use. We should do the same.

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Australia kills its COVIDSafe app. What went wrong?

By Stan Karanasios and Alemayehu Molla. 18 August 2022, 11:31 am

What the the lessons from Australia's failed COVIDSafe app? Independent experts explain what went wrong and what we can learn from it.

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Award worth $100,000 up for grabs for one woman in STEM + other grants available

Peter Griffin. 16 August 2022, 11:16 am

Pacific Channel is offering a Women in STEM commercialisation award worth $100,000. What else is available to support women working in the STEM subject areas?

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How much public cloud do we want?

Peter Griffin. 12 August 2022, 2:22 pm

We will soon be spoilt for choice with NZ-based public cloud providers. But it will pay to keep some of our data to ourselves.

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Tech companies team up for common cybersecurity data standard

Peter Griffin. 11 August 2022, 1:24 pm

Tech companies are building a common data standard to cut through the confusion when cybersecurity threats rear their heads.

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1,300 students looking for their first tech job

Peter Griffin. 09 August 2022, 12:14 pm

NZ Hi-Tech Awards winner Summer of Tech currently has 1,300 interns students to start their first job in the tech sector.

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Griffin on Tech: A Pacific neighbour’s internet clampdown

Peter Griffin. 05 August 2022, 12:21 pm

Indonesia wants to control what its citizens see on the internet in a move that seems to be at odds with its aspirations to become a major tech hub.

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Ukraine’s tech workers soldier on

Peter Griffin. 02 August 2022, 10:35 am

Five months after Russia's invasion, Ukraine's IT sector is still operational and earning export revenue to help fund the war effort.

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Griffin on Tech: We have a problem with digital trust

Peter Griffin. 29 July 2022, 12:43 pm

If we want to make the most of a society and economy that is increasingly digital, we need to get to grips with how we manage identity in the digital world.

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A ‘tidal wave’ of disruption is on the way - CSIRO

Peter Griffin. 28 July 2022, 12:31 pm

Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO, has published its once-in-a-decade report on the future and it's a picture of massive change, with tech playing a central role.

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Tech industry lobbies to dump the leap second

Peter Griffin. 26 July 2022, 12:06 pm

Tech companies want to do away with the 'leap second' used to keep our clocks accurate but which can play havoc with computers.

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Griffin on Tech: A software sector stalwart steps back

Peter Griffin. 22 July 2022, 1:16 pm

Opinionated, flawed, passionate, pragmatic and a true software innovator, McCrae leaves a great legacy for Orion and the New Zealand tech sector.

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Spark goes rural to trial millimetre wave 5G technology

Peter Griffin. 21 July 2022, 7:29 am

Spark has partnered with rural services provider Wrightson PPG to trial 5G millimetre wave (mmWave) technology which it hopes can boost connectivity in the regions.

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Why are telcos selling off their mobile towers?

Peter Griffin. 19 July 2022, 9:35 am

Vodafone and Spark have sold their networks of mobile towers delivering billions in cash to the companies and mirroring a trend in telecoms infrastructure happening around the world.

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Griffin on Tech: The lesson from Uber’s cut-throat gameplan

Peter Griffin. 15 July 2022, 12:30 pm

We need to enable innovators to move quickly without accepting the social and economic carnage that can result from unfettered innovation.

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The immigration rebalance and what it means for tech workers and employers

Peter Griffin. 12 July 2022, 3:54 pm

Relief is on the horizon for tech firms hit by a talent shortage that is yet to let up despite our borders reopening.

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Griffin on Tech: Three Waters IT merger an opportunity to pursue 'Water 4.0'

Peter Griffin. 08 July 2022, 2:37 pm

The IT integration costs of Three Waters could run to $300 - $500 million. But it's a prime opportunity to digitise our national water infrastructure.

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Another undersea cable to link us to the world

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2022, 1:03 pm

Southern Cross Cables has launched the SX NEXT fibre cable spanning 15,840km and linking Sydney to Los Angeles via Auckland, Fiji, Tokelau and Kiribati.

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Have Chinese citizens been hacked on an epic scale?

Peter Griffin. 05 July 2022, 10:34 am

A 23-terabyte cache of data allegedly containing the details of one billion Chinese citizens has been offered for sale on the dark web.

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