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NZTech: Labour win good for tech

Peter Griffin. 20 October 2020, 8:51 am

NZTech says Labour's return to government is 'good news for tech' as it will mean progress on the digital technologies industry transformation plan.

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What my Briefing to the Incoming Minister would say

Paul Brislen. 19 October 2020, 7:27 am

It's a new day and we have a new government (more or less) with a mandate to act and very big ask ahead of them. Tourism is out of action for at least another year so what will the new government do t…

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Tech Media Panel - 16 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 16 October 2020, 10:15 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and CIO/Computerworld's Sarah Putt.

This week: New Zealand, alongside the “five eyes” network and India …

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Brislen on Tech: End to the End-to-end encryption…

Paul Brislen. 16 October 2020, 10:08 am

The government would like to break the security protocols that hide terrorists and other ratbags from their surveillance but in order to do so your online purchases - from music to pizza delivery - wi…

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Risk of 'privacy fatigue' over home IoT devices

Peter Griffin. 15 October 2020, 7:08 am

Kiwis have become enthusiastic users of Internet of Things devices such as smart speakers and connected appliances but remained concerned about where their data goes and how it is used.

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Big push for breaking encryption

Paul Brislen. 12 October 2020, 2:58 pm

Should law enforcement agencies be granted access to encrypted communications? The Five Eyes consortium believes so, even if it weakens security for everyday services like watching television and usin…

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An intriguing experiment with digital currency is set to begin

Peter Griffin. 07 October 2020, 11:31 pm

A digital currency offered by an Auckland start-up and backed by real cash will launch next year to enable companies to transact with customers and offer loans. But an official central bank-issued dig…

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Can tech tackle the growing threat of devastating bushfires?

Peter Griffin. 06 October 2020, 11:14 am

Australian researchers will use infra-red cameras, drones and remote-sensing satellites to come up with better ways to detect and tackle bushfires as many parts of the world, New Zealand included, fac…

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Tech Media Panel - 2 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 02 October 2020, 4:01 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and CIO/Computerworld's Sarah Putt.

New rules around tech procurement and use by Police, Palantir going publ…

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Aussies forge ahead with consumer data right, digital identity push

Peter Griffin. 01 October 2020, 10:27 am

An A$800 million digital push to be announced in Australia's federal Budget next week, including funding to expand Australia's open data regime beyond the banking sector.

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Tech Media Panel - 18 September 2020

TechBlog Team. 18 September 2020, 3:54 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and CIO/Computerworld's Sarah Putt.

This week: Indigenous data sovereignty, Apple getting into bundling, and…

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Brislen on Tech: Show us your policies

Paul Brislen. 11 September 2020, 10:00 am

Tech is the third largest sector of the economy and there isn't a household in the land that doesn't have a computer in it in one form or another, yet to look at our political parties you'd think New …

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Tech Media Panel - 11 September 2020

TechBlog Team. 11 September 2020, 9:15 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and CIO/Computerworld's Sarah Putt.

This week: A bit of a deeper dive into the updated Privacy Act coming in…

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ITP Update: Why is liability insurance important?

Paul Matthews. 07 September 2020, 3:01 pm

This week I take a brief look at a crucial protection for those self-employed or running small businesses in tech: Liability Insurance. What is it and do you really need it? (spoiler: yes)

Plus, lo…

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Brislen on Tech: RIP CovidCard

Paul Brislen. 04 September 2020, 2:57 pm

RIP CovidCard - April 2020-September 2020

The card might be dead from its post mortem we can learn a lot about innovation and the way to approach governments for money or support.

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Tech Media Panel - 4 September 2020

TechBlog Team. 04 September 2020, 2:42 pm

Here's this week's TechBlog Live update, featuring ITP CEO Paul Matthews and TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: A big focus on cyberattacks and the NZX - how much of a role shoul…

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ITP Update: NZX Attack, great webinars and more

Paul Matthews. 31 August 2020, 12:00 pm

Our thoughts go out to those currently fighting the sustained attack on the NZX. This will be incredibly frustrating for all concerned, especially given the impact on listed companies.

We're respon…

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Tech Media Panel - 28 August 2020

TechBlog Team. 28 August 2020, 12:38 pm

Here's this week's TechBlog Live update, featuring ITP CEO Paul Matthews and TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: Huge DDOS attack on financial institutions worldwide, including Ne…

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A stock market crash - literally

Peter Griffin. 27 August 2020, 9:40 am

The NZX is recovering from a denial of service attack and we may see more similar attacks as the move to remote working seems millions more insecure computers online that could be harnessed to launch …

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ITP Update: Upcoming webinars, and Industry Transformation Plan

Paul Matthews. 24 August 2020, 12:00 pm

Hope you're having a good week and if you're in Auckland, staying safe. It's a tough time out there, but we have heaps of upcoming webinars and other content to keep you connected.

I've also popped…

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