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Is the global decline in democracy linked to social media?
The evidence suggests that digital media impact political behaviour globally warranting concern about the impacts on democracy.
Griffin on Tech: Going digital for the planet
A big investment is required to deploy digital technologies that will help cut carbon emissions. But firms that do so could boost their productivity too.
Griffin on Tech: Hefty data breach fines sharpen the mind
Serious data breaches could soon be punished with a A$50 million fine in Australia. our own Privacy Act allows a mere $10,000 maximum penalty.
Effort kicks off to help get kids cyber-savvy
A new cybersecurity training programme aimed at Year 6 - 13 (10 - 18 year olds) aims to give them the cyber skills to stay safe online and upskill for digital careers.
Is the metaverse really the future of work?
According to Mark Zuckerberg, the "metaverse" – which the Meta founder describes as "an embodied internet, where instead of just viewing content – you are in it" – will radically change our live…
Griffin on Tech: hurray for universal transport payments - why has this taken 13 years?
Here's some good news to end the week - we will soon have one contactless payment system we can use to tap on and off across all modes of public transport everywhere.
Sweet deal for telcos as 5G spectrum rights are dished out
The Government has foregone an auction process to allocate precious spectrum for 5G mobile services, instead allocating the three major telcos parcels of spectrum with 20-year usage rights.
How Microsoft will build resilience into its new data centre region
Microsoft's new data centre region under construction in Auckland will feature Azure Availability Zone, offering zonal and regional redundancy to combat major outages.
Griffin on Tech: A key win in the war on disinformation
Alex Jones, one of the world's most odious and successful purveyors of disinformation, will be spending this weekend pondering what a US$1 billion defamation judgement against him means.
Griffin on Tech: Where’s our share of the Big Tech fines?
Google is paying hundreds of millions in fines for inappropriate location tracking of users. Where's our share of the proceeds?
Griffin on Tech: A vote for an open internet
This week's election of a new head of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) should have drawn little interest beyond the geeky world of telecommunications and networking...
Griffin on Tech: Can Salesforce deliver on its green dream?
Dreamforce 2022 saw the Salesforce tech fest return in fine fashion. But can the company keep up its rapid growth while embracing sustainability?
Former US treasury secretary: There will be no soft landing
All signs point toward the US heading into recession and China's massive property market is struggling. The result is likely to be more uncertainty in 2023.
Griffin on Tech: We have a digital strategy. Now what?
It isn't hugely ambitious, but the Digital Strategy is a start. It gives anyone interested in the digital sector a reference point to understand what is going on to bolster trust, inclusion and growth…
Kordia’s bid to boost cyber skills
State-owned telecommunications and tech company Kordia is set to run its second Cyber Academy offering the chance to upskill in cyber security skills in a six-week intensive course.
Translation project to bring more te reo Māori to mainstream news reports
A machine learning tech partnership aims to make it easier for mainstream media outlets to make more content available in te reo Māori.
AI, smart sensors, robotics feature in $236.5 million Endeavour funding round
Artificial intelligence, smart sensors and robotics feature in projects funded as part of the Government's $236.5 million Endeavour Fund research grants.
Griffin on Tech: Policy u-turns, tax and the digital economy
Uber and Airbnb bills will soon cost more. But what about the tech multinationals and their efforts to book revenue in low-tax countries?
The 86 million: micro credentials key to tackling digital skills shortages
There are around 86 million people across seven countries in the Asia Pacific region that will need digital skills training - in the next year.
Griffin on Tech: Zuckerberg still doesn’t get it
Joe Rogan meets Mark Zuckerberg, on a podcast, talking for over three hours. Can you think of anything worse?