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Civil Defence alerts: probe after many failed to receive warnings

Paul Brislen. 23 October 2019, 3:41 pm

Civil Defence has begun an urgent review of its systems after emergency mobile alerts sent out regarding the Auckland Convention Centre fire did not go to all recipients in the area.

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NZ's fibre adoption not always a sure thing

Sarah Putt. 22 October 2019, 7:00 am

As a nation we are second only to Japan in adoption of fibre broadband services, according to research firm IDC. It's ConsumerScape 360 Survey reports that 44% of New Zealanders now access the internet through fibre, up from 33% last year and double the average worldwide rate of 20%.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 18 October 2019, 4:23 pm

When Facebook told lies about how much people watched video it scored a $40m fine. It makes roughly 1000 times that much in profit each year.

And Australia, it's always been the lucky country. So what's going on with its phone system?

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Paul Brislen. 11 October 2019, 3:05 pm

this week from ITP TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

A sporting contest between broadcasting and the internet - who will win? No end in sight to live streaming's dark side.

And has Facebook given up…

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Telecommunications Commissioner resigns

Paul Brislen. 02 October 2019, 8:09 am

The Telecommunications Commissioner Dr Stephen Gale is to step down from his position after seven years in the role.

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Census 2018 and digital inclusion

Sarah Putt. 24 September 2019, 9:25 am

Census results on access to telecommunication services are a mixed bag, according to the 2020 Trust, which has provided an initial analysis following the release of Census data this week.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 20 September 2019, 5:33 pm

Facebook launches a raft of new measures to stop extremist content, but is it going to work or is it PR to keep the regulators at bay?

Emergency calling is really bloody important but is it a right…

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ComCom considers 111 contact code

Sarah Putt. 19 September 2019, 11:36 am

Three-quarters of 111 calls are made from a mobile phone, but what happens if the user is out of mobile range or doesn't own a mobile phone? And as fibre is rolled out to 87% of New Zealand homes, and…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 13 September 2019, 3:00 pm

Our new Privacy Bill is nearly ready - but is it fit for purpose?

Deep fakes are coming - is our Electoral Commission ready for fake news?

And when it is acceptable to punch a contractor on the …

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The rise of internet shutdowns

Sarah Putt. 05 September 2019, 2:48 pm

The number of countries that are 'shutting down the internet' is on the rise, according to the global #keepiton coalition, which monitors how often this is occurring around the world. In 2018 there we…

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ITU focuses on radiocommunication at global conference

Techblog Staff. 05 September 2019, 6:55 am

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is meeting in Egypt to discuss regional priorities for future radiocommunication use, including new frequencies for navigation and distress calls as we…

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