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Govt plans legislation following Christchurch Call
The Government intends to toughen laws to counter the spread of violent extremist content online. Cabinet papers, proactively released, outline proposals which include takedown notices and provisions to implement web-filtering for objectionable content.
Feedback sought on extending Emergency Caller Location service
The Privacy Commissioner is inviting public submissions on changes to the Emergency Caller Location Information service that would allow first responders to access the smartphone location of people at risk, even if a 111 call hasn't been made.
UK throws Huawei a lifeline, for now
The UK government has decided to allow Huawei to build some non-essential elements of its 5G networks - but the Americans aren't happy.
Spoke Phone raises $7m in Series A funding
The year has started with a bang for one Kiwi tech start up. Phone service start-up Spoke Phone has raised $7 million in its Series A funding round.
End of the line for copper
The end is nigh for copper services, with the Commerce Commission identifying the first areas where fibre will be the default service.
Top 10 in tech for the decade (continued)
Tech has taken on a more dystopian feel this decade. Where once we may have greeted each new idea with wide-eyed enthusiasm, we now consider the downside first. Here is the second half of my top ten i…
Levy shows who is top in telco
There are lots of polls that measure the success - or otherwise - of companies, but in New Zealand telecommunications, if you want to know who is head of the pack, you just have to check out the compa…
Vodafone wins 5G bragging rights
Vodafone has won the race to launch its 5G network, offering service on 100 cellsites around the country.
What does it mean for the country, for the UFB and for those who are desperately worried ab…
Brislen on Tech
This week on Brislen on Tech, ITP TechBlog Paul Brislen looks at:
Major changes at Google after 21 years in the business.
Why cyber-security is upper-most in mind.
And what to think when even…
Mobile wars: 5G starts to come together
The race to 5G is well and truly on with both Vodafone and Spark claiming firsts to market.
Tale of two reports on digital inclusion
As broadband infrastructure improves and public and private offerings migrate online, access to a basic internet service becomes more critical for all New Zealand citizens.