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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 nose?

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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 were 196 shutdowns, in 2017 there were 106 and in 2016 there were 75.

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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 well as science-based requirements and how to avoid interfering with the frequencies they use.

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Paul Brislen. 23 August 2019, 4:00 pm

This week on Brislen on Tech: It's the golden age of television, with more content and more choice and yes, more providers to sign up to. Oh well.

Plus, teachers are the answer, now what's the ques…

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Paul Brislen. 09 August 2019, 8:45 am

What role do companies play in the free speech debate?

Will the next company to get hacked be as up front as the last one?

And happy birthday, internet. Why I remember when you were just a node …

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Happy Birthday, 2Degrees

Paul Brislen. 05 August 2019, 7:08 am

Ten years ago the mobile market was quite a different place, with limited competition and a lack of competitive pricing. Enter 2Degrees.

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Paul Brislen. 02 August 2019, 5:00 pm

The spies would like us to break encryption because kicking in locked doors hurts their feet...

Donald Trump will tax French wine if the French tax US digital giants. Does he know where New Zealand…

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Vodafone launches 5G - in market by December

Paul Brislen. 01 August 2019, 12:37 pm

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown will be the first New Zealand centres to see Vodafone's new 5G network, says CEO Jason Paris, with more to come very quickly now that new owners have …

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Fake 5G news grows in vacuum of factual information

Paul Brislen. 29 July 2019, 7:18 am

Even as telcos and handset makers prepare for 5G opposition among community groups grows. Where are our official sources of truth on the matter and does their silence help the junk science players to …

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Paul Brislen. 12 July 2019, 1:30 pm

Social media companies want us to like them... so they're having a crack at a public relations campaign.

Plus, privacy is important, which is why British Airways will have to cough up $NZ357 milli…

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Trump opens the door to Huawei, but only a fraction

Paul Brislen. 01 July 2019, 7:07 am

US President, Donald Trump, has offered Huawei a chance at a "get out of jail free" card at the G20 meeting in Japan, suggesting the company's position on his blacklist may be reviewed.

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