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Fortress New Zealand: NZ Tech Industry in a post-COVID world

Ian Apperley. 12 August 2020, 5:00 am
Fortress New Zealand: NZ Tech Industry in a post-COVID world

New Zealand could be the data and computing Switzerland of the south, minus COVID. We should consider investing less in traditional infrastructure such as roads, and far more in technology infrastructure such as data centres. We should make it easier for global technology companies to move all or part of their companies to be based in New Zealand, spreading them geographically across the country.
A guest post from Ian Apperley.

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Schools gear up to deliver digital exams

Peter Griffin. 11 August 2020, 8:47 am

Schools are getting a free digital health check ahead of offering digital exams in November as the government spends $20 million to ensure two-thirds of NCEA exams go online by 2022.

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TikTok gets taken to the cleaner

Paul Brislen. 10 August 2020, 3:24 pm

Never mind COVID, global warming, Russian political interference, cybercrimes, 5G or the recession, the big issue of the day is TikTok and the risk it poses to US state security. Enter the Clean Network Programme.

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Brislen on Tech: NZ's Cyber Spies

Paul Brislen. 07 August 2020, 10:00 am

The Government Communications Security Bureau used to be a badly kept secret, complete with Prime Ministerial denials in parliament and a spy base in the South Island.

Today it's much more grown up…

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Tech Media Panel - 7 August 2020

TechBlog Team. 07 August 2020, 9:10 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: GCSB's role in today's digital world; Will NZ ban TikTok? Apple fallout from Congress hearings -…

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Ultra-fast fibre hits one million connections

Peter Griffin. 06 August 2020, 12:05 pm

Ultra-fast broadband now reaches one million homes and businesses and stood up well to record use during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Consultation opens on establishing a consumer data right

Techblog Staff. 06 August 2020, 6:42 am

MBIE wants to hear from you about options for establishing a consumer data right that would better meet the needs of consumers and allow them to harness the power of their data. 

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Commerce Commission releases independent reviews into security incident, details actions taken

Techblog Staff. 05 August 2020, 10:37 am

After having a laptop stolen, the Commerce Commission reviewed its processes and policies. Today the report is released.

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Does Apple treat every developer the same?

Peter Griffin. 04 August 2020, 10:06 am

Developers are crying foul over Tim Cook's antitrust testimony that it treats all developers of apps in its App Store equally as Apple faces the most heat of the four Big Tech CEOs.

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Secret questions not as good as you'd think

Paul Brislen. 03 August 2020, 9:49 am

From your mother's maiden name to your first car number plate to favourite food or first pet's name, these questions are supposed to add layers of complexity to any attempt to access your account with…

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Tech Media Panel - 31 July 2020

TechBlog Team. 31 July 2020, 11:55 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: Big Tech faces up to US Congress, a new Government Algorithm Charter to improve AI ethics in Gov…

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