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Griffin on Tech: Getting ahead of denial of service attacks

Peter Griffin. 17 September 2021, 12:39 pm

The DDoS attacks of the last two weeks again raise the question of whether we are investing enough to deal with the new reality of cyber attacks.

New Zealand spends billions on defence, so why is only a tiny portion of this spent on cyber defence?

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RNZ New Tech: Apple pauses tools to target abuse

ITP Team. 17 September 2021, 12:35 pm

ITP CEO Paul Matthews talked with RNZ Nine to Noon this week about Apple's recent announcement of a suite of tools to tackle child sexual abuse material on devices, and why its had to hit pause on the plans.

Also, a new report has found New Zealand has fallen massively in global rankings for digital competitiveness - what can we do about it? And it's Māori Language Week - and there are some great apps to help brush up on the Reo.

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Toybox: the tech you need to make lockdown more bearable

Peter Griffin. 16 September 2021, 9:27 am

Frustrated with your home tech set up? Here are some ideas to make the next stint of mandatory working from home more bearable.

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The changing face of the telco industry

Paul Brislen. 15 September 2021, 5:24 pm

The telco industry has come a long way since Teresa Gattung owned up to the fact the industry used "confusion as a marketing tool".

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The digital tools to help you improve your Māori language skills

Peter Griffin. 14 September 2021, 9:32 am

The Te Aka Māori Dictionary app has had a major revamp in time for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week).

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Another lockdown and still no digital equity plan

Kim Connolly-Stone. 13 September 2021, 10:18 am

Many New Zealanders entered the latest lockdown without the digital basics in place. That needs to change.

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Griffin on Tech: We are in danger of becoming a digital laggard

Peter Griffin. 10 September 2021, 3:49 pm

A new report measuring 137 countries on their "digital competitiveness" sees New Zealand falling significantly.

We're not currently doing well in the digital skills space either, so what do we do a…

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Apple's controversial plan to detect child abuse images has merit - and it's totally legal

Rick Shera. 10 September 2021, 10:45 am

Apple's plan to help stamp out child sex abuse material online has hit resistance but does a good job at balancing public good and privacy.

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Will Aussie publishers ditch Facebook comments?

Peter Griffin. 09 September 2021, 10:06 am

A major court ruling across the Tasman effectively strips away the safe harbour provisions media companies enjoy when it comes to comments left on social media platforms.

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Let's look for answers beyond the clickbait headlines about cyber breaches

Andy Prow. 08 September 2021, 8:51 am

We have the tools and expertise to tackle the cybersecurity threats our country faces. I'm setting out to highlight how we can harness it to good effect.

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Screentime guidelines unhelpful, co-viewing preferable - experts

Peter Griffin. 07 September 2021, 9:29 am

Only one in eight Kiwi kids is meeting Ministry of Health guidelines for time spent on digital devices, according to research from Koi Tu, the Centre for informed Futures. 

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