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Termination rates remain regulated

Techblog Staff. 02 September 2020, 3:19 pm

The Commerce Commission has decided to keep its regulation of Mobile Termination Access Services (more commonly known as mobile termination rates) in place for the time being. The next review is in fi…

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Misogyny - there’s an algorithm for that

Peter Griffin. 01 September 2020, 9:42 am

Australian researchers have developed an algorithm that can trawl millions of tweets identifying misogynistic content with 75 per cent accuracy. Is it an answer to toxic social media abuse aimed at wo…

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ITP Update: NZX Attack, great webinars and more

Paul Matthews. 31 August 2020, 12:00 pm

Our thoughts go out to those currently fighting the sustained attack on the NZX. This will be incredibly frustrating for all concerned, especially given the impact on listed companies.

We're respon…

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Digital divide claims 10% of pop: CAB

Paul Brislen. 31 August 2020, 7:32 am

Life without internet access would be unthinkable in this day and age - doubly so with COVID sending us all home - but for some this is the way of life. Citizens Advice says around 10% of people they …

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Tech Media Panel - 28 August 2020

TechBlog Team. 28 August 2020, 12:38 pm

Here's this week's TechBlog Live update, featuring ITP CEO Paul Matthews and TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: Huge DDOS attack on financial institutions worldwide, including Ne…

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Brislen on Tech: Coordinated cyber-attacks

Paul Brislen. 28 August 2020, 12:24 pm

Knock, knock. Who's there?

It's one of the oldest games in the world - ringing the door bell and running away - but for the New Zealand Stock Exchange the digital version has proven to be something…

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A stock market crash - literally

Peter Griffin. 27 August 2020, 9:40 am

The NZX is recovering from a denial of service attack and we may see more similar attacks as the move to remote working seems millions more insecure computers online that could be harnessed to launch …

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Start me up: how Windows 95 wowed a generation

Paul Brislen. 26 August 2020, 8:23 am

With its crazy start button and a host of features like long file names, Windows 95 was an unlikely contender for marketing glitz campaign of the year, but times were different then and entertainment …

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Profitable Chorus talks up peering, Wi-fi 6, move away from copper

Peter Griffin. 25 August 2020, 9:18 am

Chorus has invested heavily in its network and now sees decommissioning of copper in fibre areas as a way to offer innovative new services.

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ITP Update: Upcoming webinars, and Industry Transformation Plan

Paul Matthews. 24 August 2020, 12:00 pm

Hope you're having a good week and if you're in Auckland, staying safe. It's a tough time out there, but we have heaps of upcoming webinars and other content to keep you connected.

I've also popped…

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Election 2020: A forgotten technology industry

Ian Apperley. 24 August 2020, 5:00 am

We're the second largest earner for the country yet the upcoming election is largely silent on the tech sector. Show us your policies, shouts Ian Apperley in a guest post.

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Tech Media Panel - 21 August 2020

TechBlog Team. 21 August 2020, 3:26 pm

Here's this week's TechBlog Live update, featuring ITP CEO Paul Matthews and TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: Google vs Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) - …

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Brislen on Tech: Consumer Data Rights

Paul Brislen. 21 August 2020, 3:11 pm

Your data may not be yours to own and manage, but a new discussion paper from MBIE seeks to understand what it would take to give you the power to own your own data.

What does it mean for you, your…

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New tech charity to boost diversity and inclusion

Peter Griffin. 20 August 2020, 9:45 am

 A group of New Zealand's tech leaders have launched a charitable foundation to boost diversity in the tech sector and have an ambitious goal in mind - to raise $25 million by 2025.

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Building a just and equitable digital world

Techblog staff. 20 August 2020, 8:00 am

Formerly the Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ (CCANZ) not for profit Tohatoha has reignited its plans for the year ahead and expanded the focus of its programme to look at the spread of disinformation and…

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Shock move: Oracle re-emerges from obscurity

Paul Brislen. 19 August 2020, 8:03 am

Oracle may have been relatively quiet in recent years but this week has lumbered back onto the scene with a bid to buy TikTok and a claim that Google has infringed on users' privacy for years.

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Google's info war with Aussie regulator

Peter Griffin. 18 August 2020, 10:40 am

Google is prepared to fight a mandatory code that will see it forced to share ad revenue with Aussie media outlets and is prepared to manipulate the facts to win public support.

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Holocaust denialism rampant on Facebook: research

Paul Brislen. 17 August 2020, 12:29 pm

Facebook houses dozens of Holocaust-denial groups on its platform with more than 300,000 active users, yet claims it is a neutral platform and doesn't want to get dragged into a historical debate.

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Tech Media Panel - 14 August 2020

TechBlog Team. 14 August 2020, 2:35 pm

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

This week: a discussion on Covid tracking app options, CovidCards and more.

Plus Digital NCEA exams are…

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Brislen on Tech: Covid-19 tracing

Paul Brislen. 14 August 2020, 2:32 pm

As we stare down the barrel of another wave of COVID cases we have to ask, what can we do to stamp it out?

Data is the starting point, but can we find out who went where and when without tearing ap…

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