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120,000 kids still without internet access at home, warns lobby group

Paul Brislen. 30 August 2017, 8:40 am

The 20/20 Trust has released its Digital Inclusion Manifesto in the lead up to the election and is calling for all New Zealanders to have affordable access to the internet and "the skills and confiden…

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Fresh concerns about police access to private data

Paul Brislen. 28 August 2017, 7:19 am

Police access to private information remains at the forefront with news that officers sought access to a journalist/activist's bank account details without a warrant during an investigation into the s…

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New Zealand’s digital divide now on display

Techblog staff. 23 August 2017, 12:38 pm

A new map that clearly shows where digital divides exist in New Zealand is now available.

InternetNZ has teamed up with the 20/20 Trust to build an interactive map called the Digital Divide Map - w…

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Show us your policy: Labour

Clare Curran. 22 August 2017, 2:59 pm

Editor's note: We've asked the ICT spokespeople of all the major parties to comment on their policies in the lead up to the election. As they come in we'll publish them here.

Clare Curran is Labour…

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Amazon's 1-click software patent is finally history (almost)

Paul Matthews. 21 August 2017, 1:55 pm

Monday 11th September 2017 may seem like any other Monday, but signifies the end of a 20-year technology patent battle that saw heavyweight Amazon pitched against most of the tech industry across the …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 18 August 2017, 4:25 pm

Phone companies think they can, they think they can... and are trains the meat world equivalent of fibre? Yes, says one breathlessly excited editor.

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World's best practice IT departments deliver the goods

ITP staff. 16 August 2017, 7:08 am

The best IT departments are more than twice as likely to finish a project on time and on budget as those who don't use world's best practice, a new report claims, but ROI remains an elusive beast.

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Democracy and the Internet

Paul Brislen. 14 August 2017, 8:41 am

Come and join us for a lively debate on the internet's role in democracy, what does it mean for you and whether your vote really counts.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 11 August 2017, 3:31 pm

In which we interrogate political party manifestos, consider the ramifications of poor password control and introduce our cartoonist to the world. Just who is "Jim"?

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Show us your policy: The Māori Party

Te Ururoa Flavell. 09 August 2017, 5:00 am

Editor's note: We've asked the ICT spokespeople of all the major parties to comment on their policies in the lead up to the election. As they come in we'll publish them here. 

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NEWZEALAND.AI is born

ITP Staff. 07 August 2017, 10:29 am

Artificial Intelligence is a fast-growing sector of the industry, but there is still much to learn about what it actually means. Justin Flitter has established NEWZEALAND.AI to help clear away some of…

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Show us your policy: The Green Party

Gareth Hughes. 07 August 2017, 7:28 am

Editor's note: We've asked the ICT spokespeople of all the major parties to comment on their policies in the lead up to the election. As they come in we'll publish them here.

First out of the block…

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Nethui 2017 open for registrations

Paul Brislen. 02 August 2017, 11:27 am

Registrations for NetHui 2017 are now open and InternetNZ and will take take place on November 9 and 10 in Auckland.

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Research and development (still) needs an overhaul

Ian Apperley. 31 July 2017, 6:56 am

R&D spending simply isn't delivering what we'd hope to see. Government spending is on par with our competitors but private spending simply isn't there, which raises the question: what can we do to dri…

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Fuji Xerox halts govt contract bids

Paul Brislen. 26 July 2017, 11:17 am

Beleaguered printer company Fuji Xerox has agreed to a "voluntary suspension" from all its current government contracts following ongoing concerns about the company's accounting practices, which have …

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Technology Education Policy in Election 2017

Ian Apperley. 26 July 2017, 7:18 am

In the lead-up to the election, Ian Apperley takes a closer look at policy considerations. This post: education.

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Turn up the heat…

Ian Apperley. 24 July 2017, 6:35 am

Before I drift into spurious opinion on how government can better support the technology sector, I thought I'd start with the challenges that we are currently are facing. The issue is that the current…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 21 July 2017, 4:05 pm

In which Paul Brislen gets grumpy about politicians who don't understand, grumpier about robots taking our jobs and grumpiest about companies that don't want to take his money.

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Tech Political Debate live - 5:30pm tonight

ITP Team. 20 July 2017, 12:21 pm

The 2017 election is fast approaching, but which political party really understands the challenges facing the tech sector, and which policies are going to hinder or help transform New Zealand into a f…

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Laptop ban quietly shut down

Paul Brislen. 19 July 2017, 7:58 am

The US government is quietly ending its ban on laptops in the cabins of airlines flying from the Middle East, ending a four-month period of uncertainty for business fliers.

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