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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 11 October 2019, 3:05 pm

this week from ITP TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

A sporting contest between broadcasting and the internet - who will win? No end in sight to live streaming's dark side.

And has Facebook given up…

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Time to talk TikTok

Sarah Putt. 10 October 2019, 8:17 am

If you are over 25 years old, then it is quite likely you will not have heard of TikTok. It's a social network that enables people to post 15-second videos and its market is teenagers. And sure, these…

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Online voting back in the news

Paul Brislen. 09 October 2019, 8:20 am

Online voting has again been raised as a possible solution to low voter turnout in local body elections and now the PM has voiced an opinion.

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National party on tech

Sarah Putt. 08 October 2019, 8:09 am

We are at least a year out from the next general election but Melissa Lee, National Spokesperson for Broadcasting Communications and Digital Media, appeared to be in full dress rehearsal mode at the I…

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Primary Health Org in massive data breach

Paul Brislen. 07 October 2019, 6:36 am

The Ministry of Health is reminding health care providers that as well as having a duty of care to patients, these organisations have a duty of care to their data as well.

The call comes after Well…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 04 October 2019, 3:29 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

So ITx Rutherford 2019 is almost here! Next week in fact. But it's not too late to go, and I've outlined 5 things to think about it you're st…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 04 October 2019, 3:00 pm

In this week's Brislen on Tech, Techblog editor Paul Brislen looks at the phone market and how it isn't what it used to be; and that's a good thing.

Also, how is the government getting on with the …

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Smart cities take centre stage at IoT event

Sarah Putt. 03 October 2019, 8:50 pm

Three months and three meetings - that's how long it should take to create a minimum viable product, according to Andy Grant from ASG Technologies. He was speaking at the IoT Alliance conference in Au…

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Telecommunications Commissioner resigns

Paul Brislen. 02 October 2019, 8:09 am

The Telecommunications Commissioner Dr Stephen Gale is to step down from his position after seven years in the role.

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What is a (NZ) tech company?

Sarah Putt. 01 October 2019, 11:32 am

The changing fortunes of US-based office sharing company WeWork, which at one time had a valuation of US $47 billion, is making a lot of people thoughtful about what it means to be considered part of …

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On privacy and elections: five minutes with Andrew Little

Paul Brislen. 30 September 2019, 6:24 am

The Honorable Andrew Little is the Minister for Justice and as such responsible for the new Privacy Bill and also for overseeing our election process. Techblog editor Paul Brislen caught up with the m…

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Innovation partnerships between NZ and Japan

Sarah Putt. 26 September 2019, 5:54 pm

It's been a big week for rugby and politics and also for tech, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announcing four new innovation partnerships between New Zealand and Japanese entities.

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Funding Privacy: Is New Zealand keeping up?

John Edwards. 26 September 2019, 5:00 am

How does New Zealand stack up in terms of funding privacy? A guest post from the Privacy Commissioner.

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Significant progress made on eliminating terrorist content online

Techblog staff. 25 September 2019, 6:54 am

World leaders and tech companies have announced significant progress on the implementation of the Christchurch Call to Action to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online at a meeting h…

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Census 2018 and digital inclusion

Sarah Putt. 24 September 2019, 9:25 am

Census results on access to telecommunication services are a mixed bag, according to the 2020 Trust, which has provided an initial analysis following the release of Census data this week.

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Full credit but some time in the sin bin: How did Spark get on?

Paul Brislen. 23 September 2019, 5:00 am

Spark had a few hiccups but rugby was the winner on the day with some streaming glitches forcing a captain's call to stream live over the nation's television sets.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 20 September 2019, 5:33 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

We're excited that Seeby Woodhouse has joined the stellar lineup of keynotes for ITx Rutherford. Seeby initially rose to fame as he built Orc…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 20 September 2019, 5:33 pm

Facebook launches a raft of new measures to stop extremist content, but is it going to work or is it PR to keep the regulators at bay?

Emergency calling is really bloody important but is it a right…

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ComCom considers 111 contact code

Sarah Putt. 19 September 2019, 11:36 am

Three-quarters of 111 calls are made from a mobile phone, but what happens if the user is out of mobile range or doesn't own a mobile phone? And as fibre is rolled out to 87% of New Zealand homes, and…

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Facebook moves to address extremist content

Paul Brislen. 18 September 2019, 8:49 am

Facebook has launched a raft of changes designed to head off future criticism of the company for failing to act on issues relating to extremist right-wing content, but will they deliver actual change …

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