Is Facebook really “killing people”?

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“They’re killing people ... the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and they’re killing people.” That was President Biden speaking to a NBC reporter on the weekend. It seemed a spontaneous...
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Alimetry: The Auckland startup that wants to digitise your gut

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Patients suffering from gastric dysfunction may soon have an alternative to invasive endoscopies and diagnostic procedures, thanks to a wireless medical device designed by an Auckland-based startup. Alimetry, a spinout of the...
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Why the right-to-repair movement is a big headache for Big Tech

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“Planned obsolescence” is a phrase right-to-repair advocates want banished from the language and increasingly they’re getting support from governments across the world.  The goal? To cut down an estimated 50 million metric...

About Parliament’s cryptocurrencies inquiry…

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Yesterday the Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee announced an inquiry into the nature, impact and risk of cryptocurrencies. The committee will examine how cryptocurrencies are created and traded - including the environmental...

Why our government should make paying ransoms to cyber criminals illegal

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Justice Minister Kris Faafoi has been in the headlines lately defending the proposed new hate speech laws. The laws sparked opprobrium from both the left and right, critics citing the limits...
Kaseya ransomware attack: 8 things you need to know

Kaseya ransomware attack: 8 things you need to know

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This Kaseya ransomware attack is different. Instead of a single company or organisation being the victim of a ransomware attack (think Waikato DHB ransomware attack) any/all organisations using the Kaseya VSA...

Subscription newsletters = new battleground for Big Tech

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Newsletters, like oat milk in your coffee, are very 2021 - but their rise dates back to 2017 when Substack - a platform that enabled writers to easily monetise their content...

Ollie Hill has worked at HP for 20 years…now he’s in charge (and he...

Most international tech companies exist in the abstract; big, sleek organizations removed from the New Zealand community. Yet Oliver Hill, the Country Manager of HP New Zealand, has a vision for...

New Zealand edging closer to digital IDs

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The government has been working on digital identity legislation since 2018, one that it envisages will become a legally binding tool to prove you are who you say you are. As banking,...

1/4 of New Zealand’s SMEs have been a victim of a cyberattack

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While cyber attacks on large corporations, like the recent ransomware attack on the Waikato DHB, make the headlines, smaller businesses are also in the sights of hackers. Almost a quarter of New...