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'UK's crucial infrastructure under major threat from cyber attacks' report reveals
Thu, 16th Nov 2023
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power / energy
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russia
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cios
The National Cyber Security Centre's annual review reveals a sustained and significant cyber threat to the UK's crucial infrastructure.
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What Amazon wanted from New Zealand's prime minister
Thu, 29th Dec 2022
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cloud services
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colocation
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microsoft
Mega-company Amazon asked Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for help over billion-dollar data centres it is building here, and to have input on policy.
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Multinational CIOs called on to address digital geopolitics
Wed, 24th Aug 2022
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gartner
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digitisation
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cios
Technology governance issues arising from global politics have led to digital geopolitics becoming a concern for multinational CIOs, says Gartner.
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Link revealed between censorship and VPN surges across Asia
Tue, 22nd Feb 2022
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bi
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big data
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cloud services
Countries across Asia are experiencing a surge of VPN networks, an uptake that is likely due to increased censorship in the region.
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Trump social media ban too little, too late
Mon, 11th Jan 2021
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social media
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politics
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misinformation
Social media's suspension of Trump does little to combat online misinformation, says Reset Australia's Chris Cooper.
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How NZ Labour crushed the National Party on Facebook
Wed, 4th Nov 2020
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martech
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social media
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digital marketing
National Party's broad, varied Facebook campaign may have contributed to their election loss, says digital marketing expert.
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UPDATED: Election 2020 - Which parties care about tech's role in New Zealand
Tue, 6th Oct 2020
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technology in schools
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digital divide
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nztech
Technology should be flying high when it comes to government investment and commitment from New Zealand's political parties. But is it?.
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Microsoft NZ rolls out free AccountGuard service ahead of general election
Tue, 25th Feb 2020
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microsoft
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email security
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cybersecurity
Microsoft NZ bolsters election security with free cyber defence service ahead of polls.
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Oracle staff condemn Larry Ellison's support for Donald Trump
Thu, 20th Feb 2020
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dei
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ethics
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oracle
Oracle staff urge re-evaluation of ethics amid Ellison's Trump support.
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Geopolitics, economy motivating cyber activity in APAC-AN/Z
Wed, 20th Mar 2019
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cybersecurity
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flashpoint
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politics
Flashpoint's Aaron Shraberg says economic tensions between the US, China, and North Korea are influencing risk management decisions in APAC.
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Flashpoint: APAC companies must factor geopolitics in cyber strategies
Fri, 15th Mar 2019
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politics
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flashpoint
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north korea
US-China-N.Korea tensions to shape APAC cyber threats.
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SA Labor promises $35 million Adelaide internet investment if re-elected
Tue, 20th Feb 2018
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broadband
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internet
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nbn
South Australian Labor Government promises Australia's fastest internet if re-elected, investing $35m in new infrastructure.
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Four reasons why your company should get political on social media
Thu, 11th Jan 2018
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social media
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sprout social
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report
It’s now an expectation of consumers that brands will weigh in current events and politics, and share their values.
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Wellington technology group create an AI politician
Tue, 21st Nov 2017
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ai
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nz
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politics
Wellington's tech wizards unveil AI 'politician' set to revolutionise public debate.
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Thankyou CEO, Canterbury Uni youth counselor announced as speakers at Festival for the Future
Wed, 21st Jun 2017
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edutech
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digital music
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speakers
Canterbury Uni's youth counselor and Thankyou CEO to inspire at Festival for the Future, tackling crucial youth topics.
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Web petition wants students to become informed voters
Mon, 12th Jun 2017
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elections
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web petition
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politics
Could lowering the voting age and giving young people political skills make an impact on youth voting? Could be a great class discussion.
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Dotcom calls out John Banks in open letter
Tue, 2nd Jun 2015
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megaupload
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politics
Kim Dotcom rebuts John Banks' claims in a forthright open letter, challenging the former MP to a public interview showdown.
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NZ divided over the great online voting debate...
Tue, 15th Jul 2014
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cloud services
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nz
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government
Debating the potential for online voting in New Zealand saw a room divided at the NetHui conference...
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Election App: Left or Right - How will you swipe?
Mon, 14th Jul 2014
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apps
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canterbury university
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politics
The app doesn’t tell you who the policy belongs to, but at the end will suggest which party would be best suited to you, based on which way you swiped.
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America's Right-Wing Revival
Fri, 1st Oct 2010
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retail
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politics
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united states
Plans for an Islamic centre near 9/11's Ground Zero fuel America's right-wing revival amid economic woes and growing discontent with Obama.
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America under the gun
Thu, 1st Apr 2010
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law
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politics
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united states
America is chocka block with firearms. Since 1960, more than a million Americans have died from firearm homicides.