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Commerce Commission
ComCom wants to know what you think of your phone and broadband service
Changes made by parliament direct the Commission report on telco providers.
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IT services
NZ Parliament shifts to in-house user IT support
Parliamentary Services switches to in-house end-user IT support.
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Data Protection
Parliament supports NZ's Privacy Bill during first reading
New Zealand’s proposed Privacy Bill is going through the first round of debates in Parliament this week, with the support of all sitting MPs.
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Cybercrime
Northern Irish Parliament victim of brute force cyberattack
A number of computers were hacked and have now been disabled - and the Scottish and English parliaments have had the same attack in the last year.
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Government
Manifesto challenges NZ leadership to pursue tech future
“The prosperity of New Zealand is inextricably linked to how we embrace our future as a digital nation.”
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Women in Technology
12 year old to bring Parliament up to code
"We use coding in our everyday lives already, and it will become more advanced and used in a wider range of things."
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Parliament
Closed captioning of NZ Parliament set to go live
“The addition of live captions to Parliament TV across multiple devices is a very welcome addition to the New Zealand broadcasting landscape.”
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Copyright
InternetNZ says TPP's 'digital locks' will stifle innovation
InternetNZ has made its submission towards the TPP Amendment Bill, saying the legislation will make copyright laws less fair and stifle innovation.
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Apps
Want to know what's happening in Parliament? There's an app for that
An app has been released for Kiwi citizens, aiming to make it easier for them to get in contact with MPs and gain insight into Parliament.
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Cloud
Kordia launches new streaming platform, scores Parliament contract
The new streaming platform provides an end-to-end solution to remove all the complexity of delivering video feeds to the internet.
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Government
Cyberbullying bill back up for debate
The ‘controversial’ cyberbullying bill has been placed up the Order Paper for debate today, according to a statement from Parliament Today.
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Cloud
Apple snubs Australian parliamentary probe
The world’s leading technology companies decline a public enquiry into IT prices Down Under as Australian MPs voice concerns.
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Facebook
Mojo Mathers campaign takes off online
Deaf MP’s supporters express frustration via petition website.
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Copyright
Hughes takes Powers to task on internet penalties
Green MP Gareth Hughes questions Commerce Minister Simon Power over the human rights issues of the recently passed copyright amendment.
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Cloud
Fibre in the ground this year
Prime Minister John Key is promising that physical work will<br />have begun on the Government’s Ultra Fast Broadband plan by the end of the<br />year.
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Cloud
Britain's copyright witch hunt
Claims that Britain’s government is about to create the 21st century equivalent of a witch finder have surfaced after a leak of information suggesting that Secretary of State Peter Mandelson is seeking sweeping new powers to enforce copyright laws.
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Cloud
Pricing global warming: why there's no escape
<span style="font-size: 14pt;">Business is facing an unavoidable ‘double whammy’ on two global fronts: the recession and climate change.