The possibilites technology can bring are awesome and scary

Victoria MacLennan. 24 August 2022, 10:13 pm Technology has the potential to solve complex, wide reaching challenges we (locally and globally) face today and in the future. There are thousands of articles out there telling us that blockchain and AI are awesome and will revolutionise the world, what I am interested in is how. Here […]

The metaverse isn’t here yet, but it already has a long history

Tom Boellstorff, Contributor. 24 August 2022, 10:07 pm Nattie’s metaverse romance began with anonymous texting. At first “C” would admit only to living in a nearby town. Nattie eventually learned “Clem” was a man with a solitary office job like hers. For Nattie “lived, as it were, in two worlds” – the world of office […]

Govt: online safe code won’t deflect regulation

Peter Griffin, Editor. 23 August 2022, 12:45 pm NetSafe’s online safety code developed with the major social media platform providers has been widely panned as a tokenistic effort by the companies to deflect regulatory action. Now, as Newsroom reporter Marc Daalder reveals, it appears the Government shares the same reservations as groups such as InternetNZ […]

ITP news in brief 22nd August

Victoria MacLennan. 22 August 2022, 11:16 pm Nau mai haare mai, Welcome, ITP members and supporters to news in brief on 22nd August 2022. First up I have to shout out to everyone in Whakatū Nelson (my home town), Tasman and elsewhere who are cleaning up after the incredible volume of rain over the last […]

Griffin on Tech: Open sesame on algorithms

Peter Griffin, Editor. 19 August 2022, 2:08 pm China’s Cyberspace Administration last week published general details of algorithms used by 30 of the country’s largest tech companies. The information appeared in Mandarin on a government website and didn’t give any company secrets away. For instance, ByteDance, the owner of the social network TikTok, outlined how […]

Australia kills its COVIDSafe app. What went wrong?

By Stan Karanasios and Alemayehu Molla, Contributors. 18 August 2022, 11:31 am On August 9 2022, Australia’s COVIDSafe app was officially decommissioned, and all its features removed. People were encouraged to uninstall the app. Reports of its closure have made international news. On ceasing COVIDSafe, health minister Mark Butler said the “Albanese government acted to […]

Growing the industry: Belonging

Victoria MacLennan. 17 August 2022, 10:51 pm As you have read elsewhere the Prime Minister recently said that our industry (by 2040) will create 137,000 new additional jobs for women, 93,000 new additional jobs for Māori and 48,000 new additional jobs for Pacific Peoples. Awesome news! But…. for women, Māori, Pacific People, anyone from a […]

ITP News in brief 15th August

Victoria MacLennan. 15 August 2022, 10:52 pm Kia ora koutou, ITP members and supporters, it’s Rāhina (Monday) so time for a brief summary of news.  I was sent a link to this mind-blowing blog post today on “the assassination of contractor recruitment in New Zealand as we know it”. It seems after years of paying […]

How do we feel?

Victoria MacLennan. 12 August 2022, 3:11 pm How do we feel? Attitudes of the digital technology workforce Welcome to the 2022 How do we feel survey. This survey will be released as a series of small surveys on a range of topics every fortnight between now – August – and the end of the year. […]