Ardern government spent $230,000 to snoop on your social media posts

“The Government spent almost a quarter of a million dollars of taxpayers money monitoring your social…

France introduces digital ID scheme

Days after French President Emmanuel Macron’s re-election, Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed the formation of a…

NZ signs up to global ‘Future of the Internet’ agreement

New Zealand and 60 partner countries have signed a sweeping “Declaration for the Future of the…

Buyer’s rights for faulty goods upheld following Facebook iPhone trade

Consumer NZ is urging buyers of second-heard goods to be aware of their rights. This comes…

Did World Economic Forum force Trudeau to reverse Canada’s bank asset seizures?

A promotional video from the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) helps to neatly connect all the dots…

Shooting video? How to get it right

If using your phone to record video, please, please, please, turn your phone sideways. Think of…

GoFundMe just proved the value of digital currencies

Just as we anticipated, it looks like a crypto-based crowd-funding platform Tallycoin has helped supporters of…

NZ test bed for artificial intelligence systems – working with World Economic Forum

A report published by The World Economic Forum called 'Reimagining regulation for the age of AI:…

Five hectare site on Auckland’s North Shore to be used for new data centre

DCI plans to develop the 5-hectare site in North Auckland into one of New Zealand’s largest…

The compulsion of myths – we are in extraordinary times, but of whose making?

Our modern education system, the popular digests of science, the exciting film fantasies have created a…

Police halt facial recognition plan amid ‘legal and privacy’ concerns

An independent review has provided Police with detailed advice on the opportunities and risks associated with…

Martin Jetpack listed on Trade Me for $1 – sky’s the limit

Most of the assets of the now-defunct Martin Aircraft Company were snapped up in an international…

120 years after Tesla transmitted electricity a Kiwi firm gives it a go

More than 120 years after Nikola Tesla first transmitted electricity through their like radio waves (instead…

Digital identity bill tabled in parliament – still time to have your say

By Olivia Pierson Our government likes to rule under cover of darkness while people are utterly…

Petition to stop killer robots in New Zealand

A petition to ban Killer Robots has been handed to the Minister for Disarmament and Arms…

New hope in hunt for missing MH370 airliner

The possibility of a new search for MH370 has been dramatically enhanced by the latest results…

Old phone technology making a comeback?

By Charles Coles: Tired of forever being drawn to his state-of-the-art smartphone every time it beeped…

Digital Slaves: how Big Tech tracks us for profit

By Manal al-Sharif, of Michael West Media: Do you ever feel like your phone knows too…

Rocket Lab military satellite launch prompts Kiwi petition for peace in space

In March 2021 New Zealand-based Rocket Lab launched a US military Space Missile Defense Command payload…

Call for Facebook to be held accountable for ‘harmful practices’

“Facebook has admitted it enables a range of harmful practices including foreign interference in elections, hate…

Encrypted chat apps increase in popularity

Encrypted chat apps are gaining in popularity worldwide due to their central premise of not sending…

The slippery-slope from censoring ‘disinformation’ to silencing the truth

By John Whitfield & Nisha Whitehead “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right…

Amazon has tin cup out for a cool $100 million of taxpayers’ cash

Online retail giant Amazon’s agreement with Jacinda Ardern’s Labour government to film Lord of the Rings…

Covid passport trial launched by Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand, 50%-owned by the government, is to trial what it calls a Travel Pass…

Rally raises concern over 5G wireless

A public rally for Safe Technology New Zealand was held in Queen St on Saturday 10…

Face masks confuse facial recognition systems

As facial signatures are based on mathematical models of the relative positions of facial features, anything…

More needs to be done to respond to the social impacts of Covid-19

The Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit (SPPU) is warning that more will need to…

Government’s double standard over public health

The decision made on 14 August 2020 by NZ’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to keep the…

Members of secret 5G interagency committee members named

The names of those who sat on a government committee deciding on the safety of 5G…