If you think AI is a long way off…

Artificial Intelligence

Your wrong. On May 8th Google announced Google Duplex. Google Duplex is a technology for conducting natural conversations to achieve real world tasks. In the examples given Duplex makes two phone calls. The first is a hairdressing appointment where it books an appointment for a client, interacts naturally with the unknowing person at the salon, …

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Make a submission on the Privacy Bill

Parliment New Zealand

There are many people who are amazed at all the controversy surrounding privacy at the moment. The European Union, Facebook, Google and Cambridge Analytica are in the news almost constantly and many people just don’t seem to care or refuse to consider how it effects them, especially in New Zealand. It might just be an …

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Does Trade Me deserve the Privacy Trust Mark?

Fake News

At the beginning of 2018 in New Zealand there was a competition to design the Privacy Trust Mark for the Privacy Commission. This trust mark was to be used online to highlight excellent privacy practice in a product or service The winner was a graphic design artist from Christchurch and the final design is very …

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What is the cost of privacy online?

Cost of Privacy

It is an interesting question. And, to be clear, I don’t mean the cost of not being private. The targeted advertisements, chilling effects, restrictions of freedom, loss of power, breakdown of trust and so on. I mean the actual monetary cost of choosing privacy respecting services with which to live our online lives. It turns …

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Freedom of Social and Political Activities

Resist

The effect of online tracking largely results in a chilling effect on peoples behavior in social and political activities. A brief search of a persons Facebook can cause an obvious and marked change as to how that person is viewed as an employee. But so can signing up to, or visiting, a website. The New …

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