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EFF asks court to let case proceed to determine constitutionality of mass surveillance

On Friday, March 29, at 9:00 am, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will tell a federal court that its clients should be allowed to proceed with their case challenging the constitutionality of NSA spying.

Curtin University to digitally transform experience for 60,000 students and staff

Curtin University, one of the top-ranked universities globally, has signed a three-year SaaS agreement to digitally transform its administrative and student management processes for more than 56,000 students and 4,000 staff.

EFF backs Redditor in fight to stay anonymous

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing an anonymous Reddit commenter who is facing an abusive copyright claim from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, a group that publishes doctrines for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

NZ can do better on digital privacy - Digital Identity NZ

New Zealand can do better than to accept that just two percent of people trust social media to look after their information, when 75 percent of Kiwis go ahead anyway, Digital Identity NZ executive director Andrew Weaver says.

AI Day 2019 starts today

New Zealand’s premier event on artificial intelligence starts today with a challenging agenda aimed at growing understanding about the technology’s potential, allaying fears about its impact and providing solutions for current issues.

Global recognition for lifetime contribution to human-computer interaction

Professor Mark Billinghurst of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), University of Auckland, received a global award this week in recognition of his lifetime contribution to human-computer interaction for augmented and virtual reality.

Digital divide still exists for older people living in residential aged care - AUT

Senior citizens are more digitally connected than ever. However, little is known about the online social connectivity of older people after they enter residential aged care. Residents are often omitted from surveys and reports, and their use of digital technologies remains largely invisible.

Antenno a new tool for info and reporting

The Council is rolling out a new tool as part of its focus on improving customer service and communication. The free mobile app Antenno sends helpful updates on things like water outages, traffic snarl ups and road closures, along with posts about events, and more.

Free public lecture about media in a post-truth world

The emergence of "fake news" along with sophisticated techniques using machine learning to create realistic looking media such as Deep Fakes has led to a resurgent interest in digital media forensics.

'The Iwi Algorithm' - Creating cultural capital with AI

The ability for Artificial Intelligence to strengthen Aotearoa’s cultural capital will be a challenge set down at AI Day 2019 and will put a spotlight on how technology can support people and society as a whole.