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The privacy challenges of digital contact tracing

Contact tracing has obvious privacy implications. China has created its own contact tracing app, which allows the government to track the names of everyone who has tested positive for the virus, as well as anyone those people may have had contact with.

New Zealanders happy to download COVID tracing app - survey

An Ipsos survey has revealed that of the 94% of New Zealanders with a smartphone, 62% say they are likely to download a contact tracing app to aid the tracking of virus transmission, significantly higher than in Australia where the level is just 45%.

Massey students and Microsoft prep for 4th Industrial Revolution

A collaboration between Massey University and Microsoft is providing undergraduate communication students with the chance to help shape a digitally enhanced workforce of the future.

.nz usage surges during Covid-19 level 4 - Internet NZ

InternetNZ today reveals that New Zealanders are using .nz domain names more than ever before during the past weeks of level 4 lockdown.

Air NZ could provide some answers for NZ's ailing health IT systems - expert

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for an overhaul of funding and IT systems for the health sector and Air New Zealand could provide some answers, according to a University of Otago expert in healthcare systems.

VMware-based Cloud technology now available on Alibaba Cloud

With Alibaba Cloud VMware Solution, customers can modernize existing applications and build new apps by tapping into the Alibaba Cloud ecosystem

Feds says any investment in connectivity will help rural households

Federated Farmers believes the announcement of more money for patching up rural connectivity issues will be seen as a positive sign for the future of rural communities.

Principles of gamification used in the remote Design Programme classroom

Staff at the new Design Programme, University of Auckland, are drawing on the principles of gamification to teach students remotely during lockdown.

7 tips to keep your connections secure during Covid-19 - Norton LifeLock

Fast facts:

- Working from home can increase cybersecurity risks. Kiwis must protect themselves.

- Tools like VPNs can help protect data and online connections, but workers may need to adapt in other ways.

Whitireia uses avatar games to take hands-on lab learning for its nurses online

Whitireia has quickly pivoted to using its cutting-edge online virtual reality programmes to ensure that its nursing students can continue with the practical elements of their programmes while in lockdown.