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NZ COVID Tracer app: Going Soft, Going Late?

NZ COVID Tracer app: Going Soft, Going Late?

Last night the NZ COVID Tracer app was released on Apple's App Store and the Google Play store (for Android). Naturally I installed it and took a look around. Firstly, let's just say that I'm really pleased that the Ministry of Health has decided to support having...

Ransomware – it is rapidly getting nastier

Ransomware – it is rapidly getting nastier

Ransomware is a form of malware or computer virus that demands a ransom from its target - and unfortunately for everyone but the cyber criminals - it's impact is increasing - both in New Zealand, and around the world. In the past, the cyber criminals behind ransomware...

Moving NZ Business forward – with Digital Payments

Moving NZ Business forward – with Digital Payments

Many small-medium businesses in New Zealand right now are being forced to look for digital solutions to their challenges. In some cases it’s necessary as there are few other options to operate during the COVID-19 era, in others this pushing forward probably should...

Sharing a Futurist viewpoint with John Campbell on TVNZ Breakfast

Sharing a Futurist viewpoint with John Campbell on TVNZ Breakfast

To kick off 2020 and the new decade, Paul Spain joined John Campbell and Hayley Holt on TVNZ Breakfast on the first episode of the year in order to provide a futurist standpoint on technology and where we are headed in the not too distant future, whilst considering...

Tuia 250 Privacy Breach – Ministry for Culture and Heritage

This morning I was interviewed by on RNZ National programme 'Morning Report'. After further queries about this breach it seems appropriate to share a little more detail here for those who are interested. In summary, a website (tuia250.nz) built by a third...

Zephyr Airworks CEO Fred Reid and Cora Autonomous Electric Air Taxi

Paul Spain joined Zephyr Airworks CEO Fred Reid to hear about Cora, the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft from Zephyr Airworks and Kitty Hawk. To be launched as an autonomous electric sky taxi, 'Cora' started out being developed secretly in 2010, funded by...