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Online security
Online security a concern as screen addiction surges during COVID lockdown
"Kiwis addiction to their devices has taken a toll during the pandemic, with people burnt out and unsure how to keep safe from losing personal information."
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ForgeRock
COVID-19 has lasting impact on consumer use of online services, study finds
"The COVID-19 pandemic forced consumers to change how they engaged in everyday activities traditionally handled in-person, such as grocery shopping, doctor check-ups and going to the movies."
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
Spark to launch new online service to connect Kiwis with SMEs
“It wasn’t that long ago we ran businesses like the Yellow Pages service, helping connect Kiwis looking for businesses. Now we’re stepping that up."
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DigitalNZ
More of NZ's digital content to become freely available
"NZ was the first in the world to bring together hidden content from across galleries, libraries & museums into a comprehensive national service."
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Trade Me
Trade Me: Kiwis have ‘voracious’ appetite for controversial online property info
We think New Zealanders have been desperate for this information and are curious to peek over the fence to see what’s going on in their neighbourhood.
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Government
Govt makes improvements to online passport service
Since the start of the year nearly every month has seen an increase in the number of passport applications made online.
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Government
NZ and Aus govt need to step up online, study finds
"If the Government is investing tax money in these services, then as a member of the public you would expect a response to your queries."