Phil Pennington stories
What Amazon wanted from New Zealand's prime minister
Mega-company Amazon asked Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for help over billion-dollar data centres it is building here, and to have input on policy.
Outdoor advertisers using smart technology to reach more customers
Technology that lets outdoor advertisers track people in the street is spreading, though the marketing industry says it is at pains not to invade privacy.
Datacentres in NZ: PM's office rejects OIA request on briefings over plans
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern refuses to disclose her discussions with major tech companies regarding data centres in New Zealand.
Identity Check online system pilot launched despite gaps over privacy, rights
Government's online identity check system raises concerns over human rights, ethics, and Māori engagement. Nationwide pilot underway.
Google says privacy key as NZ Identity Check system planned
Google supports efforts to fix legal stability in data flow and privacy. New Zealand uses Google Analytics in online ID system.
Security fears raised about home devices and apps
Smart devices from various non-Chinese companies are found to have hidden loyalty pledges to the Chinese state in their terms and conditions.