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Archive: Griffin's Gadgets December 2011

Online privacy – companies not government the biggest concern

Peter Griffin Apr 14, 2016

Despite the Edward Snowden revelations of mass online collection of meta data and some high profile data breaches at our own government departments, what Kiwis most fear is not snooping spies, but companies harvesting our Facebook likes and internet searches. The latest World Internet Project survey of nearly 1400 Kiwis included for the first time a set of questions about online privacy … Read More

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Climate focus

Peter Griffin Jan 13, 2016

Victoria University’s Pacific Climate Change Conference will be held February 15 – 17 in Wellington and proves timely with Pacific nations making up a vocal minority at last month’s COP21 climate negotiations in Paris. Line-ups for the conference is below… check out the website for more details. Sciblogs writer Dr Sarah-Jane O’Connor will be filing some of the highlights from … Read More

Climate in 2015: El Nino’s indelible mark

Peter Griffin Jan 12, 2016

NIWA has just released its climate summary for 2015 and it makes for some fascinating reading. No, it wasn’t a particularly hot year with an average temperature of 12.7°C  12.7 up 0.1°C on the long term average (1981-2010) and the 27th warmest annual temperature recorded since the “seven station series” records began in 1909. By way of comparison, 2015 was Australia’s fifth warmest year … Read More

Your breaking science news service

Peter Griffin Dec 15, 2015

Head on over to Scimex (the Science Media Exchange) where you will find articles about newly published research papers and scientific discoveries from New Zealand, Australia and further afield. Scimex is a free service run by the New Zealand and Australian Science Media Centres that puts embargoed research in the hands of journalists, helps researchers who are looking to work … Read More

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