172 days ago

We Say/You Say: Policing social media

Thomas Campbell Reporter from The Hutt News

Hi neighbours,

Three tools have been trialled or used by Police to search publicly available information during investigations, but they will not reveal which ones.

Some of these have sparked controversy overseas, including one tool that was used to track Black Lives Matter protesters or monitor electronic chatter.

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster has defended using these digital tools, and faced criticism for it, with digital rights groups worried online surveillance is escalating.

Auckland technologist Andrew Chen has argued police need to more transparent when deploying a tool and its justification.

Police said the 2020 stocktake was a "snapshot" only and was only revealing what it could to build public confidence.

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1 day ago

Hutt City Covid rules

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Only those who have been double vaccinated and have a My Vaccine Pass will be able to visit Hutt City Council pools, gyms, libraries, museums, and hubs.
“We recognise that getting vaccinated is a personal choice. However, as with all choices, there can be consequences. At Council we’re not prepared to risk the safety of our staff or the wider community,” chief executive Jo Miller said.

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4 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who can remember who this is and why he became famous?

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