Lachlan Balfour and producers Ben Goldson and Jemima Huston bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our U.S. news feature State of the States with a correspondent from WNYU News, a look at This Day in History, as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little.
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Lachlan Balfour is a law and arts student who's been at bFM since mid-2017. When he's not reading cases you can find him tweeting about British politics, prison reform and complaining about public transport.
This week’s Wire worry theme is cyber security. The Wire producers look at how individuals or companies can protect themselves and their data in the age of Wireless Internet and smart devices.
On Monday, producer Reuben McLaren talked about the Stuxnet virus, a game changer in inter-state warfare, and yesterday Conor Knell touched on the risks associated with crypto currency. Today, News director Lillian Hanly gets in touch with online safety organisation Netsafe and speaks with its CEO Martin Cocker about data sharing. Users of dating app Grindr recently discovered that the app had been sharing sensitive information, such as their hiv status, with third-party firms. Data sharing has become a widely used practice, and Lillian wanted to know more about the actual process.
Why have so many human rights campaigns, such as Free Tibet and the Falun Gong, failed in China? Why have others such as better environmental protection and HIV/Aids care fared better? What have the costs been on political movements with the more successful campaigns? What activism can work in the authoritarian country? Maria Armoudian speaks with Stephen Noakes.
For this installment of The Wire Worry Week, Producer Conor Knell spoke with Mark Shaw from Symantec.
The two look into Crypto Currencies, the security risks that surround them, and what you can do to keep safe.
Today on the Green Desk, producer Jack Marshall doubled up and had 2 stories for us. What a treat. Firstly, Jack spoke with Minister for the Environment David Parker about the "Our Land Report 2018" And what the implications may be. Secondly, Jack chatted with Sohaib Rafique, a researcher from Australia who is looking into how the rise of electric cars may impact the power grid.
Leonard Powell hosts the Tuesday Wire today. First up on the show, Conor Knell does an International story about the Iran Nuclear Deal, in relation to Donald Trumps administration scandal. Jack Marshall has his hands full on the Green Desk. Firstly, he chats with Environmental Minister David Parker about Our Land Report 2018 and what it entails. Jack then chats with Sohaib Rafique, a researcher from Australia who is looking into how the rise of electric cars may impact the power grid. Finally, Conor speaks to Mark Shaw for Wire Worry Week about Cyber Security and the risks around Crypto Currencies. Happy Birthday to David Attenborough, 92 today.
Today, for Wire Worry Week: cyber safety. Ben Reid is the executive director of New Zealand’s Artificial Intelligence forum. The rise of AI means our world will be increasingly based in technology, and there need to be people ensuring our security is safeguarded as this technology develops. The forum released a report last week: ‘Shaping a Future New Zealand’. They found that developments in AI are not going to lead to mass unemployment, contrary to common fear. Mary-Margaret Slack asked where that worry comes from.
Sandra Grey is the president of the Tertiary Education Union. She recently spoke at a forum at Massey university, and said that the privatisation of universities impedes the ability of academics to discuss the actions of powerful institutions. An article published on the union’s website on election day last year discussed how the previous National government posed significant threats to academic freedom. Mary-Margaret asked what role the Tertiary Education Union play in ensuring New Zealand universities have academic freedom.
Mary-Margaret speaks to Tertiary Education Union President Sandra Grey about the demise of academic freedom in New Zealand.
Lucy chats to the Green Party's Marama Davidson about cleaning up our waterways, the Green Party caucus reshuffle and the waka jumping bill.
We've got Southern Cross where we’ll get an update on the bearing witness project in Fiji as well as New Caledonian and West Papuan independence.
Lastly, It's Wire Worry Week and this week we focus on Cyber Security. Mary-Margaret talks to New Zealand’s Artificial Intelligence forum about robots taking our jobs, is it going to happen, or is it myth? Reuben also has a little report on the Stuxnet virus, a game changer in inter-state warfare.