Technology

Fight Against Cybercrime

Executive Manager for Cyber Security and Digital Government Standards, Georgina Kiele said the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) division, stressed on numerous awareness on cyber security and safety on social media and other medium of communications such as radio, especially NBC radio, aimed at protecting women and girls online.

DICT has been in collaboration with the National Information and Communication Technology Authority (NICTA) to drive the awareness campaign.

Environmental App For Rural Areas

Islanders and highlanders share a unique bounty of up to ten percent of all plant and animal species on the planet.

Owned mostly by customary landowners, Papua New Guineans are working with UNDP to support environmental conservation.

On the eve of the 2022 National Protected Areas Forum, community members of the Patanga Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) welcomed UNDP to Kimbe Bay for an exciting test pilot of newly developed digital tools.

Digitalizing Rural Villages

But thanks to 3G, 4G and now 5G mobile technology, coupled with widespread installation of cellular towers in rural areas region-wide, that little message shows up much less frequently.

Most importantly, the rapid spread of internet connectivity and mobile telephony, reaching into the most remote rural communities, has resulted in countless opportunities to help address chronic problems such as poverty, malnutrition and inequality.

3G, 4G coverage into rural PNG

This is expensive and out of the reach of most Papua New Guineans.

It limits PNG in connecting businesses, families and to the rest of the world.

“PNG’s firm reliance on fast and reliable telecommunication services is essential, and there is only one provider that truly covers Papua New Guinea and that is Digicel,” says the firm.

2019 higher education selection list out

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The Department has reminded citizens that the national selection is administered online through a highly transparent and accountable system – the National Online Selection System (NOSS).

Pacific youth encouraged to get into tech

That's according to Mahuki, Te Papa museum's innovation accelerator hub which helps to develop innovative ideas into global digital businesses for the cultural sector.

Its outreach coordinator, Sulu Fiti, who is Samoan, said he stood out in the technology sector as it has so few brown people.

But he said that hadn't stopped him making his mark in a highly competitive sector.

"What I did and what I still do is attend meetups and you go there and find like-minded people. When I first started going there wasn't a lot of brown faces.

APEC seeks out Health Tech Game Changers

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education, or ASPIRE Prize, under the theme Smart Technologies for Healthy Societies.

Positive impacts of social media and technology

Social media and the easier access through mobile phones has been seen as a main platform that has contributed to this at times even  acting as catalysts to save lives of innocent victims of crime.

This platform may well have saved the lives of two innocent young men – who, if not for the quick actions of good Samaritans, may have died of stab wounds from petty criminals.

The two young men were attacked recently around the Gordon and the University areas.

Filter internet exposure for children: Official

Chief Censor Steven Mala said as part of addressing the issue of censorship and protecting children from harmful content, the Censorship Office has rolled out a schools awareness program in NCD and Central Province.

“Technology is not all that bad and creating a positive mindset for our children is important,” says the Chief Censor.

Speaking on positive behaviour change through music, arts, media and sports, he said it was part of Censorship Office vision 2050 to regulate the music industry.

Justin Bieber becomes the second person to reach 100m Twitter followers

He follows Katy Perry (103m) who managed it in June, but is in front of Taylor Swift (85.5m) and Rihanna (79.9m).

Former US president Barack Obama comes in third though with 94.3m.

To celebrate, Bieber has been given his own emoji on the site, which fans can use by using the hashtag #100millionbeliebers.

It all started for him when he was 15 and needed the hits:

Check out my single "ONE TIME" on my myspace and spread the word for me. Thanks www.myspace.com/justinbieber