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NZ Police trials digital assistant 'Ella', built by Soul Machines
The two trials are part of a programme of work to modernise Police’s service delivery and showcase how Police is exploring digital technologies to develop future proofed and people focused non-emergency services.
Card skimming tech seized in Auckland
Two people were arrested on charges of importing goods for a dishonest purpose, including skimming devices and a card writing machine.
Smudge Apps: The Chch tech firm making a difference with NZ Police
The New Zealand Police has banished thousands of hours of paperwork thanks to a Christchurch tech company, Smudge Apps.
Snap maps or Snap stalk? New Zealand police raise concern over the app’s new feature
In an update last week Snapchat introduced a map feature that allows users track other people’s locations in real time.
Police to launch non-emergency 24/7 phone number
“We want our police force to be easily accessible and for the entire community to feel connected to them."
At it again: Scammers targeting Kiwi elderly
In some cases, the caller had threatened to immediately disconnect their power if payment was not made immediately.
REPORTS: Auckland Spark store ram-raided
“It’s also a really pointless theft. As all the devices have now been black listed, they might as well have stolen some paper weights."
NZ school bomb scare: No real threat, overseas calls
“We understand the fear and concern that these types of events will cause, however we reiterate that we have not established any actual threat."
NZ Police extend Dimension Data partnership
The extended partnership builds on the work Dimension Data is already doing with NZ Police across networking and other key programmes of work.
Overseas money laundering scam targeting Kiwis, Police warn
Police are warning the public of a money laundering scam where victims are being asked to move money for offenders via online contact or cold calls.
NZ Police teams up with Auckland software company to fight crime
“The Auror platform has been used by Police to prioritise high-risk offenders and more effectively deploy our resources to respond to crimes."
12 days of Christmas: Day 1, scams
The Bay of Plenty Police says advancements in technology means criminals can now use a variety of methods to obtain this information.
Four arrested in email phishing scam
Detective Inspector Stu Graham encourages all computer users to protect themselves by making themselves familiar with the various types of scams.
Police to record victim statements on iPhones
The initiative builds on input from frontline officers who, through a series of workshops, provided ideas for improving policing into the future.
Online scams still happening, Police warn
“In real life one does not simply ‘become’ the long lost relative of a Nigerian Prince or magically win a lottery that they have never entered."
Kiwis falling victim to 'intimate' Skype scams, warns NZ Police
"The victims would meet people on Skype and carry out intimate activities.The blackmailer would then use footage they had recorded to extort money."
Police warn Kiwis over latest text scam
The New Zealand Police are warning Kiwis against responding to a text message about a vital transaction from a bank in London.
Mobile Mentor partnership offers enterprises location-based security solution
The location-based mobile and cybersecurity solution enables organisations to detect, monitor and secure devices in sensitive locations.
So what’s the big deal with Uber, anyway?
We take a look at Uber's short yet controversial history that has led to a Government review on how taxi and private hire services operate.
Canterbury boy asked to send naked photos to Facebook user
Canterbury Police are urging parents and children who use social media to be vigilant after they received a complaint from the mother of a 12-year-old boy on Saturday relating to threats from a Facebook user.
National 111 emergency text service fails
The outage began approximately 4:30am this morning and affects the ability receive text messages from people registered to the emergency service.
Australian video streaming solutions distributor looking for NZ resellers
"We’re looking for New Zealand resellers. We’re really busy in Australia and Singapore, and we want to get something going in New Zealand as quickly as we can."
Unisys chosen to modernise NZ crash analysis system
The New Zealand Transport Agency has chosen Unisys as the prime system integrator to modernise the national crash analysis system (CAS).
Vodafone and the New Zealand Police open Mobility Innovation Lab
The New Zealand Police, with Vodafone New Zealand, have opened a Mobility Innovation Lab and Experience Centre.