Postgraduate study in Language and Culture

Students using the Internet at AUT

Latest NZ findings show greatest online privacy concerns focused on corporates not government

More New Zealanders are worried about companies checking on their personal online activity than about government keeping tabs on their online movements. The finding comes from the latest World Internet Project New Zealand survey, which is carried out every two years by AUT researchers at the Institute of Culture, Discourse & Communication.

The results also show how kiwis use the internet, and who uses it most – and least. Not everyone is accessing information online or reaping the benefits of the internet.
“The digital divide still persists,” says AUT senior lecturer Dr Philippa Smith, who leads the project. “Age and household income still seem to be the biggest barriers to internet usage.”

You can read the full report here and an article on the NZ Herald here.

Postgraduate courses in the School of Language and Culture help students to gain an advanced knowledge of their field of interest.

Graduates will further develop their research capabilities and expand their professional and academic knowledge. Learn about postgraduate supervision in the School of Language and Culture.

Last updated: 29-Apr-2016 2.29pm

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