Blogs

Worried about porn AGAIN? Filtering the Internet is STILL NOT the answer

Filtering porn out of the Internet is back in the news again. To cut to the chase - don’t break the Internet in response to moral outrage about porn. There are other answers and solutions; the most important of which involve New Zealanders using the large number of solutions they have at their own disposal to manage content in their homes and with their families.

Four new Fellows to InternetNZ

Last night we held the 2018 InternetNZ AGM. I was very honoured to announce and acknowledge four outstanding people who we made Fellows of InternetNZ.

Links and Thinks 25 July 2018

We have a new cable crossing the Pacific, and a news story about New Zealanders who can't connect at the other end. Working under time pressure, will California lawmakers bridge their privacy divide? Finally, our crypto corner covers a nasty game which invites players to divide each other from their assets.

What we talk about when we talk about cyberattacks

NewsHub has put out a report on cyberattacks affecting our DHBs. We take a look at how the DHB has presented the threat, and talk about how we can better equip our businesses and our workforce to talk about cybersecurity.

Two weeks left to see The Southern Cross Cable: A Tour

Last year, artist Bronwyn Holloway-Smith delivered a fascinating talk at NetHui about her Doctoral research into the landing sites of the Southern Cross Cable.

Links and Thinks: Conscious Computing for Junk-free July

Today, Senior Policy Advisor James Ting-Edwards shares links and thinks about some of the modern Internet's problems and distractions, including whether the Internet is too centralised, Facebook's new moves to show how ads are being shared, how bad email security enabled house-buying fraud in Oz, and some steps to avoiding device distractions for junk-free July.

Links and thinks: censorship and a surveillance landmark in the US

Hi there Internet whānau, last week there were a couple of really interesting and thought provoking stories that came up. So, get a cuppa and let’s elucidate about censorship (bad), then dive into a recent US Supreme court case about unwarranted surveillance (bad, and under threat).

Links and Thinks: Sci-fi, raybans and SPAAAAACE

This week on the Internet, rich men want to go to space, while building sci-fi dystopias back on Earth. Also, sunglasses! Let's discuss.

Links and Thinks: AI, EU and you

AI, it's so hot right now even Hansel doesn't stand a chance. There's been plenty of media