Links and thinks: satellites, shutdowns, and whistleblowers (oh my)

Published 19 March 2018.

Kia ora koutou and welcome to this weeks links and thinks. We've been reading and talking about satellite Internet (and space), Bali's Internet shutdown (kind of), Cambridge Analytica's use of facebook, the crypto wars and of course, some schandenfreude about cryptocurrencies.

Links and Deep Thinks: Cryptocurrency and how to ruin it for everybody

Cryptocurrencies have exploded into the mainstream in the last year or so, and this week we take a look at some of the negative repercussions of this rise in digital currencies

Do we need new rights to protect our anonymity?

We think that, as members of a global Internet community, societies need to protect human rights, especially rights to privacy as well as freedom of expression. We also want to put forward our thinking about a new right, related to privacy and technology. But to get there, we need to talk about the GDPR.

Links and Thinks: Webstock, Inclusive Design, and Dystopian (or Optimistic) Futures

Last week, we attended Webstock 2018, which brings together some of the leading thinkers on web development to inspire and challenge participants on a wide variety of technical and social topics. I am using this space this week to profile a few of the speakers who resonated with me.

Links and Thinks... and fears?

Kia ora koutou and it's another sunny, rainy day in Aotearoa. Recently there's been a fair bit of Internet-y news that is either a) thought-provoking, or b) down-right troubling. So brace yourselves, here there by badness and cynicism.

Links and Thinks: a safer Internet in 2018

In addition to being Waitangi Day, yesterday was Safer Internet Day. This blog marks the occasion, with James reporting from a security-focused event, and a roundup of Safer Internet activity online.

Links and Thinks: 24 January 2018

This week, our Policy Advisor James has been thinking about connections. James tells us about a cable-laying boat connecting New Zealand to the world, about email problems and how to avoid them, and about forgetful search engines and our connection to older stuff on the web.

Tweeting the Public Notices Act

The issues team have built a Twitter bot that will automatically tweet out important public notices, which are announcements required to be made to the public according to New Zealand legislation. Read more about how it works.

UNIGF Wrap Up: What we talk about when we talk about internet governance

This is the third part of the series on our week at the UNIGF. Nicola reflects on the overarching themes from the IGF that she thinks will affect the Internet in 2018

Links and thinks: 15 January 2018

Today, the country returns to full service from the holiday. It's hot here in Wellington, it's Monday and it's time for some links and our thinks about them!