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NetHui 2015 website launches

NetHui 2015InternetNZ is pleased to announce the launch of the NetHui 2015 website, formally announcing NetHui 2015.

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter is looking forward to hearing the New Zealand Internet community's ideas for this year's event.

"NetHui is New Zealand's premier Internet event. This year the theme is "the Internet is everybody's business" and we've already locked in some cool speakers.

Global mode and the big wah

Sky TV

Last week Sky TV, Spark, MediaWorks and TVNZ announced they were threatening to take legal action against those companies who sell or promote technology to let people more easily access (and pay for) offshore TV and movie services.

Put simply, the four named companies all had a big wah about Global Mode because it's eating into their forecast profits.

March 2015 What's Up @InternetNZ

Online surveillanceNetwork Neutrality, a much-used-and-abused term, talks about discrimination between types or sources of content (positive or negative) that is not to do with normal network load/demand management. It's been in the news because the United States telco regulator has changed how it approaches the subject - planning to regulate for strong neutrality provisions. 

Member's meet-ups

As part of our ongoing desire to provide a great membership to our ... err ... members, we're organising members meet-ups.

Come along, talk about Internet issues, talk about InternetNZ, talk about the weather.

We will also be posting the notes here of the discussions.

A boot stamping on a human face forever

David CameronUK Prime Minister David Cameron’s comments about encrypted message services not being allowed under his Government are, to be perfectly frank, horrific.

We’re going straight….to…the wild wild west

Heartbleed logoSo I’m sitting on the train, just going home after a long day at work. And this guy comes and sits next to me. Clean-cut sort of guy, wearing a suit that maybe isn’t quite the right size for him, but still it’s a suit. He’s also still wearing the nametag from the bank he works at.

A reminder of the awesome Canterbury funding round

Thumbs up for CanterburyThis is a reminder that InternetNZ is currently running a funding round dedicated to Canterbury.

We are providing $100,000 for projects that extend the availability, use and benefit of the Internet and associated tech. 

HeartBleed vulnerability warning for website owners: fix list

New Zealand Internet Task Force is today warning website owners that their site’s security may have been breached and private information may have been stolen after the HeartBleed vulnerability was identified in the last 24 hours. 

Individual web users do not have to do anything however website owners are advised to check their sites and patch them where required.