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How to stop the ‘Christchurch Call’ on social media and terrorism falling flat

Jacinda Ardern this morning announced that New Zealand and France are working together to bring tech companies and nation states together in Paris in mid-May to agree to a “Christchurch Call”. In the PM’s words, this will be a pledge “to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online”.

New plan, renewed focus, new roles

Our approach to this is to start by appointing our first ever Chief Security Officer.

“This is your home and you should have been safe here”

I keep coming back to the phrase, and the haunting drawing to which the phrase was attached, as I reflect on the terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch two weeks ago. The Muslim communities of New Zealand’s garden city were viciously attacked.

Public Wi-Fi - dos and don'ts

Wi-Fi: use it, don’t? This question has often occurred to me when flying to a conference - or sitting at it.
The seductive lure of connectivity when you used not to have it is a clear hint about why the idea of “Wi-Fi in the sky” is such a winner.

The Internet: change gonna come

It’s been a big year for the Internet. When I look back and think about 2018, it feels that some things that had been stable for a while have started to change. And in that changing environment, InternetNZ has been changing too.

New InternetNZ Council 2016/17

InternetNZ held its Annual General Meeting last night and our members voted on four Council positions.

Take action today - support net neutrality!

Today's a day to act in support of a fundamental element of the open Internet. Read on...

Vodafone, Sky and the Commerce Commission: it's all about the Internet

Like others, I spent a fair bit of time on February 23 reacting to the decision by the Commerce Commission to deny clearance to the plans of Sky and Vodafone to merge their businesses in New Zealand.