This week us in the issues team have been thinking and talking about remote working (we are in two cities after all), open data, warrant canaries dying in the Internet mines and snappy logos for vulnerabilities.
Kia ora koutou, Ben here with a short blog from the Issues team on some stories and developments that have caught our eye recently.
Fixed vs Wireless broadband
Bill Bennett did a couple of articles over the long weekend that I think deserve a mention. Bill wrote about Akamai’s State of the Internet and their recorded speeds for NZ’s broadband and mobile networks, and the Commerce Commission’s approval for Spark to buy Whoosh’s rights in the 2300Mhz band (one of the spectrum bands that can deliver 4G mobile Internet).
Welcome to the (un)official resumption of the Issues team weekly blogs (well they were hardly official in the first place). This week we’ve been thinking about what free means online, whether we’ll be able to trust video conferences and we’re armpit deep in TPP implementation.
A blog post from Ben Creet, Senior Issues Advisor at InternetNZ 18 February 2016
You may have seen some ‘brouhaha’ (as the media like to call it) online about Apple either: giving the FBI & US courts the finger; that Apple has ‘sided with the terrorists’; Apple are standing up for Freedom, Justice and all that good stuff.
At ICANN's next open meetings (March in Marrakech), final community decisions about significant reform of the organisation's accountability arrangements are due. Ever since the United States agreed to the IANA Stewardship transition process back in 2014, accountability has been intertwined as a necessary step before the transition is signed off.
A blog post from Megan Baker, Communications Lead at InternetNZ 19 February 2016
This is the third blog post to showcase the three New Zealand based winners of the 2015 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs). It features the innovative organisation N4L (Network for Learning) – and their winning "Managed Network" project – that is now used by more than 93% of schools across the country.
A blog post from Jordan Carter, Chief Executive at InternetNZ 28 January 2015
APRICOT is a big, international technical conference aimed at people who operate the networks that make up the Internet we all know and love. APRICOT stands for Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies which is just a long way of saying technical content for network operators and having it spell a fruit.