Issues weekly: remote working, buttons, locks and canaries

Kia ora koutou,

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.

Broadband, printing in space and FBiOS comes to a close

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).

Weekly blog reboot: the end of free, vid-conferences and TPMs?

Kia ora!

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.

Over $100,000 of community grants given to Internet research

Ellen StricklandA blog post from Ellen Strickland, Community Programme Director at InternetNZ
10 March 2016 

The juice on APRICOT

Jordan CarterA blog post from Jordan Carter, Chief Executive of InternetNZ
2 March 2016

Crypto Wars 2.0: Apple vs FBI & 18th century law

Ben CreetA 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.

ICANN accountability: a final hurdle looms

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[1].

Network for Learning blazing through Kiwi schools

Megan BakerA 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. 

NetHui - let's hit the road in 2016

EllenStricklandA blog post from Ellen Strickland, Community Programme Director at InternetNZ
28 January 2016

It's a new year and many people have been asking about NetHui 2016.

The InternetNZ team and Council have received such great feedback about the five successful national NetHui events and two NetHuiSouth events held with the community since 2011.

APRICOT 2016 - a few weeks away but still time for speaking submissions

JordanCarterA 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.