Earlier this week, I presented to a group of 15 Parliamentarians, plus a couple of dozen staffers, at an event we co-sponsored called the Parliamentary Digital Bootcamp. This was an initiative that we partnered with Google and Facebook on, designed to educate new MPs on how they can utilise the Internet in their work.
We invite guest posts on our InternetNZ blog from members. We do not necessarily endorse the position being taken, however we support open dialogue. This blog post comes from Vivian Chandra from Amnesty International.
Every year InternetNZ gives away money to a bunch of different people and organisations to improve the Internet and our use of it. We do it because our vision is for a better world through a better Internet, and to achieve that vision, we recognise that we are in a position where we can help make others make it a reality.
Network 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.
During the last NZNOG meeting in Rotorua, Geoff Huston presented an interesting result from APNIC's continuous research in DNSSEC validation deployment in New Zealand: the country reached a level of 15% of validation among a sample of users. Although these numbers are well below the level of adoption in other countries, like the US with 21.6%, these are at the same level of Australia and a lot better than the UK with 5%, this result carries a surprise: the same metric was sitting at the 8% level in December 2014.