Blogs

Takedown of domain names - the rule of law and due process

There is a concerning trend where domain names used, or alleged to be used, by miscreants to facilitate fraud and theft over the Internet are becoming the target of law enforcement agencies which seek the immediate removal of the name from the DNS without following due process...

REANNZ is not your average network provider

If you live in New Zealand and want to connect to the Internet, you’ve got a few choices for who to go to. Some promise faster speeds, or a cheaper connection, or the most flexible plans, but there is one provider that you can’t connect to as an ordinary member of the public.

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.

NZ Internet development to get a boost from 2016/17 conference grant recipients

The Conference Attendance grant recipients have now been confirmed and are excited to participate in conferences and events related to the development of the Internet in New Zealand.

Step aside, here come the children

InternetNZ granted Fabriko $3,500 toward a suite of laptops for delivering technology workshops to low decile schools and communities.

Claiming your privacy: messaging apps

This week we launched our private messaging media campaign, encouraging New Zealanders to use secure, private messaging apps. We’ve worked with Mohawk Media to make a great little video, an accompanying comic and an infographic to tell the story.

Top 10 predictions for the Internet in 2017

Welcome to 2017! Last year I scored 7.5/10 for my predictions for the Internet in 2016 - what will it be like this year?

Andrew’s 2016 predictions review

Well, 2016. It's nearly done and hasn't it been an interesting one - no less for our Internet either! As I like to do at this time of year, let's run the ruler over the predictions we made this time last year. Let's see whether I have a future as a soothsayer.

$100,000 granted to make the Internet better in NZ

The InternetNZ project grant round for 2016-17 was launched in July and we received 43 applications. After careful assessment by the InternetNZ Grants Committee and decision by InternetNZ Council, we are very pleased to announce the following recipients:

Don’t count on the default login credentials

We live in a world where more and more things we buy are becoming connected to the Internet. Your computers, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, lightbulbs, doorbells and security cameras are, or soon will be, Internet-enabled devices. You need to make these as secure as possible to prevent unwanted access from an attacker.