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Links and Thinks... and fears?

Kia ora koutou and it's another sunny, rainy day in Aotearoa. Recently there's been a fair bit of Internet-y news that is either a) thought-provoking, or b) down-right troubling. So brace yourselves, here there by badness and cynicism.

Links and Thinks: a safer Internet in 2018

In addition to being Waitangi Day, yesterday was Safer Internet Day. This blog marks the occasion, with James reporting from a security-focused event, and a roundup of Safer Internet activity online.

Links and Thinks: 24 January 2018

This week, our Policy Advisor James has been thinking about connections. James tells us about a cable-laying boat connecting New Zealand to the world, about email problems and how to avoid them, and about forgetful search engines and our connection to older stuff on the web.

Tweeting the Public Notices Act

The issues team have built a Twitter bot that will automatically tweet out important public notices, which are announcements required to be made to the public according to New Zealand legislation. Read more about how it works.

UNIGF Wrap Up: What we talk about when we talk about internet governance

This is the third part of the series on our week at the UNIGF. Nicola reflects on the overarching themes from the IGF that she thinks will affect the Internet in 2018

Links and thinks: 15 January 2018

Today, the country returns to full service from the holiday. It's hot here in Wellington, it's Monday and it's time for some links and our thinks about them!

Links and thinks: 8 Jan 2018

A new year, some resolutions and the re-imagining of the issues team weekly blog! That's right, we're going to blog more frequently this year so we're going to environment scan and write about news, technology developments and the like. Our commitment (ish) to you is that every week (mostly) we give you some interesting (mostly) links and our quick thoughts on some articles that have caught our eyes recently.

2017 Predictions Review

Our 2016 predictions were 75% right. So let’s see how we did in 2017.

UNIGF Day 1-2: Connecting the Next Billions

This is the second part of the series on our week at the UNIGF. Jordan reflects on the Domain Name System and its future, while Nicola has been thinking about global digital divides.

UNIGF Day 0: A newcomers perspective on the Internet Governance Forum

This week, our CE Jordan Carter and a member of our issues team Nicola Brown are over in Switzerland attending the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (UNIGF). Nicola is jetlagged, but has made some time to update us on Day Zero of #IGF2017