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Safer Internet Forever

Internet securityTuesday, 10 February was Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is an international event, coordinated in New Zealand by InternetNZ Partner NetSafe. Safer Internet Day is celebrated worldwide to encourage the safe and positive use of the Internet and digital technologies such as
mobile phones, especially among children and young people.

On Net Neutrality

Network neutralityAs many members will be aware, we released a "Pre Public Discussion Document" on Network Neutrality in late December. The purpose of this blog post is to remind members that we are keen on hearing your views on how we intend to proceed on this matter.

Flexibility of regulation for technology

Uber is welcome...or are they?Uber has been in the news a bit recently, coming up against some legal challenges regarding their service versus traditional rules for taxi operations.

A boot stamping on a human face forever

David CameronUK Prime Minister David Cameron’s comments about encrypted message services not being allowed under his Government are, to be perfectly frank, horrific.

We’re going straight….to…the wild wild west

Heartbleed logoSo I’m sitting on the train, just going home after a long day at work. And this guy comes and sits next to me. Clean-cut sort of guy, wearing a suit that maybe isn’t quite the right size for him, but still it’s a suit. He’s also still wearing the nametag from the bank he works at.

We're heading in the wrong direction

Wrong wayI'm disappointed that most of New Zealand's telcos have decided that we need to pay more for the Internet in 2015. What I'm referring to is news that Vodafone and Callplus are following Spark's lead from late last year and pushing their prices up for home internet packages. Between those three companies, these pricing changes will impact approximately 94% of New Zealand internet users. 

Netflix, Hulu, US iTunes… I want to be anywhere but here.

NetflixWhat happens to the New Zealand Internet when no one wants to be a part of it anymore?

Top 10 Predictions for the Internet in 2015

PsychicIt's awfully difficult to see a month ahead in this industry sometimes, let alone trying to predict a year out... But anyway! In the spirit of bravery, and almost certainly being proven wrong on many of these, here are InternetNZ's Top 10 Predictions for the Internet in 2015.

It’s a bold move Cotton, let’s see if it pays off

Premier League on LightboxAnother exciting development happened yesterday in online content delivery. Spark announced a joint venture with Coliseum Sports to bring more sports content to the Lightbox online TV platform.

Harmful Digital Redux

CyberbullyingAs we move toward the end of the year, it’s a good time to look at those things that are likely to be on the table still in 2015. One of the items still looming on the legislative agenda is the Harmful Digital Communications Bill (HDC Bill).

We consider the Bill to be a uniquely important piece of legislation by virtue of how it seeks to: