Blogs

Links & thinks: refreshing the cybersecurity strategy

The Government has announced a refresh of the National Cybersecurity Strategy (the Strategy). Released in 2015, the current strategy has made some good progress, but with a new Government and a new Minister, there is a desire to undertake a refresh.

Community projects get a boost through InternetNZ

We are thrilled to be able to announce the successful applicants for the latest community project grants.

Links and Thinks: 17 April 2018

This week we cover the news that many New Zealanders care about: where they can watch rugby. We also take a look at some emerging issues threatening privacy, security and freedom of expression abroad, from the Internet of Things to the censorship of Internet platform users

Links and Thinks: A Cambridge Analytica Long Read

Tech news the world over has been abuzz and aghast at the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica revelations (scandal? brouhaha?). InternetNZ's issues team has been thinking about some of the broader issues that have emerged in the past few weeks and their implications for the Internet.

NZ Internet development gets a boost from conference grant recipients

A blog post from Ellen Strickland, the Community Programme Director at InternetNZ

The Conference Attendance grant recipients for 2017/18 have been confirmed. InternetNZ  are excited to support the nine successful applicants participate in conferences around the world and represent the great work New Zealanders are doing in maintaining and improving the Internet.

Links and thinks: satellites, shutdowns, and whistleblowers (oh my)

Kia ora koutou and welcome to this weeks links and thinks. We've been reading and talking about satellite Internet (and space), Bali's Internet shutdown (kind of), Cambridge Analytica's use of facebook, the crypto wars and of course, some schadenfreude about cryptocurrencies.

Links and Deep Thinks: Cryptocurrency and how to ruin it for everybody

Cryptocurrencies have exploded into the mainstream in the last year or so, and this week we take a look at some of the negative repercussions of this rise in digital currencies

Do we need new rights to protect our anonymity?

We think that, as members of a global Internet community, societies need to protect human rights, especially rights to privacy as well as freedom of expression. We also want to put forward our thinking about a new right, related to privacy and technology. But to get there, we need to talk about the GDPR.

Links and Thinks: Webstock, Inclusive Design, and Dystopian (or Optimistic) Futures

Last week, we attended Webstock 2018, which brings together some of the leading thinkers on web development to inspire and challenge participants on a wide variety of technical and social topics. I am using this space this week to profile a few of the speakers who resonated with me.

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.