Blogs

The Internet of Things in NZ - what do we need to do now?

Today we’ve released a discussion starter doc on the Internet of Things (IoT) in New Zealand. The IoT is the new wave of technology that will change the world and the way we live. Think self driving cars and smart lighting.

Our submission on the NZ Intelligence and Security Bill

Last Thursday Andrew Cushen and I made an oral submission on the New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill (the Bill) to Parliament's Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee.

Trans-Tasman rivalry - connectivity edition

New Zealand and Australia have a strange familial relationship. In that spirit, I'd like to compare where New Zealand and Australia are at in terms of their signature connectivity initiatives.

What New Zealanders think about the Internet

In our activity plan for this year, we committed to commissioning research about Kiwi attitudes to the Internet. We worked with market research company UMR research on a phone survey and a series of face-to-face focus groups, to ask questions about people's hopes and fears regarding the Internet.

Conference grants awarded to help the development of the Internet

The purpose of the conference attendance community grants round is to help the New Zealand Internet community participate in relevant conferences and events related to the development of the Internet.

It’s Connect Smart Week

Security matters to the open Internet, so it matters to us. InternetNZ supports an open, uncapturable Internet. Capture comes in many forms, but an important one is the erosion of trust. Having an Internet which is trusted by the community is essential to build our vision of a better world through a better Internet.

Transition: Done!

Eighteen years after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was founded, the contractual apron strings between ICANN and the United States government finally expired over the weekend.

Telco review could mean huge opportunities for NZ

Does anyone need Gigabit fibre in 2016? The launch of blazing-fast fibre services has met skepticism, with journalists asking “does anyone need this?” Well, some experts are convinced you do, and I tend to agree.

If you search for “things you can do with Gigabit Internet,” you’ll probably get a list that goes...

Issues roundup: The Internet has freedom, (de)anonymisation and backing it all up

Kia ora koutou, welcome to another issues team roundup blog in which we highlight a selection of the access, use and security stories that have caught our eye recently. This blog includes the Internet and a new found freedom, (de)anonymisation and backing it all up.

Megahacks, a review of “backhaul” and robot ethics

Last week we spotted a story saying that given current trends we were on track for 1 Billion account compromises in 2016. Next minute...Yahoo announces that back in 2014 they lost at least half that many in a single breach!