Blogs

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.

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.