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!

UK national Internet filter: a chill runneth up my spine

The UK has just set up a National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is based in London, but is a business unit of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's signals intelligence agency, and a partner of the GCSB here.

Telecommunications from 2020: “To UFB, and Beyond!”

The Internet creates lots of great opportunities for communication and for commerce - but that’s no good if you can’t get a good Internet service at a reasonable price. The government is currently reviewing the rules in this area - from 2020, these rules will determine how good our services are, and how much we pay for them. InternetNZ is engaging with that process to support better services, at fair prices, throughout New Zealand.

InternetNZ announces 2016/2017 strategic partners

Every year we enter into strategic partnerships with organisations that align with our vision and goals. We work with these partners on a range of issues and provide funding so that they can keep doing what they do best.

We're pleased to announce our strategic partners for the 2016/2017 financial year. We're providing them with $280,000 over the year to ensure they are able to make improvements to the Internet and technology sector.

Hacking grandma, hacking exams, losing phone privileges and fighting trolls

A blog post from the InternetNZ issues team with cool things that caught their eye over the weekend. This week: hacking grandma, hacking exams, losing phone privileges and fighting trolls.