AndrewC's blog

Worried about porn AGAIN? Filtering the Internet is STILL NOT the answer

Filtering porn out of the Internet is back in the news again. To cut to the chase - don’t break the Internet in response to moral outrage about porn. There are other answers and solutions; the most important of which involve New Zealanders using the large number of solutions they have at their own disposal to manage content in their homes and with their families.

$100,000 of grants given to Internet research

For this funding year, $100,000 was available for individuals or organisations whose research is focused on the Internet. The latest Internet research round opened at NetHui in November 2017. We received 39 interesting and high quality applications, including technical, legal and social sciences research on the Internet and its uses.

Community projects get a boost through InternetNZ

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

2017 Predictions Review

Our 2016 predictions were 75% right. So let’s see how we did in 2017.

Hot topics of NetHui 2017: Policies and social implications

How should we run our Internet in a way that is inclusive and as safe as possible for everyone? How do we rebalance rights and interests that new Internet enabled technologies imbalance? What implications could the Internet have on our society, and our rules and norms for living together?

Hot topics of NetHui 2017: New technology

Many of the programme sessions at this year’s NetHui are devoted to exploring new Internet-enabled technologies. If you’ve been wondering what these techs are and what they may mean for all of us here in Aotearoa New Zealand, then read this!

Hot topics of NetHui 2017: Digital Divides

NetHui is on next week, and I want to highlight some of the hot topics that are coming up as part of the programme.

What are you doing this week… booking your place at NetHui?!

Registrations are limited, so if you’ve been meaning to come along, now’s the time to make the choice!

NetHui is nearly here - come along!

We are now less than two weeks out from this year's NetHui, and I want to share with you just how excited we are with the programme we've pulled together.
This NetHui is set to be one of the most exciting yet. Our theme of trust and freedom on the Internet couldn't be more relevant or timely.

Canterbury Tech Summit overview

Jordan and I attended the Canterbury Tech Summit last week, and wow…I loved every minute of it.