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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.

Links and thinks: 15 January 2018

Today, the country returns to full service from the holiday. It's hot here in Wellington, it's Monday and it's time for some links and our thinks about them!

Links and thinks: 8 Jan 2018

A new year, some resolutions and the re-imagining of the issues team weekly blog! That's right, we're going to blog more frequently this year so we're going to environment scan and write about news, technology developments and the like. Our commitment (ish) to you is that every week (mostly) we give you some interesting (mostly) links and our quick thoughts on some articles that have caught our eyes recently.

The Internet of Things and the Internet of You

The IoT involves everyday objects being subject to network connectivity, allowing data to be sent and received. Think self driving cars and smart heating.

To encrypt or not to encrypt - is not the question

This week the Five Eyes are meeting and according to public statements they will be discussing UK and Australian proposals to "do something" about encryption.

The Intelligence and Security Act 2017

On Tuesday last week, the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 was signed into law. We participated in both the independent review and Select Committee processes that have led us to this new law.

Mixed reality hackathon

New Zealand’s first (and best ever!) mixed reality hackathon

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.

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.

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.