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RightsCon 2018: a review

Last week I went to RightsCon2018 in Toronto, Canada. I'm back, rested and un-jetlagged (mostly) so I figured I'd take some time to reflect on RightsCon.

RightsCon 2018: Day One

What's a RightsCon you ask? It's a global conference, similar in style to the Internet Governance Forum or NetHui, but focussed on human rights online.

Links & thinks: refreshing the cybersecurity strategy

The Government has announced a refresh of the National Cybersecurity Strategy (the Strategy). Released in 2015, the current strategy has made some good progress, but with a new Government and a new Minister, there is a desire to undertake a refresh.

Links and thinks: satellites, shutdowns, and whistleblowers (oh my)

Kia ora koutou and welcome to this weeks links and thinks. We've been reading and talking about satellite Internet (and space), Bali's Internet shutdown (kind of), Cambridge Analytica's use of facebook, the crypto wars and of course, some schadenfreude about cryptocurrencies.

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.