Ben Creet's blog

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.

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.

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.

Issues Roundup: open wifi, losing Melbourne and poor ethics in infosec

A blog post from the InternetNZ issues team with cool things that caught their eye over the weekend. This week: open wifi, losing Melbourne and poor ethics in infosec.