Nicola's blog

Tweeting the Public Notices Act

The issues team have built a Twitter bot that will automatically tweet out important public notices, which are announcements required to be made to the public according to New Zealand legislation. Read more about how it works.

UNIGF Wrap Up: What we talk about when we talk about internet governance

This is the third part of the series on our week at the UNIGF. Nicola reflects on the overarching themes from the IGF that she thinks will affect the Internet in 2018

UNIGF Day 1-2: Connecting the Next Billions

This is the second part of the series on our week at the UNIGF. Jordan reflects on the Domain Name System and its future, while Nicola has been thinking about global digital divides.

UNIGF Day 0: A newcomers perspective on the Internet Governance Forum

This week, our CE Jordan Carter and a member of our issues team Nicola Brown are over in Switzerland attending the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (UNIGF). Nicola is jetlagged, but has made some time to update us on Day Zero of #IGF2017

Mapping Digital Divides in New Zealand

This week Communications Minister Clare Curran released "Digital New Zealanders: The Pulse of Our Nation", a report outlining the digital divide in New Zealand.
We welcome the look at how New Zealanders experience digital divides and what we can do as a nation to overcome them. Given the release of the Pulse of the Nation report, our boss Jordan on the radio talking digital divides and then the BIMs coming out - we thought it would be timely to reshare the Digital Divide map we launched in August.

Bsides Wellington 2017: Better understanding “our fellow flesh friends”, for better security outcomes

Last week the inaugural Bsides Wellington was held, an infosec (information security) conference which brings together information security specialists, hobbyists, and policy nerds who are trying to fit in. I went along as an infosec outsider but was never made to feel that way, and instead, I got to join in on the discussion, and use as many bee puns as anyone else. Here are a few highlights from us.