Death and the Internet

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Death and the Internet was an InternetNZ speaker series event that took place on 9 June - both in Wellington and online.

View the video of the interactive session here:

Members meet-ups: February 2016

InternetNZ members are invited to one or more of our members meet-ups for the first part of 2016.  The point of these get-togethers is to give members the chance to mix and mingle with each other and with staff. We will share ideas about InternetNZ's work and future plans, and sometimes talk through some issues that rate a bit higher on the trickiness scale. Some nibbles and light refreshments will be provided. 

Staff will be bringing two items in particular to the table for these sessions:
  • InternetNZ's "focus areas" for 2016; and 

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Links and Deep Thinks: Cryptocurrency and how to ruin it for everybody

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Do we need new rights to protect our anonymity?

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Links and Thinks: Webstock, Inclusive Design, and Dystopian (or Optimistic) Futures

Last week, we attended Webstock 2018, which brings together some of the leading thinkers on web development to inspire and challenge participants on a wide variety of technical and social topics. I am using this space this week to profile a few of the speakers who resonated with me.

Getting Copyright right in the Information Age

If you are reading this, you are affected by copyright

As the key law saying how New Zealanders can use, access, and share information, copyright has big effects on the ways we use and benefit from the Internet.

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: a safer Internet in 2018

In addition to being Waitangi Day, yesterday was Safer Internet Day. This blog marks the occasion, with James reporting from a security-focused event, and a roundup of Safer Internet activity online.