InternetNZ news stories
The link between cybersecurity, extremist threat and misinformation online in Aotearoa
Long story short, it's often the case that misinformation, threat and extremism link closely to cybersecurity issues and cyber harm.
Govt must step up to police social media - InternetNZ boss
A technology industry leader is urging the government not to shy away from policing social media platforms in New Zealand.
The dark web in Aotearoa: Is it as bad as we think?
Encountering the term 'dark web' might bring thoughts of criminal activity and harmful behaviour to mind, but what exactly is it, and is it all bad?
InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter announces departure
InternetNZ group chief executive officer Jordan Carter has announced he is stepping down after almost 20 years with the organisation.
New research reveals data privacy still a big worry for Kiwis
New Zealanders are becoming increasingly worried about their personal data privacy, according to a new InternetNZ survey.
Better consultation needed for new Online Safety Code
"By focusing on in-depth input from tech platforms before coming to communities and individuals, it highlights the power imbalance with targeted communities."
InternetNZ discloses vulnerability that can be used to carry out cyberattacks
The vulnerability, called TsuNAME, was noticed in February 2020 in the .nz registry.
InternetNZ urges political parties to commit to digital inclusion action plan
The five point plan sets out the priority areas where InternetNZ says Government can best direct its efforts and investments to improve digital inclusion in New Zealand.
InternetNZ tackles increased cyberattacks with new partnership
"We want to arm our customers with the best possible defence against known threats on the Internet."
Spark and Vodafone get behind InternetNZ's digital inclusion action plan
More than 50 organisations have now signed the plan, which was shared with Government and the public in May this year.
CERT NZ provides threat intelligence for InternetNZ's DNS Firewall
"It’s important to InternetNZ to keep adding intelligence to Defenz to make sure our customers are protected from known security threats."
Internet filtering not the answer - InternetNZ
The proposed law change is part of the New Zealand government response to the Christchurch terror attacks that occurred in March last year.
Support for InternetNZ's digital inclusion plan gathers momentum
Twenty organisations from across New Zealand have pledged their support for a digital inclusion plan. The plan was submitted to Government last week.
InternetNZ reports boom in demand for .nz domain names
Domain Name System (DNS) activity, which measures requests for .nz domain names, has seen consistent increases week on week of between 5 to 7% since the COVID-19 lockdown started.
The COVID-19 fight: InternetNZ to hold online meeting on contact tracing technology
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced contact tracing technology will be one of the three pillars in New Zealand's strategy to contain COVID-19.
InternetNZ appeals to govt to ensure every Kiwi is connected during crisis
The most effective way to 'flatten the curve' is to ensure everyone has an internet connection, says InternetNZ.
New Zealand's national broadband map gets a revamp
A new version of the national broadband map website has been launched this week by InternetNZ.
InternetNZ to up fees for .nz domains
InternetNZ has announced an increase to the cost of its domain fees as it looks to meet market demands over security requirements and co-ordination services.
Kiwis think benefits of the internet outweigh the negatives
"We’re pleased to see New Zealanders recognise and value the benefits the internet offers."
Broadband Compare and TUANZ name best broadband in NZ
"This year’s winners highlight the growing range of options available to the consumer in the NZ broadband market.”
InternetNZ begins quest to replace .nz registry
This is an important project that will improve New Zealand’s domain name system - reinforcing its reliability and security.
NZ drives global initiative to quell acts of terror
Christchurch Call is making progress, displaying a commitment by tech companies and governments to address acts of terror, according to a statement by InternetNZ.
NZ's aged care population held back by digital divide
Aged care facilities are slow to provide WiFi access for residents, and interviewees said they would like to see aged care operators provide more support.
The online content that gives Kiwis concern
InternetNZ has released a report that shows the things we are worried about, and where we might be going wrong.