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Digital divide
Report gives voice to Kiwis experiencing digital exclusion
People surveyed in the report say they feel excluded, isolated, powerless and have limited opportunities because they are unable to access the internet.
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Cybersecurity
NZ urgently needs to get the Privacy Bill right for everyone's sake, says InternetNZ
“There’s currently no law requiring companies like Z Energy, Vector, or LinkedIn to tell New Zealanders if their data has been leaked."
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InternetNZ
InternetNZ says the Privacy Bill is a good start, but New Zealand can do better
"Privacy is an essential human right and the online world has brought many changes and challenges to how privacy works in the Internet age."
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Wireless
InternetNZ announces new leadership roles
"InternetNZ’s work on the issues and policies that impact the internet in New Zealand is a vital part of the organisation."
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Domain Names
InternetNZ retires NZRS brand to streamline operations
InternetNZ has merged with its subsidiary NZRS in order to bring the elements of .nz domain management under the same umbrella.
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Data analytics
Cambridge Analytica gets New Zealanders talking about data use
"There’s a real need to open a conversation here in New Zealand about these issues.”
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Sky TV
Industry players weigh in on Sky TV’s move to block websites
Sky’s call for sites to be blacklisted is “dinosaur behavior, something you would expect in North Korea, not in New Zealand.”
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Cybersecurity
Kiwis are concerned about how cyberbullying and fake news could affect their lives
"We are spending more and more of our lives online and it's no surprise that Kiwis are concerned about possible negative effects..."
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Statistics NZ
New tech maps NZ's digital & socioeconomic divides
The Digital Divide map is an interactive tool which shows the different digital divides New Zealanders and their communities are facing.
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Commerce Commission
InternetNZ: Telco Bill will protect fair broadband prices after 2020
"One remaining concern with this draft legislation is the choice of so-called ‘anchor products’ - a broadband product at a specified price."
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Encryption
Encryption with backdoors? Internet advocates call out Five Eyes leaders for 'shortsighted' tactics
Even if measures to restrict strong encryption access are put in place, adversaries will switch to new tools crafted without the Five Eyes network.
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Internet
New telco laws for advanced Internet: Goodie bag or mixed bag?
The government has announced a reform of the telco act that will affect Internet around the country - but is it good news for consumers?
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NZTech
Manifesto to Kiwi MPs: No heads in sand - our digital future is here now
What will New Zealand's digital future look like? Fast internet, cloud, big data and mobility are at the forefront, and our leaders must embrace it.
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Government
Manifesto challenges NZ leadership to pursue tech future
“The prosperity of New Zealand is inextricably linked to how we embrace our future as a digital nation.”
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Data
In just 12 months Kiwis getting substantially more data for less money
“The cost of Internet use has dropped over the last year with up to four times the data included at the same price points."
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Cybersecurity
A triumph for cyber security: New Zealand's CERT team has finally been launched
New Zealand’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ) has finally been launched this afternoon.
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Rural Broadband Initiative
Kiwis want faster internet, especially in rural areas, survey finds
"What the survey is showing us is that New Zealanders are ready to move on from the copper internet era."
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Innovation
NZ’s first Mixed Reality Hackathon heads to Wellington
“It’s fantastic to see an event that harnesses advancement in tech and shines light on the opportunities that New Zealanders have to get involved."
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Fibre
Fibre-focused future for telco regulation welcome, says InternetNZ
"The latest proposals will help to unlock the potential of our fast, modern fibre communications networks.”
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Commerce Commission
Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out
"That market power in a country like New Zealand would have been a disaster."
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Commerce Commission
NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go
The Commerce Commission has declined clearance of the Vodafone/Sky merger, saying it could not exclude the chance the merger could lessen competition.
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Sky
InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on ComCom's Vodafone-Sky decision
InternetNZ gets behind calls for a delay following the Vodafone-Sky merger decision expected this week.
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Fibre
InternetNZ welcomes govt's Telco Act Review
"We will apply a magnifying glass to the details to make sure that fair prices for broadband are a reality after 2020."
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Netsafe
Positives outweigh internet risks, survey finds
89% of Kiwis say the positives of using the internet outweigh the negatives, as Safer Internet Day kicks off.