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New Zealanders' concern over online misinformation growing
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Growing concern over misleading online information grips 65% of New Zealanders, with women and the elderly expressing the greatest worries.
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New Zealanders showing major concern over misuse of AI
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A substantial 72% of New Zealanders are apprehensive about AI misuse and under-regulation, highlighting a significant knowledge gap.
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Concern grows over children's online safety in Aotearoa
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73% of New Zealanders, particularly women and adults aged 30-49, express high concern about children accessing inappropriate content online.
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Over half of New Zealand's internet workforce want more remote work
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Over half of New Zealand's internet-capable workforce want to increase remote working, according to InternetNZ's latest findings; however, employer restrictions remain a significant barrier.
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InternetNZ research highlights Kiwis' concerns about online world
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InternetNZ's upcoming research, unveiling NZ's attitudes to the online world and AI, also highlights increasing concerns about cyberbullying and online harm.
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Independent review finds systemic racism at InternetNZ following Māori threat video
Wed, 30th Nov 2022
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An independent review has found systemic racism at InternetNZ, which saw it react too slowly to a video that encouraged the slaughter of Māori.
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InternetNZ successfully rolls out new .nz registry system
Wed, 2nd Nov 2022
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The country code top-level domain of Aotearoa New Zealand - .nz - is now powered by the registry solution based on the CIRA Registry Platform.
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Protecting your business with your domain name
Mon, 3rd Oct 2022
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It’s one of the most fundamental aspects of any business - large or small - but once it’s set up, it’s often never given a second thought.
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How well do rangatahi understand cyber safety in Aotearoa?
Fri, 12th Aug 2022
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Do rangatahi in Aotearoa understand the importance of being safe online, or has lifelong exposure to the internet resulted in widespread complacency?.
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InternetNZ appoints new chief executive. Will take over in October
Fri, 29th Jul 2022
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InternetNZ has announced the appointment of its new chief executive, with Vivien Maidaborn taking over the role from interim chief Andrew Cushen in October.
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The link between cybersecurity, extremist threat and misinformation online in Aotearoa
Mon, 27th Jun 2022
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Long story short, it's often the case that misinformation, threat and extremism link closely to cybersecurity issues and cyber harm.
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Govt must step up to police social media - InternetNZ boss
Tue, 31st May 2022
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A technology industry leader is urging the government not to shy away from policing social media platforms in New Zealand.
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The dark web in Aotearoa: Is it as bad as we think?
Wed, 27th Apr 2022
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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?.
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InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter announces departure
Fri, 4th Mar 2022
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InternetNZ group chief executive officer Jordan Carter has announced he is stepping down after almost 20 years with the organisation.
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New research reveals data privacy still a big worry for Kiwis
Mon, 21st Feb 2022
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New Zealanders are becoming increasingly worried about their personal data privacy, according to a new InternetNZ survey.
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Better consultation needed for new Online Safety Code
Thu, 2nd Dec 2021
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Lack of community engagement threatens success of New Zealand's new online safety Code of Practice, say organisations.
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InternetNZ discloses vulnerability that can be used to carry out cyberattacks
Fri, 7th May 2021
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New DNS vulnerability discovered by InternetNZ could result in global Denial-of-Service attacks on authoritative servers, including .nz.
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InternetNZ urges political parties to commit to digital inclusion action plan
Fri, 25th Sep 2020
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InternetNZ urges NZ political parties to sign its five-point plan for digital inclusion ahead of the election.
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InternetNZ tackles increased cyberattacks with new partnership
Tue, 15th Sep 2020
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InternetNZ and Medical IT Advisors have joined forces to combat increased cyberattacks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Spark and Vodafone get behind InternetNZ's digital inclusion action plan
Mon, 14th Sep 2020
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More than 50 organisations have now signed the plan, which was shared with Government and the public in May this year.
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CERT NZ provides threat intelligence for InternetNZ's DNS Firewall
Wed, 5th Aug 2020
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CERT NZ's cyber threat feeds are now being used by InternetNZ's Defenz DNS Firewall to protect users from security risks.
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Internet filtering not the answer - InternetNZ
Thu, 28th May 2020
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The proposed law change is part of the New Zealand government response to the Christchurch terror attacks that occurred in March last year.
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Support for InternetNZ's digital inclusion plan gathers momentum
Tue, 12th May 2020
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Twenty organisations from across New Zealand have pledged their support for a digital inclusion plan. The plan was submitted to Government last week.
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InternetNZ reports boom in demand for .nz domain names
Thu, 30th Apr 2020
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NZ lockdown spurs record .nz domain use; govt sites soar by 40%.