Welcome to dotNews - our monthly newsletter - giving you a brief update of what's happening in the world of New Zealand's Internet.
This dotNews includes...
- View our private messaging resources
- Come along to our Māori ICT presentation
- Read Andrew’s 2017 Internet predictions
Private messaging not so private
There is a risk that each message you think you send privately could be read by your service provider, advertisers, and other organisations.
We have released a series of resources to help New Zealanders keep their messages free from prying eyes. The resources point to Signal, WhatsApp and ‘secret conversations’ in Facebook Messenger as channels of communication that have a higher level of privacy due to the use of encryption.
Come along to our Māori ICT presentation
On Thursday 26 January, from 4pm, we’re hosting an event in conjunction with MBIE focusing on attracting more Māori into the ICT sector.
Beth Goodwin - Principal Policy Advisor at MBIE - will lead the discussion. She will refer to the Māori me te Ao Hangarau 2015 (Māori ICT Report 2015) and then facilitate a discussion about how we can attract more Māori into ICT careers and improve the stats shown in the report. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
Please RSVP by Tuesday 24 Jan here.
Read Andrew’s 2017 Internet predictions
Hope you had a good break
We hope you had a relaxing break over Christmas and New Year and look forward to working with you. This year we will be continuing our work on our three focus areas - use, access and security. Our community grant rounds and Speaker Series events will be continuing and we will be hosting our annual NetHui event later in the year. Keep a close eye on your monthly dotNews to stay up to date.
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