16 Apr 2016

Tech: NZ internet use and Whatsapp encryption

From This Way Up, 1:15 pm on 16 April 2016
Example of encrypted Linux 'shadow file'

Example of encrypted Linux 'shadow file' Photo: (Flickr user Christiaan Colen CC BY-SA 2.0)

Peter Griffin looks at a study of New Zealanders' internet use and online habits – it turns out people are worrying more about corporate tracking and monitoring than anything our government is doing.

Also the instant messaging service Whatsapp embraces encryption. Is this the way of the future, and how worried will the FBI and other law enforcement agencies be about the development?

Read the World Internet Project report for New Zealand

Peter Griffin

Photo: Supplied