Stories by Rohan Pearce


Abbott slammed over data retention cost comments

A group that represents Australia's mobile telecommunications sector has criticised comments by Prime Minister Tony Abbott about the cost of implementing a data retention regime.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 February, 2015 16:58

Tags: Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), civil liberties, AMTA, Tony Abbott, Chris Althaus, data retention, data retention plan

In brief: Government adds service providers to cloud panel

Another nine service providers have been added to the government's cloud panel.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 February, 2015 16:26

Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, government

ISPs unveil draft anti-piracy scheme

Under a draft industry code of practice unveiled today by telco group Communications Alliance, ISP customers will be issued with a series of warning notices in response to alleged online copyright infringement.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 February, 2015 15:09

Tags: copryright, australian communications consumer action network, Malcolm Turnbull, George Brandis, Communications Alliance, piracy, copyright infringement

Turnbull pays tribute to Thodey

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has lauded Telstra CEO David Thodey as a "thought leader and skilled executive".

By Rohan Pearce | 20 February, 2015 13:44

Tags: Malcolm Turnbull, David Thodey, national broadband network, Telecommunications, Telstra, NBN

Brandis launches $18m 'real time' social media monitoring project

Attorney-General George Brandis this morning announced the government would spend $18 million on a program to monitor and censor "the lies and propaganda terrorist groups are promulgating online to gain support and sympathy from vulnerable young Australians".

By Rohan Pearce | 20 February, 2015 12:18

Tags: censorship, George Brandis, social media

Telstra CEO David Thodey retires

Telstra's chief financial officer, Andrew Penn, will from 1 May replace David Thodey as chief executive officer.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 February, 2015 08:33

Tags: Telstra

Department of Social Services migrates Drupal sites to govCMS

The Department of Social Services has migrated its Drupal-based websites to the cloud-hosted, whole-of-government content-management system, govCMS.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 February, 2015 17:44

Tags: open source, Cloud, GovCMS, content management, drupal, cloud computing, aGov

Streaming service Stan on-track for 100k sign-ups

Early adoption of the Stan video streaming service has "exceeded expectations," Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 February, 2015 11:32

Tags: Streamco, Stan, Fairfax, Quickflix, foxtel, netflix, video streaming, Telstra, Fairfax Media Ltd

Dallas Buyers Club rights holders won’t wait for copyright code

Lawyers representing Dallas Buyers Club LLC today again affirmed that their client has no intention of waiting to see if the impending industry code of practice for Internet service providers will offer them a chance to take aim at movie pirates.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 February, 2015 19:55

Tags: copyright, Dallas Buyers Club, iiNet, iiDallas, copyright infringement

Dallas Buyers Club copyright stoush returns to court

Dallas Buyers Club LLC, Internet service provider iiNet and a number of other ISPs today returned to court in a battle over the attempt to obtain the contact details of people alleged to have engaged in online copyright violations.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 February, 2015 15:27

Tags: copyright, Dallas Buyers Club, iiNet

Data retention: Labor concerned over costs, safeguards for journos

Labor leader Bill Shorten has raised concerns over elements of the government's proposed data retention bill.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 February, 2015 16:39

Tags: civil liberties, Tony Abbott, Bill Shorten, data retention, privacy, data retention plan

New .sydney domain open for registrations tomorrow

From 11am on 17 February, the new .sydney top-level domain will hit general availability.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 February, 2015 15:40

Tags: ICANN, gTLD, top-level domains, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Freelancer reports 39% jump in revenue

ASX-listed online skills marketplace Freelancer reported a 39 per cent increase in revenue for the 12 months ending 31 December.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 February, 2015 12:22

Tags: Freelancer, crowdsourcing, Matt Barrie,

Bitcoin Group runs afoul of ASIC over social media

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has issued a gag order to Melbourne-headquartered Bitcoin Group Limited ahead of the company's prospective initial public offering.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 February, 2015 11:27

Tags: Bitcoin

Drupal 'getting off the island' with version 8

The thoroughgoing overhaul of the internals of Drupal in version 8 of the web platform means the next release of the open source project may have taken longer than expected. However, the ability to more easily employ third-party libraries and the use of modern coding conventions will mean it's worth the wait, according to Angela Byron.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 February, 2015 17:43

Tags: open source, acquia, content management, content managment system, drupal

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