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Labor waves through data retention

Labor today joined with the Coalition to pass the government’s amended data retention legislation in the lower house.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 March, 2015 19:00

Tags: data retention, privacy

Coalition calls for NBN committee to be replaced

Coalition senators who are members of the Select Committee on the National Broadband Network have called for the committee to be scrapped.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 March, 2015 16:40

Tags: Networking, National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, broadband

WA government looks for ICT savings with first CIO

The Western Australian government will establish a $25 million ICT Renewal and Reform Fund to drive efficiencies in IT spending, Premier Colin Barnett and the state’s finance minister, Bill Marmion, announced today.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 March, 2015 13:55

Tags: Western Australia, government

Labor gives itself a good back-patting over data retention bill

Labor MPs used the first substantive parliamentary ‘debate’ on data retention to congratulate themselves on their hard work in ensuring that the government’s legislation will be passed.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 March, 2015 09:08

Tags: civil liberties, data retention, privacy

Telco complaints drop, TIO says

Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman have dropped to an eight-year low, according to new statistics released this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 March, 2015 08:50

Tags: mobile phones, Telecommunications

Dedupe delivers for Vita Group

Deduplication has help extend by at least by a year or two the storage hardware used for backups at retailer Vita Group, according to its IT manager.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 March, 2015 09:00

Tags: storage, Case studies, commvault, vita group, backup, Simpana, deduplication, Case Study, back up, Simpana 10

Australian government requests for Facebook data grow by a third

Requests from Australian police and government agencies for Facebook user data climbed in the second half of 2014, newly released data from the social network shows.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 March, 2015 08:40

Tags: civil liberties, social networking, data retention, social networks, privacy, Facebook

Telco CEOs call for certainty on data retention costs

Chief executives from Australia's largest telcos have called for the government to spell out its contribution to the costs of establishing a data retention regime.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 March, 2015 14:40

Tags: civil liberties, Vodafone, Communications Alliance, data retention, optus, privacy, Telstra, data retention plan

Uber calls for ridesharing reform in NSW

Uber is encouraging customers of its ridesharing service to contact candidates ahead of the 28 March New South Wales election to push for regulatory reform.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 March, 2015 13:47

Tags: Uber, UberX

Government should delay data retention bill, Ludlam says

The government should delay debate on its proposed mandatory data retention legislation at least until a parliamentary committee has investigated its potential impact on journalism, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has argued.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 March, 2015 12:56

Tags: Greens, civil liberties, data retention, Scott Ludlam, privacy

In brief: Government adds suppliers to cloud panel

The government has added another three suppliers to its cloud services panel.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 March, 2015 15:48

Tags: cloud providers, Cloud, procurement, cloud computing, government, Government procurement

Greens call for ACCC to block TPG's iiNet takeover

The Australian Greens have called on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to block TPG's move to acquire iiNet.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 March, 2015 14:00

Tags: Australian Greens, choice, TPG, iiNet, Scott Ludlam, Telecommunications

TPG's acquisition of iiNet good for competition, says Vodafone

TPG's move to acquire ISP iiNet is a net positive for competition in Australia's telco market, according to Vodafone.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 March, 2015 12:58

Tags: TPG, Vodafone, iiNet, Telecommunications, Telstra

iiNet to live on as a 'premium brand' for TPG

iiNet will live on as a "premium brand" if TPG's acquisition of the ISP goes ahead, TPG executives said at an investor briefing this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 March, 2015 12:49

Tags: TPG, internode, iiNet, Telecommunications

NBN Co confirms gigabit tech upgrade for HFC

NBN Co has confirmed it will roll out the DOCSIS 3.1 standard for the Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) cable broadband networks it is acquiring from Telstra and Optus.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 March, 2015 09:39

Tags: hfc, Networking, Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC), nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN), national broadband network, NBN

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