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In brief: CrimTrac gets new CEO

CrimTrac, the federal agency that provides information sharing services for state and federal police, is getting a new CEO.

By Rohan Pearce | 05 March, 2015 10:40

Tags: crimtrac

Senate passes legislation to crack down on social media

The government yesterday won support from the Senate for its online safety bill, paving the way for the creation of a Children’s e-Safety Commissioner and the implementation of a system to compel social networking sites to remove bullying material.

By Rohan Pearce | 05 March, 2015 09:12

Tags: social networking, social media, social networks

Data retention: 'A couple of issues which do require more work' says Shorten

Labor leader Bill Shorten today told journalists there were some issues with the government's proposed data retention legislation but none of them "are too hard to work out".

By Rohan Pearce | 04 March, 2015 17:32

Tags: civil liberties, data retention, data retention plan, privacy

Too soon to change tax treatment of Bitcoin, Treasury says

The Treasury has been monitoring Bitcoin in Australia both from a regulatory perspective and a tax perspective and believes that it is too soon to change taxation laws to provide a boost to local Bitcoin-based businesses.

By Rohan Pearce | 04 March, 2015 17:02

Tags: taxation, Australian Taxation Office, Treasury, crypto-currencies, Bitcoin

'Shadow IT' growing, study finds

More than a fifth of the spending on information technology by Australian businesses is taking place outside of IT departments, according to new research.

By Rohan Pearce | 03 March, 2015 15:41

Tags: shadow IT, BYOA

Data retention: Government agrees to detail data set in legislation

The government has agreed to set out in its data retention bill exactly what customer data telecommunications carriers and Internet service providers will need to store.

By Rohan Pearce | 03 March, 2015 14:50

Tags: civil liberties, data retention, data retention plan, privacy

iiNet slapped with $204k penalty

iiNet has forked over $204,000 after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took exception to one of the Internet service provider's advertising campaigns.

By Rohan Pearce | 03 March, 2015 10:59

Tags: accc, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, iiNet

Australian HR SaaS provider invests in growth

Sydney-headquartered HR services provider Employment Innovations is hoping to take its software-as-a-service platform Employment Hero international by the end of the year.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 March, 2015 15:53

Tags: cloud providers, human resources, Cloud, software-as-a-service

Security shortcomings scrutinised at government agencies

The Australian National Audit Office should consider conducting regular audits of federal government agencies to monitor their compliance with the top security strategies recommended by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), according to a parliamentary report.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 March, 2015 11:06

Tags: security

Labor, Coalition MPs back two-year data retention regime

The eagerly anticipated report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security data retention inquiry was released this afternoon.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 February, 2015 15:58

Tags: civil liberties, data retention, data retention plan, privacy

Still time to speak up about data retention bill, Internet Society says

The Internet Society of Australia has warned that the rush to implement a data retention regime could potentially damage Australia's economy.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 February, 2015 14:07

Tags: civil liberties, data retention, data retention plan, privacy

Kennards Hire cuts cost with VoIP deployment

Kennards Hire is expecting to cut maintenance costs by ditching individual PABXs at more than 140 sites across Australia and New Zealand.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 February, 2015 12:31

Tags: Essential Data + Voice, Fortinet, voice over IP, voip, Case studies, security, Kennards Hire, EDV, Case Study

Labor set to back data retention regime

The government's controversial data retention legislation will be debated in parliament next week, with Labor reportedly set to back the scheme to force telecommunications providers to keep customer data for 24 months.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 February, 2015 10:09

Tags: data retention, data retention plan, privacy

Choice campaigns against 'Hollywood horror film' copyright code

Advocacy group Choice has launched a campaign to push for more protections for consumers in the impending copyright enforcement code for Internet service providers.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 February, 2015 13:49

Tags: choice, Malcolm Turnbull, copyright, Communications Alliance, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), piracy

NBN Co talks up potential of HFC, wireless

NBN Co has talked up a planned increase to the maximum speed offered on the fixed wireless component of the National Broadband Network and the potential of the company's HFC network to hit gigabit speeds.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 February, 2015 13:05

Tags: Bill Morrow, National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, national broadband network

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