Stories by Rohan Pearce


Copyright reform: eBay not sold on website blocking

Online auction behemoth eBay has rejected key measures proposed by the federal government to tackle online copyright infringement.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 September, 2014 16:22

Tags: copryright, ebay, piracy

Committee backs new hacking powers for ASIO

An inquiry has recommended parliament passes national security legislation that would expand ASIO's ability to hack into third party computers in order to access target systems.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 September, 2014 14:23

Tags: civil liberties, surveillance, security, ASIO

TIO reveals jump in complaints about mobile data charges

Charges levied on users for exceeding their mobile data quotas have become the number one source of complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, new figures released today by the telco watchdog reveal.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 September, 2014 12:43

Tags: Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO), Telecommunications

Google registers dip in data requests from Australian police

Australian law enforcement requests for data about users of Google’s services dipped in the six months ending June 2014 compared to six months earlier, the search giant’s latest transparency report reveals.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 September, 2014 11:27

Tags: Google, privacy

Acquia to deliver government's cloud-hosted, open source CMS

Boston-headquartered Drupal services company Acquia will deliver the federal government’s govCMS project.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 September, 2014 16:45

Tags: cms, open source, acquia, content management, drupal

NBN Co's Morrow promises 'aggressive' push to connect homes

So-called 'Service Class Zero' premises — homes and buildings that can't connect to the National Broadband Network despite fibre being run down their street — will be targeted under a 'bulk drop' contract between NBN Co and Queensland-headquartered Universal Communications Group.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 September, 2014 11:59

Tags: Universal Communications Group, national broadband network, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN), NBN

In brief: Thiess announces NBN contract win

NBN Co has extended its contract Leighton Holdings subsidiary Thiess, with the construction company set to rake in up to $183 million over two years, with the option for a 12-month extension.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 September, 2014 10:27

Tags: Silcar, Leighton Holdings, Thiess, Universal Communications Group, national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, NBN

EB Games upgrades network to push more video to stores

EB Games is in the middle of upgrading network connectivity at its chain of retail stores. The games retailer is rolling out a private IP network to replace ADSL.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 September, 2014 11:37

Tags: macquarie telecom, Networking, EB Games, Telecommunications

Rowland calls for Turnbull to release NBN Co corporate plan

Federal Labor MP Michelle Rowland has accused Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull of "dithering" in his response to TPG's fibre-to-the-basement rollout.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 September, 2014 17:31

Tags: TPG, national broadband network, nbn co

OAIC cautions over app privacy policies

Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has urged Australian businesses and government agencies to improve their act when it comes to their mobile apps.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 September, 2014 12:40

Tags: mobile applications, security, privacy

ASG gets slice of Defence data centre consolidation program

Perth-headquartered IT services company ASG Group announced this morning that Lockheed Martin Australia had signed it as a subcontractor for the Department of Defence's mammoth Centralised Processing Project.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 September, 2014 11:50

Tags: defence, department of defence, data centres, ASG Group, lockheed martin, Data Center

Turnbull flags new rules on retail, wholesale separation for telcos

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced this morning that he will consult with the telco industry on new rules that would potentially force network operators that want to compete with National Broadband Network infrastructure to split their wholesale and retail operations.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 September, 2014 10:35

Tags: TPG, national broadband network, nbn co

ACCC won't block TPG's fibre-to-the-basement rollout

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) won't step in to halt Internet service provider TPG from rolling out fibre-to-the-basement services that could compete with National Broadband Network infrastructure, but the competition watchdog is likely to step in and regulate the provision of vectored VDSL services in apartment blocks.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 September, 2014 10:14

Tags: TPG, national broadband network, nbn co

Unis fear copyright lawsuits

A government proposal to "clarify" whether Internet service providers can be considered to have authorised online copyright infringement by their customers has alarmed universities.

By Rohan Pearce | 10 September, 2014 16:47

Tags: copyright, piracy

Copyright conflict: Who pays still a sticking point for rights holders, ISPs

Who would pay for a regime that targets customers of Internet service providers accused of breaching copyright is still a point of contention between rights holders and ISPs, judging from a public forum hosted in Sydney last night by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

By Rohan Pearce | 10 September, 2014 13:30

Tags: bittorrent, copyright, iiNet, piracy

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