Stories by Darren Pauli

Linux visionary convicted of murder

Linux visionary Hans Reiser has been convicted of first-degree murder for killing his estranged wife in 2006 and faces life imprisonment.

Tassie emergency services eye new radio network

Tasmania's emergency services departments will get a standards-based radio network to coordinate its nine essential services, including police, fire and ambulance in the event of a terrorist attack.

Libs to deny Conroy $2B broadband pool

The government's fibre broadband purse could be $2 billion lighter following a coalition announcement that it will oppose legislation to pool the Communications Fund into the national Broadband Network's coffers.

Bush finally backs CDMA closure

Regional Australians have finally backed the closure of Telstra's CDMA network, which will be terminated at midnight tonight.

Broadband bidders slam lax fibre tender

Australia's National Broadband Network will suffer because the government's tender documents lack detail and an adequate policy framework, according to telecommunications providers.

Westpac, St George and RTA slam lax biometric standards

Australia's biggest banks and the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority joined the NSW Council of Civil Liberties to slam the biometrics industry for sidelining privacy concerns in a regulatory environment that can only be described as "weak and unethical."

Biometrics new border guard by 2010

The biometric data of each person entering Australia could be permanently stored in a central repository for identity verification and cross-checking between federal government departments, national and international anti-identity fraud efforts, and border control systems.