Stories by Stephanie McDonald

Turnbull seeks clarity on PRISM

Shadow communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the public needs clarity on the scope of programs such as PRISM – an initiative by the US National Security Agency that allegedly sources data from a number of major tech firms including Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

ACCAN condemns ASIC block of 250k sites

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has hit out at the revelation that the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) accidentally blocked 250,000 legitimate websites.

Optus launches dual-band 4G devices

Optus has launched two 4G dual-band devices which will let users take advantage of the telco's new Time-Division LTE (TD-LTE) network in Canberra.

ASIC has used s313 10 times to block websites

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has revealed it has used section 313 of the Telecommunications Act 10 times to block websites, also accidentally blocking 250,000 sites.

Android retains lead over Apple

Android has remained at the top of the leader board when it comes to smartphones, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report.

Non-profit NBN ISP overcomes IPv4 address shortage

Victorian co-operative No ISP has so far struggled to sign up customers to the National Broadband Network (NBN), having to deal with the shortage of available IPv4 addresses and a lack of premises hooked up to the fibre network.