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Tuesday, 1/12/2015

Is Australia's telco national security law compatible with human rights?

The exposure draft on telco national security waves away any concerns over the right to privacy, saying its collection of personal info will be lawful thanks to its own law.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Presto’s Big Bang onto Android TV 5.x no longer a theory

Presto has not only launched its Android TV app at long last, seasons 1 to 7 of the Big Bang Theory explode onto Presto today too.

Source: iTWire

Monday, 30/11/2015

Telstra's early Christmas present to travellers – higher roaming rates

Telstra has issued fresh price hikes for its mobile customers travelling overseas just in time for the Christmas holiday season.

Source: SMH

Telstra's 'hip and trendy’ flagship store opens in Melbourne

Telstra has opened what could only be described as a Microsoft/Apple/HP like flagship store in Melbourne.

Source: iTWire

You Can Now Torrent Brand New TV Shows In 4K

We’ve been complaining about the dearth of good quality 4K video — movies and TV shows, things we’d actually like to watch — for years now, ever since Ultra HD TVs started hitting the shelves of our favourite electronics stores. In Australia, having our relatively crappy internet speeds, streaming 4K over Netflix has never really been viable. Ultra HD Blu-ray looks great, though it’s been a year away for five years now.

Source: Gizmodo

Optus crowns new MVNO with streaming-data deal

A new mobile virtual network operator has launched with a five-year pre-paid deal with Optus.

Source: CRN

Turnbull government wants power to make internet companies do 'things' for national security

The Turnbull government is aiming to pass controversial new laws by 2016 that will give Attorney-General Senator George Brandis unprecedented powers to make phone and internet companies do unspecified "things" if he believes they are hindering national security.

Source: SMH

Friday, 27/11/2015

NBN announces CVC discount pricing trial

NBN is offering discounts of between AU$0.50 and AU$6 on its CVC charge, with the company now pricing it on the basis of usage per end user and rewarding high usage.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN to trial discounts for ISPs with heavy users

NBN will trial offering tiered discounts to service providers as the bandwidth they purchase for customers increases, in a revamp of its much-maligned broadband pricing structure.

Source: iTnews Australia

Government scraps sale of dark fibre network

The Federal Government announces it will not be selling a high-speed communications network used by departments in Canberra.

Source: ABC News