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Tuesday, 5/5/2015


Internet.org opens up to sites without HTTPS or JavaScript

Facebook has announced a process to open Internet.org to more websites, provided they meet certain restrictions and are approved by the social network.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Monday, 4/5/2015


Privacy ruling goes beyond data-retention requirements: Telstra

Telstra is challenging a ruling by Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim requiring the telco to hand over volumes of metadata to a journalist who requested it.

Source: ZDNet Australia


PIN system to improve deafblind access to telco service centres

A new model has been proposed to make it easier for deafblind consumers to access telco customers service call centres.

Source: iTWire


ACMA cracks whip over unlicensed mobile phone repeaters

ACMA and NSW Fair Trading are warning consumers that owning or operating an unlicensed mobile phone repeater can land you with a two year prison sentence.

Source: iTWire


NBN considers extra charges for regional satellite users

The national broadband network builder is proposing to charge service providers for instances when end-users miss appointments, make late cancellations or want to reactivate their service.

Source: iTnews Australia


Telco organisation cries foul over journo's 'metadata' victory

Telco industry organisation Communications Alliance says that a ruling by the Privacy Commissioner that will give a journalist access to so-called 'metadata' associated with his mobile phone service has "disturbing ramifications for the telecommunications sector and for its millions of customers throughout Australia".

Source: Computerworld


Australian companies lagging in uptake of digital technologies

Accenture has released new research showing Australian companies are lagging in their uptake of digital technologies, but use of mobile applications to drive benefits is on the increase.

Source: iTWire


Friday, 1/5/2015


Mozilla wants to deprecate HTTP sites to force move to secure web

Mozilla has announced that it wants to phase out non-secure HTTP, and plans to do so by only allowing new features on HTTPS websites.

Source: ZDNet Australia


TPG gears up with new NBN plans from $39.99

TPG is acting aggressively on all fronts, which newly includes a brand new set of NBN plans with more choices, speed options and contract terms.

Source: iTWire


Vodafone delivers up to 20GB ’double data’ for new Red customers

Although we’re still some time away before 20GB per month plans are normal for mobile broadband, Vodafone’s ‘double data’ plan offers a way to get it.

Source: iTWire


TPG share raid delays Vocus/Amcom merger

Amcom has pushed back the date of a scheduled vote on its merger with Vocus to give it time to rally shareholders to cast a ballot for the scheme in the face of active opposition from rival telco TPG.

Source: iTnews Australia


Site-blocking legislation targeted at 'arrogant' Australian infringers

Rights holders and their advocates have argued that while the site-blocking legislation won't stop piracy, it will send a message to Australians illicitly downloading with 'arrogant impunity'.

Source: ZDNet Australia