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Friday, 28/11/2014


We should be able to see George Brandis' metadata

There is a major difference between law-enforcement agencies and media accessing metadata, but arguably that changes when it comes to politicians using taxpayer-funded phones.

Source: ZDNet Australia


NBN in talks with Qantas, Virgin for in seat, inflight Internet!

Wish you could get a real Internet connection when flying about Australia rather than just on-board entertainment? NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow says talks are underway and it could happen as soon as late next year. 

Source: iTWire


Village Roadshow's iiNet piracy 'propaganda' complaint rejected

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission rejected a complaint from Village Roadshow co-CEO Graham Burke that iiNet's 'propaganda' around copyright infringement was misleading and deceptive.

Source: ZDNet Australia


ACMA hones in on malware with internet security portal

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has launched its Australian Internet Security Initiative portal to give internet service providers access to information about what IPs in their networks are infected by malware.

Source: ZDNet Australia


NBN to roll out quarter of ALP model

The company rolling out ­Australia’s super-fast internet plans to deliver fibre-to-the-premises to one in four homes, ­setting the scene for a fresh political storm over the nation’s biggest infrastructure project.

Source: The Australian


Thursday, 27/11/2014


NBN Co to charge thousands for fibre-on-demand broadband connections

Consumers who miss out on a high-speed fibre connection to the national broadband network (NBN) will be offered the option to pay thousands of dollars for one when NBN Co rolls out its fibre-on-demand product early next year.

Source: SMH


Data retention bill fails scrutiny test

The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory data retention has failed to win the approval of a Senate committee tasked with scrutinising proposed legislation, which yesterday labelled it ill-defined and far-reaching.

Source: iTnews Australia


Southern Cross Cable telcos 'partnered' with spy agencies

Telcos and network providers on the main cable system connecting Australia and New Zealand to the United States provided interception capability to British and American spy agencies, according to documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Source: iTnews Australia


Communications coalition urges national focus on broadband adoption

Australia must set an ambitious broadband policy for the next fifteen years, a coalition representing consumers, small businesses, regional areas and competitive telcos has urged.

Source: Computerworld


Wednesday, 26/11/2014


NBN Co cuts CVC pricing for RSPs

NBN Co has followed through on plans to cut its much-criticised connectivity virtual circuit charge, dropping the price by 12.5 percent.

Source: iTnews Australia


Telstra doubles down on tempting tablets

Telstra is doubling up its range of tablets in selected stores to make more sales, with Telstra typically characterising it as ‘offering customers more choice this gift-giving season’.

Source: iTWire