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Wednesday, 28/1/2015


Data retention: Two years too long to keep IP addresses, says Vodafone

Telecommunications providers shouldn't be forced to retain the IP addresses assigned to their customers for 24 months, Vodafone has argued.

Source: Computerworld


Warnings Australian spy agency won't delete retained data

The inspector-general of Intelligence and Security has warned that Australia's top spy agency is under no obligation to delete data it receives under mandatory data-retention legislation.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Turnbull ticks Telstra-NBN HFC migration plan

NBN Co will be required to provide rollout information to all retailers in a bid to prevent Telstra from gaining a competitive advantage as the NBN begins taking over the company's HFC network.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Tuesday, 27/1/2015


Singtel-Optus chief pledges to break Telstra's stronghold

SingTel-Optus' new chief executive Allen Lew has pledged to break Telstra's mobile service dominance and build the nation's leading network in a move that could trigger a multibillion-dollar construction arms race between the telco giants.

Source: SMH


How a shock jock got pranksters fired using metadata

The case for mandatory data retention is that the data is crucial for averting terrorism or big crimes -- but sometimes its use is a little more questionable.

Source: ZDNet Australia


Presto turns on TV for Android tablet users

Select Android tablets, mostly from Samsung but also the Nexus 7, now join the iPad, Chromecast, PCs and Macs in being able to watch Presto’s TV programming, but still no Android smartphones, iPhones, smart TVs or games consoles as with Netflix - yet.

Source: iTWire


Friday, 23/1/2015


​Ambiguity leaves AIIA questioning data-retention legislation

The peak national body representing companies including Apple, Google, Telstra, and Optus has said that the Australian government's draft data-retention legislation is too ambiguous.

Source: ZDNet Australia


IPv4 exhaustion stunts Internet growth in 2014

Expansion of the Internet slowed in 2014 as the number of available IPv4 addresses neared exhaustion, according to a report by the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the regional Internet registry for the Asia Pacific.

Source: Computerworld


Aussie study aims to capture true value of public wi-fi

RMIT senior research fellow Dr Ian McShane expects Australia to experience a resurgence in community-based telecommunications as the ambitions of the national broadband network are gradually scaled back.

Source: iTnews Australia


Data retention: Telstra predicts metadata will surface in lawsuits

Telstra is expecting the metadata telcos will be forced to collect under the government's mandatory data retention scheme will be used in civil litigation, raising the possibility of it being used in cases such as copyright infringement lawsuits or family law disputes.

Source: Computerworld