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Wednesday, 14/10/2015

Optus accuses telco regulation of failing to keep pace with technology

Optus has argued in favour of a single telco-specific regulator rather than the current split between the government, the ACMA, and the ACCC.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Vodafone offering VoLTE before Christmas, but only for Samsung users

Vodafone Australia will become the second Australian telco to offer voice over LTE for general use, but it will be restricted to four Samsung devices to begin with.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Greg Adcock exiting NBN

The chief operating officer of the NBN, Greg Adcock, is leaving the broadband network after just one month less than two years in the job.

Source: iTWire

Telco coalition slams Telstra over reaction to drop in access charges

Telstra has been accused of a “dummy spit of the highest order” for its criticism of the ACCC after the competition watchdog ruled that access charges other telcos and telecommunications providers pay to use their network be dropped by 9.4%.

Source: iTWire

Telstra mobile network fastest, highest quality: Benchmark report

A mobile benchmarking report has named Telstra the top mobile provider in Australia thanks to high call quality, fast data speeds nationwide, and quick call set-up times.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Clare expects NBN to move to G.Fast FttDP

Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare has admitted that even if Labor wins the next election, he will not be able to return the NBN to how it was when Labor lost power.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Australian data breach notification laws will not be passed in 2015: Brandis

The Australian Attorney-General has ruled out the passage of any laws to legislate for data breach notification for this year, with the government only intending to introduce such legislation.

Source: ZDNet Australia

One in five Aussie emails never reaches the inbox

According to Return Path only four out of five commercial emails land in the inbox. One gets sent to a spam folder or goes missing—most likely blocked by the mailbox provider.

Source: iTWire

1-in-4 Internet users have account hacked this year: Kaspersky Lab

​New research by Kaspersky Lab shows that in the last 12 months, 25 per cent of Internet users had at least one of their online accounts hacked. Despite this figure, another study shows just 38 per cent of consumers create strong passwords for every account and 57 per cent store passwords insecurely.

Source: ARN

Tuesday, 13/10/2015

Telstra reveals data retention extension

Telstra has revealed the Attorney-General's Department approved the telco's request for an extension to the compliance deadline for its data retention obligations.

Source: iTnews Australia

Telstra: We could be the only Australian telco with an approved data retention plan

In its annual general meeting held today, Telstra revealed that it has received approval for its data retention plans.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Australia's data retention goes live, but ISPs say they're still in the dark

Australia's telecommunications providers will from today be required to store the non-content data of all customers for up to two years, but many claim to be unsure whether they have been granted an exemption.

Source: iTnews Australia

The Ultimate Guide To Avoiding Australia's Data Retention Scheme

Happy Data Retention day! Greens Senator Scott Ludlam gave us all some great advice on what is being tracked by the Government’s metadata retention scheme, as well as a few basic ways to get around the legislation. This is the master class in dodging data retention from Pirate Party Australia members. Here’s how to get around metadata retention using everything from encrypted calls and messaging services on mobile and desktop platforms, using Tor and keeping your email safe.

Source: Gizmodo

Telcos not ready, don't understand data retention: Comms Alliance

Almost 40 percent of telcos don't understand data retention, while 84 percent will not be compliant by the implementation date, according to a survey by Comms Alliance.

Source: ZDNet Australia

VIDEO Interview: MyNetFone CEO talks plans, VoIP, NBN, mergers and more

While MyNetFone’s business and residential VoIP service makes it Australia 5th largest voice provider, the company’s ISP plan for renters has seen impressive sales since launching.

Source: iTWire

Majority of ISPs not ready to start collecting metadata

The vast majority of Australian internet service providers are not ready to start collecting and storing metadata as required under the country's data retention laws which come into effect today.

Source: ABC News

Metadata retention changes explained

Starting on Tuesday, October 13, Australian telcos such as Telstra and Optus are required to start storing metadata logs pertaining to people's email, internet, mobile and landline use for up to two years.

Source: SMH

Monday, 12/10/2015

DBC pushing for 472 account details to trial piracy notices

Dallas Buyers Club LLC wants a federal court judge to release the account details of around 10 percent of the 4726 alleged pirates identified in its legal fight with iiNet so it can test out its notification process.

Source: iTnews Australia

WikiLeaks: ISPs to hand over copyright infringer details under TPP

The TPP will force ISPs to give up the details of customers who allegedly infringe copyright and allow rights holders to seek both compensatory and punitive damages as well as loss of profit, according to WikiLeaks.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Turnbull's mutual respect campaign to kick off with taking away privacy

Try as they might to secure the new honeypots of personal data being created, there will be breaches, and your data will appear online eventually.

Source: ZDNet Australia


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