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Thursday, 25 July 2019

Boomers and Coalition voters least worried by metadata and encryption laws

Almost 40% of those aged over 55, as well as Coalition voters, are not concerned by the introduction of Australia's encryption laws, according to Digital Rights Watch.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Never-Googlers take the ultimate step to guard their data

To take back control of their online data, a hearty few are trying to eliminate all things Google.

Source: SMH

Telstra CEO Penn costed, then rejected, call centre repatriation

Telstra ran the numbers on bringing all of its call centres back to Australia, and decided against it on grounds of cost and complexity.

Source: iTnews Australia

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Dutton defends metadata protections, claims consequences exist for breaches

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has defended the checks and protections within Australia's data retention regime, following the tabling yesterday of a Commonwealth Ombudsman's report that was released in February.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Telstra, Ericsson claim first 5G standalone call in Australia

Telstra and Ericsson claim to have completed Australia's first end-to-end 5G standalone call at the 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast, over the 3.6GHz spectrum and using Ericsson's Baseband 6630, Radio AIR6488 and a 5G SA device based on a MediaTek chipset.

Source: iTWire

More than 10 million now able to connect to NBN, says network builder

More than 10 million homes and businesses are now able to connect to the NBN network with less than twelve months of the build remaining.

Source: iTWire

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Police cop the most blame for illegal telco metadata searches

Police agencies made a series of illegal - or otherwise problematic - telecommunications metadata searches between 2015 and mid-2017, according to the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

Source: iTnews Australia

Data retention costs Australian telcos upwards of AU$210 million to date

Law enforcement agencies have stumped up only AU$39 million to poke around in Australia's metadata.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Ericsson and Telstra make standalone 5G call

Telstra and Ericsson have teamed up to make what the pair are calling first end-to-end 5G standalone call in the southern hemisphere at Telstra's 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Law Council wants warrants and crime threshold for metadata retention scheme

Agencies that are allowed to view metadata should be spelled out in legislation, Law Council of Australia states.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Monday, 22 July 2019

Govt to reintroduce consumer data right bill

The government will reintroduce legislation for the consumer data right (CDR) to parliament this week after it lapsed without passage when parliament was dissolved back in April.

Source: iTnews Australia

Friday, 19 July 2019

Telstra ‘seeking to position’ itself for NBN purchase, unions claim

The unions at the centre of Telstra bargaining talks have fuelled speculation that the telco is priming itself to buy the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Source: ARN

Encryption laws to run up against CLOUD Act and GDPR: Law Council

Australia's encryption laws are unlikely to be compatible with the United States' CLOUD Act, as well as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, the Law Council of Australia has said.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Thursday, 18 July 2019

NBN Sky Muster Plus satellite trial averages 43Mbps

Trial users of NBN Co’s Sky Muster Plus service had a quarter of their data use unmetered and averaged 43Mbps speeds, according to retail service provider SkyMesh.

Source: iTnews Australia

'Australia can trust Huawei': executive says 5G mobile ban is the 'wrong decision'

One of Huawei's top global executives says the Federal Government got it wrong a year ago when it banned the Chinese telco giant from supplying equipment to Australia's new 5G mobile network.

Source: ABC News

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Chorus has over 50% of NZ broadband on fibre

Peak data usage on its network now above 2Tbps, a 77% increase on June 2017 numbers.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NSW Police smash fake telco technician scam syndicate

NSW Police has dismantled a Sydney-based syndicate whose members posed as telecoms technicians and convinced victims to enable remote access on their computers to fix a “security flaw in their internet”.

Source: iTnews Australia

NBN HFC field test hits 994Mbps download speeds

The National Broadband Network (NBN) has conducted a DOCSIS 3.1 test on a customer's hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) line at Templestowe, Victoria that has clocked in at 994Mbps.

Source: ZDNet Australia

NBN Co hits gigabit HFC downloads with in-field DOCSIS 3.1 trial

NBN Co says it hit speeds of up to 994 megabits per second over a hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) connection during an in-field trial of DOCSIS 3.1 technology.

Source: Computerworld

Home Affairs could tap telcos for MAC and IP addresses, port numbers

The Department of Home Affairs has raised the prospect of forcing Australian telcos to capture an expanded range of user data including MAC addresses, IP addresses and port numbers under mandatory data retention laws.

Source: iTnews Australia