David Braue

As large as the US mainland but with a smaller population than Texas, Australia relies on ICT innovation to maintain its position as a first-world democracy and a role model for the developing Asia-Pacific region. Award-winning journalist David Braue has covered Australia’s IT and telecoms sectors since 1995 – and he’s as quick to draw lessons from their failures as to laud their successes.

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Apple event: Touch ID, we hardly knew ye

Apple event: Touch ID, we hardly knew ye

The lack of Touch ID fingerprint scanning in Apple's latest products suggests that hackers have shaken Apple’s confidence in the technology. Will this be the death knell for mobile biometrics – and leave the iPhone 5s as an identity-protection anomaly?

October 22, 2013 by in Apple

Can Labor’s NBN shadow be more than a paper tiger?

Can Labor’s NBN shadow be more than a paper tiger?

Ed Husic and Kate Lundy had the strongest profiles on ICT issues, but their omission from Bill Shorten's front bench leaves great uncertainty around who will be appointed to hold Turnbull's NBN to account. But will it even matter who is chosen?

October 14, 2013 by in NBN

NBN Co thumbscrews applied, Turnbull begins turning

NBN Co thumbscrews applied, Turnbull begins turning

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has wasted no time in clearing out Labor's NBN Co legacy and installing sympathetic staff to deliver his FttN vision. But as he puts a broom through our most concentrated repository of NBN knowledge, has Turnbull thrown the baby out with the bath water?

September 23, 2013 by in NBN

FttN NBN will leave a bad taste in voters' mouths

FttN NBN will leave a bad taste in voters' mouths

Incoming Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is taking the Coalition's rout of Labor as a mandate for FttN. Yet, while Labor's implosion has empowered him to do pretty much what he wants, that doesn't mean Australians are going to like it.

September 15, 2013 by in NBN

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