Allegations of police misuse of telecommunications metadata raise questions of how many requests by law enforcement officers are illegitimate.
Millennials were raised on technology -- they never had to be taught. So if you really need someone to explain what it all really means, just ask Gen-Y geek Josh Taylor.
Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.
When Telstra first decided to wholesale its 3G network, it was met with confusion by the industry. The confusion was compounded when Kogan announced high-data mobile plans on the Telstra network.
Australia's telcos continue to bicker about coverage, while the Coalition promises AU$100 million in a vain attempt to plug the hole.
I'd love to see IT prices come down to comparable levels to the US, and Netflix and Hulu arrive in Australia, but there are many reasons why we won't see it happen this year, at least.
It is not really surprising that internet filtering plans in the UK would bring the pro-filter people back out in Australia.
While the Australian telecommunications industry has put forth proposals for changes to the NBN, it's unlikely that we'll see any made in the near future.
NBN Co's continual misrepresentation of its own targets does nothing but give its opponents ammo in the ongoing NBN war.
Data retention has been slayed in Australia for the time being, but like any good pop culture villain, it will always come back.
The controversy in the US over the government collecting phone records is a reminder that Australian government agencies already have that power, and are pushing for even more.
Figures released last week showed that NBN Co passed 22,100 brownfield premises with fibre in the first three months of 2013, but can the company make up the gap to meet its targets by the end of June?
The death of the NBN at the hands of wireless is, once again, greatly exaggerated.
The government will resell leftover 4G spectrum in a few years, but was it a missed opportunity?
The australianchristianlobby.org domain has been snapped up by a group that doesn't share the organisation's values, but there is another ACL website that we should be more concerned about.
At the 2010 policy launch, Tony Abbott was nowhere to be seen. In 2013, he was the beaming, awkward sidekick.
The Australian Department of Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy has said that you can't compare data retention to airport security, but the two do have their similarities.
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