A rejection on a Twitter ban in Australian Parliament, and the backdown in New South Wales over a proposed ban on court tweets shows that governments are at least attempting to come to grips with the inevitability of social media.
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.
Industries seeking to push their own agenda will really only blame the NBN in a move to try to force the Labor government to see things their way.
Will 4G be Vodafone's saviour?
Following Prime Minister Julia Gillard's announcement of the set election date, Labor has a number of tasks to accomplish before Australians go to the polls on September 14.
Microsoft's latest pitch to get people to try Internet Explorer again goes for 90s nostalgia, but will toying with our emotions bring success for IE10?
Users unconvinced that their telco is being truthful about network coverage might be tempted to try out crowd-sourced coverage maps, but are they any more accurate?
Vodafone's decision to start charging in per-megabyte blocks for prepaid customers isn't out of the norm, but it does highlight a fightback from telcos on over-the-top applications.
The budget surplus turned out to be more of a mirage than the Australian government had hoped, so will we see a shift in the floor price for 4G 700MHz spectrum?
A report from Goldman Sachs, estimating that a nationwide rollout of Google Fiber will cost US$140 billion to complete in the US, puts Australia's fibre-to-the-premise NBN project in perspective.
The fact that someone could get AU$28,000 in charges in the time that it took Telstra to cancel a service, shows that global roaming is still broken.
The federal Coalition is considering policy on the best way to remove harmful content from social media and how to protect children online.
The dumping of the Australian internet filter policy should not be a great surprise from this minority government.
In a rare display in modern politics, Labor, Liberal, and Independent MPs were united in their dismay at how the Attorney-General's Department has handled the controversial issue of data retention.
iOS 6 chewing through mobile data, even when Wi-Fi is turned on, is a major problem for Apple and the telcos. But who will eventually pay for it?
The sudden revelation that the police want telcos to keep data for longer than is currently proposed should come as no great surprise.