Australia faces a dangerous conflation of technology-driven surveillance and an almost total lack of technical comprehension from the political class.
Chris Duckett dispenses with "trends", "magic quadrants" and other salesbot speak to investigate what is really the foundation of IT: source code.
Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.
The music is about to stop on the dancing around the issue of data retention in Australia, and the former government needs to make its plans clear to the electorate.
After sitting at around 1 percent or less of marketshare in many major markets around the world, the Kantar Worldpanel has decided to stop counting BlackBerry as a separate line item, and lump it into the Others category.
Firefox's slow morph into the Mozilla suite that it left behind continues as a HTML editor is added back into the web browser.
After chasing consumer-led computing for the past few years, enterprises are due to be the opening front in the next change to computing — an experience that depends on where you are, and which device you are using.
As American customers get themselves into a lather over the impost of fixed internet data caps, the reality is that soon, most internet users won't care or think about them.
By leaving all the technology programs to next year, the Australian federal government is left dragging the chain on initiatives it should be undertaking.
In one swift move on the fifth birthday of the NBN, Malcolm Turnbull has fallen into the same practice that he accused Labor of for years.
Minecraft developer, Markus Persson aka Notch, has ceased all development of a Minecraft port of Oculus' virtual reality products following Facebook's $2 billion purchase of the company today — how many other developers follow his lead will determine Oculus' future.
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection says the Privacy Act forces it to ask holders of confidential electronic documents to return them to the department.