Did the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission come down too hard on Optus? Why can't AUSTRAC trust the cloud? Why did Western Australia abandon its ailing shared services mission and will New South Wales fall into the same black hole?
The ZDNet team gives their view on the last week's news, all in the time it takes you to drink a cup of coffee.
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ZDNet Australia team
Suzanne Tindal heads up a team of keen ZDNetters, including journalists Luke Hopewell, Josh Taylor and Michael Lee. You can follow them all on Twitter: @engochick, @joshgnosis, @lukehopewell, @mukimu. Happy listening!
What's the deal with Ericsson's new souped-up long-term evolution tests? Can you pay for Caltex petrol faster than a Ferrari can burn through it? Doctors get how much for telehealth? Can we expect Queensland's sex offender tracking trial to backfire?
We pinch ourselves as we ask if the Telstra-NBN deal really happened, envy the employees of Google, mourn the shrinking of myki and ponder the future of piracy abroad.
After a short break, Technolatte is back on deck to talk about who's replacing their tokens, what's coming out in tablets, what Mike Quigley can expect to face when he returns from holidays and whether or not internet access is a basic human right.
What really went down at AusCERT, why are you still getting ripped off for software and are there really only seven customers on the Armidale NBN?
What was in the Federal budget for IT? What are Telstra and Amazon fighting about? Why are the emergency services divided over spectrum and how much did Microsoft pay for Skype?
This week, we have a whole podcast of fail. Sony PlayStation Network's breach has to be one of the biggest "d'oh!" moments in data breach history, while iPhone's location-tracking has people fuming, global roaming prices are just plain ridiculous and the Amazon Web Services outage shows that cloud can break, too.
Why is IBM being dragged before the Australian Human Rights Commission? How will your e-health records work? How hard can it be to secure credit card data, and who will get Vodafone's LTE upgrades first?
Which is the better ship: Serenity or the Millenium Falcon? Australia's Top Geek decides. Why did NBN's head of construction fall on his sword, what's going on in data retention and what does the Epsilon data breach all mean?