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Data-retention costs report kept confidential

Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has refused to release the PricewaterhouseCoopers report prepared for the government on the cost of the industry for the Australian government's mandatory data-retention legislation.

December 8, 2014

We don't have any pre-existing metadata laws: Brandis

While on the one hand, the Australian government is claiming that security agencies will not get access to any new data under mandatory data retention, Attorney-General George Brandis has claimed that the legislation is required because there aren't any existing metadata laws.

November 3, 2014

Govt accepts watered-down Foreign Fighters Bill

The Australian government expects its new counter-terrorism laws to pass in parliament after accepting all of the recommendations made by a committee looking into the new legislation.

October 22, 2014

NSW signs .sydney domain deal with ICANN

The NSW government has followed Victoria’s lead, signing a deal with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to obtain exclusive rights to the .sydney top-level domain.

September 21, 2014

Hide your crypto like a real spy

The German government employee recently arrested for spying for the US hid his encryption software using a kind of steganography.

July 8, 2014

Chinese state media labels Windows 8 a 'potential threat'

The Chinese state media attack on US software and hardware continues, with China’s CCTV state network broadcasting a critical report suggesting that Windows 8 is being used to harvest data about the country’s citizens for use by the US government.

June 5, 2014

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