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Optus says data retention is 'workable'

Australia's second-largest telco has joined its biggest rival in confirming the proposed set of data that the government wants telcos to retain for law-enforcement purposes is 'workable' for the company.

January 29, 2015 by

Five Eyes Treasure Map surveys German telco networks: report

Documents released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have revealed that a global internet mapping program dubbed Treasure Map has been spying on German telcos' networks, despite US government assurances that the program was not for surveillance purposes, according to a report by Der Spiegel.

September 14, 2014

Government surveillance requests to Telstra rise

As the Australian government looks to force telcos to retain customer data for law-enforcement investigations, the number of requests for customer data that Telstra is receiving from Australian law-enforcement agencies has risen in the last six months.

August 31, 2014 by

China lets local telcos set own prices

Chinese government allows the country's three state-run telcos to determine their own pricing for mobile phones and services, as long as these are deemed fair and legal to customers.

May 12, 2014 by

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