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The Australian Communications and Media Authority is exploring using shared services with other government agencies as it seeks to cut back on costs.
The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has said it will need additional resources to oversee new powers planned for Australian intelligence agencies to access computers and networks during investigations.
Losses amount to R$2bn; operators demand heavy penalties to those using pirate decoders
Whoever heard of a pure IT project that cost a billion dollars to build (so far)? A GAO investigation goes deep into just how bad the process of building HealthCare.gov was.
The government-commissioned review into NBN Co's governance has said NBN Co's previous board lacked the right sets of skills, and failed to set key performance goals for former CEO Mike Quigley.
It is essential that an organization's critical computer/networking systems and services are properly monitored so that staff can be made aware of and respond to problems and trends. This System...
Back in the USSR: Snowden leaves West behind, anonymous wifi makes Russians sing and shout [Government IT Week]
Today's a triple crown of Russian news. Snowden leaves the West behind for another three years, Russia bans anonymous wifi (and is bound to find a way to blame that on the NSA), and Java won't keep you warm in the great Bear nation.
Experts in Italy are working on proposals that will set out web users' rights and obligations – a draft bill that could eventually be adopted across Europe.
More holes appear in the government's mandatory data retention proposal as Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull admits the tech-savvy will know how to avoid having their IP addresses logged against sites they visit, while the scheme may still be costly and impractical.
UPDATED. Reports indicate that users in Russia who attempt to download and install Java are being told that a government embargo forbids it.
[UPDATED] Users will be required to provide a full name and ID and to identify hardware.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has moved to correct the record on what telecommunications companies will be required to retain under a mandatory data retention regime.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that he and Attorney-General George Brandis are meeting with telecommunications companies today to discuss the government's controversial mandatory data retention proposal.
Attorney-General George Brandis has pulled out of speaking at the Human Rights Commission's Free Speech conference today following a disastrous TV interview last night where he admitted that website visits would be included in mandatory data retention.
While the Australian government has yet to provide a set definition of "metadata" it wants telecommunications companies, this is what we know so far.