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Did WikiLeaks stand a chance?

At a Churchill Club event debating the importance of WikiLeaks in Santa Clara, Peter Thiel, Co-founder of Paypal, talks about the difficulty private companies face when defending public interests. Thiel argues that vague laws grant the government excessive powers against companies and individuals and therefore need to be clarified.

January 20, 2011

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Gerry Harvey: it's about GST, not the net

Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey yesterday said that the debate about foreign retailers not being forced to collect GST on some Australian purchases had been misconstrued as a battle between the internet and companies like his own Harvey Norman empire.

January 4, 2011 by Renai LeMay

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Roxon outlines how e-health will work

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon yesterday provided further details on how the Federal Government's electronic health record project will work in practice, although details of exactly how budget funds will be spent on the project remain scarce.

June 28, 2010 by Renai LeMay

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NBN Co late on business case

NBN Co has not yet delivered its business case to the Federal Government, despite having previously said it would be handed over by 31 May, the group's chief executive Mike Quigley confirmed this week.

June 28, 2010 by Renai LeMay

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FBI director stresses cooperation with private enterprise

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, FBI Director Robert Mueller highlights the importance of a coordinated response to cybercrime, encouraging businesses to work more closely with the government. Mueller assures companies that reporting breaches of security and going through the investigative process can be done with minimal disruption, safeguarding privacy, data, and confidentiality.

March 5, 2010

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Homeland security secretary outlines latest online efforts

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses three efforts underway to ensure the security of the nation's cyberinfrastructure. This includes the development of National Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan, which will facilitate a coordinated response to cyberthreats from the federal government, local city and state governments, as well as the private sector

March 4, 2010

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Defence discovers 3000 apps: Video

In an interview discussing various aspects of Defence IT, department chief information officer Greg Farr said he'd discovered almost 3000 more applications on his servers than he had previously been aware of.

February 24, 2010 by Ben Grubb

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Hi-tech coffee roaster burns 80% less carbon

Equator Coffees, a specialty coffee wholesaler, is going green throughout its business operations. The co-founders, Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell are using sustainable farming practices to grow their coffee cherries by partnering with local farmers in developing countries. On their site, they also have a smart coffee roaster that burns 80 percent less natural gas than a traditional coffee roaster and a food composter that turns excess coffee waste into fertilizer.

January 27, 2010

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Changing the Change Program's agenda

What happens when you change the agenda of the ATO's Change Program, or program in some changes to the Agenda? Or which way actually is it? Not to mention whether there will be any change left in the budget after the program's agenda has changed.

November 3, 2009 by Renai LeMay and Liam Tung

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