Articles about Australia
Following Labor and the government teaming up to pass mandatory data-retention legislation in the Senate on Thursday night, Telstra has announced plans to store the encrypted data in Australia.
The government and Labor have jointly ensured that the telecommunications data of all Australians will be retained for two years for warrantless access by law-enforcement agencies.
PayPal allegedly failed to adequately screen its transactions, which included black market trading, violating sanctions by the US government.
The NSW Liberal government has pledged to spend AU$300 million on the state's e-health initiatives over the next four years if it is re-elected for another term on Saturday's election.
Akamai's latest State of the Internet report reveals that Australia's average broadband connection speeds have increased by 6.1 percent quarter over quarter, putting Australia in 42nd place globally.
Australian digital security company Covata has signed a 10-year global licensing deal with networking giant Cisco.
The cost for Australia's internet service providers to block websites under the government's proposed copyright legislation, introduced in parliament on Thursday, has been estimated at over AU$130,000 per year.
The Bank of Queensland has reported that digital improvements made to its back office systems during the first half of the 2015 financial year helped its statutory profit after tax reach AU$154 million.
Researchers' claims that the New South Wales online iVote system was vulnerable to a FREAK attack have been overstated, according to the state's Electoral Commission, which has questioned the researchers' motives.
NBN Co board member and Internode co-founder Simon Hackett has said that his first choice for Australia's National Broadband Network would have been 100 percent fibre.
Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has reiterated claims that the data-retention Bill does not force service providers to retain data that, as an industry, they do not already collect.
The Australian government has asked the Productivity Commission to conduct a cost-benefit analysis into a dedicated national mobile broadband network for emergency services.
The consumer watchdog said in its draft decision on non-price terms for regulated services that it does not have to extend the scope of its connection charge regulations due to Telstra's ability to manage external contracts.
It is hoped that a new think tank will help alleviate the pressures put on Australia's regulatory landscape by the emerging IoT sector, which could 'smash' elements of the country's existing framework, according to Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton.
iiNet founder and former CEO Michael Malone has said that Vodafone Hutchison Australia could be acquired by TPG within the next year as Australia's telecommunications industry heads down a consolidation road that will lead to just three major players.
There are a lot of players in the mandatory data-retention debate. We look at who is for the legislation, and who is opposing it.
Telstra has opened its Customer Insights Centre (CIC) in Sydney for enterprise and business clients, with the high-tech 3,600 square metre facility boasting a 300-person auditorium, a workshop, collaboration spaces, partner pop-up installations, a restaurant, and a broadcast studio.
Operating and maintaining the sensitive IT equipment in Australia's tropical far north can be a challenging undertaking, but NEC Australia has worked out a way to keep things running for some of Australia's most remote communities.
Not-for-profit organisation OLPC Australia's new program, One Education, has now distributed 20,000 computing devices to schools throughout Australia, with a celebration held last week at a school where every student and teacher has a device.
At the launch of NextDC's S1 Tier III Sydney datacentre last night, CEO Craig Scroggie confirmed uptake was already at 27 percent.
The creative software vendor shifted its operations from Chatswood to the Sydney CBD.
This instalment of the App Wrap covers Mailbox, Horizon Calendar, Carbon for Twitter, Foursquare for Business, Documents On The Go Pro, Basecamp, Queensland Tide Times, and O'Week at Uni of Adelaide.
The datacentre provider showed off the new facility with NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell attending the launch ceremony.
This week, the App Wrap looks at Dolphin Browser, CommBank Kaching, CommBank Property Guide, yourMyki, Armadale Shopping City Shopper Guide, iBulkBill, and Australian Open.
ZDNet goes behind to scenes to learn more about the tech that is used to support the Australian Open.
This week we look at the following newcomers from Apple and Google's app stores: Arrivo Sydney, Facebook Pages Manager, Fitocracy, PlayTube, PresentEasy, Python 3.4 for iOS, Share The Fare, and TrackMySpend.
This week's new apps include: Find a Lawyer, First Aid, Here Maps, Vic Hunting, Francis Bacon, Optus TV with Fetch, Quit for Two, and Great Koala Count.
Pictures from the SY3-II launch in Alexandria on November 15.
Emergency Aus, Express Plus, GoToMyPC, LivingSocial, Policelink, QR-WiFi Plugin, Splashtop 2, and ThrowMeApp.
If you think the government cannot and does not want to get its hands all over your personal data, then think again.
Appointing critics of Labor's National Broadband Network (NBN) project to the cost-benefit analysis review will result in the upcoming report stating the Coalition government's policy was correct, according to Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare.
Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam believes making Foxtel-exclusive content available on other platforms is the best method to reduce copyright infringement in Australia.
Hear how Australian businesses are putting the public cloud to work.
Regions looking to emulate Silicon Valley should avoid going head-to-head with it, says Robert Scoble, Rackspace startup liaison officer.
ZDNet spoke with the printers, software, and managed services company's managing director Nick Kugenthiran about his past as a sailor and how that has helped him succeed in the IT industry.
CIOs from advertising agency STW Communications and professional services body the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) have given their views on IT priorities in their businesses.
According to the latest results of ZDNet's annual IT Priorities research, IT departments within businesses are placing greater emphasis on optimising processes for customers.
Nigerian scam victim Jill explains how she was conned out of $300,000 over a four year period.
In a sit-down interview with ZDNet, Australian Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull promised that under a Coalition government, NBN Co will be more transparent and more business-like than it is today.