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AFP backs privacy and metadata over anonymity

AFP backs privacy and metadata over anonymity

As Australia's PM ramps up his push for the passing of the government's mandatory data-retention Bill, AFP assistant commissioner Tim Morris has said that the agency cannot support the right to anonymity where it may lead to unlawful activity.

published February 22, 2015 by

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WA cracks down on website data-scraping practices

WA cracks down on website data-scraping practices

Western Australia's Department of Mines and Petroleum is revamping its online systems after claims that some companies have been using special software to 'scrape' data from the department's online system in order to gain an edge in claiming surrendered mining tenements.

published February 15, 2015 by

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CSIRO broadband lab launch: photos

CSIRO broadband lab launch: photos

The CSIRO and National ICT Australia in conjunction with the New South Wales Government yesterday launched a new multimillion-dollar broadband research lab in Marsfield designed to develop applications for the National Broadband Network.

published December 7, 2010 by

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Conroy visits Nextgen's backhaul hub: pics

Conroy visits Nextgen's backhaul hub: pics

Fibre-optic backbone specialist Nextgen Networks has installed over 8000km of its own fibre across Australia, but its current role as prime contractor for the government's 6000km Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) has given it a high profile in the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll-out, especially now that the provider has reached its halfway point.

published November 11, 2010 by

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Photos: inside ABC, WIN MediaHub

Photos: inside ABC, WIN MediaHub

We took a trip down to Ingleburn to Australia's largest media broadcast facility, MediaHub. ZDNet Australia had a chat with its chief, Andrew Hogg, and dived behind the lines to have a peek at its server-heavy backline.

published August 17, 2010 by

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It's MAGIC: Aussie war robot photos

It's MAGIC: Aussie war robot photos

An Australian team has recently demonstrated its robotics "wizardry" by advancing to the grand finals of an international land warfare robot competition to be held in South Australia in November.

published August 2, 2010 by

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Photos: building Tassie's Scottsdale NBN

Photos: building Tassie's Scottsdale NBN

In the lead-up to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's July date for switching on National Broadband Network (NBN) services in the first Tasmanian homes, ZDNet Australia has obtained some photographs of the roll-out taking place in Scottsdale, Tasmania.

published May 13, 2010 by

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Conroy's Broadband Future Conference: Photos

Conroy's Broadband Future Conference: Photos

Telstra has not been separated and construction of the NBN on the mainland is still in the pipeline, but today saw Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd kick off a conference that was designed to help Australia understand how 100 megabits per second broadband can be used.

published December 9, 2009 by

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Sydney Media140: Photo gallery

Sydney Media140: Photo gallery

Sydney's first ever Media140 conference, held at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) studios, drew around 300 academics, journalists and media enthusiasts to discuss the benefits and risks that professionals face in using open social networks, such as Twitter.

published November 8, 2009 by

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NICTA Techfest 09: Photos

NICTA Techfest 09: Photos

The publicly-funded research body National ICT Australia (NICTA) held its annual showcase of technology yesterday. On show was technology ranging from bionic eyes to a mathematically-proven operating system kernel.

published August 12, 2009 by

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Content owners don't back AFACT: iiNet

Content providers are stepping away from the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT)'s pursuit of ISPs over copyright infringement, and are open to iiNet's piracy mediator model, according to iiNet's chief regulatory officer Steve Dalby.

published June 2, 2011 by

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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.

published January 4, 2011 by

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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.

published June 28, 2010 by

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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.

published June 28, 2010 by

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Public response to filter: Video

It's been just over three months since the Federal Government decided it would go ahead with its plans for internet service providers to block access to "refused classification" material on the web. ZDNet.com.au asked the public what it thought of the plan.

published March 29, 2010 by

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Telstra CDMA 1xRTT Communication Card

Telstra CDMA 1xRTT Communication Card

Telstra's wireless service is for Australian road warriors who don't mind paying big bucks for maximum mobility.According to the Telstra, its existing CDMA network covers about one-fifth of the Australian landmass and over 98 percent of the population.

published June 17, 2004 by

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