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Transport for New South Wales has confirmed that in just six months, NSW Police has made 166 requests for data on the Opal travel card.
The Australian government has proposed a massive overhaul of spectrum legislation, with an eye to allow telcos to share and trade spectrum amongst themselves.
New Zealand has upped its total investment in its ultra-fast broadband and rural broadband project to NZ$2 billion.
Australian Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has said that despite the hype, the government has not made sourcing crowdfunding in Australia any easier.
A 2012 deal to contract out call centre services to Telstra has yet to reduce the wait time for the Centrelink call centre, the Australian Auditor-General has found.
Belgium's regulator is just one of a number in Europe that aren't happy with Facebook's new data use policy.
Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has pledged to wipe the HECS debts for 100,000 science, engineering, maths, and technology graduates in his reply to the 2015 Budget.
Less than two months after passing legislation that was designed to limit access to stored telecommunications data, the Australian government has quietly added Immigration and Border Protection to the list of agencies that can access data.
American residents could soon be exempt from the NSA's dragnet, unless surveillance is approved by the secretive FISA court, with the USA Freedom Act passing the US House of Representatives and heading to the Senate.
GCHQ said it's "openly" recruiting hackers for the first time, months after the Snowden documents showed the spy agency used them to target both terrorists and civilians.
The Australian Department of Defence will take on the responsibilities of the Defence Materiel Organisation, with the federal government set to abolish the agency from July.
Australian government agencies have been asked to contribute almost half of the funding for improved digital services.
The Australian government has offered to fund between less than half and one third of the estimated costs for telecommunications companies to store communications data for law enforcement.
NASA outlined its technical roadmaps designed to support missions over the next two decades. There are many cloud, supercomputing, autonomous computing, robotics, and big data points to ponder.
The Australian government will force some patients to use electronic health records as part of a trial included in a AU$485 million 'rescue' package for the personally controlled e-health record system set up by the former Labor government.
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.
2014 was a pretty rough year from a cybersecurity perspective. So that means that 2015 will be better, right? Right? Yeah, not so much. We'll tell you why.
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You may think you know how scary government can get, but you ain't seen nothin' yet!
How do you vanish online? Follow these 10 steps to get started.
Tomorrow, voting machines will be working at full steam as Brazilians go to the polls for the second round of the country's general elections. We take you though the main developments of e-voting in Brazil over the last 30 years.
In what ways can teachers use tech to enrich their lessons?
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.
No matter the age, learning a programming language is a marketable skill. Here are mobile apps to assist you.
ZDNet took iRobot's new Android-based robot controller for a spin at a briefing in New York City. (Spoiler alert: nothing broke.)
Out of the thousands on offer to make your life easier, here is a roundup of the most essential Android applications for students.
What are some of the most innovative tech projects and ideas seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo this month?
A high-spec laptop for design, a budget laptop for reading or a decent all-rounder -- whatever your student needs going back to school, you can find it here.
A high-spec tablet for media, a budget tablet for reading or a decent all-rounder -- whatever your student needs going back to school, you can find it here.
From gaming headsets to budget tablets, here are some of the best back to school tech and gadgets on the market.
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.
Australian Government Chief Technology Officer John Sheridan speaks to ZDNet about the implementation of cloud within government agencies, and the cloud provider panel.
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.
Last week, iVEC, a joint venture of the CSIRO and four Western Australian universities, oversaw the installation of the second portion of the Australian Government's $80 million supercomputer investment. The supercomputer will provide the grunt to process data for research projects such as the global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) initiative.
While some companies have taken to social media like ducks to water, others are frightened to even dip their toes in. ZDNet Australia held a roundtable this month with IT executives from top Australian companies to gauge how social they are and how social they'd like to be.
Governments worldwide are investing in cyber armies and intelligence to counter growing online threats.
Need an anti-spying solution designed to lock down your messages and protect your privacy? One smartphone case maker promises as much, but only proves a fraction of its claims.
Microsoft is not known for educational computing tools, but with Office Mix it's turning PowerPoint into a tool for building online lessons.
Microsoft has changed the look and feel of its venerable browser while adding some much-needed security features.
WordPerfect 12.0 features a core stable of productivity apps but suffers from its poor handling of Microsoft files.
Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.