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MPs of the Australian Labor Party are expected to vote for mandatory data-retention legislation when it is debated in parliament in March.
Making sure faults in the legacy copper network are kept to a minimum and speeds are delivered as promised will be a top priority for the next phase of the NBN rollout.
ASIO has told Senate Estimates that it needs telcos and service providers to retain metadata on all customers, even though the vast majority will be of no interest to authorities.
Three states take pre-emptive approach to attracting new data centers.
The approximately 20,000 premises on Telstra's fibre network in South Brisbane could soon be on the NBN, with the two companies set to recommence negotiations in the first quarter of 2015.
Australian Attorney-General George Brandis did not officially meet with internet service providers or consumer rights groups a single time in the 10 months spent planning a crackdown on online copyright infringement, according to documents obtained by ZDNet.
The Western Australia government has extended its Royalties for Regions funding, with AU$45 million going to fund 85 more mobile towers in regional locations.
The cable TV networks owned by Telstra and Optus will be getting an AU$400 million upgrade before being incorporated into Australia's National Broadband Network.
A project in partnership with the World Bank wants to take bus management at the Brazilian capital to the next level
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has indicated that it is considering cancelling the 2016 census, while calling for more investment to replace the agency's ageing IT infrastructure.
Nine new suppliers including Dimension Data and iiNet have joined companies such as Microsoft and IBM on the Australian government's cloud services panel.
Film studios and ISPs have released a new draft code that is aimed at curbing the number of Australians who illicitly download TV shows, films, and music online.
Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has announced AU$18 million in funding to fight 'terrorist propaganda' on social media sites.
It's great that the U.S. now has a chief data scientist. Unfortunately, the job description needs a rewrite to really have an impact.
A shared digital space requires trust, so why has the French government introduced stricter online surveillance laws and how will it affect enterprises online behaviour?
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.
You may think you know how scary government can get, but you ain't seen nothin' yet!
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.
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.
ZDNet took iRobot's new Android-based robot controller for a spin at a briefing in New York City. (Spoiler alert: nothing broke.)
As the World Cup kicks off, we list five technology projects rolled out across the venues that will be hosting the tournament in Brazil over the next month.
Those who want maximum privacy for their email have a tough time using difficult software. Google is attempting to do better with Gmail, but there's already a decent webmail solution.
As the government and private sector focus on improving Brazil's innovation ecosystem, many local women are working to foster this environment by connecting people, ideas and turning ideas into reality. We list some of the females making a difference in the Brazilian technology innovation scene.
Researchers shared their discovery and research on espionage malware "The Mask" (aka Careto) at the Kaspersky Labs security summit this week. ZDNet took photos of the presentation.
Infamous security researcher Felix "FX" Lindner exposed Lawful Interception surveillance systems as easy to detect, derail, and maliciously exploit at European hacking conference 30c3.
How much do you love your country? Enough to shop until you drop, choosing just the right gifts? If you're stumped on exactly what to give your favorite nation, we have the answers. Come on in!
The government program generally known as Obamacare is the poster child for poor government IT work. There have been others though.
And now, for your reading pleasure, the very worst from the tech world in 2013.
This article is a companion piece to Marines test giant autonomous headless horsebot, published in ZDNet government.
The most tech-savvy U.S. president to date, Barack Obama uses the best devices and technology for the job, in and outside of the White House. Here's a look at some of the devices, platforms and technology he uses to carry out his day-to-day presidential duties.
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 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.
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