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As Australia's Treasurer Joe Hockey makes plans to broaden the country's GST to include downloaded content, he has been warned against unilaterally closing tax loopholes for multinational companies without the support of the OECD.
Contradictory quotes from New Zealand Revenue Minister Todd McClay should give taxpayers cause for concern.
The faster of the two computers is expected to have a peak performance of 180 petaflops -- which will make it one the world's most powerful computing systems.
The NSW Electoral Commission's CIO Ian Brightwell has said that human error was at the core of an electronic ballot problem on the NSW iVote system that may have the potential to see some of the results from last month's state election thrown into question.
Breaches happen all the time, even in government. But an unclassified system breach can be as bad as a classified breach. David Gewirtz offers a worst-case scenario.
Apple, Google, and Microsoft have all admitted that they are being audited by the Australian Taxation Office.
The use of digital currencies such as bitcoin in Australia is too minimal to impact the local financial market, representatives from the Reserve Bank of Australia have told a Senate committee inquiry into digital currency.
Here's what people are doing instead of switching to IPv6: They're buying "old" IPv4 addresses -- in the flourishing IPv4 resale market.
Motorola Solutions Australia has inked a AU$175 million seven-year deal with the South Australian government for the upgrade and management of its emergency services wireless network.
Google, Apple, and Microsoft will face a parliamentary inquiry into corporate tax avoidance this week, as the Australian government moves to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational corporations operating in Australia.
As the Australian government begins to dip its toes into cloud services, hybrid cloud offers a good balance, according to Cisco's ANZ head Ken Boal.
Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection is revamping its information management practices with the establishment of an accountability task force, after a breach last year of G20 leaders' personal information.
The top-of-the-line Blackphones are said to be "NSA-proof," despite the FBI's new policy that demonizes encryption as a "huge problem" for law enforcement.
The Australian competition watchdog is calling for industry feedback on whether the proposed auction of unused 1800MHz spectrum bandwidth in regional Australia should be subject to competition limitations.
A review of the Australian Department of Defence has recommended that the CIO have much more oversight of the systems within the department, and target a reduction in duplicated systems.
School will soon be in session and a Chromebook may be just what you need for the coming academic year.
You have one, your partner has one, and your child wants one. What are some of the best tablets and tips to keep them entertained, happy, and most importantly, safe?
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.
Microsoft's new PowerPoint plug-in and associated cloud service makes it easy to create and distribute compelling educational content.
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.
Apps can be both educational and fun you know.
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!
Welcome to the official 2013 edition of our ZDNet DIY-IT Gift Guide. This year, in honor of 2013, we present to you 14 interesting and useful products that the DIY-ITer in your life will find particularly useful, fun, or cool.
Ada's Technical Books in Seattle recently relocated, adding a cafe and more technical science, security, sci-fi and engineering books than before into its breathtaking new location.
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.
At the RSA 2011 Conference, Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn talks about a new pilot program that will make it easier for government and the technology industry to work together in the future. Lynn says through the new plan, the Defense Department will be able to incorporate more commercial practices while at the same time technology professionals can learn about the challenges facing the Defense Department.
Following the internet blackout in Egypt over the last week, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this morning said that he didn't think the Australian Government had the power to pass a law to make internet service providers cut off the internet.
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.
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.
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.
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
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