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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.
Side projects help you open new doors, explore new vistas, and keep you sharp in your career. In this article, David Gewirtz shows how side projects can pay out in completely unexpected and wonderful ways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Indian government has teamed up with Twitter to launch a system that will allow people to receive tweeted updates from the government straight to their mobile phone via SMS.
Just a few minutes after the first NSA leak was published, the phones of US lawmakers began to buzz, hours before most of America would find out over their morning coffee.
The Australian government has asked the Productivity Commission to conduct a cost-benefit analysis into a dedicated national mobile broadband network for emergency services.
Attorney-General George Brandis has revealed that the estimated average cost for storing telecommunications data will be close to AU$4 per customer, per year.
According to the FAA, enterprises can obtain exemptions to speed up airspace restrictions, but there are limitations.
A number of telecommunications providers are taking on the FCC and the agency's net neutrality rules.
As a result of Telstra having to work closer with NBN Co under the 'multi-technology mix' model of the NBN, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is mulling imposing a rule on NBN Co to ensure data is shared equally amongst Telstra and its retail competitors.
Even if a crucial and controversial legal authority expires later this year, the US government will still be able to collect billions of domestic call records on Americans.
Although Edward Snowden revealed many of the NSA's clandestine activities, Ron Wyden remains one of the only hopes of US intelligence reform from within Congress.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gave a statement to protesters and the media from the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Sunday.
Business-technology exhibition CeBIT 2012 kicked off today, bringing together a who's who of technology players. Many exhibitors appeared to be playing it safe, with booth babes absent from view. Instead, a few took BYO to heart, and brought their own trucks, caravans and bikes.
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials Australasia conference gives vendors a chance to show off the latest and greatest tech for keeping the public safe and dealing with emergency situations. ZDNet Australia took a sneak peak at some of the tech on show.
New South Wales Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner officially opened Dimension Data's newest customer service centre in Sydney's Macquarie Park today.
Australia and New Zealand have handed in their written proposal that lays out why the nations should be chosen to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the continent-sized radio telescope.
Really Apple? The iPad design is so new, so unique, that you can use it to legally ban the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from the EU? I Don't Think So.
The ICT industry suited up last night for the CeBIT 2011 ICT celebration dinner and 2011 Australian Government ICT Awards at the Sydney Convention Centre.
The annual CeBIT show started today in Sydney, with numerous speeches from technology heavy weights as well as stands from vendors ready to spruik their technology.
The Victorian Education Department officially opened its latest "connected classroom" on Friday with the state's Education Minister Martin Dixon doing the honours.
Australian media preservation and digitisation company DAMsmart is responsible for processing thousands and thousands of hours of culturally significant footage. Here's a glimpse at some of the tech used behind-the-scenes at their Canberra office.
The Royal Australian Navy has today pulled the covers off an advanced virtual-reality training simulator to train junior officers in combat.
When you think CIA, the last word likely to come to mind is "open". And yet the US spy organisation has begun to lift the lid — albeit ever so slightly — in a bid to cultivate public support. In fact, the agency recently launched a retooled website, complete with YouTube and Flickr channels.
National ICT Australia (NICTA) held its annual Techfest event on Wednesday where it showcased the latest and greatest in research technology.
ZDNet UK readers have broadly supported Wikileaks in a poll, with a majority saying the whistleblower site is right to publish confidential documents. We present the UK results of a global poll of over 11,000 ZDNet readers
Today Australians took to the streets in Sydney to support Wikileaks and freedom of speech, as well as to protest the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Teri Takai, the State of California's CIO, talks to CNET's Dan Farber about overseeing an IT organization with more than 130 CIOs and 10,000 technology workers. She also discusses California's e-government initiatives from going green to managing costs during tough economic times.
Teri Takai, CIO of the State of California, describes the State's 'green' strategy. She says the government is looking at ways to decrease its carbon footprint by implementing more services online which would reduce the need for constituents to drive to State offices.
Teri Takai, CIO of the State of California, discusses how she plans to use collaboration and knowledge sharing tools to help communicate with the federal government on various programs such as homeland security, health care and education.
From one-time-use syringes to fire logs made from an invasive African plant, the 2008 Tech Awards honored five innovators with $50,000 for creating technology solutions for problems in developing countries. CNET's Kara Tsuboi learns more about these seemingly simple solutions that have potential to make a big impact.
She's been called the second most powerful woman in business. By now, she may be No. 1. In a wide-ranging discussion about technology, politics, and her company's plans, Xerox's CEO tells News.com's Charles Cooper that the tech industry hasn't found a particularly sympathetic ear in the nation's capital, especially when it comes to the hot-button topic of H-1B visas.
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