Jo Best

Jo Best has been covering IT for over a decade for publications including silicon.com, Guardian Government Computing, and ZDNet in both London and Sydney. As a freelance writer and full-time student, Jo has an interest in health, mobile, and emerging tech.

Jo Best has nothing to disclose but her love of vegan cake. She holds no shares and has no business relationships with any of the companies she writes about.

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CDMA? Enough of the bad language

CDMA? Enough of the bad language

The day of reckoning finally arrived for CDMA -- and was then postponed, leaving everyone with any strong feeling on the subject a nice window of three months to once again enjoy the semantic back-and-forth the closure provokes.

January 21, 2008 by in Government : AU

London bombings speed up Oz tech border control plan

London bombings speed up Oz tech border control plan

The government has fast-tracked an upgrade to Australia's border control technology in light of suspected links to terrorist organisations in this country.Although ASIO, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and other public agencies have been working on the upgrade for a number of months, the recent London bombing attempts have accelerated the planned rollout.

July 8, 2007 by in Government : AU

France rolls over on iTunes-busting DRM law

France rolls over on iTunes-busting DRM law

France has given the thumbs-up to the defanged version of a controversial law that would have forced Apple Computer to open up its iTunes digital rights management to players other than its iPod.The Dadvsi law, which originally included provisions to allow people to crack DRM protections and oblige Apple to interoperate with its rivals' music download services and vice versa, gained the approval of French lawmakers last week.

June 25, 2006 by in Government : AU