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ACCC asks industry for input on iiNet-TPG merger 
By Allie Coyne | 2 hours ago | Comment Now 
Investigates impact on competition.
 
WA Police eyes copper-cam at hold-ups 
By Ry Crozier | 3 hours ago | Comment Now 
Broader mobile revamp on the cards.
 
Japanese companies demo 40Gbps passive FTTP tech 
By Juha Saarinen | 8 hours ago | Comment Now 
Claim forty-fold capacity increase.
 
Defence radar could interfere with NBN 
By Ry Crozier | 9 hours ago | Comment Now 
Fixed wireless rollout hits a snag.
 
Obama launches financial sanctions for cyber attackers 
9 hours ago | Comment Now 
Describes cyber crime "national emergency".
 
ACCC considers limiting sales of 1800 MHz spectrum 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day ago | Comment Now 
Asks for submissions on potential competition issues.
 
Telstra grows telehealth portfolio with Medibank business 
By Paris Cowan | 1 day 3 hours ago | Comment Now 
Adds to growing ehealth portfolio.
 
MYOB's May IPO to be one of the year's biggest  
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 5 hours ago | Comment Now 
Lodges prospectus ahead of return to ASX.
 
NBN Co expands rollout by 550k 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 8 hours ago | Comment Now 
Work to start by September 2016.
 
First look at the new Microsoft Surface 3  
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day 8 hours ago | Comment Now 
Thinner, smaller, with 10-hour battery life.
 
Why CommBank’s Albert took so long 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 9 hours ago | Comment Now 
Bank opens up on development journey.
 
Harper review wants to hand big data power to consumers 
By Paris Cowan | 1 day 9 hours ago | Comment Now 
New market in comparator tools should be driven by user records.
 
Govt scolded over another Immigration data leak 
By Paris Cowan | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
But Privacy Commissioner says he's happy with preventative measures.
 
CommBank finally launches Albert tablet solution 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Touchscreen device for merchants goes on sale.
 
Aussie-hosted Office 365 goes live 
By William Maher | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Microsoft steps up to data sovereignty demands.
 
Silk Road investigators charged with stealing Bitcoin  
2 days ago | Comment Now 
Undercover lead accused of offering Ulbricht insider info.
 
Aussie enterprises, switch vendors in brite box catch-22 
By Ry Crozier | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Is there a future smaller than Facebook-sized facilities?
 
NBN Co releases FTTB product for sale 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
One million premises to receive fibre-to-the-basement.
 
BlackBerry reports surprise profit 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
Seeks to end revenue slide.
 
NewSat forced to halt trading over satellite funding 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Lenders refuse to recommence financing for Jabiru-1.
 
Govt commits $180m to Defence satellite upgrade 
By Paris Cowan | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
New terminals connect into US SATCOMMS network.
 
Google to build robots for surgery 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
Partners with Johnson & Johnson.
 
Github suffers multi-day denial of service attack  
By Juha Saarinen | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
'Great Firewall of China' suspected in online assault.
 
FBI, ATF wasted $2.7m on unusable drones 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
Dozens of machines never deployed.
 
Tassie agencies refuse to adopt ASD infosec protections 
By Paris Cowan | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Hit back at Auditor-General's criticisms.
 
Optus admits to three big data breaches 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
More than 300,000 customers affected.
 
Vodafone re-signs Nokia to run network from India 
6 days ago | Comment Now 
Four-year extension to long-running contract.
 
Telstra promises to keep customer metadata safe 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
As scheme passes into law.
 
Facebook to build solar-powered drones for internet access 
 
Roy Hill receives first trains destined for automated haulage 
By Ry Crozier | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Systems will eventually enable driverless capability.
 
Facebook sued for allegedly stealing data centre designs 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Action taken over information published through OpenCompute project.
 
Australia passes data retention into law 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Mammoth last-ditch effort by Greens, indies knocked back.
 
Industry warns site blocking could have unintended consequences 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Highlight need to avoid ASIC blunder.
 
Turnbull introduces bill to block piracy websites 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Takes ownership of legislation from Brandis.
 
Govt takes slow steps in review of spectrum for emergency services 
 
Tech vendors seek legal end to bulk surveillance 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Join privacy advocates to lobby US Congress.
 
DFAT dips toes in Microsoft public cloud 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Goes Office 365, Azure for new business unit.
 
Facebook offers Messenger to businesses 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Live chat for retail.
 
Microsoft slashes Azure backup storage prices 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
AWS launches cross-region replication.
 
Apple patches OS X against FREAK flaw 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite get fix.
 
Amazon blasts FAA for slow action on drone regulation 
Mar 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Says new approval is already obsolete.
 
Brandis reveals data retention will cost telcos $4 per user 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Details estimated cost for ongoing operation of scheme.
 
Hackers breach NSW GovDC website 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Updated: Attackers used well-known Wordpress vulnerability.
 
Greens try for last-minute data retention amendments 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
Bill up for debate in Senate.
 
Brisbane Airport trials digital departure card 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
QR codes used to simplify process for outgoing travellers.
 
Govt seeks to limit Telstra advantage in NBN Co data flows 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
New licence condition for NBN Co proposed.
 
TPG posts strong results ahead of proposed iiNet buy 
 
Obama seeks to kickstart fast broadband, STEM education 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
$240m to go towards science, tech, engineering and maths.
 
Samsung to pre-install Microsoft apps on Android tablets 
Mar 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
Expand partnership beyond Galaxy S6.
 
UK govt touts cyber security insurance for business 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
Majority of companies suffered breaches last year.
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