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  • FCC's Wheeler said to mull hybrid approach to net neutrality

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission appears set to reclassify broadband so that it comes under the agency's authority, but without explicitly prohibiting special access deals between broadband and content companies, according to a news report.

  • ATO to save $4M in IT contractor overhaul

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is building a new IT contractor panel designed to slash red tape and save the agency up to $4 million annually by improving processes and cutting supplier costs.

  • ACMA, Privacy Commissioner to collaborate on spam, telemarketing issues

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work closer together on telecommunications, spam and telemarketing issues.

  • Data retention is necessary red tape: Turnbull

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he's aware of the costs a mandatory detention scheme will place on the telecom industry.

  • Victorian Magistrates Courts to roll out digital proceeding service

    Victorian Magistrates Courts are set to introduce a digital court triage service where proceeding times and status can be viewed in real time on tablets or display screens.

  • Republican gains in Congress would have limited impact on big tech issues

    Anticipated Republican gains in the U.S. Congress after next Tuesday's election have limited implications for tech-related issues like net neutrality and reform of National Security Agency surveillance programs, with some observers expecting no huge changes.

  • After rocket explosion, no air, water pollutants detected

    The initial assessment of the explosion that destroyed an Antares rocket and cargo craft on launch on Tuesday evening showed no signs that the blast emitted pollution into the water or air around the launch area in Virginia.

  • China: Facebook not banned, but must follow the rules

    China may be blocking access to Facebook, but that doesn't mean the social media network can't one day enter the country, as long as it follows the rules, a top government official said on Thursday.

  • Vodafone asks how data retention applies to M2M

    Vodafone seeks more clarity on how the data retention legislation introduced today will apply to machine-to-machine (M2M) data, among other questions.

  • Mixed responses from industry on data retention bill

    The government's new data retention bill has drawn mixed responses from industry with iiNet and Electronic Frontiers Australia opposing the legislation while Telstra is voicing its support.

  • Visualizations may shape smarter city development

    There's more to making cities smart than the Internet of Things and the collection of big data.

  • Government introduces data retention bill to Parliament

    The Australian government today introduced a bill for mandatory data retention that will require telcos and ISPs to retain records of people's telephone and internet communications for two years.

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    Queensland Performing Arts Centre tenders for CRM system

    The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has issued an invitation of offer for a new customer relationship management (CRM) system.

  • FTC: Operator of dating sites lured customers with fake profiles

    If you've ever wondered whether some user profiles on Internet dating sites are too good to be true that's because they are, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

  • Unmanned Cygnus rocket explodes on launch

    Carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and scientific equipment, the Cygnus cargo craft and the Antares rocket it was riding exploded just after launch this evening.

  • Northern Territory government to set up ICT advisory council

    The Northern Territory government is establishing an ICT advisory council that will advise the government on ways to develop the NT IT industry.

  • Hackers reportedly target unclassified White House network

    Hackers targeted an unclassified White House network in recent weeks but did not damage any systems, according to news reports.

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    Telstra, NBN Co back in court this April

    NBN Co and Telstra will this April resume their argument over consumer-price-index (CPI) adjustments in the companies’ $11 billion agreement.

  • Study blames backbone business deals for broadband congestion

    Business relationships between major broadband providers and Internet backbone providers appear to be the cause of major drags on performance from early 2013 to early this year, according to a new study from a think tank advocating for strong net neutrality rules.

  • FTC: AT&T promised unlimited data, but throttled mobile customers

    AT&T has misled millions of its mobile customers by promising unlimited data plans, then charging them and reducing their data speeds after they reach a monthly cap, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said in a complaint announced Tuesday.