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  • White House privacy proposal aims to give consumers control over data

    U.S. businesses that collect personal data would be required to describe their privacy and security practices and give consumers control over their personal information under a proposed privacy bill of rights released Friday by President Barack Obama's administration.

  • The FCC's net neutrality rules: What we know so far

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to pass new net neutrality rules and reclassify broadband as a regulated telecommunications service, but the text of the full order may not be released for several weeks. Here's what we know so far:

  • Labor, Coalition MPs back two-year data retention regime

    The eagerly anticipated report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security data retention inquiry was released this afternoon.

  • Still time to speak up about data retention bill, Internet Society says

    The Internet Society of Australia has warned that the rush to implement a data retention regime could potentially damage Australia's economy.

  • Labor set to back data retention regime

    The government's controversial data retention legislation will be debated in parliament next week, with Labor reportedly set to back the scheme to force telecommunications providers to keep customer data for 24 months.

  • Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision

    It didn't take long for congressional Republicans to attack the Federal Communications Commission's vote to strike down two state laws that prevent municipal broadband networks from expanding.

  • FCC passes net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as utility

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve new net neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, over the objections of the commission's Republican members and large broadband providers.

  • FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn large parts of two state laws that limit local governments from funding and building broadband networks.

  • Samsung faces complaint in US FTC over Smart TV 'surveillance'

    A complaint filed by a privacy group to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission charged that Samsung's Smart TVs intercept and record private communications of consumers in their homes, violating a number of rules including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

  • $2.8 million upgrade for NSW Government Radio Network

    The New South Wales government revealed a $2.8 million upgrade of the radio communications network used by the state’s emergency services.

  • Choice campaigns against 'Hollywood horror film' copyright code

    Advocacy group Choice has launched a campaign to push for more protections for consumers in the impending copyright enforcement code for Internet service providers.

  • NBN Co talks up potential of HFC, wireless

    NBN Co has talked up a planned increase to the maximum speed offered on the fixed wireless component of the National Broadband Network and the potential of the company's HFC network to hit gigabit speeds.

  • NBN Co CEO bullish on network's progress

    NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow this morning said he was "incredibly excited" by the government-owned company's half-year results.

  • Broadband advocates urge Republicans to overturn FCC on net neutrality

    The U.S. Congress should pass net neutrality legislation that overturns proposed rules at the Federal Communications Commission so that the protections survive over the long term, some opponents of the FCC approach said.

  • Ludlam letter raises concerns about Gemalto SIM card hack

    Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam has sent a letter to Telstra CEO David Thodey expressing concerns about the use of Gemalto SIM cards by the telco following media reports that the company’s SIM card encryption keys were allegedly hacked by United States and United Kingdom intelligence agencies during 2010 and 2011.

  • Australian Privacy Commissioner investigating SIM card hack

    Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is investigating reports about SIM card encryption keys – including those of SIM cards used in Australia – having been allegedly hacked by United States and United Kingdom intelligence agencies during 2010 and 2011.

  • DOJ offers $3 million reward for Gameover Zeus botnet suspect

    Two U.S. government agencies are offering a US$3 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of a Russian man suspected of having served as an administrator for the destructive Gameover Zeus botnet.

  • DHS to allow H-1B spouses to work in US

    Spouses of U.S. immigrants holding high-skill H-1B visas will be able to work in the country later this year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced.

  • NSA director wants gov't access to encrypted communications

    It probably comes as no surprise that the director of the U.S. National Security Agency wants access to encrypted data on computers and other devices.

  • Republican FCCers call for delay in net neutrality vote

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should delay its vote on net neutrality rules for at least a month after releasing Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for public comment, the commission's two Republican members said Monday.