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  • FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote April 17 on a spectrum-sharing plan for a band that could serve the military, mobile service providers and individuals.

  • Congress moves quickly on cyberthreat information sharing

    The U.S. Congress is moving forward quickly with legislation that would encourage private companies to share cyberthreat information with government agencies, despite concerns that two leading bills weaken consumer privacy protections.

  • Optus to review information security after privacy snafu

    Optus has submitted an enforceable undertaking to Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim which commits it to an independent review of its information security systems.

  • Data retention: Telstra to keep customer data within Australia

    Telstra will store data that it is forced to retain under the government's new data retention regime within Australia, the telco has revealed.

  • Audit unearths Tasmanian government security gaps

    An investigation by Tasmanian Auditor General Mike Blake has found that five state government departments have failed to implement information security mitigation strategies recommended by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

  • US offers rewards for fugitive Russian cybercriminals

    The U.S. government is offering multimillion dollar rewards for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of two alleged Russian hackers.

  • US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

    A group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced legislation aimed at encouraging government agencies to give up their spectrum by allowing the agencies to share in the profits when the spectrum is auctioned to commercial mobile carriers.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, March 16

    Facebook accused of stealing data center plan...States object to Radio Shack sale of personal data...EU to probe e-commerce companies...and more tech news.

  • Coalition and Labor push through data retention

    The government’s data retention bill has successfully made it through the Senate, with the Coalition, Labor and the Palmer United Party’s Dio Wang voting for the legislation.

  • NSW Electoral Commission defends iVote system

    The NSW Electoral Commission has responded to allegations that votes submitted to iVote may have been affected by a server vulnerability by saying the claims were overstated.

  • Government urged to consult on anti-piracy scheme

    The Internet Society of Australia and industry group Communications Alliance have urged caution on the government's new anti-piracy scheme. Under the government's plan, ISPs can be compelled to block websites associated with copyright infringement.

  • FTC says it did not go easy on Google in search probe

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said its decision not to prosecute Google over its search practices was in line with the recommendations of its staff.

  • Baird govt promises $300 million for NSW eHealth

    The Liberal government in New South Wales has pledged more investment in eHealth if re-elected on Satuday.

  • Copyright crackdown: Government introduces website-blocking bill

    The government has introduced a bill that will allow copyright holders to apply for court orders forcing ISPs to block access to pirate websites.

  • TPP: Australia pushes against ISDS in trade agreement, WikiLeaks reveals

    Australia appears to be the lone holdout – for now – to a key section of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that details how multinational companies could take legal actions against governments over decisions they consider detrimental to their interests.

  • Turnbull embraces the Internet of Things

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has thrown his support behind the Internet of Things (IoT), spruiking the potential of the technology to deliver huge efficiencies for cities and generate revenue.

  • Government seeks public safety mobile broadband network

    The Australian government has asked how best to provide mobile broadband to public safety agencies by 2020.

  • PayPal cited for 'reckless disregard' of US sanctions

    PayPal has reached a $7.7 million settlement with the U.S. Treasury for ignoring U.S. sanctions and allowing money transfers to accounts linked to Iran, Cuba, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

  • New York threatens action if RadioShack sells customer data

    New York's Attorney General says his office will take "appropriate action" if personal data on millions of RadioShack customers is handed over as part of a just-concluded bankruptcy sale.

  • EU Commission goes after geo-blocking, 'absurd' digital barriers

    Letting EU citizens watch movies online anywhere and simplifying cross-border e-commerce are key European Commission efforts to unify the continent's digital market.