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  • Aus government begins review of cyber security strategy

    Concerns about online threats against Australia have led to the federal government launching a review of its cyber security strategy for the first time since 2009.

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    Pressure mounts in Europe for strict net neutrality

    Civil society groups, members of the European Parliament, and the European Commission's vice president responsible for the digital single market have all called on European member states to stick with strict net neutrality rules.

  • US lawmakers to Europe: Don't break up Google

    U.S. lawmakers want their counterparts in the European Parliament to back away from a resolution that would split up Google by separating search engines from other online services.

  • EU sees harmonizing telecoms and online content rules key to €315B economic growth plan

    Removing regulatory barriers in the European Union's telecommunications, e-commerce and digital media markets is one of the European Commission's top priorities in a €315 billion investment plan that aims to boost jobs and growth in Europe.

  • Microsoft fingered as company forced to pay $136M in back taxes in China

    Microsoft may be have been targeted in a Chinese government crackdown on tax evasion, at a time when the company is already facing an anti-monopoly probe related to Windows and Microsoft Office sales in the country.

  • UN committee calls on countries to protect right to privacy

    A United Nations panel has approved a resolution that would have its General Assembly call on states to respect and protect the right to privacy in the digital age.

  • NSW Rural Fire Service cuts travel costs by using video conferencing

    A video conferencing deployment by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) in June 2014 has saved it thousands of dollars in transport allowances/accommodation as it no longer needs to send staff to headquarters in Lidcombe, Sydney for training.

  • Digital brokers could fix poor government service delivery

    Employing digital service brokers to deliver online government services for citizens has been flagged as a way to repair the public sector’s bad reputation for service delivery.

  • Treat Bitcoin like currency, advocates tell Senate inquiry

    Representatives of Bitcoin-based businesses and advocates of the crypto-currency have told the first hearing of the Senate's inquiry into digital currencies that Bitcoin should be treated like money, not a commodity, for tax purposes.

  • Cybercrime reporting site launches in Australia

    Australians who have fallen victim to cybercrime will be able to report the incident online via a new site called the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

  • Pew poll: Limited knowledge on privacy policies, more on net neutrality

    U.S. Internet users have a limited understanding of what net neutrality means and what protections are contained in company privacy policies, according to the results of a national survey by the Pew Research Center.

  • UK faults tech firm for not alerting authorities before soldier's murder

    The U.K. has faulted an unnamed tech company for failing to flag a conversation that played a crucial role in planning the murder of a British soldier.

  • 60 things European legislators don't want Canada to learn about air passengers

    Here's one flight delay that European Union citizens might appreciate: The European Parliament has grounded an agreement that would have sent more passenger data winging its way to Canadian law enforcers. And like other flight delays, it could have huge repercussions -- in this case for similar data exchange deals with the U.S. and Australia.

  • Cheap access to the Internet should be a human right: survey

    Affordable Internet access around the world should be a basic human right as it is essential for freedom of expression and economic opportunity, according to the results of a global survey released by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

  • NSA privacy director defends agency's surveillance

    The U.S. National Security Agency's surveillance programs are legal and under close scrutiny by other parts of the government, the agency's internal privacy watchdog said Monday in an online Q&A.

  • Breaking up Google is just one possible antritrust option, EU lawmakers say

    Breaking up Google by separating its search engine from other commercial services is only one of the actions the European Commission could take to resolve the company's antitrust problems, say members of Parliament who are proposing the split.

  • UK plans Australia-style data retention regime

    A U.K. counterterrorism bill would require ISPs to retain IP addresses in order to identify individual users of Internet services.

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    Senate backs Ludlam on data retention costs

    The Senate has passed a motion put by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam that calls on Attorney-General George Brandis to table a PricewaterhouseCoopers study into the cost to industry of implementing a data retention scheme.

  • Dimension Data to ramp up cloud services for federal government

    Global systems integrator, Dimension Data, is expanding its presence in Canberra with the launch of managed cloud services exclusively for Federal government agencies.

  • Telstra targets government with secure cloud offer

    Telstra has touted data sovereignty as a major benefit of an announced cloud environment custom-built for government.