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  • Brazil's global Internet conference includes call to end spying

    Participants in a Brazil-hosted conference on Internet governance laid out an aggressive agenda, with some calling for a policy statement that would condemn Internet surveillance, support net neutrality regulations and create programs to close the digital divide.

  • Ex-FCC commissioner to head CTIA in latest Washington shuffle

    Completing the circle of Beltway life, the mobile industry group CTIA has named a former member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission as its president and CEO.

  • FCC adds $9 billion to broadband subsidy fund

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to shift US$9 billion over five years from traditional telephone subsidies to broadband subsidies, in an effort to bring high-speed Internet services to 5 million U.S. residents who don't have access.

  • NSA spying revelations have tired out China's Huawei

    Revelations about U.S. secret surveillance programs have left China's Huawei Technologies exhausted on the public relations front, a top company executive said Wednesday.

  • Brazil's senate passes Internet legislation ahead of NETmundial conference

    Brazil's Federal Senate has passed a proposed Internet law that aims to guarantee freedom of expression and privacy to the country's Internet users, and also requires foreign Internet service providers to fall in line with the country's rules.

  • US to vote on sharp increase in broadband subsidies

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote Wednesday on a proposal to pump US$1.8 billion into a fund that subsidizes broadband deployments in rural communities.

  • Should Australians prepare for rubber-hose cryptanalysis?

    So Australians probably don't need to worry about getting their kneecaps broken if they don't hand over their private encryption keys just yet, but the Australian Crime Commission wants changes to the law in order to make it easier for law enforcement to decrypt secret communications.

  • Search and rescue group sues FAA over drone use

    A battle for rights to U.S. airspace is brewing between the Federal Aviation Administration and organizations looking to operate small, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, for commercial and other purposes.

  • Data retention: Just like diamonds, metadata is forever

    Appearing today before a Senate inquiry, law enforcement agencies have confirmed that there is no legal obligation on them to destroy so called 'metadata' gathered from warrantless surveillance.

  • Connected vehicle tech trial to start trucking on in NSW

    An anti-collision device trial designed to help trucks avoid accidents when they’re in convoy and trucking across New South Wales is due to start in June 2014.

  • Activists want net neutrality, NSA spying debated at Brazil Internet conference

    A campaign on the Internet is objecting to the exclusion of issues like net neutrality, the cyberweapons arms race and surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency from the discussion paper of an Internet governance conference this week in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  • FCC vote on incentive auction plan could further open broadband competition

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will reserve a significant amount of spectrum in its upcoming auctions of the television band for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi, agency officials said Friday.

  • Google tech to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA's space station robots

    NASA and Google are working together to send new 3D technology aloft to map the International Space Station.

  • Can you hear me now? NASA to test laser communication system

    The SpaceX cargo spacecraft will be carrying equipment needed for astronauts on the International Space Station to test optical laser communications to its scheduled launch today.

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    Telcos seek to strengthen NBN Co wholesale restrictions

    Major telcos and Internet service providers including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and iiNet have pushed for clarity on some aspects of NBN Co’s wholesale role and the tightening of restrictions that prevent the company rolling out the National Broadband Network from supplying services to end users.

  • Kim Dotcom says he's set to get assets back

    Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom says he's won a court battle in New Zealand to get back assets taken during his arrest on piracy charges.

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    NBN Co seeks ‘early resolution’ of TPG fibre threat

    The company in charge of rolling out and operating the National Broadband Network has called for a speedy resolution to the issue of infrastructure-based competition.

  • Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks

    The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.

  • Australia needs effective government cyber policy leadership: report

    Australia’s cyber readiness has received high scores but more work is needed to improve cyber policy leadership by the Abbott government, according to a new report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

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    TPG should pay rural levy for each FTTB service: NBN Co

    NBN Co has proposed that TPG and other infrastructure competitors cross-subsidise the rural National Broadband Network build when they cherry-pick high value customers in urban areas with fibre-to-the-basement.

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