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  • Thousands call on Congress to overturn net neutrality rules

    Opponents of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules aren't giving up, with a conservative advocacy group saying it has collected more than 540,000 signatures on a petition asking Congress to overturn the agency's action.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, March 31

    Former agents charged with stealing Silk Road bitcoins... Intel wants to quadruple SSD space... smartwatches forecast to boom in 2015... and more tech news.

  • ACCC not sold on all Harper review recommendations

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has indicated its not yet sold on proposals in the Harper review of competition policy that would see the ACCC stripped of some functions, including telecommunications access and pricing oversight.

  • NBN Co launches FTTB offering

    NBN Co has formally launched its fibre to the basement (FTTB) product, the company announced early this morning.

  • US trade body to investigate Apple after Ericsson complaints

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to investigate Apple after two complaints from Ericsson that the iPhone maker violated its patents.

  • Vodafone adds bank cards to mobile payment service

    Hoping to make a mark in the increasingly competitive mobile payment sector, Vodafone will soon let users of its Wallet service pay for goods via contactless terminals with a Visa bank card stored on their Android smartphones.

  • Vodafone cuts complaints

    In the final quarter of 2014 Vodafone Australia managed to reduce the number of complaints per service it received while adding customers to its network.

  • Telstra acquires healthcare analytics company

    Telstra's healthcare division has acquired UK-headquartered health analytics company Dr Foster.

  • 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.

  • Vodafone extends Nokia Networks contract for four years

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia has extended its managed services contract with Nokia Networks for another four years.

  • Cheap mobile subscriptions the bait as Euro operators become more aggressive

    Consumers seem to be coming out on top as a growing number of European telecom and cable operators offer discounted mobile subscriptions as a bonus for choosing other services.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Government seeks public safety mobile broadband network

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

  • Data retention debate: Labor has 'vacated the field,' says Ludlam

    The crossbenchers have provided the "true opposition" to the government's proposed data retention regime, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam told a press conference earlier today.

  • Australia must change culture to embrace digital: Cisco

    Australia is outperforming other countries in several ICT areas, including networking technology skills and mobile broadband, according to Robert Pepper, Cisco vice president of global technology policy.

  • Hutchison to buy U.K. carrier O2 for up to US$15 billion

    Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to acquire U.K. mobile operator O2 for a price that could top US$15 billion, giving a company that already owns one major carrier an even bigger share of the British market.

  • Verizon bumps up its 100G metro fiber-optic network

    Verizon on Tuesday announced new technology to bolster its super-fast 100 Gbps fiber-optic network serving metro areas, but didn't reveal where the work will be done or other details.