Stories by Rebecca Lee

What are you saying?

Every week, Computerworld collates all the things our readers have been saying about the news, both in the forums and in the comments. This week's hot topic was Conroy's filter debate debacle on Channel 7 program, <i>Sunrise</i>, in which occurred Conroy spoke without opposition. Here are some of the things that you had to say about it:

AppWatch: Money-handling apps for your personal budget

There's less than a month to the end of the financial year, which means it's time to start getting your loans, expenses and other money concerns in order. This week, <i>Computerworld Australia</i> brings to you four apps that will help you keep track of your expenditure.

Poll: Should the Australian government be allowed to collect biometric data from its citizens?

The Australian government has been paying a lot of attention to biometrics lately. Earlier this year, the government put $69 million into a new biometric visa system that would screen visitors via their fingerprints. Even now, the NSW police use mobile fingerprint scanners to verify criminal identities, which allows police to cross-check with recorded fingerprints in a database. Biometric data is already being used by several countries to prevent identity fraud.

WA department impersonated in Nigerian email scam

Perpetrators of Nigerian scams have turned West Australian government agency, ScamNet, against itself, impersonating the department to fleece $9000 from an unknown West Australian woman. This is the second time that hoaxers have impersonated a West Australian government agency, the first occurring when [[artnid:328180|they impersonated the WA Police in December 2009|WA Police leveraged in PayPal email scam]].

DOCSIS 3.0 in the Neighbourhood Cable

TranACT subsidiary, Neighbourhood Cable, has announced a nine-month plan to upgrade its hybrid fibre and coaxial (HFC) network to Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification 3.0 (DOCSIS 3.0).

What are you saying?

Every week, Computerworld collates all the things our readers have been saying about the news both in the forums and in the comments. This week, here's what you had to say!

Conroy goes global with United Nations role

The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has added to his ministerial role with an appointment as founding member of the United Nations' (UN) Broadband Commission for Digital Development.

AppWatch: Four free apps for the World Cup

FIFA's World Cup fever has hit and many devotees will travel to South Africa to watch the games. For those of us stranded in Australia, <I>Computerworld</I> presents four free mobile phone apps in the first of our weekly series, that will help you keep track events.

Top posts: NBN Implementation Study

There's a lot of chatter surrounding the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the comments multiplied exponentially after the release of the report documenting that the NBN was still commercially viable without Telstra's help. Here's a couple of things people had to say about the whole issue.

ACMA looks deep into Soul

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Soul Communications Pty Ltd (Soul) after the telco breached the Telecommunications Act 1997 by failing to provide information to the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND) Manager.

Google: We're still full of new search ideas

Google has hit back at allegations its scheduled [[artnid:345490|design changes for its search results pages|Google revamps search results pages]] are making the engine more like its main competitor, Bing.