Government News, Features, and Interviews

  • Security researchers warn of online voting risks

    Australia should reject any form of online voting that doesn’t support a rigorous method of verifying that fraudulent ballots haven’t been cast, a group of high-profile security researchers has argued.

    17 Oct. 19 17:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Cenitex paid price for years of uncertainty

    A three-year period of uncertainty for Victorian shared ICT agency Cenitex between 2011 and 2014 prevented it to make future plans, resulting in no investment in technology during the period.

    17 Oct. 19 13:35 Written by Samira Sarraf
  • IBM and Vocus settle Census outage lawsuit

    IBM, Vocus and Vocus subsidiary Nextgen have settled a lawsuit relating to the high-profile failure of the Australian Census website in 2016.

    15 Oct. 19 15:27 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN Co focus is in the wrong place

    ​Vocus CEO Kevin Russell has said that NBN Co should be encouraging investment from other telcos by providing new competition to "monopoly infrastructure" however this is not happening.

    10 Oct. 19 14:41 Written by Samira Sarraf
  • Data security is 'highest priority' to Audit Office of NSW

    The NSW Audit Office has recognised the importance of keeping data of customers and staff safe and embarked on improving its cyber security prioritising it under its Technology and Process Innovation strategic initiative.

    10 Oct. 19 13:43 Written by Samira Sarraf
  • NBN warned over preferred treatment given to some RSPs

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given a formal warning to NBN Co after it found the company was "discriminating" between retail services providers (RSP) for the supply of upgraded NBN infrastructure to business customers.

    09 Oct. 19 11:29 Written by Samira Sarraf
  • US includes China's top AI startups in blacklist

    ​The US government widened its trade blacklist to include some of China's top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this week.

    09 Oct. 19 10:00 Written by Reuters
  • Australia, US negotiate to speed data exchange under CLOUD Act

    ​Australia and the US have entered into formal negotiations for a bilateral agreement under the US Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act) set to "boost" cooperation between the two nations.

    08 Oct. 19 11:53 Written by Samira Sarraf
  • Huawei supports VHA-TPG merger

    Huawei Australia has submitted four affidavits to TPG Telecom in order to support its joint application with Vodafone Hutchinson Australia (VHA) in the matter of the proposed merger.

    02 Oct. 19 16:35 Written by Samira Sarraf
  • Amazon is working on facial recognition regulations

    ​Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos said the company's public policy team is working on proposed regulations around facial recognition, a fledgling technology that has drawn criticism of the technology giant's cloud computing unit.

    26 Sept. 19 14:49 Written by Reuters
  • Investigators ask Oracle for information about Google

    ​Oracle, which has clashed with Alphabet's Google in business disputes, has received requests for information from congressional and state investigators looking into allegations that Google violated antitrust law.

    26 Sept. 19 14:36 Written by Reuters