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ACCC figures reveal telcos buying more NBN capacity

Figures released today by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reveal that the average NBN bandwidth per household increased in the three months to 30 September — from 1.66 megabits per second at the end of June, to 1.71Mbps.

Written by Rohan Pearce13 Nov. 18 12:03

APRA issues new cyber security standard for banks

The boards of banks and other entities regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority are ultimately responsible for an organisation’s information security, states a new standard released today by APRA.

Written by Rohan Pearce07 Nov. 18 11:26

Encryption bill: What’s a ‘systemic weakness’? It depends, the government says

A key protection in a government bill that is designed to increase the ability of police to access online communications is a prohibition on forcing a company to build a “systemic” security vulnerability into its products or services. However, exactly what that provision will mean in practice remains unclear.

Written by Rohan Pearce19 Oct. 18 13:05

New anti-piracy laws to target search engines

The government wants to significantly expand the scope of laws that currently allow copyright owners and licensees to seek court orders forcing Australian Internet service providers (ISPs) to block their customers from accessing sites that facilitate online piracy.

Written by Rohan Pearce18 Oct. 18 09:27

Should digital businesses pay more tax in Australia?

Technology businesses that benefit from the value created by Australian users of their platforms may face an increased tax burden, with the government seeking views on whether the current rules are adequate for the digital age.

Written by Rohan Pearce02 Oct. 18 15:12

ACSC warns of phishing danger after Facebook breach

The head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), Alastair MacGibbon, has warned people to be wary of possible phishing attacks in the wake of a Facebook security breach.

Written by Rohan Pearce02 Oct. 18 09:04

Telstra eyes 5G ‘smart cities’ play

Telstra’s network engineering chief says that the company is preparing to test the potential of 5G to enable smart cities, as the telco continues its program of rolling out support for the new standard across its existing mobile base stations.

Written by Rohan Pearce19 Sept. 18 23:54
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