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A new ad campaign from Choice is calling on politicians to "work smart, not hard" against piracy, while the group says Australia should legalise the circumvention of geoblocking.
Canberra's busiest centres and commercial districts will get access to free Wi-Fi within the year with news that iiNet is rolling out 700 Wi-Fi access points across the capital.
The last major AAA studio operating out of Australia is closing down.
Australia loses the last of its AAA gaming studios, VPN usage skyrockets in the wake of privacy (and piracy) concerns, Netflix regrets its data-free deals and Samsung launches a new TV range with nary an OLED in sight.
Malcolm Turnbull has thanked the Opposition for helping pass data retention laws, which now include further protections for journalists. But cross-bench MPs say the Bill was amended in "back-room" negotiations.
Although he's leading the charge for data retention, Malcolm Turnbull has argued that SMS is "insecure" and he prefers over-the-top messaging services -- services that won't be a part of the new laws.
While Telstra receives upwards of 85,000 requests for metadata from law enforcement each year, the telco has revealed police still use a very retro method to file the paperwork.
A leading digital privacy group has joined Telstra in warning that metadata stored under a mandatory data retention scheme could become a tempting cache of personal information for hackers.
As Tesla opens the doors on its first Australian showroom, the company has also confirmed locations for two supercharging stations in Sydney, and released a map of its projected east-coast supercharger network.
After nine years in stasis en route to the outer limits of the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has woken up in preparation for its Pluto survey.