The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.
Data retention, website-blocking, new security laws -- as telcos and ISPs face increasing regulation at the hand of a national security-focused Government, one industry leader warns against the "state control of telecommunications".
The European Union contends that the studios and British pay-TV provider Sky UK are violating antitrust regulations by restricting the broadcasting of studio films to only the UK and Ireland.
Research from the Department of Communications shows Australians are still pirating, but changes to pricing and availability would make them change their minds, rather than ISP warning letters.
With sign-off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership edging closer and critics warning the deal could "attack internet freedoms," a Parliamentary review has slammed the negotiating process for a lack of oversight.
Data retention, site blocking and three-strikes laws highlight 12 transformative months for online freedom in Australia. We reflect on the year's key moments in the words of the major players involved.
In a win for rights holders, ISPs could soon be court ordered to block websites deemed to be 'facilitating piracy' after new site-blocking laws passed Parliament. But critics have slammed it as nothing more than an "internet filter."
Details have emerged of a "telephone script" that rights holders for "Dallas Buyers Club" want to use when contacting alleged torrenters, including questions about the person's wage and internet use.
Game maker 6waves will close down two of its games, Farm Epic and Treasure Epic, and make a payment to King.
For the thousands who buy and sell photos, the rules are changing again as Adobe links its software to its own stock-art site. Next up: an upstream connection so photographers can contribute works to the marketplace.