As data retention laws come into force, new research shows that the majority of telcos and ISPs don't understand what is required of them, and only a fraction are "ready" to encrypt and store data.
The country's Roskomnadzor federal agency has instructed Internet providers to block a page about a kind of cannabis, but most can only block the entire site.
Australia and New Zealand get added to Netflix's ISP Speed Index, the service's own rankings of ISP performance based on Netflix streaming during peak times
The Federal Court has set a deadline for Dallas Buyers Club to draft its letter to suspected pirates, but iiNet and other ISPs now face the unpleasant reality of footing the bill for the long-running legal case.
After partnering with Australian service providers to offer unlimited streaming, Netflix has reaffirmed its support for net neutrality and admitted the deals were a mistake that won't be repeated.
iiNet and Dodo have confirmed they will not appeal a ruling to hand over pirates' details to Dallas Buyers Club, as the rights holders further their legal battle overseas, asking pirates to set a price for damages.
As data retention looks set to pass parliament within weeks, the telecommunications industry has united to make a "simple and reasonable" request for the Government to release costs for the regime.
With Netflix launching soon in Australia, the company says Australians have had issues with "nightmarish" broadband in the past, and ISPs will need to step up their game to offer a great streaming experience.
TPG has won the support of iiNet shareholders in its bid to buy the company, meaning the service provider just has to clear regulatory approval before becoming Australia's second-largest ISP.
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.