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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".
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.
Site-blocking laws are one step closer in Australia after a joint Parliamentary committee recommended Government pass the legislation -- though not without amendments (and dissent from the Greens).
The Shadow Communications Minister and Shadow Attorney-General have raised concerns that new data retention laws could be used to chase pirates, as a committee hearing on the laws reveals that a final definition for metadata remains elusive.
As content distributors and ISPs tentatively welcome proposed anti-piracy regulations, consumer groups and IP experts have slammed the changes as a form of "internet filter"
New research shows Australians are still unimpressed with content availability in this country, saying the answer to tackling piracy is cheaper and quicker access to TV shows and movies, not increased regulation.
Board says the deal is the best offer for Clearwire, despite other companies showing interest.
Talk about control freak: Steve Jobs wanted to replace networks with Wi-Fi spectrum for the iPhone launch, giving Apple total control.
Apple's iPhone is well-known for breaking some traditional barriers with wireless companies, but the company might have taken it one step further by offering its own wireless service, according to a report from IDG.
The 4G wireless provider has promoted its Chief Operating Officer Erik Prusch to president and CEO.