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Metadata retention laws introduced to parliament

ISPs and telcos could soon be required to retain customer metadata for two years, thanks to legislation introduced to parliament by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull. But while Turnbull says the requirements are nothing new, the AFP has piracy in its sights.

By 30 October 2014

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AFP backpedals on using metadata to chase pirates

Both the head of the AFP and Malcolm Turnbull have distanced themselves from links between data retention and piracy, saying police are "not interested" in illegal downloads.

By 31 October 2014

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AFP using site blocking laws to target malware

The AFP has revealed it used a section of the Telecommunications Act, traditionally used to block child pornography websites, to target the spread of malware.

By 22 October 2014

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Lowly DSL poised for gigabit speed boost

Internet service providers are getting a new option called G.fast that can extend the lifespan of existing copper phone lines yet again.

By 22 October 2014

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Huawei touts growth as smartphone shipments rise 26 percent

The company says it was able to double the amount of shipments on the premium side of the market and that it shipped nearly 17 million units worldwide in the third quarter.

By 24 October 2014

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From Telstar, a new age of telecommunications (pictures)

The humble little satellite could handle just a single black-and-white TV channel, but it was the cutting-edge technology of its day. JFK gave it a spin 50 years ago today.

8 Images By 13 July 2012

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EU drops investigation into Chinese telecoms

European Union and Chinese government strike a deal to end an investigation into whether Chinese telecom equipment makers, including Huawei and ZTE, received illegal subsidies.

By 21 October 2014

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FBI director demands access to private cell phone data

To stop terrorists and other criminals, cell phones should have encryption backdoors to enable US government surveillance, argues FBI Director James Comey.

By 17 October 2014

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Russian hackers tap Windows flaw to hit NATO, Ukraine

Security firm iSight says the "Sandworm" team has targeted NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and industry through a previously unrecognized Windows zero-day exploit.

By 14 October 2014

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Samsung takes on Apple, IBM partnership -- by itself

The Korean electronics giant launches a new services offering that will help business customers do everything from make tech purchases to troubleshoot security problems.

By 8 October 2014