Australian G20 organisers have been left red-faced after it was revealed an email autofill error led to a leak of passport details for 31 world leaders, including Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and more.
Telecommunications and internet service providers will now be required to store their customers' metadata for at least two years under laws that passed the Australian parliament with little opposition.
The Privacy Commissioner has called for a review of Optus' security systems after three major data breaches affected the telco over several years, leaving as many as 400,000 customers vulnerable.
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.
TPG's $1.4 billion takeover bid for iiNet has met with notable criticism from iiNet's founder, who says the deal is not in the best interest of shareholders and the company's board has "run out of ideas."
Site-blocking legislation will be tabled in Parliament within a week, meaning ISPs could soon be required to block overseas websites that facilitate piracy.
In a bid to pass data retention laws, Tony Abbott has proposed warrants to access journalists' metadata. But the press union has rejected the calls, saying confidential sources should be kept confidential, whether a warrant is involved or not.
The longtime key exec says he wants to spend more time with his family, but will stay on to find his successor.
The HTC E9 smartphone will be thinner than the M9, with a bigger screen running at a much higher resolution, if leaked specs and images are to be believed.
The Wikimedia Foundation argues that the NSA's full-scale seizure of Internet communications is a violation of its First and Fourth Amendment rights.