Archived News for IT Professionals - June, 2013
A recent comment from Tony Abbott was never going to fly past Australia’s army of internet-enthusiasts. Mr Abbott has credited Liberal frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull with inventing the internet, which of course, he did not.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission have unveiled a list of websites it has blocked for supposedly supplying fraudulent financial information, under a controversial section of the Telecommunications Act.
With Senator Stephen Conroy joining the raft of Ministers following Julia Gillard out of federal politics, Australia now has a new Communications Minister. Several others have been welcomed back into the fold after the March spill as well.
The German Press have accused the United States of alarming levels of cyber-spying on European offices and computer networks, as more information about the scale of the US internet spying network comes to light.
The Australian arm of British technology media outlet The Register has posted an entry on crowdsourcing site Pozible inviting Australians to help fund a detailed implementation study into the NBN.
There’s been plenty of back-and-forth lately over the state of Australia’s copper telecommunications infrastructure, now Union representatives say Telstra’s network is in utter disrepair.
Reports say Telstra could have a serious problem in the wings, with several workers saying they were repeatedly exposed to unsafe asbestos levels and practices.
The former-CIA worker Edward Snowden has taken a leaf from Julian Assange’s book, seeking asylum in Ecuador from a US government accusation of espionage.
The Australian Government has received such a huge amount of data harvested by the US National Security Agency they’ve had to build a large new complex just to store it all, according to reports.
The Federal Government has officially launched two new reviews that will be aimed towards supporting ‘Australia’s burgeoning capabilities in cutting edge digital innovation’.
The Federal Government has launched a new education initiative aimed at helping students in years 5 to 10 pursue a career in the information and communications (ICT) sector.