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Federal Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has given a hint as to how the Coalition Government would react to the digital platforms inquiry report which was handed over to it by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in July, claiming during a recent speech that the loss of revenue suffered by traditional media due to the dominance of digital technology firms like Google and Facebook may not be as bad as suggested.

Published in Open Sauce

The Coalition Government made the right choice back in 2013 to adopt a multi-technology mix for rolling out the national broadband network, ditching a Labor plan to have fibre to 93% of homes and service the rest through fixed wireless and satellite, Communications Minister Paul Fletcher says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The passage of the Australian encryption law has made it harder for journalists to communicate with their sources without jeopardising their confidentiality, American cryptography fellow Dr Riana Pfefferkorn has claimed in a submission to an inquiry into the law.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Trust in news sources has fallen by 2% globally, but in Australia the fall is much steeper, at 6%, according to the annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report.

Published in Data

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson has described allegations that Beijing was behind a network intrusion of Australia's Federal Parliament as being part of "a larger smear campaign against China".

Published in Security

When news of the breach of the Federal Parliament network broke on Friday, the Australian Signals Directorate was quick to point out that attribution, if it was made, would take time.

Published in Open Sauce

Huawei Australia chairman John Lord says he was surprised that the Australian Government chose to announce the 5G ban on the Chinese firm during a week when it was in the throes of major political turmoil.

Published in Government Tech Policy

When Nine Entertainment takes over Fairfax Media by the end of the year as expected, the two companies will have plenty of areas which they need to compromise on. But one wonders how the two firms will resolve their differences over Google.

Published in Open Sauce

A report by lobby group the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, on sponsored overseas trips made by Australian federal politicians to a number of countries, says that Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei sponsored 12 trips for politicians to visit its headquarters in Shenzhen, making it the biggest corporate sponsor of such trips.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has advised that it will not be using the recruitment software services provided by PageUp People until issues around the data breach suffered by the company are sorted.

Published in Security

Fifty-eight percent of those who consume news in Australia do so on their smartphones, the first time this percentage has overtaken the consumption on computers and tablets, according to the seventh annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018.

Published in Mobility

Digital services like the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's iView program, which enables Australians to catch up on viewing programs they have missed, could be affected if the organisation is privatised as called for in a motion by federal council of the Liberal Party on Friday, the Australian Labor Party claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

HR company PageUp People has suffered a huge data breach due to a malware infection and could have leaked details of personnel from a number of companies which are its clients: the Commonwealth Bank. the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Telstra, NAB, Coles, Aldi, Medibank, Australia Post, Target, Reserve Bank of Australia, Officeworks, Kmart, Linfox, AMP, Asahi, Sony, Newcrest, the University of Tasmania and Lindt.

Published in Security

Free TV and Broadcast Australia — a BAI Communications Company —  in partnership with ABC, SBS and TXA, a company that provides television transmission for broadcasters, have successfully completed the first phase of next-generation television laboratory trials.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 01 June 2018 14:15

ABC to sack 37 from technology team

Australia's national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, will sack 37 staff from its technology team, saying it would "prioritise digital products, content management and core technology capabilities, in line with the Investing in Audiences strategy".

Published in Strategy

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has used its submission to the ACCC's inquiry into digital platforms to project itself as an organisation that can continue to function as it has in the past despite the level of digital disruption.

Published in Technology Regulation

If you have any iOS device capable of accessing Siri, and you live in Australia, you can now ask Siri on HomePod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch and Macs to play the top ABC radio stations.

Published in Home Tech

With the "Streaming Wars" in full swing, the growth of streaming services in Australia keeps growing with some must-see streaming TV stats from Switch Media.

Published in Entertainment

The Labor Government in 2009 appears to have considered Telstra its main obstacle to setting up a company that would build a national broadband network for the country.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has leaked data online through two improperly secured Amazon Web Services S3 repositories, according to the Kromtech Security Centre.

Published in Security

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