Displaying items by tag: Jordon SteeleJohn

With the Federal Election inching nearer, the Australian Greens have expressed their commitment to "a 21st century NBN".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia is scheduled to begin a trial of its Govpass ID system in October, a mere two months down the line. Yet, nobody knows who will be the cloud host for the system after Vault Systems (which has recently rebranded itself as Vault) was unceremoniously yanked from the job.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:54

Greens protest 'no NBN for granny flats' rule

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield recently confirmed to his fellow Senator Jordon Steele-John that only one NBN service is allowed per address. Steele-John wants a fair go for residents of granny flats.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party's plans for a service guarantee for those who use Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, is of little use as it does not tackle the systemic issues dogging the network or improve the customer experience, the Australian Greens claim.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Senate has reversed its position and backed a motion by the Greens calling for the adoption of more stringent privacy protections in line with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, acknowledging that it is world's best practice.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Greens have called on the Coalition Government to update privacy protections to stay in line with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation that is scheduled to take effect on 25 May.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:39

Senate passes motion not to water down encryption

The Senate has approved a motion from the Australian Greens to support strong encryption, resist pushes to undermine encryption, and to use warrants and targeted surveillance to obtain information.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Everyone and his/her dog has been up in arms against Facebook ever since the recent revelations that the company allowed user data of tens of millions to seep away into the control of a third party.

Published in Open Sauce

Everyone and his/her dog has been up in arms against Facebook ever since the recent revelations that the company allowed user data of tens of millions to seep away into the control of a third party.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 16:19

It's not Malcolm's fault that he has 100Mbps NBN

There are plenty of reasons to criticise the current government's handling of the NBN — especially the switch to the multi-technology mix rather than the original mostly FttP plan — but I think the Greens NBN spokesperson is barking up the wrong tree.

Published in Core Dump
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 06:19

Greens say net neutrality inquiry needed in Australia

The Australian Greens claim that an inquiry into net neutrality is needed to ensure that Australians are guaranteed access to a free and open Internet.

Published in Technology Regulation

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