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AFP breach prompts IA call for new data retention scheme inquiry Internet Australia has called for a new parliamentary inquiry into the Data Retention Act following revelations last week that the Australian Federal Police had admitted…
NSA cuts back on domestic spying after court pressure The US National Security Agency has backed down on one of its major surveillance programmes, announcing on Friday that it would stop collecting information from…
Vault 7: CIA tool to track people through Word docs released WikiLeaks has released the source code and documentation for what it says is software used by the CIA to track documents written in Microsoft Word.
AFP admits illegally accessing journo's phone records The Australian Federal Police has admitted that it illegally obtained the phone records of an unnamed journalist, thus violating the new metadata regime put in…
Governments lag in spending on digital: survey Organisations in the private and public sectors spend a greater proportion of their IT budgets on digital initiatives than governments, according to a global survey.
Australia warned against complacency after China cyber deal Australia and China have reached an agreement on cyber security under which they have agreed not to indulge in online theft of intellectual property, trade…
Google bid to quash mail seizure order thrown out A magistrate judge in the US has ordered Google to hand over customers' mail messages it has stored abroad, arguing that since the company has…
457 abolition will hit tech industry growth: Xero chief The head of a well-known Australian accounting software company has slammed the government's move to get rid of the 457 temporary worker visa system, saying…
IT workers' lobby group welcomes move on 457 visas A lobby group for Australian IT workers says that any moves by the federal government to improve the way that skilled labour is imported into…
AIIA urges govt to consult on new visa system Australia's peak ICT industry body has encouraged the federal government to work with it to draft details for the new visa system that will replace…

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