This article reviews law enforcement/national security access and use of metadata, considering the privacy impact of the revised metadata retention and collection framework introduced in 2015. The review reveals that, after 2015, no comprehensive study was undertaken in the following areas: how location information is generated and exchanged in the IP-mediated LTE network, and how mobile devices are tracked and create more precise location estimates, in the legal and policy context of the...
Telstra gives ?always on? service guarantee on key APAC cable routes Telstra has launched a new ?always on? service guarantee for Asia?s busiest subsea cable routes ? Hong Kong to Singapore and Japan to Hong Kong.
16th January 2017
This article describes how Australia?s metadata retention and disclosure regime addresses the retention and disclosure of location information and location identifiers by locally licensed providers and those that do not require a licence to operate in Australia. The paper argues the retention limitations in respect of over the-top-content and communications services are undermined by the actions of the agencies to harvest location information and conduct Big Data analytics. So does the...
Apple & SAP team to bring HANA to iPhone; ACMA makes changes to mobile roaming standards; Malware borrows adware tricks to bypass Android security; Pact says cloud is best for growth; Verizon DBIR a real eye opener; Ericsson & partners support nbn Sky Muster broadband services delivery; NEC will recognise you.
6th May 2016
Basslink cable fault finally pinpointed; Lightning Broadband promises faster, cheaper broadband without the NBN; BlackBerry: soon to exit smartphones or analyst mischief?; Ezako has a go, helping telcos tackle e-commerce triumphantly; Windows 10 Mobile now in store at Telstra; Visy - first to extend remote site backup to Microsoft Azure using SteelFusion; FBI gains access to iPhone data, ends Apple stoush.
30th March 2016
Government releases disability communications consultation paper; Spark NZ cleared to acquire 2300mhz spectrum; auDA ousts Disspain, now looking for new CEO; FBI gets more egg on its face as Easter approaches; Oracle puts managed cloud kit into customers' data centres; QBE ANZ implements a responsive web experience and ?context.'.
29th March 2016
?Burning platform? Nokia CEO and MS exec, Stephen Elop and Optus Kevin Russell join Telstra; Linksys adds clustering to business Wi-Fi AC access points; Vodafone/Huawei trial promises better coverage in stadiums and other dense areas; Metricon Stadium provides Wi-Fi to 27,500 spectators, releases app; NextDC launches OneDC DCIM-as-a-service; European broadband to fly high over next five years; Snooping fallout: Microsoft to offer cloud services in Germany.
17th March 2016
Turnbull?s MTM not good enough, IA chief tells Senate NBN Inquiry; Secret nbn trial slashes per-premises costs in half; Email inventor Ray Tomlinson dead at 74; Top crypto experts differ on Apple v FBI case; Verizon goes 'behind the scenes' of major cyber-crimes; Equinix SY4 opening soon in Sydney.
7th March 2016
Telstra outage affected 490,000 pre-paid customers; Verizon Wireless certifies Netcomm?s 4G LTE Light Industrial M2M Router; The strong Vocus focus on its new national Partner Program; NEC to help Adelaide become ?world-leading smart city? - multi-function polis reborn?; Global Cloud Xchange expands cloud footprint with AWS; Survey says... Apple is wrong; Animal Logic adopts Brocade?s New IP Infrastructure.
4th March 2016
Has Malcolm Turnbull lost his opportunity for change?; Smartphones including iPhone now predominant source of malware; Apple & Samsung push global NFC mobile payment users toward 150 million; Telstra customers get 200GB free OneDrive; Point-of-sale breaches continue to make headlines; Apple 'cannot be forced to provide data' in drug case; Apple event March 21: iPhone SE, new iPad Air 3, Watch updates.
2nd March 2016