Wireless communication, once the domain of broadcasters and carriers, is now available everywhere we work, play, study, dine and drink coffee. These days wireless also seems to be equipped in every imaginable device, including toys made by the likes of Fisher Price. The technology can also be thanked for eliminating what was once the common eyesore of Ethernet cable carpets.
Stories by Darren Pauli
Telecommunications analyst, Paul Budde, has slammed comments by a rival consultant that the National Broadband Network (NBN) could cost in excess of $80 billion.
An informal, low-lying group of sharp minds might be the world's best defence against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, but legal uncertainty is hindering their capabilities.
Police across Australia will crack down on child pornography with an image matching platform in development in Queensland that is set to go national at the end of the year.
Melbourne Telstra workers will strike Wednesday morning in opposition to the telco's pay rise offers and a pending decision to axe 900 jobs.
The websites of Kellogg's, Nutri-Grain, Vogel's and Specialty Cereals in Australia were hit in a string of mass defacements on Sunday.
Steve Dalby, chief regulatory officer of Australian ISP iiNet, has poured cold water on so-called "conspiracy theories" about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
The 20 year-old system that supports the parliamentary car service is failing security requirements for official government guests.
Telecommunications provider AAPT has axed 31 domestic employees to expand its call centre operations in the Philippines.
The Western Australian Government came under attack from hackers who defaced nine of its websites in two days, including the Government House and the City of Perth last month.
Pro-euthanasia group Exit International is holding national hacking crash-courses in how to bypass the Federal Government's planned ISP-level Internet content filter with help from the Australian Pirate Party.
A parliamentary standing committee on public works is set to assess the value of a supercomputer that will support Australia’s Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
NSW will soon have the largest centrally-controlled wireless network in the world with Wi-Fi covering every school in the state, according to the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET).
Pipe Networks shareholders have voted in favour of a A$373 million acquisition by TPG Telecom.
New Zealand’s opt-in internet content filter, which went live in February, runs the Swedish Netclean Whitebox content filter on a set of servers.
Banned websites must be justified and signed-off by three “warranted inspectors of publications”. The blacklist has more than 7000 URLs of child sexual abuse material, according to 2009 government statistics. It has been in construction by the censorship unit since 2005 and is affiliated with Europe’s Cospol Internet Related Child Abusive Material Project.
Website requests are filtered by Border Gateway Protocol against a blacklist held on a central server in the government Censorship Compliance Unit. The list is maintained by the Independent Reference Group which reviews banned URLs each month for false positive listings.
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