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Ex-Tony Blair adviser is new top boss at UK spy-hive GCHQ

Robert Hannigan to replace Sir Iain Lobban in the autumn
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Apr 15:29

NBN Co plans fibre-to-the-basement blitz to beat cherry-pickers

Heading off at the pass operation given same priority as blackspot fixing
Simon Sharwood, 15 Apr 06:47

German space centre endures cyber attack

Chinese code retrieved but NSA hack not ruled out
Phil Muncaster, 15 Apr 06:30

Pakistan mulls cyber security bill to keep NSA at bay

Calls for founding of National Cyber Security Council
Phil Muncaster, 15 Apr 04:31

Turnbull gave NBN Co NO RULES to plan blackspot upgrades

NBN Co faces huge future Telstra bills and reduces fibre footprint
Simon Sharwood, 14 Apr 23:15

EFF: Feds plan to put 52 MILLION FACES into recognition database

System would identify faces as part of biometrics collection
Shaun Nichols, 14 Apr 22:03

US taxman blows Win XP deadline, must now spend millions on custom support

Gov't IT likened to 'a Model T with a lot of things on top of it'
Neil McAllister, 11 Apr 21:55

Facebook: US feds probed over 18,700 accounts in six months

Company dishes new dirt on government data requests
Shaun Nichols, 11 Apr 19:59

Never mind the HORSE MEAT, trading standards cuts'll hurt IT crowd, too

Slashed budgets will affect IP enforcement, moans FAST

India second only to US in Google user data requests

Law enforcers petitioned Chocolate Factory over 5,000 times last year
Phil Muncaster, 11 Apr 06:02

One year on: diplomatic fail as Chinese APT gangs get back to work

Mandiant says past 12 months shows Beijing won't call off its hackers
Phil Muncaster, 11 Apr 05:27
Un Frog

France bans managers from contacting workers outside business hours

«Email? Mais non ... il est plus tard que six heures du soir!»
Neil McAllister, 10 Apr 22:14

US government green-lights data swapping for security firms

Agencies will not pursue anti-trust charges for trading information
Shaun Nichols, 10 Apr 21:25
Suitcase bulging with cash

Indonesia considers smartphone tax to spur local mobe-makers

Foxconn's $1bn factory investment looking like a very smart move
Phil Muncaster, 10 Apr 05:30

Opinion

BT splitter node

NBN Co in 'broadband kit we tested worked' STUNNER

Announcement of VDSL trial is not proof of concept for fibre-to-the-node
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 9M-MRO

5 Eyes in the Sky: The TRUTH about Flight MH370 and SPOOKSATS

Comment Just when you thought you were alone in the bath...
Simon Sharwood, 21 Mar 10:27
Turnbull with Switkowski in Blacktown

Telstra, not Turnbull, at fault in Twitfight

Caveat emptor applies to broadband so Turnbull was rude but right
Simon Sharwood, 21 Mar 06:09

News

Come to Oz for sun, surf, ratting on co-workers and surveillance

Government workers prohibited from tweeting about their jobs as A-G labels Snowden 'traitor'
Richard Chirgwin, 10 Apr 01:03

Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark

New Statement of Expectations to NBN Co offers get-out clauses for blackspot builds
Simon Sharwood, 09 Apr 23:39

Jack the RIPA: Blighty cops ignore law, retain innocents' comms data

Prime minister: Nothing to see here, go about your business
Jasper Hamill, 09 Apr 07:03

NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android

Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
Phil Muncaster, 09 Apr 06:05

VAT's all folks: Telecoms and services tax to be set at consumer's homeland rate

EU tries to stop suppliers from cross-border tax shop
OUT-LAW.COM, 08 Apr 08:05

Singapore decides 'three strikes' laws are too intrusive

When even a prurient island nation thinks an idea is dodgy it has problems
Richard Chirgwin, 08 Apr 04:28

Euro trade commish criticises Chinese telecoms subsidies

... but drops unfair pricing investigation into Chinese mobile imports
OUT-LAW.COM, 07 Apr 07:04

India's GPS alternative launches second satellite

Closed satnav system due to have all seven birds aloft by 2016
Simon Sharwood, 07 Apr 06:33

White House blasts Samsung for tweeting Obama-Ortiz selfie

President's lawyers looking into 'commercial' pic taken by Boston Red Sox player
The new Twitter logo. Pic: Twitter

Right, Turkey – elections are over. You can use Twitter again

A little censorship goes a long way... for Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan
Phil Muncaster, 04 Apr 10:02
india

Tamil Nadu's XP migration plan: Go Linux like a BOSS

Indian state dumps Microsoft for Bharat Operating System Solutions Linux
Simon Sharwood, 04 Apr 04:32

Bay of Tweets: US sought to disrupt Cuba with covert social network

Report claims ZunZuneo intended to spark revolution
Shaun Nichols, 04 Apr 00:16

GST on online purchases: still 'probably not'

States can't agree on anything
Predator drone, credit Wikipedia

Crashed NORKS drones discovered by South Korea

Terror fear after UAVs caught snapping major landmarks
Phil Muncaster, 02 Apr 04:29
NSW iVote logo

NSW to expand e-voting

Scytl identified as preferred vendor
Richard Chirgwin, 02 Apr 04:02

Systems cock-up plagued new hospital in Melbourne

Cancer patients missed appointments
Richard Chirgwin, 02 Apr 01:01