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Data-retention laws to contain statutory metadata specification

zdnet.com — Summary: Attorney-General George Brandis has said that there is no definition of 'metadata', but a 'statutory specification' of metadata will be included in mandatory data-retention legislation to be introduced in this sitting period of parliament.
Aug 27, 2014

Brandis said he'd "comply with his legal obligations" in tabling his metadata. Does this mean I'll get it out of FOI? zdnet.com/au/data-retent…

Aug 27, 2014

Data retention will be defined and legislated in this sitting period, according to A-G George Brandis zdnet.com/au/data-retent…

The secret of DevOps success? It's not about the technology

zdnet.com — Summary: Building a devops culture takes a lot of work. Here's a few suggestions about how to do it. When we look back at the history of the last decade or so of IT, we're going to be able to point at two things as the drivers of most industry change.
Aug 27, 2014

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IDC: Server refresh cycle propels industry forward in Q2

zdnet.com — Summary: According to IDC, the worldwide server market increased in Q2 as the enterprise undertakes server upgrades. The worldwide server market increased 2.5 percent year-over-year to $12.6 billion in the second quarter as businesses undertake server refreshment. According to research firm IDC, server unit shipments also increased in the second quarter of 2014, rising 2.2 percent year-over-year to 2.2 million units.
Aug 27, 2014

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With 'no more' than 35,000 devices sold, Amazon Fire Phone struggles in 'purpose purgatory'

zdnet.com — Summary: Latest research figures suggest Amazon sold a meager 35,000 handsets of its flagship smartphone since it first launched. A tepid debut, or a frosty winter ahead? Ask anyone who has used an Amazon Fire Phone one key question: "What's the point of it?"
Aug 26, 2014

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Aug 26, 2014

RT @ZDNet: With 'no more' than 35,000 devices sold, Amazon Fire Phone struggles in 'purpose purgatory' zd.net/1wy1Yu6

Aug 26, 2014

ZDNet: With 'no more' than 35,000 devices sold, Amazon Fire Phone struggles in 'purpose purgatory' ow.ly/2Msml5

ASIC 'unaware' blocking a single IP address would hit multiple sites

zdnet.com — Summary: The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has said the staff who asked ISPs to block websites were unaware that blocking a single IP address would block thousands of websites. Despite accidentally blocking thousands of websites in one hit, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has argued it should still keep the controversial power to request ISPs to block websites contravening Australian law.

Apple said to be preparing larger iPad for 2015: Could it drive vital enterprise growth?

zdnet.com — Summary: A larger iPad may seem uninspiring to some, as the existing line-up of tablets begins to stagnate in sales figures. But there are three reasons why it might make sense. Apple is slated to build a 12.9-inch iPad in the coming year, according to a new report.
Aug 26, 2014

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Aug 26, 2014

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Labor, Greens slam analysis for favouring 'dog's breakfast' NBN

zdnet.com — Summary: The government's NBN cost-benefit analysis report said exactly what the government wanted it to say, Labor and the Greens have said. Labor and the Greens have said that the NBN cost-benefit analysis report commissioned by the Coalition government and developed by known critics of the former Labor government was always going to favour Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's "multi-technology mix" over fibre to the premises.

Telstra makes bandwidth most expensive in Australia: CloudFlare

zdnet.com — Summary: The global peering company has said that Australia is more expensive to supply services to than anywhere else in the world due to Telstra's dominance. CloudFlare co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince has said that Australia's transit network pricing for supplying peering services to the country is "out of whack" with the rest of the world, due in large part to Telstra's dominance in the market.