» Austrac gets the legal nod to monitor Bitcoin, Ethereum exchanges
08/12/17 05:17 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Both Houses have passed legislation extending anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulation to digital currency exchanges.

» Data retention compliance cost AU$50m less than anticipated: ACMA
08/12/17 05:04 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
The total cost of complying with Australia's data retention laws was AU$176.2 million by June 2017, which was partially offset by the AU$128 million grants and AU$26.6 million in costs recovered from agencies.

» Openloop touted as solution to Sydney's Opal woes
08/12/17 04:46 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Commuters in Sydney can possibly look forward to paying with their own bank account in lieu of Opal, a payments industry veteran has claimed.

» ATO stats confirm global giants are coughing up to Canberra
08/12/17 03:50 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
‚ÄčAn annual transparency report from the Australian Taxation Office has shown Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are abiding by the country's tax requirements.

» Not prudent to have NBN line tests prior to service: Morrow
08/12/17 03:31 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
It would be impracticable to conduct line tests prior to Australians signing with a retailer to connect to the NBN, CEO Bill Morrow has said.

» Japan to launch one-year startup visa program in 2018: Report
08/12/17 03:09 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
To make Japan a more accommodating environment for startup entrepreneurs, the government is reportedly set to launch a nationwide one-year visa program, extending its current six-month program that is only available in Tokyo and Fukuoka.

» Australian government unveils open data framework for cities
08/12/17 02:15 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
The government has launched a database with innovation, digital opportunities, governance, infrastructure, investment, sustainability, jobs, skills, and housing information on the nation's most populous cities and regions.

» SoftBank invests $450m in real estate tech company Compass
07/12/17 23:43 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
The funding will be used by the company to expand its footprint into additional major cities in the US.

» NBN CVC pricing likely to discount 50Mbps speeds: MyRepublic
07/12/17 19:32 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
With NBN's decision on CVC pricing due any day now, RSP MyRepublic has said it is anticipating the broadband company will discount the 50Mbps speed tier in an effort to encourage higher speeds.

» Telstra doubles quota and expands roaming data pass
07/12/17 02:57 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Telstra users can now enjoy international data in Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, Laos, and Sri Lanka.

» Foxtel-Fox Sports merger unopposed by regulator
07/12/17 02:01 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
The merger between Foxtel and Fox Sports has not been opposed by the ACCC, with News Corp to own 65 percent of the proposed merged entity while Telstra owns the remaining 35 percent.

» Australian government paid AU$4.9b to IBM, Boeing, Lockheed Martin for IT services
07/12/17 01:35 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Over the course of the five-year period, the three technology heavyweights walked away with AU$4.9 billion in government IT spend, a report from ANAO has revealed.

» Victorian Supreme Court to undergo technology overhaul
07/12/17 00:38 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
The next step in the court's digital strategy is to fit-out its physical courtrooms with the necessary equipment to facilitate electronic trials.

» ASX chooses blockchain for CHESS replacement system
07/12/17 00:23 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
After more than two years of experimenting, the Australian Securities Exchange has announced that it will be employing Digital Asset to deliver its clearing and equity settlement system.

» Roadshow takes aim at HD Subs streaming app
06/12/17 23:30 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Roadshow has been granted a 'Christmas' directions hearing next week for its fight against the HD Subs app and website on smart TVs to download content, which could potentially require IP-address rather than DNS blocking.

» Steam dumps Bitcoin on back of high transaction fees and volatility
06/12/17 23:21 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
The cryptocurrency has been deemed 'untenable' to support by the Steam game distribution platform.

» Biometrics centrepiece of new Visa security roadmap
06/12/17 13:01 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
The financial services giant has launched its 2020 and beyond roadmap first in Australia, focusing initially on biometrics for payment authorisation, '3-D Secure' fraud detection, and pushing the use of tokenisation.

» Intel demos 5G facial-recognition payment technology
06/12/17 06:05 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Intel and Foxconn have demonstrated use cases for 5G-based edge computing facial-recognition technology across payments, smart retailing, and access to residential and business buildings.

» Mozilla countersues Yahoo Holdings and Oath
06/12/17 05:25 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Was Mozilla legally allowed to change the default search engine for US Firefox users from Google to Yahoo? The remnants of Yahoo think not.

» Electoral Commission exploring how technology can simplify voting process
06/12/17 04:49 from Latest stories for ZDNet related to AU
Electronic lists containing citizens' information at voting booths or smartphone apps for enrolled voters might already be in place if the Australian Electoral Commission had the cash, a House of Representatives committee has heard.

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