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Turnbull fooling nobody but himself on NBN Co FttP savings

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It wasn’t too long ago that the Coalition was claiming that it would cost AU$3,600 per premises to build an FttP NBN. With NBN Co savings dropping per-premises costs towards AU$1,000, there’s a valid argument that the Strategic Review and cost-benefit …

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When Apple met U2 and showed too much of the sausage making

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Having been sold the image of Cupertino as the privacy good guy, and a music collection as a personalised reflection of one’s tastes, Apple has overplayed its hand by pushing an album onto its users.

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Can Snowden finally kill the ‘harmless metadata’ myth?

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Attorney-General Brandis needs to forget categorising personal data by how it is collected, and focus on whether its use to solve crime justifies invading our privacy.

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Microsoft and Yahoo spar with U.S. government [Government IT News]

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The big online and tech companies suffer from an interesting conflict: the government is both customer and the one carrying the biggest stick in the privacy battle. Unless there’s a major policy change, you’re going to see more stories like these.

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Microsoft and Yahoo spar with U.S. government [Government IT News]

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The big online and tech companies suffer from an interesting conflict: the government is both customer and the one carrying the biggest stick in the privacy battle. Unless there’s a major policy change, you’re going to see more stories like these.

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Here’s how NBN Co rolled out FTTP better in Melton: Part 1

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NBN Co reacted hysterically to publication of an internal trial review that found FTTP could be rolled out 61% faster and 50% cheaper than in previous rollouts. Here’s what the company’s Melton deployment trial taught it about managing contractors better.

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NBN CBA fetes Feds’ fickle, flagging fibre faith

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The Vertigan cost-benefit analysis has further downgraded the role of fibre in the multi technology mix (MTM) model for the NBN – even though it also suggests that fibre isn’t as relatively expensive as it used to be. What are we to make of this?

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