Rohan Pearce

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Rohan Pearce is the editor of Computerworld Australia with a background in tech journalism that predates the iPhone. He is a nerd with an interest in open source who still hasn’t been able to throw out his Red Hat 3.0.3 CDs Just In Case. Also, he has cats.

ASX boosts investment in blockchain firm

NBN Co pushes back against ACCC pricing intervention

NBN Co pushes back against ACCC pricing intervention

NBN Co has strongly pushed back against a suggestion by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that it could regulate the pricing of the NBN entry-level broadband offering.

Government 'online safety' measures to encompass apps, search engines

Government 'online safety' measures to encompass apps, search engines

The government will today reveal details of proposed new legislation that will seek to tackle online harassment, including swifter takedowns of abusive material.

Former NBN CEO Bill Morrow charged with slashing AT&T's expenses

Former NBN CEO Bill Morrow charged with slashing AT&T's expenses

The former chief executive of NBN Co, Bill Morrow, has been hired by AT&T to lead slash costs across the US telco.

Reserve Bank governor pushes digital identity

Reserve Bank governor pushes digital identity

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe says a number of other nations are “well ahead” of Australia when it comes to the creation of portable digital identity services that can help address online payment fraud as well as...

Optus takes step towards dual-band 5G network

Optus takes step towards dual-band 5G network

Optus says it is the first telco in the world to complete an end-to-end 5G data call using spectrum in the 2300MHz band.

Government ditches data exchange platform for API standards

Government ditches data exchange platform for API standards

The government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) says that after testing the idea of building a data exchange platform it is instead pushing for the use of APIs to develop “better government interactions and data sharing”.

My Health Record chief quits

My Health Record chief quits

The chief executive of the agency charged with operating the national eHealth record system will depart in January 2020.

Transparency key for government AI initiatives: Dominello

Transparency key for government AI initiatives: Dominello

New South Wales customer service minister Victor Dominello says acceptance of government use of artificial intelligence (AI) will have to be built on what he describes as the “four pillars of trust”: Privacy, security, transparency...

Government coy on metadata encryption exemption for telcos

Government coy on metadata encryption exemption for telcos

Revealing which telecommunications providers have been granted exemptions from a requirement to encrypt information covered by the data retention scheme could expose them to security risks or public ridicule, according to officials at...

Morrison reveals Services Australia changes, comms department amalgamation

Morrison reveals Services Australia changes, comms department amalgamation

Services Australia will be transformed into an executive agency sitting within the Social Services Department as part of an overhaul of the Australian Public Service’s (APS) structure announced today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Proposed changes to Australia’s 'encryption' laws win telco backing

Proposed changes to Australia’s 'encryption' laws win telco backing

A group representing the telecommunications industry and a number of prominent human rights advocates have welcomed a Labor-backed bill to amend Australia’s ‘encryption’ laws but called for more thoroughgoing changes to the...

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