Topic archives: Optus

Crikey Worm: ‘Make Australia a hellhole,’ says departing ASIC boss

November 9, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Outgoing ASIC chief's parting shot at white-collar crooks, and Optus is now likely to follow Telstra in returning money to customers stiffed by underperforming NBN speeds. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Fifield’s diary revealed: minister preferenced China telco before big local players

July 25, 2017 5

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield held his first meeting with a China state-owned telecommunications company that has no big presence in Australia.

Data breach illustrates danger of mass surveillance

November 17, 2016 6

Revelations of trafficking of Australians' metadata illustrate that data retention -- which has no benefits for law enforcement -- is a serious threat to Australians.

Govt (finally) gives telcos money to keep your personal data

September 5, 2016 3

The big telcos have been given millions of dollars in order to keep your personal information for the government to access anytime it wants, without a warrant. Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.

Telstra’s complicated catechism

April 19, 2016 6

Why Telstra supported, then opposed, then supported standing up for same-sex marriage.

Over 30,000 Optus customers’ data published, but debts not automatically forgiven

December 17, 2015 1

A debt collector who tried to outsource his or her own job published the personal information of more than 30,000 mostly former Optus customers online.

Optus customer data uploaded as debt collector tries to outsource own job

December 15, 2015 3

Whoopsies. Turns out you can't just hand out people's personal information just because you don't really want to be bothered with doing your job.

The truth behind Labor’s NBN beat-up

November 26, 2015 9

Labor has unearthed a document that says the cost of the NBN could be about to blow out. But NBN says it's nothing to worry about.

Media briefs: white ants at News … writing about Murdoch … coal for humanity …

Media briefs: white ants at News … writing about Murdoch … coal for humanity …

November 12, 2015 1

Big Harto still giving out gems. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Telstra wins, we all lose in NBN deal

Telstra wins, we all lose in NBN deal

December 15, 2014 25

We'll get the broadband network we can afford -- and unfortunately, we can't afford much.

Loophole could allow telcos to squeeze out the NBN after all

Loophole could allow telcos to squeeze out the NBN after all

September 16, 2014 9

If telcos take advantage of a loophole in the Telecommunications Act, the business model of the NBN could be undermined completely, costing taxpayers billions.

Media briefs: <em>Oz</em> b-day … exclusive watch … Optus oops …

Media briefs: Oz b-day … exclusive watch … Optus oops …

April 3, 2014 3

Guess whose birthday it is! Guess whose! OK, it's not till July, but guess! The Australian is giving everyone plenty of time to buy it the best presents. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Could Telstra and Optus dominate the NBN? iiNet snub a spanner

Could Telstra and Optus dominate the NBN? iiNet snub a spanner

January 20, 2014

ISP iiNet has refused to sign up to NBN Co's wholesale agreement. Is this a major stumbling block, or a chance for Telstra and Optus to earn big?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 29, 2013 2

Fairfax product review ... Optus sends jobs overseas ... LaTrobe University funding troubles ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

June 5, 2013 3

Optus redundos ... anti-Maccas group has Facebook page censored ... Liberals at it again with the wrong electorate ...

Tips and rumours

February 20, 2013

Optus to shed as many as 375 jobs ... big business R&D perks "a great lurk" ... which paper is hiring across the board? ...

Media briefs: Olso’s Age over … Rundle mag watch … Oz wins PANPA …

Media briefs: Olso’s Age over … Rundle mag watch … Oz wins PANPA …

September 7, 2012 1

In today;s Media Briefs: Front Page of the Day ... The Oz wins PANPA newspaper of the year ... Optus TV Now appeal rejected by High Court ... NI tries to block Elle aide's phone-hack lawsuit ...

National environmental approvals and the public service

September 3, 2012 2

Crikey readers have their say.

Paul Barry to Stephen Conroy: roam wasn’t built in a day, but fix it

August 31, 2012 11

Optus and its fellow phone companies blame those pesky foreign companies for charging outrageous rates. But ...

TV Now: Federal Court’s anti-consumer, anti-cloud decision

April 27, 2012 6

Today's Federal Court decision on TV Now is a VCR decision for the internet age, but the key media players will be relieved, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer