1. Social media unites to track down suspects. The devastating events that unfolded in Boston unsurprisingly dominated the news this week. The Slate estimated when the bombs went off, so many people had access to smartphones, that at the time, the site could have been the most photographed place on earth.
It was clear [...]Continue Reading →
Five Things sums up the week in social media and innovation. We look at events in Australia and around the world that inspired and intrigued us.
1. Internet downloads increase by a third. The same week that saw Malcolm Turnbull unveil the Coalition’s plan for the NBN, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released new research on [...]Continue Reading →
Update: You can now register for the ACMA Citizen conversation series – choose which event(s) you would like to attend and fill out the registration form.
Contemporary community safeguards inquiry
It is imperative that Australia’s broadcasting codes of practice keep pace with changing community expectations. The ACMA is undertaking the Contemporary community safeguards [...]Continue Reading →
Child sexual abuse material distributed online is a worldwide problem—and Australia is part of the global response. The ACMA has today released an infographic showing our part of the Australian experience.
To HELP eradicate child exploitation material from the internet, we are part of INHOPE – a global network of 43 (and growing) internet [...]Continue Reading →
Five things sums up the week in social media and innovation. We look at events in Australia and around the world that inspired and intrigued us.
1. The mobile phone turns 40. We’ve come a long way since the early days of the mobile phone, a bulky product with a pull-out aerial. This week we [...]Continue Reading →
2–3 October, 2013
Maritime Museum of Australia, Sydney
Spectrum takes centre stage at RadComms.
The ACMA’s annual conference on the management of the radiofrequency spectrum will be held on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 October 2013 at Sydney’s Maritime Museum of Australia.
Save the date to engage with experts, participate in open forums, [...]Continue Reading →
Each year the ACMA produces the annual Communications report series in fulfilment of its reporting obligations under section 105 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (the Act).
The Act requires the ACMA to report on all significant matters relating to the performance of carriers and carriage service providers (CSPs) with particular reference to consumer satisfaction, consumer benefits [...]Continue Reading →
The rules for 190 premium services are being reviewed in light of significant changes in consumer services and an overall decline in the market. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) has released a consultation paper outlining the scope of the review and welcomes your comments.
The Telecommunications Service Provider (Premium Services) Determination 2004 [...]Continue Reading →
1. The largest cyber attack in the history of the internet? The skirmish between Dutch web-hosting company Cyberbunker, and an anti-spam organisation Spamhaus, has led to a massive computer attack using the internet. Spamhaus added Cyberbunker to its blacklist in an attempt eliminate spam originating from the company. Cyberbunker hit back with several cyber attacks, [...]Continue Reading →
The ACMA last week sent our 100th preliminary enquiry letter about compliance with the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code since its registration in September 2012. This delivers on the promises made by Chris Chapman and Jennifer McNeill last year about a more visible compliance presence.
The recent rapid increase in our compliance activities [...]Continue Reading →