Find more statistics at Statista This is the average of Internet speeds for the first quarter of 2017. Australia is lagging far behind other countries such as Asia. This is not good in 2017. Especially when the uptake of streaming services such as Netflix is rising. We need a faster Internet connection to keep up …

The global phenomenon of privatization was embraced around the world during the 1990s by all forms of government with disparate political aims, with Australia “setting the pace for privatization around the world” (Mead and Withers, 2002, p. 7). Privatization can defined as the “full or partial transfer of ownership of public assets to the private …

Updating the sources.lst as I write this, it is taking a long time, but I am using the Town Library connection with WIFI and it is only about 64K per second, so updating the aforementioned file with apt-get update takes quite a while to run. I wish Australia could get a super fast broadband system …

The Australian government is planning to bring in tough new laws to combat home-grown terrorism. This involves Internet Service providers being forced to hold customer data for two years. Prime Minister Tony Abbots new National Security Committee has signed off on the roll-out of controversial mandatory data retention laws which spy agencies claim are “critical” …