My Health Record needs to be compared to fax-based reality: AMA

The debate surrounding Australia’s My Health Record has seen a forensic privacy and security analysis of the new system, but not one looking at the current ways doctors and health providers communicate, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has said. Speaking to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee on Tuesday night, AMA South Australia vice president […]

NBN to introduce rebate for missed appointments

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from NBN that will see the rebates paid to retailers increase. For each late connection and fault rectification, the company responsible for deploying the National Broadband Network across Australia will hand AU$25 back to retailers, with a AU$25 rebate also introduced for each […]

FCC says it needs more time to review Sprint, T-Mobile merger

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday told Sprint and T-Mobile that it needs more time to review their planned merger. The regulatory agency said in a letter that it’s hitting pause on the informal, 180-day “transaction shot clock” so it can review newly-submitted materials from the companies. After years of stop-and-go negotiations, Sprint and T-Mobile […]

Arizona’s top prosecutor reportedly investigating Google

Arizona’s top prosecutor is investigating Google for its location tracking practices, the Washington Post reports. The investigation follows the revelation that Google continues to store users’ location data even if they have turned off Location History. According to a public filing cited by the Post, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has hired an outside law […]