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Telstra faces $300,000 fine over emergency database glitches

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Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications provider, has been slapped with a hefty $300,000 fine for a series of emergency database failures that left customers in vulnerable situations.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) imposed the penalty following a thorough investigation into the disruptions that occurred during critical times.

The emergency database, crucial for delivering timely assistance during emergencies and disasters, experienced several outages over the past year, affecting thousands of Telstra customers. ACMA found that these failures were preventable and resulted from inadequate maintenance and oversight on Telstra’s part.

The disruptions caused distress and inconvenience to customers who rely on the telecom giant’s services during crises.

Telstra has expressed regret over the lapses and pledged to invest in improving its emergency database infrastructure to prevent future incidents. ACMA, while imposing the fine, emphasized the importance of maintaining robust systems for emergency services to ensure the safety and well-being of the community.

This incident raises concerns about the reliability of essential communication infrastructure during emergencies. Are there stricter regulations needed to hold telecommunications companies accountable for such failures?

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Trump officially nominates J.D. Vance to be his Presidential running mate

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Former President Donald Trump has officially nominated J.D. Vance as his running mate for the upcoming presidential election, cementing Vance’s role in the Republican ticket.

J.D. Vance, once a vocal critic of his policies, has been selected by the former President to be his running mate in the upcoming presidential election.

Ticker’s Ahron Young discusses all the latest. #featured #trending

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Secret Service face criticism over failure to stop Trump rally gunman

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Donald Trump remains defiant a day after he survived a failed assassination attempt by a lone gunman.

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating how a gunman armed with an AR-style rifle was able to get close enough to shoot and injure former President Donald Trump.

Following the incident, the Biden campaign has pivoted from criticising Trump to promoting unity. #featured #trending

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Recent EV study reveals the greatest adoption hurdle: safety

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A recent survey conducted by the National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) in New South Wales has shed light on a significant trend among EV adoption: safety.

The survey highlights that while environmental benefits and potential long-term cost savings are acknowledged, 1 in 5 believe that safety concerns are overriding these factors for many potential buyers.

Mike Costello from Cox Automotive joins to discuss more. #featured

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