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Christchurch fallout: Govt says bigger fines for privacy breaches

26 March 2019 in Technology Regulation

The Federal Government will fine social media and online platforms operating in the country $10 million for serious breaches of…

Scammers fleece unsuspecting gift card users of $5 million: report

26 March 2019 in Home Tech

More than $5 million was lost to scams in 2018 involving gift cards — a 38% increase compared to 2017…

Apple launches news and video services along with credit card

26 March 2019 in Strategy

Apple has launched a news subscription service, a TV service and a credit card with no fees at an event…

Kaspersky claims nation-state supply chain attack targeted ASUS

26 March 2019 in Security

Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab claims to have uncovered a sophisticated supply chain attack which used the live update utility…

Brennan IT secures run of new managed services wins

25 March 2019 in Deals

Managed services provider Brennan IT has announced it has secured a raft of new clients, including McDonald’s Australia, Inghams Enterprises,…

CA wants stronger, enforceable protections for telecoms consumers

25 March 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

The telecommunications industry lobby group, Communications Alliance, has told the Australian Communications and Media Authority it wants stronger, enforceable protections…

ACMA warns telcos on failure to provide info to disability consumers

25 March 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

Australia’s three biggest telcos — Telstra, Optus and Vodafone — have been given formal warnings by the telecoms regulator for…

Facebook shields neo-Nazi groups despite complaints

25 March 2019 in Technology Regulation

Facebook is not removing neo-Nazi groups from the site because they do not violate its "community standards", an investigation by…

Europe set to ignore US calls for Huawei ban

24 March 2019 in Government Tech Policy

The European Commission is set to urge countries within the European Union to ignore calls from the United States to…

ASD says probe into parliament hack still ongoing

24 March 2019 in Security

The investigation into the attack on the networks of the Australian Parliament and the three main political parties — Liberal,…

Norwegian firm attack likely through Microsoft Active Directory: claim

22 March 2019 in Security

The Windows network at the Norwegian aluminium maker Norsk Hydro was probably infiltrated by attackers who planted the LockerGoga ransomware…

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

22 March 2019 in Security

Social media giant Facebook has admitted that it has been storing user passwords in plain text, with the company saying…

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First businesses chosen for Government-funded digital transformation initiative

26 March 2019 in Strategy

The first businesses to undergo digital transformation under a new Australian Government initiative have been announced, with businesses to receive…

KPMG boosts cyber team with two senior hires

26 March 2019 in People Moves

Professional services outfit KPMG Australia has hired two new professionals to bolster up its cyber team which offers services like…

Dimension Data, NTT collaborating on Australian, Japan research into health of ageing population

26 March 2019 in Strategy

Global ICT solutions and services provider Dimension Data and Japanese telco NTT have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with…

Use of myGov portal up by 40% over last 12 months

26 March 2019 in Government Tech

The usage of the government myGov portal has risen by 40% in the last 12 months, a statement from the…

Database tracks global release of commercial 5G devices

26 March 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

Mobile vendor ecosystem group Global mobile Suppliers Association has released the first database that tracks the launch of 5G devices…

Qld Govt appoints NextDC as enterprise data centre provider

26 March 2019 in Data Centres

Listed Australian data centre operator NextDC’s Brisbane-based operations have been appointed by the Queensland Government as a new enterprise provider…

ASUS Live Update security issues known in 2016

26 March 2019 in Security

Security issues with the ASUS Live Update utility, which is claimed to have been used in a supply chain attack…

Australian PC shipments suffered sharp fall in 4Q2018

26 March 2019 in Development

Australian personal computer shipments fell sharply in the fourth quarter of 2018, by 2.5% year-on-year, the analyst firm IDC says,…

PC shipments forecast to rise in 2H2019: Canalys

26 March 2019 in Development

Shipments of desktops, notebooks and two-in-ones will experience an overall decline in 2019 but there will be some relief as…

Arlo's Ultra 4K HDR wireless security cameras finally available worldwide

26 March 2019 in Home Tech

An issue with security cameras can be the resolution of what they capture, but with Arlo's new 4K cameras, will…

Interview: CIO of the Williams F1 race team talks cloud, security, IP, ransomware, AI and plenty more

26 March 2019 in Development

During the first F1 race of the season in Melbourne, I was invited by Acronis to talk to its partner…

Australians gravitate towards online grocery shopping: research

25 March 2019 in Market

More than five million Australian grocery buyers — or 31% of the nation's grocery buyers — would consider buying groceries…

NBN Co warns against scammers impersonating its staff

25 March 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

NBN Co, the firm rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has warned customers not to be taken in scammers who…

Software to help stop contract cheating announced

25 March 2019 in Education

Australian universities are set to start using technology to detect whether students have used third parties to complete their assessments…

Sydney Uni contributes to development of more efficient satellite launch platform

25 March 2019 in Space

The University of Sydney’s School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering says it is one step closer to developing a…

ANU prof examines impact of pumped storage hydropower projects

25 March 2019 in Energy

Australia could double its electricity storage capacity through a series of pumped storage hydropower projects that are planned across five…

Optus stopping Braille bills, looking for alternatives

25 March 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

Singtel Optus will stop issuing bills in Braille to visually-impaired customers as it is moving to a new billing platform,…

Avaya looking at another leveraged buyout: report

25 March 2019 in Business Telecommunications

Unified communications vendor Avaya is looking at a leveraged buyout offer from a private equity company with its value, inclusive…

 

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