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Turnbull accused of falsely stating he was first to propose Huawei ban

04 August 2020 in Government Tech Policy

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull is wrong to claim that he was the first person to raise the subject of…

Australia bucks trend as global broadband speeds plunge with COVID-19 lockdown

04 August 2020 in Market

Global broadband speeds have dropped significantly during COVID 19 lockdown periods, according to a new report which reveals that Australia…

UK firms paid about £200m in ransoms last year: Emsisoft

04 August 2020 in Security

The security firm Emsisoft claims that cyber attackers earned more than £200 million in ransoms from British companies in 2019,…

Australian aged care provider Regis hit by Windows Maze ransomware

04 August 2020 in Security

Publicly-listed aged care provider Regis Healthcare has been hit by a gang using the Windows Maze ransomware, the company says…

TCL releases first self-branded smartphones in Australian market

04 August 2020 in Mobility

A little under four months since it announced the forthcoming launch of its first lot of self-branded smartphones, TCL Communication,…

Telstra hit by denial of service attack, eastern states affected

02 August 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Australia's eastern states have been hit by an outage on Sunday morning after the country's biggest telecommunications provider Telstra was…

Big US travel management firm CWT pays out US$4.5m to ransomware gang

02 August 2020 in Security

A big US travel management company CWT was hit by ransomware and agreed to pay a ransom to the cyber…

WastedLocker is customised crypto-ransomware, says Kaspersky researcher

01 August 2020 in Security

There has been a marked increase in use of the crypto-ransomware WastedLocker in the first six months of 2020, the…

Ericsson has flat second quarter despite nearly 100 5G deals

01 August 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Clinching 99 commercial 5G agreements or contracts with unique operators appears to have done little for the bottom line of…

COVID-19 had no impact on Australian reported data breaches in first half

01 August 2020 in Security

The number of data breaches reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in the first half of the…

Huawei keeps top position in China 2Q smartphone shipments too

01 August 2020 in Mobility

Much as it did in global shipments for the second quarter, Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has done likewise…

Optus launches 5G in home for wholesale partners

31 July 2020 in Home Tech

Optus has announced it is rolling out to its wholesale post-paid partners the ability to enable and purchase services from…

Macquarie Telecom, Supagas ink deal on network upgrade

31 July 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Telecommunications and data centre provider Macquarie Telecom has secured a deal with Australian gas supplier Supagas, to provide VoIP, SD-WAN,…

Digital platforms face $10m fines if no news content deals negotiated

31 July 2020 in Technology Regulation

It looks like the days of freeloading for American digital platforms will end when the clock strikes midnight on 31…

Huawei obsession will cause serious damage to US semiconductor industry: expert

31 July 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The US obsession with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies may be well-intentioned, but could end up seriously harming the…

Despite US actions, Huawei overtakes Samsung to top smartphone shipments in 2Q2020

31 July 2020 in Mobility

Despite the US taking steps to try and curtail its business, Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has overtaken South…

Security professionals ‘lack’ necessary tools to detect security threats, survey finds

30 July 2020 in Security

A high percentage of security professionals lack the tools to detect known security threats and many say they are still…

CIA-backed group claims China hacked into Vatican

30 July 2020 in Security

A threat group sponsored by China allegedly hacked into the Vatican, the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong and a number…

Breaking IT News

Dialog receives monday.com Preferred Partner Accreditation in Australia, New Zealand

04 August 2020 in Resellers

STRATEGIC ALLIANCE ANNOUNCEMENT 30 July 2020: Dialog Information Technology, Australia's leading privately owned information technology services organisation employing over 1,100…

When the cool never stops: Alexium’s breakthrough Phonon technology

04 August 2020 in Health

VENDOR PROMOTION: Alexium International Group Limited (ASX: AJX) has announced a breakthrough technology for thermal management in textile- and foam-based…

Investment to increase ‘quality' of AI technologies, says ACMA

04 August 2020 in Strategy

In the next few years, investments in Artificial Intelligence are anticipated to increase the variety and quality of AI technologies…

D-Link extends the COVR 1100-series range

04 August 2020 in Wi-Fi

There's a new 3-pack for larger spaces along with single units to extend an existing WiFi mesh network

Adobe provides shortcuts to free services

04 August 2020 in Business Software

Adobe has released a set of convenient shortcuts to certain PDF and other services that are available to all.

Government opens applications for alternative voice services trials

04 August 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Government has called for applications under the Alternative Voice Services Trials program aimed at testing new ways of…

ABC promises truth about 5G, delivers FUD about Huawei

04 August 2020 in Open Sauce

The ABC's Four Corners program on Monday night was titled The Truth about 5G. It would have been better if…

Google announces Pixel 4a smartphone for some countries

04 August 2020 in Mobility

Despite sales of its Pixel smartphone range that can only be described as depressing, search behemoth Google is releasing another…

Verghese Jacob joins DCI Data Centers as new CTO

03 August 2020 in People Moves

Data centres service provider DCI Data Centers has appointed Verghese Jacob as Chief Technology Officer and member of its executive…

DTA's style guide: why not buy a book instead?

03 August 2020 in Open Sauce

So now we know why the Digital Transformation Agency has not been able to meet many of its work targets:…

Riverbed regional role for Milionis

03 August 2020 in People Moves

Network and application performance vendor Riverbed has promoted John Milionis to the role of head of channel for the APJ…

ACCC warns over 150,000 vehicles with faulty Takata airbags still in use

03 August 2020 in Automotive

About 155,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags are still running on Australian roads, the Australian Completion and Consumer Commission has…

Balcombe's the new boss at NTT ANZ

03 August 2020 in People Moves

Technology services company NTT has appointed Tania Balcombe as its chief executive officer for Australia and New Zealand.

Battery veteran working with Seoul firm to develop new safer li-ion unit

03 August 2020 in Automotive

South Korea's first and largest energy, chemical and battery company SK Innovation has teamed up with the co-inventor of the…

Fletcher claims 5G misinformation being spread by state actors

03 August 2020 in Open Sauce

One of the weirdest conspiracy theories to ever emerge in Australia has as its sponsor the Communications Minister Paul Fletcher.…

Lithium-ion battery maker comes under attack from NetWalker ransomware

03 August 2020 in Security

A gang of malicious attackers appears to have used the Windows NetWalker ransomware to stage a raid on the infrastructure…

Criminals use Windows Maze ransomware to attack Indian highways authority

03 August 2020 in Security

Cyber criminals have used the Maze ransomware that can be used to attack Windows systems to hit the infrastructure of…

Blogger Krebs wrongly accuses man of Twitter hack, gets doxxed himself this time

02 August 2020 in Open Sauce

Security blogger Brian Krebs appears to have destroyed what little reputation he has as a journalist, after being again caught…

Webinar Invite: Innovating with Zebra in a Time of Change

01 August 2020 in Strategy

Discover how you can proactively manage your workplace to keep employees safe, avoid shutdowns and ensure compliance.

FortressIQ, Signavio partner on process intelligence services delivery

31 July 2020 in Market

Automation platform provider FortressIQ has formed a strategic partnership with business transformation solutions company Signavio to deliver process intelligence services…

Google, Facebook caught on the hop as Frydenberg strikes

31 July 2020 in Open Sauce

For once, both Google and Facebook have been neatly shafted by the man who holds the country's purse strings: Treasurer…

 

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