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NBN Co ditches 100/40Mbps wireless plans

25 May 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

National Broadband Network provider NBN Co has killed off plans to offer a 100/40Mbps fixed-wireless service, with NBN Co chief…

Amazon Echo smart assistant caught spying on US woman

25 May 2018 in Security

Amazon Echo smart assistants have received a great deal of puff in the media but the devices may be surreptitiously…

US tech firms may have to disclose foreign source code demands

25 May 2018 in Government Tech Policy

American technology companies may be required by law to inform the government if they permit countries seen as enemies —…

Move for Senate inquiry into telco services after Telstra outage

25 May 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra's operations and those of other telcos as well will come under scrutiny if a move by a Centre Alliance…

Comms union slams Optus over Virgin Mobile job cuts

25 May 2018 in Mobility

The news that Optus will be axing 200 jobs across Australia due to its decision to phase out its subsidiary…

Basslink power interconnector repair delayed into June

25 May 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Basslink, the operator of the Basslink Interconnector, the undersea data and telecommunications cable that connects Tasmania to the Australian mainland,…

Review: Detroit: Become Human. Is the struggle for identity a game?

24 May 2018 in Games

Quantic Dream and David Cage return with Detroit: Become Human, and the interactive movie concept is further perfected.

Proofpoint uncovers new cryptocurrency scam

24 May 2018 in Security

Cyber security firm Proofpoint has uncovered a new cryptocurrency giveaway scam targeting ethereum and bitcoin, which it says uses emails…

Optus to phase out Virgin Mobile, 200 jobs to go

24 May 2018 in Mobility

Australia's second biggest telco Optus will phase out its Virgin Mobile subsidiary within the next two years, putting 200 jobs…

Google faces US$4.3b UK case over tracking 4.4m iPhone users

24 May 2018 in Security

A British collective is suing Google over what it claims is the search company's tracking of 4.4 million iPhone users…

Court rules Telstra's 'unlimited' ads are misleading

24 May 2018 in Mobility

The Federal Court has found that Telstra's use of the word "unlimited" in some ads for its mobile service is…

Scammers hit Indigenous community for $1.7 million: report

23 May 2018 in Security

Scammers fleeced an average of nearly $6500 from Indigenous Australians in 2017, a 14% increase on 2016, with total losses…

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Some sites shut down, others block EU users as GDPR takes effect

25 May 2018 in Technology Regulation

Some websites have shut down and others are either blocking users from Europe or trying to obtain consent before allowing…

Tenable vulnerability study contradicts its own work

25 May 2018 in Security

A vulnerability study by security outfit Tenable Research appears to discredit its own work by stating that the sample size…

Russian nabbed for stealing bank funds by using trojan

25 May 2018 in Security

Russian authorities have arrested a 32-year-old man who is accused of being the leader of a group that was stealing…

Netgear advises firmware updates for routers hit by VPNFilter

25 May 2018 in Security

Networking equipment maker Netgear has advised users of its routers to ensure they are running the latest firmware in the…

Open-source firm Nextcloud offers GDPR compliance kit

25 May 2018 in Technology Regulation

File sync and share solution company Nextcloud had released a kit to help its customers to comply with the European…

Pure offers pay-by-use on-premises storage

25 May 2018 in Storage & Cloud Storage

Pure Storage's Evergreen Storage Service (ES2) provides customers with the option of paying for storage on the basis of gigabytes…

Pure Storage reveals second AI-ready system

25 May 2018 in Hardware

Following the announcement of its first Airi (AI-Ready Infrastructure) system earlier this year, Pure Storage has revealed a second, smaller model intended…

Iridium NEXT satellites begin testing

25 May 2018 in Space

Satellite communications company Iridium says that that the five Iridium NEXT satellites launched on Tuesday by SpaceX are functioning nominally…

Aloki mobile app connects students with tutors

25 May 2018 in Mobility

A mobile app that connects students with academic tutors in their local area has been unveiled by Sydney-based eduTech company,…

OVH network upgrades part of Asia Pacific expansion

24 May 2018 in Strategy

Global cloud infrastructure as a service provider OVH has announced a network upgrade and new offers as part of its…

VIDEO: HTC's new U12+ is an edgy, no pushover phone you can push around

24 May 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

With impressive flagship specs and very cool features other phones don't offer, HTC has doubled down on its genuinely useful…

Pure FlashArray//X bridges DAS/NAS/SAN divide

24 May 2018 in Storage & Cloud Storage

Pure Storage says its new FlashArray//X series provides higher performance at the same cost per effective gigabyte as the previous…

Veritas appoints new Asia Pacific, Japan sales chief

24 May 2018 in People Moves

Data management company Veritas has appointed former VMWare executive Brian Higgins as the channel sales leader for Asia Pacific and…

China Mobile expands global business with Japan office

24 May 2018 in Business Telecommunications

China Mobile's wholly-owned subsidiary China Mobile International has opened an office in Japan as part of its "big connectivity" strategy…

US struggling to remove Kaspersky code from its networks

24 May 2018 in Government Tech Policy

US Government offices are struggling to remove code created by Kaspersky Lab from their networks to meet a 1 October…

FBI seizes control server for malware affecting routers

24 May 2018 in Security

The FBI has used a court order to gain control of a domain that served as an emergency back-up for…

NZ’s Chorus testing Nokia’s wavelength services

24 May 2018 in Business Telecommunications

New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure provider, Chorus has signed up to test Nokia’s network wavelength services solution for on-demand assurance…

Remotely exploitable flaw patched in Dell EMC RecoverPoint

24 May 2018 in Security

A senior penetration tester at security vendor Foregenix has found six vulnerabilities, one of them remotely exploitable, in Dell EMC…

 

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