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Optus offers phone, tablet free access to National Geographic app

20 February 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has teamed up with National Geographic to offer customers with any active Australian mobile service 30 days’ free access…

Apple cedes iCloud data control in China to state firm

20 February 2018 in Security

The data of Apple customers in China will come under the control of a state-owned company from the end of…

ACCC to penalise NBN Co if technicians miss appointments

20 February 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Australian Consumer and Competition Commission chairman Rod Sims says rules will be introduced to penalise the NBN Co when its…

RMIT's blockchain strategy course to prepare students for digitally literate work future

20 February 2018 in Development

Australia's first university short course on developing blockchain strategy, "built with industry and delivered by global blockchain experts", is being…

‘Defanged’ NotPetya released in a controlled environment

19 February 2018 in Security

The UK-based Cyber Security company NCC Group has been able to replace the destructive parts of NotPetya with telemetry and…

Data breach law takes effect on Thursday

19 February 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Australia's data breach notification law takes effect this Thursday and new resources for the public have been released by the…

Claim new Payments Platform increases fraud risks

19 February 2018 in Security

One security company claims Australia’s New Payments Platform is likely to increase the risk of fraudsters seeking to exploit the…

Infinidat increases focus on regional storage market

19 February 2018 in Strategy

Two out of three ain't bad, but three out of three is better – and that's what storage vendor Infinidat…

House panel opens inquiry into NBN Co business case

19 February 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian parliament's Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network has opened inquiries into the NBN Co's business case…

Faster payments also mean faster fraud, says RSA expert

19 February 2018 in Security

Many people may consider last week's introduction of Australia's New Payments Platform, which will enable faster payments for both consumers…

US judge rules embedding tweet can violate copyright

18 February 2018 in Technology Regulation

A judge in a New York district court has ruled that embedding a tweet on a web page could be…

Intel faces 33 lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre flaws

17 February 2018 in Security

Thirty customer class action lawsuits and two securities class actions have been filed against Intel in connection with two vulnerabilities…

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Redflow ‘simplifies’ design of large scale batteries

20 February 2018 in Market

Australian-listed battery company Redflow has redesigned its Large Scale Battery (LSB) reference platform to incorporate plug-and-play Victron battery inverter/chargers.

Megaport connects with Salesforce

20 February 2018 in Deals

Interconnection services provider and data centre operator Megaport has now enabled direct connectivity for its customers to CRM company Salesforce.

Data breach law: 60% of businesses 'unaware of basics'

20 February 2018 in Security

Nearly 60% of Australian businesses are not aware of the details of the data breach law that takes effect on…

Vocus revises FY18 earnings down, drops dividend

20 February 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The Vocus Group has reported $967 million in revenue for the first half of the 2018 financial year, with underlying…

US gives up bid to extradite UK hacker Love

20 February 2018 in Security

The US has decided not to appeal the decision by a British court to oppose the extradition of British security…

Canada's Eastlink uses Ericsson's VoLTE tech to upgrade

20 February 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Canada’s largest family owned and operated telecommunications company Eastlink will use Ericsson's voice over LTE technology to provide better services…

NBN Co to boost capacity on fixed wireless network

20 February 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has announced that it plans to invest more in an…

Riverbed helps Qld's largest law firm 'boost employee productivity and accelerate innovation'

20 February 2018 in Business Software

WAN optimisation specialist Riverbed Technology has deployed its networking solution across Queensland's largest law firm.

Fair Work Ombudsman launches instant translation service

19 February 2018 in Technology Regulation

Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman has updated its service to provide what it says is instant translation of website content including…

Battery powers up for far North Queensland grid

19 February 2018 in Energy

The first big solar and big battery storage to be connected to the grid has started providing power to Far…

More theatrics from Google, this time it's images

19 February 2018 in Open Sauce

Google often indulges in theatrics, where it pretends that it is doing what it is required to do. In reality,…

SamSam campaign attacks quietly but turns a profit: claim

19 February 2018 in Security

Researchers at security company Secureworks say they have been tracking Windows ransomware that stays below the radar by first exploiting…

NSW Govt throws support behind Momentum Cloud

19 February 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The NSW Government has backed Sydney software company Momentum Cloud’s national and international expansion and the company’s plans to create…

US$2m exfiltrated from Indian bank using SWIFT system

19 February 2018 in Security

The holders of three accounts are believed to be involved in "fraudulent remittances" from India's City Union Bank to the…

Huawei testing fixed wireless service in '5G Living Lab'

19 February 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei says it is testing a fixed wireless service in Vancouver with Canadian operator Telus in the…

NextDC expands cloud offerings with Oracle FastConnect

19 February 2018 in Cloud

Data centre provided NextDC has launched dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect.

Spirit offers back-up Internet service over wireless

19 February 2018 in Business Telecommunications

NBN alternative Internet service provider Spirit Telecom has launched a back-up Internet service that will remain redundant until it is…

Lax cloud compliance raises concerns about data breach legislation readiness

17 February 2018 in Security

Digital security firm Gemalto last month released its “2018 Global Cloud Data Security Study” report, commissioning the Ponemon Institute to…