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Danish firm first to suffer breach under new Australian law

17 March 2018 in Security

Australia's first data breach since the country introduced a data breach notification law has been recorded, with the Danish shipping…

Google, Facebook face 3% turnover tax in EU: report

16 March 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Multinational US technology companies like Google and Facebook will have to pay a 3% turnover tax in the EU, according…

Israeli firm was advised to use CERT to disclose AMD flaws

16 March 2018 in Security

A company that was asked to review a series of flaws claimed to be in some AMD processors says it…

Global call for better consumer protection online

15 March 2018 in Internet of Things

The London-based global consumer activist group, Consumers International, has called for access to fair and secure internet for all, action…

Rule changes will help improve telco complaint handling: ACCAN

15 March 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Australia's peak telecommunications consumer body, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, says proposed new rules designed to improve telco complaint…

Greg Medcraft: Bitcoin doesn’t have a future

15 March 2018 in Technology Regulation

A former ASIC chairman has predicted a grim future for bitcoin unless the original cryptocurrency changes the way it operates.

Ombudsman welcomes new ACMA consumer protection rules

15 March 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Ahead of the imposition of new telecommunications consumer protection rules for NBN migration, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has revealed that…

Short-selling of AMD surged ahead of flaws release

15 March 2018 in Security

A surge of short-selling of AMD shares preceded the release of information on Tuesday about 13 flaws in some of…

Wipro selling data centre business for US$405m to Ensono

15 March 2018 in Strategy

Giant Indian IT services company Wipro has signed a definitive agreement to sell its hosted data centre services business to…

Half of NBN users who connected in last 12 months experienced dropouts

15 March 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Nearly half of the consumers who connected to the NBN during the last 12 months experienced dropouts while a little…

Microsoft team uses AI to match human translation

15 March 2018 in Business Intelligence

Researchers at Microsoft claim to have created the first machine translation system that is able to translate news articles from…

AIIA, DTA join forces on digital transformation

15 March 2018 in Market

The Australian Information Industry Association and the Digital Transformation Agency have signed a memorandum of understanding which they say demonstrates…

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VIDEO: Carsales' clever AutoAds can create over a trillion ads, with 'no two the same'

16 March 2018 in Home Tech

A new video ad creation tool from CarSales, called AutoAds, is "the first of its type for the Australian auto…

‘Sunrise industries’ to fuel ASEAN regional growth, job creation: report

16 March 2018 in Strategy

Next-generation energy storage, autonomous systems, personal health and ageing have been cast as some of the emerging high-growth industries expected…

GNOME releases version 3.28 with many new features

16 March 2018 in Open Source

The free software desktop project GNOME has released version 3.28, codenamed Chongqing, with a total of 25.832 changes by about…

Smartpay teams up with Alipay to gain from Chinese tourism

16 March 2018 in Deals

Independent EFTPOS and payment provider Smartpay Holding has signed a deal with Chinese payment provider Alipay that will give up…

Vertiv solution used by NEXTDC for new Melbourne data centre

16 March 2018 in Deals

Data centre provider NEXTDC has selected a cooling solution from Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, for its new facility in…

Mobile video reaches new heights in popularity: report

16 March 2018 in Entertainment

Mobile video plays topped 60% globally for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2017 – garnering a 60.3%…

New rules to be introduced for handling NBN complaints

16 March 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

New rules to handle complaints about the NBN will take effect from June this year, the Australian Communications and Media…

TechnologyOne facilitates City of Mitcham customer services improvements

16 March 2018 in Deals

South Australia’s City of Mitcham local council has implemented an enterprise software solution from TechnologyOne as part of its shift…

Netgear's Arlo Go camera goes 4G LTE via Telstra

15 March 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Wireless equipment vendor Netgear is launching its first Arlo mobile IoT smart device in Australia, which will be connected by…

Amaysim plays 'Sláinte' Claus to give Aussie 'Patricks' a St Paddy's day treat

15 March 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

It might not be healthy to conflate "Sláinte!" with Santa, but Amaysim wants to toast good health to not only…

ATO warns of cryptocurrency tax scammers

15 March 2018 in Security

The Australian Taxation Office has warned the public to beware of scammers who contact taxpayers claiming to be from the…

Data Republic now includes SAS analytics

15 March 2018 in Cloud

Data-sharing governance platform and marketplace Data Republic announced it has entered a partnership with global analytics leader SAS, enhancing the…

Equifax ex-CIO accused of with insider trading over data breach

15 March 2018 in Security

A former chief information officer at American credit information provider Equifax has been charged with insider trading before the company…

Google bans cryptocurrency ads as IMF issues warning

15 March 2018 in Market

Google has banned the advertising of cryptocurrencies and related content from June onwards, the search giant says in an updated…

Vygo to take uni tutoring platform national

15 March 2018 in Mobility

University tutoring platform Vygo is planning a national expansion drive after a successful rollout in major Queensland universities.

Equinix expands Aussie data centre footprint to meet 'rising customer demand'

14 March 2018 in Data Centres

To "accelerate interconnection opportunities", data centre experts Equinix reports meeting customer demand with "continuous investment in Melbourne and Sydney data…

Inmarsat finds IoT a 'leading force' for transport and logistics to lower carbon footprint

14 March 2018 in Development

Inmarsat research suggests "companies within transport and logistics are prioritising IoT to improve environmental sustainability and enhance their operational success".

MailGuard gets DigitalX advice on 'world-first Blockchain and AI cyber security network'

14 March 2018 in Security

DigitalX is the new corporate adviser on blockchain and AI cyber security for MailGuard, which is billed as "the world’s…