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Privacy, rights groups urge politicians to reject bill

23 September 2018 in Government Tech Policy

A group of privacy and rights organisations have called on Australian politicians to reject the encryption bill which was introduced…

Telco bodies, AIIA warn encryption bill could weaken Australia's security

23 September 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Government's draft encryption bill could seriously damage Australia’s — and international — cyber security and, would act contrary to…

MUST-SEE: Marc Randolph, Netflix co-founder on stage Melbourne Town Hall 24 September

22 September 2018 in Development

It's your last chance to see Marc Randolph, the inspiring Netflix co-founder who shares the incredible start-up story behind the…

Google 'furious' about internal memo on China project: report

22 September 2018 in Technology Regulation

Google's reluctance to offer any public comment on its plans to launch a censored search engine in China has been…

No Optus: mobile, Internet outages hit users in five states

22 September 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Customers of Singtel Optus experienced mobile and Internet outages on Friday, with the issues beginning at about 10am AEST.

Labor asks govt to proceed with care on encryption bill

21 September 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Labor Party has termed "unacceptable" the government's introduction of its encryption bill into Parliament on Thursday, just 10…

New Yorker claims credit for Torvalds' apology on behaviour

21 September 2018 in Open Source

Linux creator Linus Torvalds' decision to apologise for his abrasive putdowns of developers was prompted by an American news magazine…

Google defends third-party developers' scanning of Gmail inboxes

21 September 2018 in Security

Google has mounted a defence of the way it scrutinises the activities of third-party add-ons within its Gmail email service,…

BSA urges judicial oversight, challenge mechanism for encryption bill

21 September 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Global software industry advocate BSA, the software alliance, has urged the Australian Government to include in its encryption bill a…

Victorian Police Force planning to buzz crowds with drones?

20 September 2018 in Security

Victoria Police's counter-terrorism boss Ross Guenther has announced plans to fly drones above crowds at major events.

Westpac Bank enables voice payments through Siri

20 September 2018 in Mobility

Westpac Bank is claiming an Australian first with the launch of Siri for Westpac, allowing its customers to make payments…

KPMG, Alibaba Cloud form ‘digital transformation’ alliance

20 September 2018 in Strategy

Global management firm KPMG International has forged an alliance with Alibaba Cloud — the cloud computing arm of Chinese Internet…

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Encryption bill: Telstra, Optus focus on how they will be affected

24 September 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Big telcos Telstra and Optus have focused on how the Federal Government's encryption bill would affect their businesses in their…

NIST values AES at US$250B

24 September 2018 in Security

Research published recently by NIST has found an extensive economic advantage from the use of AES.

Apple dominated 'premium' smartphone shipments in Q2: study

24 September 2018 in Mobile devices

The segment of the smartphone market designated as "premium" by analyst firm Counterpoint Research — devices that cost more than…

Cryptographer dumps Chrome after auto sign-in feature lands

24 September 2018 in Security

The decision by Google to quietly effect sign-ins for users of its Chrome browser has caused at least one prominent…

NSA worker who took secrets home cost the agency dear: claim

24 September 2018 in Security

An NSA worker, who took huge amounts of classified material home and was arrested in December last year over this,…

Apple to create 'device trust scores' for store users

24 September 2018 in Technology Regulation

In what sounds rather eerily like a Chinese initiative, Apple has indicated that it will monitor information about how its…

Canalys predicts small uptick for global PC shipments in 2019

24 September 2018 in Development

Shipments of PCs in 2019 will show a small uptick in the Asia-Pacific and North America regions compared to 2018,…

Sydney’s interconnection bandwidth to quadruple by 2021: report

24 September 2018 in Data Centres

SPONSORED NEWS: Sydney is leading the way in the Asia Pacific region with interconnection bandwidth for the city expected to…

Aura brings security-with-a-service to Australia

23 September 2018 in Security

Security solutions firm Aura Information Security says its RedShield product is worthy of a new acronym, SwaS, and that it…

The curious case of the New Zealand CTO

23 September 2018 in Government Tech Policy

After 60 candidates for New Zealand's national chief technology officer were rejected, a back-channel application produced a job offer followed…

Solace speeds data flows

21 September 2018 in Data

The growing number of applications — such as those in the Internet of Things space — that require a data…

MYOB boosts R&D spending

21 September 2018 in Strategy

Tax and accounting software company MYOB is increasing its investment in research and development to $100 million a year, chief…

Spectrum, broadcasting, 5G all under spotlight at Radcomms

21 September 2018 in Business Telecommunications

The future of broadcasting platforms to the imminent deployment of Australia’s 5G networks will be the focus of this year’s…

ACMA seeks public input to telecoms industry infringement rules

21 September 2018 in Technology Regulation

The telecommunications industry regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, wants to change the rules governing the industry to allow…

VIDEO: VR tech 'throws user into a world of isolation to replicate life for a child with hearing loss'

21 September 2018 in Home Tech

Children’s charity, The Shepherd Centre, is launching a "ground-breaking virtual reality experience that immerses the user in to a world…

High time for Labor to show some spine and reject encryption bill

21 September 2018 in Open Sauce

The Australian Labor Party is extremely good at brinkmanship – waiting until the very last moment and then bending over…

Apple iPhone XS, Max and Watch Series 4 launch in Sydney, live stream!

21 September 2018 in Home Tech

The Australian flagship Apple Store in Sydney's CBD is one of the very first places in the world to get…

Jemena inks gas transport deal with Santos

21 September 2018 in Energy

Energy infrastructure company Jemena has inked a new gas transportation contract with Santos to ship around 8 terajoules of gas…

 

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