Undersea cable owner RTI Connectivity and ICT services giant NEC have announced the successful completion of the Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System, JGA North - with approximately 2,700 kilometres of cable which lands in Minami-Boso, Japan and Piti, Guam, and extends the cable's reach to both Sydney's Central Business District and Australia's Sunshine Coast.

Global communications firm Poly (formerly known as Plantronics and Polycom) has launched the Poly Trio C60, a smart conferencing device that can be used in any meeting space and Calisto 5300, a portable, personal speakerphone for PC and mobile devices.

Stormwater and sewerage pipelines infrastructure repair and maintenance provider VAPAR, which utilises artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to automate condition assessments, has raised $700,000 in seed funding.

Malicious attackers claim to have staged an attack on the website of Cooke County in Texas using the REvil ransomware and have posted screenshots of what they claim are documents and data from the county's police department on the dark web.

Cyber criminals who attacked Australian logistics and transport provider Toll Group in May have now released a third batch of documents which they exfiltrated from the company's website during the attack.

The Federal Government has warned that the telecommunications regulator ACMA is actively undertaking compliance checks to ensure mobile providers are complying with new measures and standards designed to protect Australians from fraud and identity theft, including mobile porting scams.

The head of an Australian cloud company says the new arrangement for awarding contracts for hosting of top-secret government data have advantages over the older one where there was a fixed list of companies certified by the Australian Signals Directorate who could cast their hat in the ring and tout for business.

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Community Linux distribution openSUSE Leap has released version 15.2, which includes a number of artificial intelligence and machine learning packages, security updates, bug fixes, network enhancements, and many new features.

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