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WhatsApp to curb message forwarding after deaths in India

Facebook is rolling out software changes to make it harder for WhatsApp messages to be forwarded following complaints that spreading of rumours led to deaths in India.

Last obstacle to ZTE resuming business in US removed

The final hurdle to the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corporation resuming business in the US has been removed with the excision of language from a bill that would have reinstated the ban on the company using American components.

Singapore health database breached, data of 1.5m stolen

Singapore's government health database has been breached by attackers who have stolen the personal information of about 1.5 million people, with the data of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long specifically targeted, the country's Ministry of Health has announced.

ACCAN's ACCANect 2018 'Confidence in the Connected World' conference on 12 and 13 September

If you want to gauge Australians' confidence in connectedness, then ACCAN's confidence conference will explore the issues with lively debates, the latest research and more, so get yourself connected!

Cybersec firm Penten is the ACT's 2018 Telstra Business of the Year

In with the classy act of winning the 2018 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business of the Year is cyber security firm Penten, whose win dials things up to eleven!

Telcos face tough times adapting to market changes: report

Global telecommunications companies are under intense pressure to adapt in a rapidly changing market, as they face dramatic changes in the political, business, and economic environment and the accelerating pace of technological innovation, according to a new risk report.

Australian companies 'lag behind' on data analytics

Australian companies are lagging behind the rest of the world, both in their data analytics capabilities and how much value they extract from them, according to a newly published global report.

auDA dissenter claims membership now mostly from abroad

A member of auDA, the Australian organisation that administers the .au namespace, claims that the membership of the organisation is now dominated by foreigners after 900 employees of several registrars were signed up.

Supply chain management market accelerates to new highs: report

Global adoption of supply chain management software has accelerated significantly, with a new report revealing that the total worldwide market revenue hit US12.2 billion in 2017, a rise of 13.9%.

Big US heathcare diagnostics firm LabCorp hit by ransomware

Multinational healthcare diagnostics company Laboratory Corporation of America — better known as LabCorp — suffered a ransomware attack which hit one of its genetic-testing units over the last weekend.

Sony launching Spider-man PS4 and Pro bundles from 7 September

PlayStation Australia has announced its Limited Edition Marvel’s Spider-man PlayStation 4 Pro and PS4 bundles in Amazing Red and the iconic Spider-man logo.

Microsoft revenues top US$100b as fiscal year ends

Software giant Microsoft has ended the fiscal year 2018 with a bang, with the final quarter bringing in revenue of US$30.1 billion, an increase of 17% over the corresponding quarter in the previous financial year.

Eftpos Australia chairman Leigh Clapham.

Payments provider Eftpos has appointed former Mastercard Australia and New Zealand chief Leigh Clapham as chairman.

British Airways accused of GDPR violation over data leaks

A security researcher has asked British Airways to explain why its online check-in page leaks booking references and surnames to a number of third parties, among them Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Doubleclick.

UK report casts doubt on Huawei security processes

A British Government report claims equipment made by Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies has technical and supply-chain issues that expose the UK's telco networks to new security issues.

VIDEO: Ford tests self-driving research vehicle to deliver food, goods and the future

Ford's new "Transit Connect self-driving research vehicle" features three lockers: one on the passenger side and two in the back  that help deliver both food and goods.

Demand for location data services ‘unprecedented’, says PSMA

The demand for, and volume of, location data in Australia is unprecedented, according to a key industry player, with the telecommunications and insurance sectors the most interested in the use of location data services.

Optus named key telco supplier to NSW Government

Three days after the NSW Government touted its smart digital procurement benefits in deals with telcos, Microsoft and Salesforce, Optus has announced it is one of the winners. 

Lowest unemployment rate in 5 years, Honcho says young Aussie business owners leading way

The latest ABS jobs data shows the trend unemployment rate was 5.4% in June 2018, the lowest in over five years, but business start-up service Honcho says it shines a spotlight on a revolution happening within Australia's workforce.

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