Whether it's Netflix, Disney+, Stan, Binge, Foxtel Go or some other TV streaming service, Finder has found 44% of Aussies "freeload off a friend or family member's" subscription, equating to an estimated 8.5 million Australians "moochers".

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties has slammed the he proposed authorisation of coercive search powers for the Australian Federal Police and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in a current bill — the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020 — saying the warrants sought are not traditional evidence gathering tools, but effectively tools to prevent crime before it took place.

Shipments of smartphones to India, the globe's second biggest market, in 2020 fell after a number of years of growth, with 150 million units being shipped, a drop of 1.7% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm IDC reports.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has said he expects to see "some significant commercial deals" between Australian news publishers and digital platforms before the government votes on its news media code which is currently before Parliament.

An intrusion campaign which targets monitoring software from the French company CENTREON has been reported to have breached several French institutions between late 2017 and 2020. The systems that were hit were running CentOS, a free version of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux distribution.

Although you still hear ads on the radio for people to buy digital radios, which do offer excellent sound quality and no need for a data plan, the latest stats show that radio listening via phones and smart speakers has surged.

PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT by Secolve: Australian OT cybersecurity expert Secolve has expanded its capacity to protect Australian businesses’ OT networks against malicious cyber activity, today announcing a new partnership with LMNTRIX.

Cloud data management vendor Rubrik has appointed Dean Kelly to the role of federal government and ACT regional sales director.

Australian game designer and esports entrepreneur, Luke Millanta, was awarded the Guinness World Records title in late 2020 for ‘Most followed content creator on Steam’. Not bad for a hobby!

Mining giant Fortescue Metals has undertaken the operational deployment of autonomous light vehicles (ALV’s) at the company’s mining operations in the Chichester Hub in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Indian global mobility company Ola has selected robotics and automation solutions provider ABB for its mega-factory in India that will roll out the Ola electric scooter.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is offering $16.5 million in grants to expand the network of electric vehicle chargers.

NBN Co has released its “Pricing Review 2021 Consultation Paper 1”, which the company says “seeks to deliver value, certainty and simplicity to the telecommunication industry and customers.”

Monday, 15 February 2021 14:04

Scott leads HCM at Smart WFM

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Human capital management consultancy Smart WFM has appointed Rob Scott to the new role of global lead HCM and behavioural technologist.

Tangerine Telecom says Mesh Wi-Fi routers are the "new normal" for Aussie households serious about their Wi-Fi range and quality, and as a mesh wi-fi router user myself, I'd have to agree!

Australian-listed drone data systems provider Delta Drone has expanded operations into Zambia to deliver a specialised agricultural project for multinational agriculture services company, Syngenta.

The new version of the hardware hack story floated by Bloomberg illustrates one thing: the English language is a glorious tool for obfuscating things and making the meretricious appear like the magnificent.

An SMS popped into my iPhone's messages inbox last night, proclaiming to be an "IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM COMMBANK". Given I don't use that particular bank, well, it was obviously a scam, but some might be fooled.

It's 2021, and digital transformation continues, with well-known pest control and hygiene service provider Flick Anticimex converting 500 users across nearly 50 sites in A/NZ to a new cloud-based solution's thanks to Nexon's knack at cloud and managed service provision.

The Federal Government appears to be trying to remove the need for passing the news media code legislation by encouraging, and helping, media companies to join up to Google News Showcase.

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