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NBN Co warns against scams

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NBN Co has warned that scammers are increasing their efforts to use the NBN brand to steal people’s personal or financial details, with over 180,000 people contacting the builder of the National Broadband Network to report a scam over the six months to December 2019.

Microsoft appears to have bungled the release of details of flaws in its operating systems and application software this month, with details of a wormable flaw in the SMB protocol leaking online even though the company did not release a fix for it as part of its normal monthly patch Tuesday.

The Australian Computer Society will now ‘reassess’ its attempts to change its Constitution, after being forced to pay $127,000 in costs to the rebel group which successfully challenged its earlier attempt to do so.

Australian startup and big data, AI solutions provider Reejig has completed a $2.2 million first capital raising, with the funding to be used to scale its next generation Software as a Service (SaaS).

Australian health insurer Bupa has launched an Automation Innovation Academy aimed at delivering on the company’s objectives of embedding new artificial intelligence and automation technologies into its business.

The spread of the coronavirus - COVID-19 - is prompting businesses to undergo digital transformations, adopting new technologies to allow employees to remain productive and effective during the epidemic, according to global technology research firm Omdia.

HPE's recently appointed general manager, compute-hybrid IT, South Pacific Andrew Foot speaks exclusively to iTWire.

NetSuite's one-day customer extravaganza recently concluded in Sydney – iTWire was there for all the fun.

The Australian tablet computer market faces headwinds in 2020 amid longer sales cycles and a sluggish economy, according to a new analyst study.

Australians under 25 years of age lost over $5 million to scams in 2019, with around 12,000 reports about losses by these young Aussies made to Scamwatch in 2019 - an increase of 11% over 2018.

Ericsson is introducing an entitlement server solution for on-device eSIM subscription activation without QR-codes for smartphones, enabling consumers to remotely activate and manage their eSIM-enabled smartphone.

A report from the Boston Consulting Group has warned that if the US increases restrictions on the semiconductor trade with China, it could endanger its own position as leader, which it has held for a long time with a 45% to 50% market share.

Melbourne-based payments technology start-up Airwallex says it has integrated with Xero to help its small and medium-sized business customers reconcile international and domestic payments.

Australian-listed cloud communications provider CommsChoice Group has expanded its key network infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region, the US and Europe, including “significant” expansion of its Direct Routing capability for Microsoft Teams Phone System, Global PBX and SIP trunk services.

Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC has released draft guidelines on how electricity retailers and generators should comply with three new laws designed to reduce the price of electricity for consumers.

A former CIA employee who was on trial for allegedly leaking details of exploits developed by the CIA to WikiLeaks has escaped conviction on all but two counts, with a federal jury in Manhattan deadlocked after a four-week trial and six days of what were described as chaotic deliberations.

Chinese phone company OPPO has announced the release of its latest flagship device, the Find X2 Pro, which will be available for purchase in the second quarter of the year at a retail price of $1599.

Personal information of Facebook users in Australia was disclosed to the This Is Your Digital Life app for a different purpose to that which it was collected, a breach of the Privacy Act 1988, the Australian Information Commissioner has alleged in a case filed against the social media giant in the Australian Federal Court.

Consumer advocate CHOICE is warning Australians they only have three weeks to avoid, what it claims is a “rip off” by their private health insurance, with consumers responding to a new survey identifying private health insurance as their most pressing cost concern (80%), beating fuel (78%) and electricity (74%).

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