COVID 19: New Zealand’s competition regulator the Commerce Commission has issued guidance for consumers and businesses to assist them in understanding what their rights and obligations are in relation to disruptions to travel, trading and events as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID 19: Australian-listed media and marketing company Crowd Media is entering into an exclusive distribution agreement with London-based KINN Living, to sell KINN’s eco-friendly, vegan, natural, home-cleaning, hand sanitisers and laundry-care essentials into the European market, excluding the UK.

A British MP has urged his country's government to block an alleged move by a Chinese state-owned investment group to shift the technology base of Imagination Technologies, a company that licenses semiconductor designs, to China.

Australian Internet users were the fifth most attacked by spam and phishing lures in 2019, the security firm Kaspersky says, based on statistics it collected during the past year. The firm found that 25.24% of Australians were attacked.

The leader of the team that developed TraceTogether, a Singapore Government app for tracing coronavirus contacts, has cautioned that any app using technology alone for a contact tracing system would be of no use unless those in charge of it were working with public health authorities right from the start.

IP surveillance vendor Genetec has updated its Firmware Vault camera firmware update service to cover a much broader range of cameras.

Technical documents exfiltrated from a parts maker for space and defence companies have been leaked on the Web, after they were acquired during a Windows ransomware attack in March.

IT solutions firm Modis Australia has joined forces with the Western Australian Police Force helping it to leverage a new technological platform to help slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state, following the declaration of a state of emergency.

The global adoption of the 5G network is set to skyrocket in the next five years, with new data estimating that by 2025 the number of 5G connections is expected to hit 2.7 billion worldwide - a growth of at least 20 times from this year’s figure of 120 million, according to one analyst firm.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 04:44

ACS rejects Clarke again

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The Australia Computer Society has again ruled that Dr Roger Clarke is ineligible for election to its senior management team. He attempted to stand for ACS President in March but his candidature was also rejected then.

Half-Life 3’s “imminent” arrival has been a running joke for such a long time that a generation of gamers will know about the meme without ever having played the original games.

Telstra has extended the duration of its COVID-19 customer support measures to the end of June 2020.

Australian Red Cross has rolled out a self-isolator outreach platform to provide psychological first aid support during the Covid-19 pandemic in less than a week using Microsoft technology.

Australian-listed energy company AGL Energy is leveraging technology from unified communications vendor Avaya to enable its office-based contact centre agents to work remotely from home in response to the COVID 19 crisis.

Application processor chipsets from Samsung Electronics used in smartphones took the third spot globally in 2019 for the first time, passing Apple, the tech analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that the company and Huawei Technologies were the only two to increase their market share last year.

The number of Australians using the feature "Benefits finder", in the Commonwealth Bank's digital app and online has more than doubled in the four weeks since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, the bank claims.

Global personal computer shipments fell by 8% in the first quarter of 2020 year-on-year, the biggest decline since 2016, despite demand soaring due to the increase in working from home and online education, the tech research firm Canalys says, adding that production and logistical issues due to the coronavirus crisis caused big delays.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020 08:48

Zscaler to acquire Cloudneeti

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Cloud security vendor Zscaler intends to acquire cloud security posture management company Cloudneeti.

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