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CSIRO undertakes voyage to understand ocean impact on climate

The CSIRO has deployed a number of deep sea floats in the Southern Ocean to help increase the understanding of oceans, the way they warm and their impact on climate.

Swinburne chooses to go with SUSE Enterprise Storage

Swinburne University of Technology has announced that it is using SUSE Enterprise Storage for its rapidly increasing storage needs.

Lenovo finds and removes backdoor from two switch models

Lenovo has found a backdoor in two of its switches that could give an attacker access to the switch management interface and allow settings to be changed, expose traffic and also effect a partial or complete denial of service.

Russians join queue of iPhone users suing Apple

Russians have joined the queue of iPhone users who are suing Apple for slowing down older devices, with a group planning to take the American technology company to court.

Der Spiegel editor's Twitter account hacked

The Twitter account of the editor-in-chief of Germany's Der Spiegel magazine has been hacked and used to apologise for the "bad news" it published about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

LogRhythm launches module to help in GDPR compliance

American security intelligence company LogRhythm has released a module to make its security solution fully compliant with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation that is scheduled to come into force on 25 May.

OnePlus denies checkout page has been hacked

Mobile phone maker OnePlus has denied that the payment page on its website has been hacked, as has been claimed by a British security firm.

Ex-phone industry manager jailed over SMS scam

A man who defrauded mobile phone users of millions of dollars by sending them unwanted text messages has been jailed for five years.

UNSW signs ‘university first’ solar purchase deal

The University of NSW has secured a tripartite arrangement with contract partners Maoneng Australia and Origin Energy for an offsite Solar PV Corporate Power Purchase Agreement.

Has OnePlus checkout page been hacked?

A British security outfit has raised the possibility that the online payment page of the phone company OnePlus may have been compromised, based on comments in OnePlus forums and the make-up of the site.

Aussies spend big on fit-tech as part of get fit regime

Led by fitness-focused women, Australians are investing in fit-tech to track their fitness, with one fifth — or 20% — purchasing a fitness tracker in the last 12 months.

Malware on Google Play displays porn ads to kids

Researchers from the security firm Check Point have found malware hiding in about 60 game apps on Google Play meant for children.

US backs off from plan to block H-1B visa renewal

The US appears to have backed down from a plan to stop the renewal of H-1B visas, which is often undertaken by companies who hire workers on such visas, in order that the worker in question can remain in the country long enough to obtain a green card.

Nextcloud adds encrypted video meeting application

File sync and share solution company Nextcloud has added a feature known as Nextcloud Talk, an open source video meeting application that is hosted on-premise and provides end-to-end encryption.

No respite in spat between free software bodies

The spat that erupted between the Software Freedom Conservatory and the Software Freedom Law Centre, both of which are involved in activities around the GNU General Public Licence, shows no sign of going away, with the latter upping the ante recently.

Facebook's new policy on posts may make ads more expensive

Facebook's decision to prioritise posts made by users and their friends over those from publishers and brands is likely to make it more expensive for marketing agencies to push their clients' products.

ACMA issues new rules for intelligent transport systems

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has introduced new rules for road traffic authorities to put intelligent transport systems in place.

Vodafone caught not verifying ID for pre-paid mobile services

Vodafone has agreed to take steps to verify the identity of its mobile pre-paid customers after it was found to have failed to do so in at least 1028 cases.

Write-down of NBN firmly on the cards: Budde

A write-down of the national broadband network is now firmly on the cards after the competition watchdog joined the chorus supporting it, according to telecommunications analyst Paul Budde.

Digital assistants more often used in homes than smartphones: survey

Consumers who own in-home digital voice assistant devices are "using their smartphones less often for entertainment and online purchasing", according to results of a new survey.

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