Technology News & Opinions

Aussie police back national facial recognition database 
By Paris Cowan | 17 hours ago | Comment Now 
State, federal law enforcement agree on plan to tackle organised crime.
 
Defence awards $77m radio support contract 
By Brendon Foye | 21 hours ago | Comment Now 
Contractor Harris given additional work following rollout.
 
Qld Health aims to be off XP in 12 months 
By Paris Cowan | 21 hours ago | Comment Now 
New CTO laments "worst piece of kit" in state hospitals.
 
Australia spared the worst of rise in web attacks: Akamai 
By Juha Saarinen | 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
Report paints bleak picture of increasingly hostile internet.
 
Millions of Android phones don't completely wipe data 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 1 hour ago | Comment Now 
Flawed factory reset leaves data accessible.
 
Five Eyes spies sought to subvert Google, Samsung app stores 
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day 3 hours ago | Comment Now 
Attempted to plant malware, spread misinformation.
 
Apple iCloud suffers widespread outages overnight 
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day 4 hours ago | Comment Now 
Multiple services go down.
 
Dallas Buyers Club will chase other ISP customers over piracy 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 17 hours ago | Comment Now 
Gets two weeks to submit letters to court.
 
US aims to limit zero-day sales to Five Eyes 
1 day 21 hours ago | Comment Now 
Would treat unknown software vulnerabilities as weapons.
 
Communications moves data centre offsite in $18m deal 
By Brendon Foye | 1 day 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
Signs infrastructure-as-a-service deal with ASG.
 
NetApp to cut 500 jobs 
2 days ago | Comment Now 
Lower OEM sales hurt bottom line.
 
LogJam leaves browsers vulnerable to MiTM attack 
By Doug Drinkwater | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Tens of thousands of web services affected.
 
Apple, Android app makers not swayed by mobile Windows 10 
2 days ago | Comment Now 
Too much effort for little gain.
 
Telstra reveals large-scale security breach at Pacnet 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Unknown attackers used SQL injection to gain access to corporate network.
 
Corruption inquiry hears of Ultranet’s chequered beginnings 
By Paris Cowan | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Manager raised concerns about $1m Oracle contribution.
 
Tech giants urge Obama to rule out backdoors 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Policy would weaken infosec and undermine human rights.
 
IT workarounds threaten privacy of children in care: Qld Auditor 
 
ATO considers white-labelling myTax 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
May offer product to tax agents.
 
iiNet to offer free legal advice to DBC pirates 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Will alert customers whose details have been passed on.
 
Aussie retailers unite to set industry standard for data exchange 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Dick Smith CIO leads charge to "remove waste".
 
Michael Malone joins Yatango board 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
One in a trio of telco heavyweights.
 
Google Compute Engine prices slashed 
By Juha Saarinen | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Introduces new, cheap preemptible virtual machines.
 
MyGov digital mail to expand to businesses 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
DTO reveals multi-year project.
 
More Java holes found in Google App Engine 
 
Google autonomous cars to hit public roads 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
Local law requires steering wheels, brakes.
 
Data analytics getting boots on the pitch 
By Paris Cowan | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Football NSW on its first two years away from the Excel spreadsheet.
 
Microsoft rules out free Win10 upgrades for pirate copies 
 
Defanging Venom hypervisor attacks 'easy': researcher 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Single configuration change required.
 
Vocus sells 10 percent stake in Amcom 
By Allie Coyne | May 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
To increase chance of merger.
 
United Airlines offers air miles as bug bounty 
May 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
But don't touch internal, onboard systems.
 
Macquarie consortium buys tower operator Crown Castle Australia 
By Juha Saarinen | May 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
Wants to focus on small cell sites in the US instead.
 
Telstra named Australia's most complained about telco 
By Allie Coyne | May 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
Vodafone turnaround pays off, Optus continues bad run.
 
Windows 10 to launch in seven editions 
By Juha Saarinen | May 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
Internet of Things version joins enterprise, home editions.
 
US House votes to end bulk collection of phone data 
May 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
Spy agencies could have powers reined in.
 
Venom vulnerability poisons Xen hypervisor 
By Juha Saarinen | May 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
Virtual floppy disc drive code is exploitable.
 
SingTel boosts Optus capex to fight fixed-line, 4G rivals 
By Allie Coyne | May 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
Forecasts $1.8bn spend over next year.
 
DHS to appoint a deputy secretary in charge of welfare IT replacement 
By Paris Cowan | May 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
Top tier exec dedicated to $1 billion systems overhaul.
 
ISPs back new rules for NBN data sharing 
By Allie Coyne | May 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Licence condition to limit Telstra's advantage.
 
Telstra failing to keep wholesale data safe from retail staff 
By Allie Coyne | May 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
ACCC issues third report on SSU compliance.
 
Microsoft plugs multiple critical flaws in Windows  
By Juha Saarinen | May 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Don't open .jnt Windows Journal files from untrusted sources.
 
Verizon to buy AOL in $5.5bn deal 
May 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
AOL "as big as it can currently be" alone.
 
Govt forced to spend more on troubled budget system 
By Paris Cowan | May 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
Budget 2015: New contracts on the horizon.
 
Qld Govt knocks back 3D-printed guns bill 
By Paris Cowan | May 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
No intention to revive lapsed PUP bill.
 
Microsoft joins European, Asian subsea cable projects 
By Juha Saarinen | May 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
Needs global infrastructure to support cloud services.
 
Govt to give telcos $131m for data retention 
By Allie Coyne | May 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
Internet Society of Australia says funding not nearly enough.
 
Hockey confirms Google, Netflix taxes 
By Allie Coyne | May 11, 2015 | Comment Now 
GST for online intangibles, new tax laws to arrive with budget.
 
Govt outlines planned telco tax for satellite, wireless NBN 
 
Tor Cloud shut down 
By Juha Saarinen | May 11, 2015 | Comment Now 
Cloud service "still a good idea".
 
McDonald's opts for Oracle in global finance overhaul 
By Allie Coyne | May 11, 2015 | Comment Now 
Promoted CIO leads migration.
 
Melbourne Water sends drones into sewage 
By Ry Crozier | May 11, 2015 | Comment Now 
Saving workers from slips and falls in sludge.
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