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PayPal takes second cautious step towards Bitcoin 
By Allie Coyne | 2 hours ago | Comment Now 
But not yet ready for full support.
 
iPhone 6 vulnerable to TouchID fingerprint hack 
By Allie Coyne | 3 hours ago | Comment Now 
But researcher not worried about attacks.
 
Domain does DevOps 
By Brett Winterford | 5 hours ago | Comment Now 
And they’re doing it on .NET.
 
Microsoft restructures Trustworthy Computing team 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 hours ago | Comment Now 
Moves to Cloud and Enterprise Division.
 
US Senators fight to amend 30 year-old data privacy legislation 
By Danielle Walker | 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
Offshore data requests void if they breach local laws.
 
Telstra ditches 900 MHz for LTE-Advanced 
By Allie Coyne | 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
To focus on 700 MHz + 1800 MHz.
 
Telstra expands into digital signatures service 
By Paris Cowan | 1 day 1 hour ago | Comment Now 
Buys stake in DocuSign.
 
UQ bio and nanotech dept builds a supercomputer 
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day 5 hours ago | Comment Now 
Chooses Dell kit, focus on computational speed.
 
Rio Tinto's big data play delivers promised ore 
By Brett Winterford, Anthony Caruana | 1 day 6 hours ago | Comment Now 
Returns trickle in from long-term technology investment.
 
Apple sells 10 million iPhones in launch weekend 
By Soham Chatterjee | 1 day 6 hours ago | Comment Now 
With or without China, the iPhone brand pulls big numbers.
 
LA's $1.5b iPads in schools experiment hits trouble 
1 day 20 hours ago | Comment Now 
Review uncovers late curriculum, probity concerns.
 
Canberra's wi-fi network to block file sharing P2P traffic 
 
DSL remains Australia's main business broadband option 
By Juha Saarinen | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Only big business taking up FTTP.
 
Victoria looks to automate the dispatch of bushfire aircraft 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Seeks system to get firefighters in the air faster.
 
Microsoft shuts Silicon Valley R&D centre 
By Bill Rigby | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Research hub falls victim to second round job cuts.
 
Defence eHealth project blows out by $77 million 
By John Hilvert | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Department stumbles at implementation hurdles.
 
Cloudflare launches open source keyless SSL 
 
Google follows Apple to lock itself out of devices 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
But iPhone hacker warns data is not completely safe.
 
SAP buys cloud travel expense platform Concur 
By Penny Wolf | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Deal inked for $8.13 billion.
 
Vic 000 operator slams telcos over mobile location delays 
By Paris Cowan | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Telstra says capability should be ready in weeks.
 
Oracle's Ellison steps aside 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
Co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over.
 
Apple patches security issues in OS X Mavericks 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Low-level OS component vulnerabilities plugged.
 
Apple blocks govt data requests with iOS 8 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Moves to strengthen privacy provisions.
 
US Govt taking 'unnecessary risks' with Healthcare.gov 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
US watchdog finds website still vulnerable one year on.
 
Bug delays Apple's HealthKit availability on iOS 8 
By Christina Farr | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Apps temporarily pulled due to flaw.
 
Microsoft moves .NET code samples to GitHub 
 
eBay cross-scripting vulnerability exploited 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Auction site slow to respond.
 
Chinese hacked US military contractors 
6 days ago | Comment Now 
Senate panel releases report.
 
Origin Energy completes troubled SAP transformation 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Claims to have beaten deadline and saved $100 million.
 
Cisco buys private cloud provider startup Metacloud 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Acquisition to accelerate Intercloud offering.
 
Apple targets Android with iPhone migration guide 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Ahead of iOS 8 general availability.
 
Adobe plugs critical security holes in Acrobat, Reader 
By Penny Wolf | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Delayed priority one patches now available.
 
Victoria Police to get ASIO-like spying powers 
By Allie Coyne, Paris Cowan | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
But commissioner remains concerned about data security.
 
Rackspace dumps plans to sell 
By Paris Cowan | Sep 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Names new CEO.
 
Apple gives iCloud two-factor authentication 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Third-party apps will need passwords generated.
 
Qld Police not convinced by body worn cameras 
By Paris Cowan | Sep 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Privacy, resourcing hurdles for Brisbane 'robocops'.
 
Micro Focus to buy Attachmate for $1.3bn 
Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
All-share merger to create new listed entity.
 
Telco industry lobbies for 000 calls via SMS, VoIP, apps  
By Allie Coyne | Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Emergency comms must keep up with expectations.
 
DHS works to fix aged care processing glitch 
By Paris Cowan | Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Staff forced to manually generate advice.
 
‘Frankenstein’ robots merge rat brain, human eye at QUT 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Researchers aim to create better navigation software.
 
Facebook open sources McRouter tool 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Handles close to five billion requests at Facebook.
 
Govts pressure Google for more user data 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Australian requests dip slightly.
 
Microsoft forks out $2.8bn for Minecraft maker Mojang 
Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Attempt to lure users to mobile OS.
 
Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work 
Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will track blood sugar, pressure levels.
 
Extreme upgrade pain for XtremIO customers 
By Justin Warren | Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Requires a full wipe.
 
Economists: Consumers will suffer under copyright crackdown 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Costs of piracy scheme will be passed on to buyers.
 
Snowden accuses NZ PM of lying about mass surveillance 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Five days out from national election.
 
Qld MPs push for faster NBN rollout to remote areas 
By Paris Cowan | Sep 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Poor internet connections block telehealth benefits.
 
US govt threatened huge fines to make Yahoo release user data 
 
Canberra Data Centres goes national 
By Brett Winterford | Sep 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Takes up space with Digital Realty.
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