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BlackBerry reports surprise profit 
14 hours ago | Comment Now 
Seeks to end revenue slide.
 
NewSat forced to halt trading over satellite funding 
By Allie Coyne | 15 hours ago | Comment Now 
Lenders refuse to recommence financing for Jabiru-1.
 
Govt commits $180m to Defence satellite upgrade 
By Paris Cowan | 16 hours ago | Comment Now 
New terminals connect into US SATCOMMS network.
 
Google to build robots for surgery 
20 hours ago | Comment Now 
Partners with Johnson & Johnson.
 
Github suffers multi-day denial of service attack  
By Juha Saarinen | 20 hours ago | Comment Now 
'Great Firewall of China' suspected in online assault.
 
FBI, ATF wasted $2.7m on unusable drones 
21 hours ago | Comment Now 
Dozens of machines never deployed.
 
Tassie agencies refuse to adopt ASD infosec protections 
By Paris Cowan | 21 hours ago | Comment Now 
Hit back at Auditor-General's criticisms.
 
Optus admits to three big data breaches 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
More than 300,000 customers affected.
 
Vodafone re-signs Nokia to run network from India 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
Four-year extension to long-running contract.
 
Telstra promises to keep customer metadata safe 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
As scheme passes into law.
 
Facebook to build solar-powered drones for internet access 
 
Roy Hill receives first trains destined for automated haulage 
By Ry Crozier | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Systems will eventually enable driverless capability.
 
Facebook sued for allegedly stealing data centre designs 
By Juha Saarinen | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Action taken over information published through OpenCompute project.
 
Australia passes data retention into law 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Mammoth last-ditch effort by Greens, indies knocked back.
 
Industry warns site blocking could have unintended consequences 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Highlight need to avoid ASIC blunder.
 
Turnbull introduces bill to block piracy websites 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Takes ownership of legislation from Brandis.
 
Govt takes slow steps in review of spectrum for emergency services 
 
Tech vendors seek legal end to bulk surveillance 
By Juha Saarinen | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Join privacy advocates to lobby US Congress.
 
DFAT dips toes in Microsoft public cloud 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Goes Office 365, Azure for new business unit.
 
Facebook offers Messenger to businesses 
 
Microsoft slashes Azure backup storage prices 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
AWS launches cross-region replication.
 
Apple patches OS X against FREAK flaw 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite get fix.
 
Amazon blasts FAA for slow action on drone regulation 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
Says new approval is already obsolete.
 
Brandis reveals data retention will cost telcos $4 per user 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Details estimated cost for ongoing operation of scheme.
 
Hackers breach NSW GovDC website 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Updated: Attackers used well-known Wordpress vulnerability.
 
Greens try for last-minute data retention amendments 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Bill up for debate in Senate.
 
Brisbane Airport trials digital departure card 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
QR codes used to simplify process for outgoing travellers.
 
Govt seeks to limit Telstra advantage in NBN Co data flows 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
New licence condition for NBN Co proposed.
 
TPG posts strong results ahead of proposed iiNet buy 
 
Obama seeks to kickstart fast broadband, STEM education 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
$240m to go towards science, tech, engineering and maths.
 
Samsung to pre-install Microsoft apps on Android tablets 
6 days ago | Comment Now 
Expand partnership beyond Galaxy S6.
 
UK govt touts cyber security insurance for business 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Majority of companies suffered breaches last year.
 
Australia Post systems go down after weekend upgrade 
By Allie Coyne, Penny Wolf | Mar 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Online, payments platform offline.
 
NSW iVote IT chief plays down FREAK risk 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Security concerns 'overblown'.
 
iiNet board 'seriously concerned' about culture post-TPG buy 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Founder Malone comes out swinging against deal.
 
Apple phases out dual-boot support for Windows 7 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Newer Macs will dual-boot Windows 8 or later only.
 
US Air Force finds technical error with Boeing GPS satellites 
 
Critical flaw found in NSW iVote system 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
FREAK bug leaves system open to vote rigging.
 
Infosec firms go public as data breaches grow 
Mar 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Cyber IPO pipeline gets bigger.
 
How a 50c fan pushed Teachers Mutual Bank to active-active 
By Ry Crozier | Mar 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Core banking outage forces data centre overhaul.
 
Telstra runs out of IPv4 addresses 
By Andrew Colley | Mar 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
ISOC says use of CGNAT could harm data retention scheme.
 
Cisco confirms IP phone eavesdropping flaw 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 22, 2015 | Comment Now 
Update: But successful exploit 'not likely'.
 
Amazon gets approval to test drone delivery 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Prime Air to take flight.
 
OpenSSL patches denial of service vulnerabilities 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
FREAK bug reclassified as high severity.
 
British government to binge on broadband for all 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Five megabits per second USO for telcos.
 
Offshore storage to be allowed for Australian data retention 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Journalist protection included in new amendments.
 
Govt names Alastair MacGibbon as e-Safety Commissioner 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Leaves DiData to tackle child cyberbullying.
 
Police struggling to make good use of metadata: SA police exec 
By John Hilvert | Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Cost effective trawling of metadata is challenging.
 
UK spies claim broad powers to hack worldwide 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Admit to using vulnerabilities for intelligence gathering.
 
Govt's new ACORN system to be revamped 
By John Hilvert | Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Lacklustre response triggers overhaul just months after launch.
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