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Real-time tracking arrives for Sunshine Coast buses 
 
BlackBerry building self-destructing phone with Boeing 
 
Telstra signs $390m NBN design contract 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Works to finalise separate construction, maintenance contract.
 
NBN Co reveals date of HFC product launch 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Will start pilot next November.
 
Google to build Android directly into cars 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
Next version to be embedded.
 
US investigation identifies Sony hacking as state-sponsored 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
North Korea fingered as the perpetrator.
 
Metadata laws open to scope creep: lawyers 
By Andrew Colley | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Approach "unsatisfactory" and "ad hoc".
 
NSW Police to equip 1000 cops with body-worn cameras 
By Paris Cowan | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Issues spec sheet for 267 devices.
 
Telcos to go ahead with delayed Tasman Sea cable 
By Juha Saarinen | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Telstra scales back investment in TGA.
 
ICANN stung in phishing attack 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Several systems compromised.
 
Human error caused Microsoft Azure outage 
By Juha Saarinen | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Post-mortem analysis identifies gaps in deployment processes.
 
Telstra eyes up Pacnet for acquisition 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Working to take over 46,000km of undersea cable.
 
Vocus confirms Amcom acquisition 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Offers $2.45 per share in all-scrip deal.
 
Australian police fail to quantify metadata use in investigations 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Law enforcement agencies lay out case for data retention.
 
Delta site flaw lets passengers access others' boarding passes 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Online check-in system vulnerability discovered.
 
Ex-Sony employees sue over data breach 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
Claim company failed to protect data.
 
Cost of NSW Education's LMBR to soar past $573m 
By Paris Cowan | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Agency to plead for more funds to finish troubled rollout.
 
Android apps accessing user data without asking 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Issue affects Android 4.3 and older.
 
Corporate allies rally for Microsoft in overseas data fight 
6 days ago | Comment Now 
Back efforts to block US govt request for data in Ireland.
 
Telstra hit with $102k penalty for 'misleading' iPhone 6 ad 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Telco 'surprised' to receive infringement notice.
 
Google faces fine for web privacy violations 
6 days ago | Comment Now 
$22 million penalty could be imposed by Dutch watchdog.
 
NAB takes new approach to software testing 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Opts for units over man hours.
 
Govt extends software depreciation to reap $420m 
By Paris Cowan | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Accounting changes to help budget bottom line.
 
Hockey mulls selling off Canberra's secure fibre network 
By Paris Cowan | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
MYEFO: ICON privatisation on the cards.
 
FBI warns Iranian hackers targeting US energy, defense firms 
Dec 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
'Flash' report helps industry thwart attackers.
 
Microsoft pulls buggy Win 7 update over critical errors 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Root cert patch causes issues with graphics drivers, Windows Defender.
 
Telstra hands over copper, HFC in new $11bn NBN deal 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Value of 2011 deal remains intact.
 
Flights delayed after systems failure at UK control centre 
Dec 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
NATS blames technical fault in flight data system.
 
AirWatch hole allowed access to other tenant's data 
 
Aviation bodies unite to tackle cyber threats 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Concerned hackers could threaten lives.
 
NSW Board of Studies forced to fork out for system outage 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
HSC markers compensated for lost time.
 
NBN Co to charge developers for fibre 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
$300 passed on to end-users.
 
Govt ditches uniform wholesale network pricing 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Responds to Vertigan recommendations.
 
Victoria to release real-time bus data  
By Paris Cowan | Dec 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
March 2015 picked as tentative date for launch.
 
Microsoft yanks Exchange 2010 patch 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Issues means Exchange not connecting with Outlook.
 
Data centre outage hits all Queensland hospitals 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Updated] CTO explains what happened.
 
Govt gives ISPs four months to develop piracy code  
By Allie Coyne | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will introduce website blocking for non-Aussie torrent sites.
 
Tech giants team up to create standard for 2FA 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Forgo patents in bid to get rid of single-­factor log-ins.
 
AWS Zocalo comes to Sydney 
By Juha Saarinen | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
More flexibility for data sovereignty requirements.
 
Drones to inspect NSW electricity infrastructure 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
TransGrid to modernise the ‘binoculars’ approach.
 
Inside BOQ’s new approach to end-user computing 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
New head office provides fertile ground for change.
 
Queensland’s mobile police shift away from HTML5 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Award-winning QLiTE app rewritten.
 
Australian sites vulnerable to new POODLE attack 
 
Google App Engine vulnerable to Java VM sandbox bypass: report 
By Juha Saarinen | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Researchers kicked out of GAE before work was completed.
 
NSW Ambulance losing revenue from billing system issues: Auditor 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
eHealth NSW also chastised in new report.
 
CommBank processes PEXA's first property settlement 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Aims to replace legacy paper-based approach.
 
Tax Office to overhaul data and analytics strategy 
By Penny Wolf | Dec 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Whole-of-gov buying scheme on way.
 
Microsoft readies Aussie data centres for Office 365 
By Steven Kiernan | Dec 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Sydney and Melbourne hosting by March.
 
MPs to influence black spot program  
By Andrew Colley | Dec 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will be able to nominate 'priority' areas.
 
South Australian IT projects run $90m over budget 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Report reveals that Cabinet considered dumping EPAS.
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