Technology

State, federal law enforcement agree on plan to tackle organised crime.
Contractor Harris given additional work following rollout.
New CTO laments "worst piece of kit" in state hospitals.
Australia spared the worst of rise in web attacks: Akamai 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 hours ago | Comment Now 
Report paints bleak picture of increasingly hostile internet.
 
Millions of Android phones don't completely wipe data 
By Allie Coyne | 9 hours ago | Comment Now 
Flawed factory reset leaves data accessible.
 
Five Eyes spies sought to subvert Google, Samsung app stores 
By Juha Saarinen | 12 hours ago | Comment Now 
Attempted to plant malware, spread misinformation.
 
Apple iCloud suffers widespread outages overnight 
By Juha Saarinen | 12 hours ago | Comment Now 
Multiple services go down.
 
Dallas Buyers Club will chase other ISP customers over piracy 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 2 hours ago | Comment Now 
Gets two weeks to submit letters to court.
 
US aims to limit zero-day sales to Five Eyes 
1 day 6 hours ago | Comment Now 
Would treat unknown software vulnerabilities as weapons.
 
Communications moves data centre offsite in $18m deal 
By Brendon Foye | 1 day 7 hours ago | Comment Now 
Signs infrastructure-as-a-service deal with ASG.
 
NetApp to cut 500 jobs 
1 day 8 hours ago | Comment Now 
Lower OEM sales hurt bottom line.
 
LogJam leaves browsers vulnerable to MiTM attack 
By Doug Drinkwater | 1 day 12 hours 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.
 
Defence laws threaten to shut down Aussie encryption 
By Daniel Mathews | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Poorly drafted trade controls cast the net too wide.
 
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 | 2 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 | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
One in a trio of telco heavyweights.
 
Google Compute Engine prices slashed 
By Juha Saarinen | 3 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 
4 days ago | Comment Now 
Local law requires steering wheels, brakes.
 
Data analytics getting boots on the pitch 
By Paris Cowan | 4 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 | 4 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.
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