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Vodafone refarms spectrum to boost 4G network 
 
NICTA open sources seL4 secure OS 
By Juha Saarinen | 9 hours ago | Comment Now 
Released under GPL v2.
 
Govt must store data in retention regime: iiNet 
By Allie Coyne | 9 hours ago | Comment Now 
Calls for correcting of ‘inaccurate and misleading’ metadata claims.
 
Koler ransomware hit Australia hard 
By Juha Saarinen | 9 hours ago | Comment Now 
Depicts fake threats from Australian law enforcement.
 
Govt trial finds smart grids could save $28bn in electricity costs 
By Allie Coyne | 10 hours ago | Comment Now 
But some technical issues will need to be addressed.
 
ANZ banks on universities for tech R&D 
By Brett Winterford | 11 hours ago | Comment Now 
Uses sourcing data to put the squeeze on vendors.
 
ABC to make the switch to cloud email 
By Paris Cowan | 14 hours ago | Comment Now 
As budget pressures descend.
 
Microsoft targeted in Chinese government inquiry 
14 hours ago | Comment Now 
Officials descend on offices unannounced.
 
NBN Co sets September FTTP service date for TPG areas 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 5 hours ago | Comment Now 
Product to go live in two months.
 
Brandis' anti-piracy proposal won't work 
By Nicolas Suzor, Alex Button-Sloan | 1 day 7 hours ago | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Forcing ISPs to punish users is not the solution.
 
Defence contractor ditched over data offshoring 
By Paris Cowan | 1 day 8 hours ago | Comment Now 
Personnel info sent overseas since 2012.
 
Queensland Ambulance prepares to go mobile 
By Paris Cowan | 1 day 9 hours ago | Comment Now 
Tablet app to enter production this year.
 
Popular Android apps inherit bugs from recycled code  
By Brett Winterford | 1 day 9 hours ago | Comment Now 
Study reveals security concerns in top 50 list.
 
IBM, NEC picked for major NSW Transport deals 
By Paris Cowan | 1 day 15 hours ago | Comment Now 
Final contract negotiations begin.
 
EFF claims NSA 'digital dragnet' unconstitutional 
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day 15 hours ago | Comment Now 
Asks court to rule on mass surveillance.
 
eBay data breach sparks lawsuit 
2 days ago | Comment Now 
Disgruntled customers seek damages.
 
Govt proposes crackdown on ISPs over piracy 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Wants new legal powers for copyright industry.
 
Sony settles Playstation hack litigation for $16m 
By Danielle Walker | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Looking to cap price of court action.
 
AusCERT chief steps down 
Organisation now reports directly into Queensland University.
 
EU launches cross border cyber crime taskforce  
4 days ago | Comment Now 
Australia to assist in co-ordinating investigations.
 
UNSW robots win world football RoboCup 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Germany not as successful at non-human football.
 
European central bank website hacked by extortionist 
 
Critical flaw could expose users of anonymity network 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
Vulnerability discovered in I2P.
 
eBay-owned website defrauded of US$1m in cyber-heist 
 
Thousands of sites hacked through insecure Wordpress plug-in 
 
NSW schools prepare for $10m OASIS library overhaul 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Will welcome 'Oliver' system.
 
US watchdog to enforce advertised broadband quality 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
On pain of pecuniary penalties.
 
Telstra to offshore 671 jobs 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Roles shifted to serve Indian customers.
 
Apple iOS backdoors are 'diagnostic capabilities' 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Functions help IT departments and devs, Apple says.
 
Telstra prepares to shut down 2G network 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Update: Will farewell "old friend" by end of 2016.
 
Strong iPhone sales in China boost Apple profits 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Customers still buying despite new model coming.
 
Microsoft profit hurt by loss-making Nokia 
6 days ago | Comment Now 
But phone unit forecast to soon break even.
 
Minister puts future of $422m SA eHealth system in doubt 
 
Vodafone still bleeding mobile customers 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Turnaround strategy not yet stemming losses.
 
Black Hat cancels talk on how to crack Tor 
Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Research not approved for public release.
 
RSA chief calls for cooling of US, China tensions 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Government snooping permissible in a digital world without norms.
 
US Homeland Security sued over data mining 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Privacy group wants Govt to hand over intel documents.
 
SA Govt 'disappointed' with revenue system overhaul 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Treasury to finish RISTEC project without Fujitsu.
 
Yahoo to buy analytics startup Flurry 
Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
To bolster mobile ad business.
 
NBN Co offers new satellite service for remote users 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
IPstar to wholesale broadband.
 
NAB backs payments startup Stripe 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Online payments provider launches in Australia.
 
iPhone hacker uncovers undocumented iOS backdoors 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Apple silent on secret data access features.
 
Telstra, Optus gain early access to 700MHz 4G spectrum 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Push to use digital dividend spectrum.
 
Customs to pilot new border clearance system 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Automated, biometric future for travellers.
 
Tumult pushes Businesslink into the cloud 
By Penny Wolf | Jul 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
NDIS reform, FACS merger make flexibility crucial.
 
ASIO chief pledges not to act as 'Big Brother' 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
'We will use data retention to save your life, not sell you a BMW'.
 
CrimTrac to outsource IT management 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Says security of crime records, biometrics not a concern.
 
Router hacking competition announced for Defcon 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Compelling manufacturers to lift their game.
 
Vatican entangled in HP, Autonomy stoush 
Jul 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Dispute sheds light on HP case in troubled deal.
 
Catch of the Day reveals three-year old data breach 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Delays advising customers of early 2011 "cyber intrusion".
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