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Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 21 May 2015

Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 21 May 2015

Posted on 21 May, 2015
This week: Applying the 'Dear Leader' filter, Taekwondo champ loses due to computer freeze, lawyers sue over their own exams, glitch causes cargo pile-up and officials find a new way to deal with pesky ship passengers. [ + ]
As malware threats loom, end users are the weak link

As malware threats loom, end users are the weak link

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 21 May, 2015
The ACCC has warned Australian businesses of an influx of malware and ransomware threats, while research has shown that corporate devices are most vulnerable when away from the security perimeter. [ + ]
Australian DC spend set to hit $2.5bn in 2015

Australian DC spend set to hit $2.5bn in 2015

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 20 May, 2015
Australian organisations are increasing their spending on data centres, but the absolute number of facilities in use is decreasing. [ + ]
Labor wants coding taught in all Australian schools

Labor wants coding taught in all Australian schools

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 19 May, 2015
In his Budget reply speech, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has pledged that a Labor government would ensure that coding and computer science are taught in all Australian primary and secondary schools. [ + ]
ISOC hails government and opposition digital initiatives

ISOC hails government and opposition digital initiatives

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 19 May, 2015
The Internet Society of Australia has welcomed both the government's digital transformation investments and the Opposition's pledge to address STEM skills while encouraging innovative start-ups. [ + ]
Windows 10 editions revealed; CSC sues for over $120m; Verizon buys AOL for $5.5bn

Windows 10 editions revealed; CSC sues for over $120m; Verizon buys AOL for $5.5bn

Posted by Andrew Collins on 19 May, 2015
Microsoft reveals 7 editions of Windows 10, CSC reportedly sues former employee for more than $120m and Verizon to buy AOL for the sum of $5.5 billion. [ + ]
Macquarie Telecom certified as govt cloud provider

Macquarie Telecom certified as govt cloud provider

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 19 May, 2015
Macquarie Telecom has become the first Australian cloud provider added to the ASD's Certified Cloud Services List, following a review of the telecom operator's security capabilities. [ + ]
Australian government IT spend hit $5.8bn in 2014

Australian government IT spend hit $5.8bn in 2014

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 19 May, 2015
Australian government spending on ICT is set to grow from $5.8bn last year to $6.2bn in 2018, with growth driven by software, cloud and security investments. [ + ]