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Canberra bows to pressure over My Health Record

27 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government has passed an amendment that will allow Australians to permanently delete their My Health Records at any time.


Government urged to expedite encryption Bill

27 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Law and intelligence agencies have briefed a parliamentary joint committee in support of the Minister's urgent request to expedite passing the encryption Bill.


BEC scams on the rise: Scamwatch

26 November, 2018

Reports of business email compromise (BEC) to Scamwatch have grown by one-third this year.


Telstra's copper services to remain regulated

26 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACCC has decided to extend the declaration of Telstra's wholesale copper-based fixed line services until at least mid-2024.


Canberra (partially) backs down on My Health Record

16 November, 2018 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA

It is still ITPA's position that opting out of My Health Record is the best option for most people, as the system is not fit for purpose.


Telstra rolls out networks as a service platform

14 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As part of its strategy to simplify and transform enterprise service delivery, Telstra has announced the deployment of a network as a service platform.


High-speed nbn connections rise 20%

13 November, 2018

A new ACCC report shows that almost 4.5 million people now have an nbn broadband connection at home.


Optus profit slumps 36.6% in Q2

12 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus has blamed the suspension of nbn migration payments and workforce restructuring charges for a 36.6% decline in profit for the September quarter.


Seagate, IBM to use blockchain to fight HDD piracy

09 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Seagate has entered a collaboration with IBM aimed at using the IBM Blockchain Platform to crack down on sales of counterfeit hard disk drive products.


Handy Tesla feature helps avoid parking fines

08 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Tesla

The Tesla 'summon' feature has proved very helpful for one Wisconsin man.


Enterprises discovering 870 vulnerabilities per day

08 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Enterprises are on average discovering 870 unique vulnerabilities per day, with more than 100 of these listed as critical, according to Tenable.


Canberra, are you listening?

01 November, 2018 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA

Even the UN says the federal government's decryption proposal is "poorly conceived" and "undermines human rights", writes the ITPA's Robert Hudson.


Optus CEO under union fire for attacking workers

31 October, 2018

The Optus CEO has been criticised for threatening that staff would be sacked if customers were unhappy.


nbn co launches enterprise Ethernet products

31 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

nbn co has launched a new enterprise Ethernet product that will allow its retail service provider customer to offer businesses speeds of up to 1 Gbps symmetrical.


Data breach notifications grew to 245 last quarter

31 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The OAIC received 245 Notifiable Data Breach notifications during the September quarter, with criminal attacks to blame in 57% of cases.


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