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Government data centre migration panel named

From an initial short list, the Australian Government has announced the six vendors who have made the data centre migration panel.

By Hamish Barwick | 05 May, 2011 14:46

Tags: special minister of state gary gray, panel, data centres, agimo, tenders

GFC causing the young to turn to cybercrime

The GFC-induced economic slowdown in Europe is having a direct impact on the growth of cybercrime and other organised crime according to the European Union’s law enforcement agency, Europol.

By Tim Lohman | 05 May, 2011 09:53

Tags: security, cybercrime

Lawmakers: New data protection regulations needed

The U.S. Congress needs to pass new data security regulations for businesses in response to recent data breaches at Sony, Epsilon and other companies, members of a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee said Wednesday.

By Grant Gross | 05 May, 2011 12:56

Tags: Lawmakers, Epsilon, sony, data protection

Regional Victoria switched to digital-only TV

Another milestone in Australia’s transition to digital-only television broadcasts has passed with regional Victoria's remaining analog signals now switched off.

By Rodney Gedda | 05 May, 2011 12:22

Tags: State of Victoria, Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), Senator Stephen Conroy, digital tv, digital tv switchover

Qld Govt agency calling for CIO candidates

Queensland Government agency, the Public Trustee is calling for candidates to fill the role of CIO.

By Chloe Herrick | 05 May, 2011 12:14

Tags: queensland government, Sheree Smallman, CIO

Smartphone spying reality check

It sounds like a B-grade movie plot: Millions of smartphone owners are being tracked by their phones. Their mobile apps are eavesdropping on them, too. And information about their whereabouts is being sold to third parties.

By Ian Paul and Brent Rose | 05 May, 2011 00:24

Tags: online security, Microsoft, security, smartphones, iPhone, Android, Phones, privacy, Apple, consumer electronics, Google

How to build better passwords without losing your mind

Your e-mail password is your last line of defense when it comes to online privacy and security; if a hacker cracks that, they could potentially reset the passwords of and gain access to your social networks, your bank account and even your identity by taking advantage of the ubiquitous "I Forgot My Password" button.

By Alex Wawro | 05 May, 2011 00:26

Tags: security, privacy

Google Australia lays out future Street View privacy measures

Google Australia has moved to reassure Australians that any future Street View mapping will comply with privacy laws and not collect Wi-Fi data.

By Hamish Barwick | 05 May, 2011 11:39

Tags: data, Google, security, Street View, privacy

Android 2.3.4 on Nexus One, no Google Talk Voice Chat

Attention, Nexus One owners: the latest variant of Gingerbread is here! But don't get too excited as this "special" Nexus One version of Android doesn't deliver all the digital goodies that other handsets are getting.

By Chris Brandrick | 05 May, 2011 04:04

Tags: telecommunication, consumer electronics, applications, Google, smartphones, Phones, software, Mobile operating systems, mobile

Apple iOS 4.3.3 is out; location-tracking removed

With the release of iOS 4.3.3, Apple fixes the location caching issue that sparked a controversy on mobile phone privacy last month.

By Jared Newman | 05 May, 2011 05:44

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, apple iphone, security, Phones, privacy

Microsoft-RIM alliance is no easy boost for BlackBerry brand

In a move to secure fraying market share against their bourgeoning competitors, RIM and Microsoft are partnering. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise keynote earlier Tuesday at the Blackberry World expo in Orlando, Fla. Microsoft will integrate its Bing search and map application at the device operating system level, he said. "We're going to invest uniquely into the BlackBerry platform."

By Ilie Mitaru | 05 May, 2011 00:08

Tags: research in motion, consumer electronics, Microsoft, Cell Phones, Phones, internet, search engines, RIM BlackBerry

PlayBook security: How RIM aims to keep work and play separate

One of Research in Motion's biggest challenges in a world of the iPhone and Android has been how to keep its products fun and fresh while maintaining the high level of security its corporate users have come to rely on.

By Brad Reed | 05 May, 2011 00:47

Tags: Blackberry, PlayBook, consumer electronics, Networking, security, wireless, smartphones, Phones

New Wi-Fi gear aims to wipe out Ethernet edge switches

Meru announced on Wednesday high-performance Wi-Fi access points and software designed to let enterprise IT groups replace wired Ethernet switches at the network edge.

By John Cox | 05 May, 2011 01:41

Tags: WiFi network, Networking, wireless

Microsoft Security Essentials struggles in antivirus tests

Microsoft's popular free antivirus program Security Essentials has put in a mediocre showing in the latest quarterly tests from German test outfit AV-Test.org, finishing second bottom out of 22 products.

By John E Dunn | 05 May, 2011 03:22

Tags: Personal Tech, Microsoft, security, f-secure, SME, bitdefender, antivirus

X Factor contestants warned after 250,000 data breach

Would-be contestants of Simon Cowell's US X Factor might have got more public exposure than they bargained for with the news that the details of 250,000 of them have been lost after an attack on the TV show's database.

By John E Dunn | 05 May, 2011 00:12

Tags: Personal Tech, security, data breach

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