Whistleblowers at risk when using US government websites

More than two dozen U.S. government websites should be urgently upgraded to use encryption, as whistleblowers are potentially at risk, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

By Jeremy Kirk | 17 April, 2015 12:40

Tags: American Civil Liberties Union, security, encryption

Australian developers re-architect government-focused CMS

Australian web development shop PreviousNext is planning to release a significantly re-architected version of its aGov web platform before the end of the financial year.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 April, 2015 12:16

Tags: open source, GovCMS, drupal, government, aGov

Vocus Communications takes stake in Macquarie Telecom

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has taken a 14.5 per cent stake in Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ).

By Hamish Barwick | 17 April, 2015 10:30

Tags: macquarie telecom, Vocus Communications

Uber lawsuit over alleged India rape heading to mediation

A lawsuit filed in California against Uber Technologies by a woman who alleged she was raped by a driver while taking a trip in Delhi appears to be heading to mediation.

By Martyn Williams | 17 April, 2015 09:53

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Civil lawsuits, legal, internet, Uber Technologies

Telstra's Nason, the driving force behind 'Project New', to leave telco

Telstra group executive, business support and improvement, Robert Nason, will retire, the telco announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 April, 2015 09:50

Tags: David Thodey, Robert Nason, Telstra

Rio Tinto mines the cloud

Rio Tinto is migrating its enterprise IT systems to an `as-a-service’ offering based in a public cloud.

By Hamish Barwick | 17 April, 2015 09:36

Tags: public cloud, rio tinto, accenture

In Pictures: Fave raves - 34 tech pros share favorite IT products

It takes many tools to keep IT systems running smoothly, and tech pros have their personal favorites.

By Ann Bednarz | 17 April, 2015 08:57

Tags: IT products, Fave Raves, tech pros. slideshow

Law Council concerned about biometrics bill

The Law Council of Australia has called for a bill that will increase the powers of the immigration department to collect biometric identifiers to not be passed before an assessment by the privacy commissioner of its impact.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 April, 2015 08:00

Tags: Law Council of Australia, security, biometrics, privacy

Some new Samsung Edge smartphone displays won't auto-rotate

Some new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone displays won't auto-rotate properly, according to early customers on user forums.

By Matt Hamblen | 17 April, 2015 07:25

Tags: galaxy, Galaxy S6 Edge, consumer electronics, EE, smartphones, Verizon Wireless

MIT researchers develop wearable thumbnail-mounted wireless controller

Researchers at MIT have come up with a novel way to interact with wireless devices a miniaturized trackpad so small that it can be stuck onto a user's thumbnail.

By Jon Gold | 17 April, 2015 07:19

Tags: Networking, wireless

LA school district seeks millions from Apple over iPad software woes

The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking a multimillion dollar refund from Apple over a failed project to provide 650,000 students with iPads they could use at home.

By Fred O'Connor | 17 April, 2015 07:03

Tags: Apple, education, hardware systems, tablets, industry verticals, iPad

AMD withdraws from high-density server business

AMD has pulled out of the market for high-density servers, reversing a strategy it embarked on three years ago with its acquisition of SeaMicro.

By James Niccolai | 17 April, 2015 07:02

Tags: business issues, servers, Advanced Micro Devices, hardware systems, financial results, restructuring

Experts boost threat level, call for patching critical Windows bug ASAP

Security experts today called for Windows users to immediately patch one of the 26 vulnerabilities Microsoft disclosed two days ago.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2015 06:37

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

MIT develops wireless trackpad for your thumbnail

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a tiny wireless trackpad that can be worn on a thumbnail.

By Martyn Williams | 17 April, 2015 05:57

Tags: popular science, CHI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Where did I leave my Android phone? Google it

Wish there was a way to easily find your smartphone when you've dropped it under a sofa cushion or the dog ran off with it?

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 April, 2015 05:57

Tags: search, Google, internet, search engines

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