Apple reports bump in data requests from Australian police

In the period 1 January to 30 June, requests from Australian law enforcement agencies for data from iCloud and iTunes accounts more than doubled compared to the preceding six month period, Apple has revealed.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 September, 2014 12:06

Tags: iCloud, Apple, security, iPhone, iTunes, privacy

Victorian government bears brunt of privacy complaints: report

Victorian state councils, statutory authorities and government departments generated 29 information privacy complaints to Privacy Victoria, according to its annual report.

By Hamish Barwick | 19 September, 2014 11:56

Tags: privacy legislation, Privacy Victoria, David Watts, privacy breaches, victorian government

Telcos, ACCAN support text messages to Triple Zero

It’s time for the Triple Zero emergency phone number to accept more than voice calls, according to industry and consumer advocates who made submissions to the review of the national Triple Zero (000) operator.

By Adam Bender | 19 September, 2014 11:46

Tags: AMTA, triple zero, emergency services, accan, regulation, voip, Department of Communications, government, Telstra, sms, 000

CloudFlare can provide its caching service without your SSL keys

CloudFlare said it has engineered a novel way to handle sensitive encryption keys that allows organizations such as financial institutions to still use its caching service to fend off cyberattacks.

By Jeremy Kirk | 19 September, 2014 11:28

Tags: security, CloudFlare, encryption

iPhone 6 fans brave Dengue mosquitoes in Tokyo

Sales of Apple's latest smartphone began in Japan with a humanoid robot welcoming eager fans to a shop in Tokyo close to ground zero for a Dengue fever outbreak.

By Tim Hornyak | 19 September, 2014 11:02

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics

AUSTRAC upgrades data capture systems to track terrorism financing

Australia's money laundering watchdog, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre — AUSTRAC — will be boosting its IT systems using funding included in the $630 million counter-terrorism package announced by the government.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 September, 2014 10:30

Tags: digital currency, counter-terrorism financing, crime, AUSTRAC, terrorism, criminal activity, Bitcoin, money laundering

Queensland speed cameras to get digital upgrade

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is set to bring nine analog film speed cameras into the digital age, with high resolution images from the cameras to be electronically transmitted back to the QPS traffic camera office for processing.

By Hamish Barwick | 19 September, 2014 10:02

Tags: queensland government, queensland police service, speed cameras, queensland, digital cameras

Larry Ellison's best zingers: a look back

Few CEOs have been as consistently entertaining as Larry Ellison. Love him or hate him, you can depend on him to liven up a speech with a put-down, a faux pas or a zinger for a competitor. Reporters joke that his public relations staff must take a lot of Xanax before he takes the stage. You never know what he's going to say next.

By James Niccolai | 19 September, 2014 09:42

Tags: business issues, personnel, Oracle

Samsung drops Knox prices and introduces Knox user portal

Samsung on Thursday announced price reductions and updates for its Knox security and management software for IT shops and a free My Knox service that is directly available to professionals using ActiveSync.

By Matt Hamblen | 19 September, 2014 09:18

Tags: mobile device management (MDM), applications, security, Samsung Electronics, software, mobile

Mysterious entity acquires TwitPic, saving it from death

TwitPic, the image-hosting company that two weeks ago said it would shut down after a trademark dispute with Twitter, has apparently been acquired, keeping its service alive.

By Zach Miners | 19 September, 2014 09:05

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, twitter, social networking, internet, social media, Twitpic, Mergers and acquisitions

Report: Bad communication among defense agencies makes China hacks more dangerous

It's not just the fact that China has been hacking U.S. military contractors' networks, it's that the agencies discovering the breaches and the contractors themselves haven't been telling other agencies that need to know, a U.S. Senate report says.

By Tim Greene | 19 September, 2014 08:45

Tags: network security, security, China hacks, government

Alibaba's IPO could be 'open sesame' for global expansion

Alibaba, an e-commerce giant in China, wants to make new friends in the U.S. Especially friends with money.

By Zach Miners and Michael Kan | 19 September, 2014 08:39

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, e-commerce,, ebay, SEC Filings, alibaba, internet, mobile

Microsoft boards-up research lab amid more layoffs

Microsoft Research is shutting down its Mountain View, Calif., facility as part of a move that included a reported 2,100 more layoffs throughout the company.

By Tim Greene | 19 September, 2014 08:28

Tags: business issues, Microsoft Subnet, layoffs, Microsoft, Nokia

Future spacesuits could act like protective second skin

As NASA works to one day send astronauts to asteroids and eventually to Mars, the space agency is also looking for new spacesuits that will keep the astronauts safe, while enabling them to move freely.

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 September, 2014 08:10

Tags: popular science, NASA, emerging technology

Virginia Tech researchers devise traffic app to rival weather apps

Before many travelers head to the beach or up to the mountains to go apple picking or skiing, they check a weather app.

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 September, 2014 08:05

Tags: mobile applications, Virginia Tech, mobile, mobile apps

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