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Google offers Gmail in Burmese language

Google is making Gmail a little more user-friendly for Internet users in Myanmar, and has introduced Burmese language support to the email service.

By Michael Kan | 26 February, 2015 20:46

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, Mail, internet

Sharp fights fraud with old-school landline phones

Be it telegrams or feature phones, Japan can't bear to part with yesterday's technology.

By Tim Hornyak | 26 February, 2015 17:28

Tags: consumer electronics, sharp

Samsung faces complaint in US FTC over Smart TV 'surveillance'

A complaint filed by a privacy group to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission charged that Samsung's Smart TVs intercept and record private communications of consumers in their homes, violating a number of rules including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

By John Ribeiro | 26 February, 2015 17:04

Tags: U.S. Federal Trade Commission, consumer electronics, regulation, TVs, Samsung Electronics, government, Electronic Privacy Information Center

$2.8 million upgrade for NSW Government Radio Network

The New South Wales government revealed a $2.8 million upgrade of the radio communications network used by the state’s emergency services.

By Adam Bender | 26 February, 2015 16:13

Tags: emergency communications, emergency services, Digital Distribution Australia, nsw, New South Wales, optus, government, Government Radio Network

London Underground hums with better data on tracks

Most London Underground riders probably never heard of linear asset management, though they might be glad it exists, if it gets them to their destinations with fewer delays in the future.

By Joab Jackson | 26 February, 2015 14:45

Tags: applications, IBM, enterprise resource planning, software

Websense gets new A/NZ country manager

Websense confirmed this week that former Australian and New Zealand country manager, Gerry Tucker, has left the security firm for a new role at NICE Systems.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 February, 2015 14:19

Tags: appointment, websense, cyber security

Choice campaigns against 'Hollywood horror film' copyright code

Advocacy group Choice has launched a campaign to push for more protections for consumers in the impending copyright enforcement code for Internet service providers.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 February, 2015 13:49

Tags: choice, Malcolm Turnbull, copyright, Communications Alliance, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), piracy

Google DeepMind advances AI with deep Q-network algorithm

DeepMind, which became Google's subsidiary last year, has taken another step forward in artificial intelligence with an algorithm that can master several games.

By Rebecca Merrett | 26 February, 2015 13:45

Tags: data, Google DeepMind, Google, algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence

Like Google in Vietnam, Lenovo tripped up by a DNS attack

The redirection of both Lenovo's website and Google's main search page for Vietnam this week highlights weaknesses with the Internet's addressing system.

By Jeremy Kirk | 26 February, 2015 13:19

Tags: Webnic.cc, security, Lenovo

NBN Co talks up potential of HFC, wireless

NBN Co has talked up a planned increase to the maximum speed offered on the fixed wireless component of the National Broadband Network and the potential of the company's HFC network to hit gigabit speeds.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 February, 2015 13:05

Tags: Bill Morrow, National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, national broadband network

Optus, Westfield partner for free Wi-Fi in shopping centres

Optus will deploy free public Wi-Fi services in Westfield shopping centres across Australia under a partnership with Scentre Group.

By Adam Bender | 26 February, 2015 13:00

Tags: Wi-Fi, Westfield, shopping centres, digital marketing, free wireless network, optus, public Wi-Fi, personalisation, malls, free Wi-Fi

NBN Co CEO bullish on network's progress

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow this morning said he was "incredibly excited" by the government-owned company's half-year results.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 February, 2015 12:16

Tags: Bill Morrow, National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, national broadband network

Zuckerberg to hold public Facebook Q&A in Barcelona

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is likely to reveal more of the company's plans to bring underserved parts of the world online when he holds Facebook's fourth public Q&A next Wednesday in Barcelona.

By Zach Miners | 26 February, 2015 11:56

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social networking, mobile, social media, internet, Facebook

NEXTDC achieves EBITDA of $3m

NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has recorded its first positive earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $3 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 February, 2015 11:14

Tags: Craig Scroggie, data centres, NEXTDC Limited, Data Centre

Attack on Gemalto only breached its office networks, claims firm

An investigation by Amsterdam-based SIM card manufacturer, Gemalto, has found that an attack by operatives from the US National Security Agency (NSA) and UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in 2010 and 2011 probably happened but the attack only breached its office networks.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 February, 2015 09:45

Tags: sim cards, National Security Agency, Gemalto, Vodafone, optus, GCHQ hack, Telstra

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