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WhatsApp is trialling a limit on forwarding messages in India in an effort to curb rumours being spread through the messaging service.
Apple's 'toasted sandwich' store in Melbourne to be replaced by boxy design
Melbourne's proposed flagship Apple store has gained solar panels, and creates more public space.
Local SME Salsa Digital awarded GovCMS contract
Salsa Digital will be operating the whole-of-government content management system previously handled by global firm Acquia.
UK cybersecurity agency finds new low-risk concerns with Huawei's security centre
While finding several low-priority issues in its annual evaluation of Huawei's Cyber Security Evaluation Centre, the UK's NCSC overall found Huawei to be providing 'unique, world-class cybersecurity expertise'.
My Health Record opt-out debate is getting silly but government is at fault
Neither government nor the medical lobbyists have noticed that they've lost the public's trust when it comes to safeguarding data. They need to listen, and earn that trust back.
NTT Australia posts AU$12.5m loss
The local arm of the Japanese conglomerate has reported a loss for the 12 months to March 31, 2018, paying no income tax in Australia as a result.
My Health Record opt-outs will not sink system: Turnbull
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the government's My Health Record won't be sunk by large numbers of people opting out of the system.
Hawaiki subsea cable goes live
The privately owned subsea cable connecting Australia, New Zealand, and the United States has gone live.
T-Mobile launches narrowband IoT network
T-Mobile's NB-IoT network has launched across the United States, providing coverage to 2.1 million square miles and around 320 million people.
Ericsson pins hopes on more 5G business
Ericsson will continue investing in 5G leadership to 'capture new business opportunities', CEO Börje Ekholm said.
Leidos to deliver IT services under Australia's visa reform
The Australian government handed Leidos an IT services contract under its visa system outsourcing arrangements.
Defence backs Saber Astronautics with AU$1.2m contract for space security
Australia's Department of Defence has awarded Saber Astronautics a contract to detect 'degraded electronic signals' as part of its recent round of Defence Innovation Hub contracts.
Optus picked for NSW government telco panel
Optus will provide fixed and mobile voice, data, and internet for the next five years to the NSW government.
TIO recommends NBN retailers stop losing phone numbers
The TIO has made four recommendations to retail service providers in an effort to prevent them from continually losing consumers' fixed-line phone numbers during the transition to NBN services.
T-Mobile takes fastest carrier crown: Ookla
T-Mobile is the fastest mobile carrier in the US, according to Ookla's speed tests, with Minneapolis clocking the fastest download speeds out of all 50 states.
Victoria teams up with Optus and Telstra for 28 new mobile towers
28 communities to get mobile coverage with AU$11 million kicked in by the Victorian government.
Representatives from 150 tech companies sign pledge against 'killer robots'
A pledge has been signed by over 2,400 individuals working in artificial intelligence and robotics against the use of the technology for lethal reasons.
VirtualLink USB-C spec for VR headset laid down by Nvidia, Oculus, Valve, AMD, and Microsoft
Virtual reality headset could soon be connected with a single cable thanks to USB-C.
ATO removes 'bug' preventing use of website with security measures in place
The ATO said it has removed a 'bug' that was preventing full use of ato.gov.au when some adblockers, firewalls, and anti-virus security measures were in place.
Mastercard to link crypto to fiat currency with new patent
Mastercard has patented a method and system for the 'linkage of blockchain-based assets to fiat currency accounts'.