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TVB has won its case to have the domain names associated with seven set-top boxes blocked in the Australian Federal Court.
Privacy advocates have failed to engage on My Health Record
Many of the concerns about Australia's centralised digital health records are real, but the abstract, hand-wavey arguments aren't persuading people outside the digital privacy bubble.
Australian encryption Bill raises bar for outrageous legislation: Comms Alliance
The latest tranche of Australian national security legislation is building upon other unholy laws that industry has to deal with, Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton has said.
How Telstra handles subsea cables during typhoons
Telstra was able to ensure there was no interruption of services across its subsea cables during Typhoon Mangkhut thanks to its submarine network management process, the telco has said.
Banks warned of unhappy customers as tech giants join fintechs as competition
A report from Capgemini has found satisfaction is low in customers and banks need to up their levels of personalisation if they want to keep customers from turning to tech giants and fintechs.
ASIC gets serious about ICO crackdown
The corporate regulator said it stopped five initial coin offerings going ahead, taking further action on an already completed ICO.
Clean Energy Regulator signs up for Fujitsu's protected cloud
The Australian regulator becomes the third federal government agency to sign up to the SaaS solution hosted on the Vault Protected Cloud.
AFP analysing sensitive data without accessing the unpleasant truth
Data61 created Data Airlock to help the Australian Federal Police analyse its data while staying separate from the often confronting detail.
Telstra CTO unveils cells on wings
The Telstra Labs team has been working on developing and trialling drones as flying mobile base stations to be used in natural disaster-impacted areas.
Robots in the battlefield: Georgia Tech professor thinks AI can play a vital role
To Professor Ronald C Arkin, technology can and must play a role in minimising the collateral damage of civilians in war zones, but not without regulation.
Telstra smart cities the focus of next 5G launch
Telstra will activate its 5G mobile network across another regional centre next as part of a focus on smart cities, with the telco also revealing a 5G partnership with the Commonwealth Bank on 'mobile banking of the future'.
Telstra partners on IoT with water utilities
In an effort to prevent water wastage and bring down customer bills, Telstra announced that it has been trialling its Digital Water Metering solution with water utilities for a year.
Telstra completes 2Gbps data call on live 4G network
Telstra, Ericsson, and Qualcomm have completed the world's first 2Gbps data call over a live, commercial 4G LTE network.
Telstra unveils Connected Workplace
Telstra's Connected Workplace offering will combine fixed and mobile applications and messaging services, and will launch before Christmas.
ANZ kicks off smartphone and wearable-based cash withdrawals at ATMs
Customers of the bank can now use their smartphone to withdraw cash from ANZ ATMs, in lieu of plastic cards.
Data61 partners with Hensoldt Cyber for defence systems cyber protection
Announced during D61+ LIVE, the partnership is expected to secure cyber-physical systems through Data61's seL4.
CUA partnering with startups to bring AI to members
CUA Health is piloting a chatbot with the help from fintech firm Flamingo, with CUA's innovation boss touting the need to partner to bring new digital services to its customers.
Airbus' A-Cubed launches blockchain for non-profits
Fundraising and donations is the first use case for the Heritage platform, with A-Cubed seeking to implement the same technology for its internal business applications.
South Australia has fastest 4G speeds in Australia: OpenSignal
OpenSignal has said it is expecting Australia's 4G score to go up by a couple of megabits in its next global report, with the coverage mapping company recording speeds of above 40Mbps in South Australia.
On-screen animals getting a small piece of the royalty pie thanks to Data61
Data61 has joined Finch and the United Nations in its mission to use machine learning to remunerate animals for their appearance on television and in films.