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New state initiative will be led by chief cybersecurity officer Tony Chapman.
Google services to continue working on existing Huawei Android devices
Android maker confirms it is clamping down on Huawei.
Australian aged care provider trials driverless vehicle
The driverless vehicle is being running along an eight stop loop around an IRT retirement village.
Add a recovery phone number to block automated hijack attempts: Google
Study finds adding a phone number to a Google account blocks all automated attempts, 99% of bulk attacks, and 66% of targeted attacks.
Melbourne students are guinea pigs for NEC's facial recognition fraud tech
NEC's NeoFace facial recognition software will be used by Melbourne-based Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessments in a bid to ensure those sitting tests are those enrolled.
Macquarie Bank hiring those with fine arts degrees to help thwart cybercrime
The bank's CEO says it's also important for the industry, regulators, and government to combine powers to successfully counter cyber risks.
Bupa touts customer experience in digital transformation
The healthcare provider said it was important to understand why its customers were engaging before adopting technology for technology's sake.
Singapore reinstalling technical knowledge to keep vendors honest
If your company cannot build it the way Singapore wants, they'll build it themselves
ACCC patches CMS flaw it blames for TPG-Vodafone decision leak
The watchdog expresses deep regret over failure to successfully protect sensitive information.
Xero has bigger losses as it grows revenue by 36 percent
432,000 subscribers were added to Xero's total subscriber base during the year.
Christchurch Call: USA missing from 26 member pledge to eliminate violent online content
Two months after the horrific Christchurch terrorist attack, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has gathered the support of 18 nations and eight tech companies in her bid to stop the internet from being used as a tool for terrorists.
Superloop and QIC unable to agree to takeover deal
Period of exclusivity between parties ends without a transaction.
ACCC happy with competition level in NBN aggregation
Competition watchdog will not require dark fibre providers and NBN aggregators to report pricing data.
Victoria looks to make public transport info available in real-time
The state's transport authority has gone to tender for help in delivering a mobile app that contains journey planning capability, real-time information, disruption notifications, and myki card management.
Labor promises another AU$5m to boost Australia's digital skills
Another day, another Labor election promise.
WA Auditor General report finds state entities still don't get infosec
Only 47% of entities met the Auditor General's benchmark for effectively managing information security in 2018.
Facebook Live to be restricted following Christchurch attack
Introducing a 'one strike' policy and a ban for a set period of time to those that violate community standards.
Singtel Group regional associates' earnings dropped 37% for the fiscal year
The overall Singtel Group decreased its customer base from 706 million to 650 million customers.
NAPLAN Online plagued by 'connectivity issues'
Western Australia's education director general Lisa Rodgers is blaming the issue on NAPLAN's national firewall.
Optus cracks AU$9 billion in operating revenue as profits drop for fiscal year
Fourth quarter jumps help stem full year profit reductions.