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The Australian government department wants a solution to support its move towards compliance with the Essential Eight Security Controls.
NBN not worried about 5G competition, completes own 5G tests
NBN has reported revenue up 50 percent to AU$620 million for the first quarter of FY19, alongside a 65 percent improvement in earnings.
RMIT ditches semiconductor for air channel transistor concept
Researchers are looking at replacing silicon with air.
NAB business customers trial Alipay
Pilot testing has begun with a small group of business merchant customers, with plans to expand the service in early 2019.
No need to keep encryption-busting capabilities secret: Internet Australia
Smart criminals will avoid using systems with the ability to be tapped, Internet Australia chair Dr Paul Brooks has said.
CSIRO coughs up AU$35m for Australia's space and AI efforts
The funding will be used to explore the use of artificial intelligence and advanced satellite imaging.
Foodora rider deemed employee in unfair dismissal case
The Fair Work Commission has ruled that a sacked Foodora rider was unfairly dismissed.
Has Australia lost the startup bug? Fishburners doesn't think so
The Fishburners 'startup community' is still expanding rapidly, with the not-for-profit launching virtual membership to keep up with demand.
Australia works to prevent beach drownings through Wi-Fi
The free 'Life-Fi' service will be used to encourage beachgoers to stay between the flags, and to push safety alerts to their phones describing beach conditions in seven different languages.
UOB claims region's first real-time cross-border mobile number funds transfer
The Singaporean bank sent payments between bank accounts linked to mobile phone numbers.
Rocket Lab secures $140m to help reach weekly launch target
Funding announcement follows the company earlier this month successfully launching seven payloads to orbit.
SpaceX approved to send over 7,000 satellites into orbit
Elon Musk's rocket company has been granted approval by the FCC to send its very-low-Earth orbit constellation of more than 7,000 satellites into space to provide global internet connectivity.
Chorus reduces gigabit fibre wholesale price to 60 bucks
Chorus has announced that it will bring down wholesale pricing on its gigabit-speed fibre broadband service, saying it has now connected 500,000 customers to the network.
Starbucks leveraging Alibaba to convert China into a country of coffee lovers
In partnership with Alibaba, Starbucks is using its largest store to trial new concepts, including using technologies such as augmented reality.
Government stays TIO execution
The TIO received strong industry support during a consultation with the government on whether to axe the Ombudsman scheme.
Researchers develop optical fibre capable of over 1 petabit per second
Boffins claim new fibre can transmit 12 times as much data as existing optic fibres.
Digital Realty opens new Sydney datacentre
Digital Erskine Park II in Western Sydney is the fifth Australian facility operated by the California headquartered company.
My Health Record remains opt-out as Senate passes privacy amendments
The Australian government's version of improved health data privacy controls will be implemented after only minimal Senate debate.
Australian Institute of Marine Science trials IoT drifters to monitor oceans
Ocean sensors phone home using low Earth orbiting satellites.
Xero to spend NZ$10m on Instafile purchase
The acquisition is expected to bolster Xero's presence in the United Kingdom.