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  • Inquiry to examine potential of ICT-enabled infrastructure

    A parliamentary inquiry will examine if Australia can make better use of "smart ICT" in the planning, design and operation of infrastructure.

  • Interpol pushes for more use of biometrics to ID terrorists

    Interpol is calling for Asia Pacific authorities to make better usage of biometrics to identify members of terrorist groups such as ISIS.

  • Customs biometrics to be ramped up by 2020

    Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) says that 90 per cent of air passengers will be screened using facial biometrics by 2020.

  • NBN reports increased revenue, losses

    NBN has delivered "another quarter of solid progress," the company's chief financial officer, Stephen Rue, said today.

  • EU plunges ahead with Amazon probe despite change to tax practices

    Amazon has changed its tax-payment practices in Europe, but that is not going to halt the European Commission's investigation into what it considers to be a likely illegal tax deal with Luxembourg.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 26

    Charter wins Time Warner with $55 million bid...Jony Ive moves upstairs at Apple... Sharp shows off its slow-mo phone...and more tech news.

  • DHS data centre consolidation almost completed

    A new data centre has been opened in Fyshwick, Canberra which will be shared by federal government agencies including the Department of Human Services (DHS).

  • CSIRO opens $6m metal 3D printing centre

    CSIRO has unveiled a $6 million metal 3D printing centre in Victoria called Lab 22 which is designed to help Australian businesses use the technology without breaking the bank.

  • US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

    The U.S. Senate voted early Saturday to block the USA Freedom Act, a legislation that aimed to put an end to the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency.

  • US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate was deadlocked on Friday over whether to extend authorization for the National Security Agency's massive collection of domestic telephone records, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insisting the surveillance program should continue with no new limits.

  • Spectrum review proposes greater role for market

    A review into Australia's spectrum management framework has recommended introducing new rules that will increase the opportunities to share and trade spectrum.

  • US Senate leader to push for vote to renew NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to move forward on efforts to extend the section of the Patriot Act that the National Security Agency has used to collect millions of domestic telephone records.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, May 12

    Senators block vote to extend NSA powers... healthcare hack hits 1.1 million victims... Apple fixes security flaws in Watch... and more tech news.

  • US proposes tighter export rules for computer security tools

    The U.S. Commerce Department has proposed tighter export rules for computer security tools, a potentially controversial revision to an international agreement aimed at controlling weapons technology.

  • ASG spruiks Department of Communications cloud contract win

    The Department of Communications' $18 million contract to adopt ASG's secure government cloud platform "further cements ASG’s foothold in the Federal Government market," the IT services provider said in a statement issued this morning

  • US senators stall vote to extend NSA phone records dragnet

    Four U.S. senators ground the chamber's business to a halt Wednesday in an effort to prevent lawmakers from voting on a bill to extend portions of the Patriot Act used to collect telephone and business records from the country's residents.

  • EU Parliament votes for tougher rules on use of conflict minerals

    The European Parliament wants to apply strict disclosure requirements on companies whose products contain so-called conflict materials, often used in laptops, tablets and smartphones and other consumer electronics.

  • No encryption back doors, says EU digital commissioner

    There are no plans to require back doors in communications encryption in Europe, according to European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip. Proposals for mandatory encryption workarounds for mobile devices in the U.S. are the subject of a heated debate.

  • Chinese university skeptical that professors stole U.S. trade secrets

    A Chinese university is investigating allegations that its professors stole tech secrets from the U.S., but the school is so far skeptical of the claims.

  • Did spammers exploit ICAC's website?

    There is evidence that the public website of New South Wales' anti-corruption watchdog, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, may have suffered an embarrassing security breach.