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  • Google rejects French request to expand right to be forgotten

    Google won't comply with an order from France's privacy watchdog group to apply the right to be forgotten to all its search results around the world.

  • Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

    Opponents of a U.S. Senate bill intended to encourage businesses to share information about cyberthreats may have stalled a vote on the legislation.

  • Video gaming sparks excitement in China

    These are exciting times to be a gamer in China, according to 19-year-old Dai Qi, a soon-to-be college student.

  • Obama rolls out initiative to boost US supercomputer capability

    US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order setting up the National Strategic Computing Initiative that will adopt a coordinated strategy involving multiple government agencies, academia and the private sector for the development of high-performance computing systems.

  • NSW utilities sign IT support contract with UXC

    Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy have signed a three-year IT support contract with UXC.

  • Google wants order in uncontrolled airspace so its Wing drones can fly

    To bring order to low-altitude airspace so its Project Wing delivery drones can get off the ground, Google is proposing a set of rules for operating aircraft below 500 feet.

  • Trade groups tell Congress to keep its hands off IoT

    The U.S. Congress should take a hands-off approach toward the burgeoning Internet of Things industry and let vendors figure out how to deal with privacy and security issues, representatives of four trade groups said.

  • Cybercrime-as-a-service on the rise says government report

    'Cybercrime as a service is likely' to increase as criminals continue to find it easier to purchase malware rather than developing their own, according to the first report of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).

  • NSW to launch digital identity for government services

    Service NSW will launch a digital profile for state government services that will minimise the number of times that people have to hand over their personal details.

  • Italian parliament drafts a declaration of Internet rights

    The Italian parliament wants to have its say in the creation of an international legal framework promoting freedom, equality and access to cyberspace for all, and on Tuesday it presented a Declaration of Internet Rights that it will bring to the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil in November.

  • Amazon proposes drone superhighways in sky

    Amazon has unveiled a bold vision for integrating drones into the skies above our cities, proposing drone superhighways that would crisscross the sky and enable thousands of unmanned vehicles to fly at high speeds under completely automated control.

  • Obama won't pardon Snowden, despite petition

    U.S. President Barack Obama won't pardon National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, despite strong public support for it, the White House said Tuesday.

  • Groups urge Obama to oppose cyberthreat sharing bills

    U.S. President Barack Obama should oppose legislation intended to let businesses share cyberthreat information with each other and with government agencies because the bill would allow the sharing of too much personal information, a coalition of digital rights groups and security experts said.

  • EU privacy watchdog weighs in on data protection reform, shares concerns

    As European Union lawmakers in the Commission, Parliament and Council debate a new data protection law, the EU's data protection watchdog has chimed in, expressing some concerns and saying individuals' privacy rights should be at the core of the legislation.

  • Queensland auditor issues disaster recovery warning

    Queensland government departments should boost their disaster preparedness, according to a report released today by the state's auditor-general.

  • Data retention: Labor and Coalition set for non-fight over bipartisan legislation

    Attorney-General George Brandis has condemned Labor after a motion at the party's conference called for a review of data retention laws.

  • Leading AI researchers, scientists call for a ban on autonomous weapons

    Ban autonomous offensive weapons before they start an arms race or a war: That's the demand of the artificial intelligence and robotics researchers who joined more than 1800 people in signing on to an open letter published Monday.

  • Trillion-dollar world trade deal aims to make IT products cheaper

    A new global trade agreement that eliminates tariffs on more than 200 kinds of IT products should result in lower prices to technology buyers around the world as it is implemented over the next three years.

  • Telcos hit out at govt's infrastructure security legislation

    Representatives of the telecommunications industry have flatly rejected as regulatory over-reach a government scheme intended to boost infrastructure security.

  • Digital transformation could save Australian governments $26.6b

    Australians conduct approximately 800 million transactions with federal or state government departments every year, with 40 per cent of these transactions still completed via phone or post according to a new Deloitte report.