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  • Data retention: 'A couple of issues which do require more work' says Shorten

    Labor leader Bill Shorten today told journalists there were some issues with the government's proposed data retention legislation but none of them "are too hard to work out".

  • Sony updates Morpheus PS4 headset with bigger, faster screen

    Sony is trying to make PlayStation 4 gameplay more immersive by adding a high-resolution OLED display to its prototype video game headset, set for release in the first half of next year.

  • Judge says $415 million settlement in Silicon Valley hiring case is 'substantial'

    A judge has approved a US$415 million settlement in a Silicon Valley employee hiring case, calling the amount "substantial" to settle claims that Apple, Google, Adobe Systems and Intel conspired not to hire each other's workers.

  • Drive-by attack relies on hacked GoDaddy accounts

    Hundreds of hacked domain name accounts registered through GoDaddy are being used as part of a highly effective campaign using the Angler exploit kit to infect computers with malware.

  • FREAK is another serious flaw in the Web's encryption

    Experts are warning of a serious security flaw that has apparently gone undetected for years and can weaken encrypted connections between computers and websites, potentially undermining security across the Internet.

  • Snowden willing to face trial in US, if it's fair

    Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of the agency's surveillance programs, is willing to return to the U.S. and face criminal charges, if he's assured of a fair trial, according to a Russian news report.

  • Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

    A consumer privacy proposal from U.S. President Barack Obama's administration gives people too little control over their personal data and companies too much latitude to use that information, a coalition of 14 privacy and digital rights groups said.

  • Android users spammed with fake Amazon gift card offers

    New malware spreading across Android devices via text messages promises free Amazon gift cards but delivers only spam to everyone on the device's contact list.

  • What happens inside Amazon when there's a Xen vulnerability

    Amazon Web Services last year was estimated by Gartner to be five times bigger than its next 14 competitors combined. That's a lot of virtual machines. And they all run on a customized version of the open source Xen hypervisor, so when the Xen code has a security vulnerability, that's a big deal for AWS.

  • EU data protection reform 'badly broken,' civil liberty groups warn

    Leaked documents show that the European Union's data protection is on its way to become an empty shell devoid of meaning, European civil rights groups warned Tuesday.

  • China defends cybersecurity demands, amid complaints from U.S.

    President Barack Obama isn't happy with new rules from China that would require U.S. tech companies to abide by strict cybersecurity measures, but on Tuesday the country was quick to defend the proposed regulations.

  • Google, Apple $415M deal with tech workers heads for approval

    A proposed US$415 million settlement between tech workers and Intel, Google, Apple and Adobe Systems is likely to be approved by the judge, according to some of the lawyers in the case.

  • iPhone theft victims tricked into unlocking devices

    It seems there can be further indignity foisted onto people who've had their iPad or iPhone stolen.

  • Data retention: Government agrees to detail data set in legislation

    The government has agreed to set out in its data retention bill exactly what customer data telecommunications carriers and Internet service providers will need to store.

  • Is data on your new Lollipop Android device encrypted? Maybe not

    Some smartphone manufacturers are not configuring devices running the latest version of Android to automatically encrypt personal data, which Google had said would scramble data by default.

  • D-Link patches router, says more fixes are on the way

    D-Link issued fixes on Monday for flaws that could allow remote access to one of its routers, and will patch several other models in the coming week.

  • Conn. AG launches Lenovo-Superfish 'crapware' probe

    Three days after Chinese computer maker Lenovo promised to flush "crapware" from its consumer PCs, Connecticut's state attorney general announced a probe into the company's practice of bundling adware.

  • 7 warning signs an employee has gone rogue

    For all the emphasis on tools and gizmos, IT is still very much about the people who develop and use said tools and gizmos. Collaboration, mutual respect, passion for the work -- all this and more are essential to a beneficial outcome, whether your IT group is shipping code, swatting bugs, working with business users, or securing company systems.

  • Europe's political youth organizations demand strict net neutrality rules

    European political youth organizations have demanded that European countries draft strict and clear net neutrality rules that prevent ISPs from discriminating against certain Internet traffic.

  • Mozilla scrubs Superfish certificate from Firefox

    Mozilla has released an update to Firefox that erases the self-signed digital certificate implanted by Superfish, the vulnerable adware that blew up in Lenovo's face a week and a half ago.