• Pennsylvania man sentenced to 18 months for celeb hacking

    A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on charges of hacking the Google and Apple email accounts of over 100 people including celebrities, and getting access to nude videos and photographs of some people.

    28 Oct. 16 17:42 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Personal data of 550,000 Red Cross blood donors was breached

    The Australian Red Cross said its blood donor service has found that registration information of 550,000 donors had been compromised, which the agency blamed on human error by a third-party contractor.

    28 Oct. 16 15:13 Written by John Ribeiro
  • 550k people affected by new health data breach

    The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has apologised to donors after a backup of a key database was placed on a publicly accessible web server.

    28 Oct. 16 13:03 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • To solve IoT security, look at the big picture, ARM says

    The recent DDoS attacks launched from IoT devices demonstrate that IoT spans all parts of IT. That was the message from ARM, the chip design company behind nearly every smartphone and a big chunk of IoT, at its annual TechCon event.

    28 Oct. 16 05:16 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • FCC tells ISPs to get customer permission before sharing sensitive info

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has passed rules requiring broadband providers to receive opt-in customer permission to share sensitive personal information, including web-browsing history, geolocation, and financial details with third parties.

    28 Oct. 16 02:04 Written by Grant Gross
  • Qualcomm agrees to buy NXP for over US$37 billion

    Microprocessor maker Qualcomm is spending its way out of a stagnating mobile phone industry, offering to buy NXP Semiconductors, a company with a strong position in automotive chips, for over US$37 billion.

    28 Oct. 16 00:28 Written by Peter Sayer
  • IBM: In 5 years, Watson A.I. will be behind your every decision

    In the next five years, nearly every important decision, whether it's business or personal, will be made with the assistance of IBM Watson, said IBM president and CEO Ginni Rometty, in a keynote speech at IBM's World of Watson conference.

    27 Oct. 16 22:30 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Government ICT reshuffle moves forward

    The governor general has formally approved changes to the government’s administrative arrangements that involve the ICT policy and ICT procurement functions currently overseen by the Department of Finance being shifted to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

    27 Oct. 16 17:47 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Samsung's smartphone share hit by Note7 debacle, stiff competition

    Samsung Electronics continued on top of the smartphone market in the third quarter but was battered by the impact of the Note7 recall and increased competition in India, China and the U.S., according to Strategy Analytics.

    27 Oct. 16 16:39 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court

    Oracle has taken its bid for up to US$9 billion in damages to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after a judge in a federal court in California recently struck down its bid for a retrial in a copyright infringement suit against Google over the use of Java code in the Android operating system.

    27 Oct. 16 14:24 Written by John Ribeiro
  • NAB CEO looks beyond infrastructure transformation

    NAB’s CEO, Andrew Thorburn, today said that after a period of time focussing on its technology infrastructure the banks is “increasingly focussed on using technology to help our customers”.

    27 Oct. 16 12:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Samsung sales, profits dive on Note 7 recall

    Samsung's smartphone division struggled to breakeven between July and September as sales plunged due to the recall of its high-end Note 7.

    27 Oct. 16 11:12 Written by Martyn Williams
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