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  • Pew survey shows women bear brunt of online harassment

    As much as the Internet provides a place to connect, it's also a haven for trolls, bullies, cyberthieves and wackos. Recent incidents targeting women, including GamerGate and the iCloud nude photo leak, have brought some of the issues to the fore.

  • EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

    EMC has confirmed it will purchase the bulk of Cisco's stake in VCE, the companies' joint venture in converged infrastructure products.

  • Amazon takes aim at Microsoft's Active Directory with new service

    Amazon Web Services wants to become a more central part of enterprise IT with the AWS Directory Service, which both competes and integrates with Microsoft's Active Directory.

  • Android ransomware 'Koler' turns into a worm, spreads via SMS

    A malicious Android app that takes over the screen of devices and extorts money from users with fake notifications from law enforcement agencies was recently updated with a component that allows it to spread via text message spam.

  • Bite into your music with jaw-controlled iPhone player

    If its bite-controlled iPhone app is any indication, gum maker Lotte wants music to be chewable.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Chinese official after iCloud attack

    Just after Apple's iCloud service faced a hacking attack from China, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a Chinese official on Wednesday to discuss protecting users' privacy.

  • New European Commission, approved by Parliament, will focus on the digital domain

    The digital domain will be an important focus for the new members of the European Union's executive branch, the European Commission, following their approval by the European Parliament on Wednesday.

  • Ransomware takes malware from bad to worse

    Targeted email attacks (called spear phishing) with harmful links or attachments containing malware are an ever-increasing threat. These attacks are part social networking and part sophisticated technical effort to penetrate companies' defense systems. Traditional security deployments, in many cases, aren't prepared for these kinds of attacks.

  • Camels, sleds and trikes: Seven odd Street View vehicles

    You may have seen Google Street View cameras mounted on a car mapping your neighborhood, but how about on a fishing boat?

  • Microsoft sued as lawsuits over employee no-poach deal mount

    A court filing in May last year has attracted more class action lawsuits, alleging secret no-poaching deals among tech companies to keep salaries low.

  • Victorian police spend $15m on IT refresh

    The Victorian police spent a total of $15 million on an IT refresh during the 2013-14 financial year, including the replacing of a distributed server network, transitioning from Windows XP to Windows 7 and designing new data centre

  • NSW govt dives deeper into data, digital

    The New South Wales government has revealed plans to digitise public records and make it easier for agencies to share data.

  • China attacks lead Apple to alert users on iCloud threats

    Apple has warned users about attacks on its iCloud website, after monitoring groups alleged that China had tried to intercept customer information from the service.

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    iiNet back in court over P2P file sharing

    For the second time, Internet service provider iiNet has been dragged to court over the alleged copyright infringement of some of its customers.

  • Cisco said to be selling most of VCE stake to EMC

    A press alert from EMC that it will be announcing a "new business development" on Wednesday has triggered reports that the company plans to buy out most of Cisco's stake in their VCE converged infrastructure joint venture.

  • Symantec sees rise in high-traffic DDoS attacks

    A type of distributed denial-of-service attack, DNS amplification, has risen sharply, according to new research from Symantec.

  • Industry can head off IoT privacy rules, former US official says

    The Internet of Things is raising a host of concerns over the control of data that could lead to government regulation, but tech companies can rein in those worries on their own if they act fast, according to a former White House technology official.

  • Section 313: Federal police used website blocking to tackle malware

    The Australian Federal Police have primarily issued notices under Section 313 of the Telco Act to request Internet service providers block their customers' access to websites hosting child exploitation material.

  • Microsoft discloses zero-day flaw, publishes quick fix

    Microsoft has published a temporary fix for a new zero-day flaw that affects nearly all versions of Windows and is currently being exploited via PowerPoint.

  • Telstra enters e-health space

    Telstra (ASX: TLS) has launched an e-health business division called Telstra Health as it looks to connect patients with doctors via video conferencing, said group executive of retail, Gordon Ballantyne.