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  • SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

    While SAP has made a big push into mobile software and device management with the acquisition of Sybase and a series of apps, it hasn't made overt moves into the devices market. But this could change down the road, judging from a recently published patent application submitted by SAP.

  • Microsoft purges 1,500 copycat, fraudulent Windows 8.1 apps

    Microsoft has begun clamping down on sham Windows Store apps that try to dupe users into paying for free software, the company announced Wednesday.

  • Samsung clashes with labor group over allegations of Chinese underage workers

    A labor protection group is accusing one of Samsung's suppliers in China of hiring over 10 underage workers to build company components. But the Korean electronics giant was quick to dismiss the allegations, and said it had no "child workers" at the facility.

  • IBM uses Watson as part of new Cloud service

    IBM is making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a Cloud service.

  • Security council blames breaches on poor PCI standard support

    The growing number of data breaches resulting in massive numbers of payment cards being stolen from retail stores and other businesses is occurring because they're failing to keep up with the Payment Card Industry's data security standard, according to the PCI Security Standards Council.

  • Tuning the security analysts

    I have told you about the need to tune our security incident and event monitoring (SIEM) tool. Now we need to tune the analysts who are monitoring the SIEM.

  • Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project

    Email addresses and encrypted passwords of around 97,000 users who tested early builds of the Bugzilla bug tracking software were left exposed for three months following a server migration.

  • Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

    Enterprises that want to share and store files online have yet another option now that Amazon Web Services has opened its Zocalo service to general availability.

  • NASA launches massive Cloud migration

    NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the Cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the Cloud.

  • FBI, Secret Service studying 'scope' of reported bank cyberattacks

    A U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman said Wednesday the agency is working with the Secret Service to determine the "scope" of reported cyberattacks against several financial institutions.

  • Telstra’s Whispir comms service to get global expansion

    Telstra has announced plans to offer its cloud-based communications platform, Whispir Conversation, to overseas customers by 31 August 2014.

  • Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

    A payment card industry security consortium warned retailers on Wednesday of the urgency to secure their systems against "Backoff," a malicious software program that steals card numbers.

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    NBN likely to share HFC with Foxtel

    National Broadband Network services and pay TV service Foxtel are likely to co-exist on the hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network currently owned by Telstra, according to NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow.

  • Vertigan broadband demand forecast leaves NBN Co CEO 'curious'

    NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has voiced doubts that 15 megabits per second will be fast enough for the average Australian home in the long term.

  • AFP apologises for privacy breach

    The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has issued an apology after it emerged that metadata related to criminal investigations was accidentally released online.

  • NBN Co aims to serve 1 million premises by next July

    NBN Co aims to have National Broadband Network service available to about 1 million homes and businesses in financial-year 2014-15, up from 552,000 in FY 2013-14, CEO Bill Morrow said today as the company announced financial results for the 12-month period ended 30 June 2014.

  • Geoscience Australia opens up access to spatial data

    Geoscience Australia is embracing international geospatial standards and integrated Web platforms to share spatial data in an open environment. The focus is on interoperability, says the agency’s lead data scientist, Danielle Beaudreau.

  • Section 313: iiNet, industry orgs seek limits on website blocking

    Internet service provider iiNet, the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) and industry bodies the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and the Communications Alliance have all called for restrictions on the government agencies that can issue requests for ISPs to block websites.

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    ANZ Banking Group improves incident response with comms tool

    Incident response calls at ANZ Banking Group were “chaotic” due to manual processes and the time it took for calls to begin until the bank began to roll out a communications management tool earlier this year.

  • IBM Watson now answers your questions before you ask

    IBM has upgraded its Watson Discovery Advisor data analysis service so it can answer your questions before you even ask.