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  • 5 essentials of effective cloud data integration, a customer perspective

    In search of agility and low overhead, companies are putting as many applications as practical in the cloud. But the resulting hybrid IT environments, where certain applications remain on-premise for security or other reasons, can result in data integration issues that reduce efficiency drags and hamper agility.

  • 'Less' means more to malware authors targeting Linux users

    Using the "less" Linux command to view the contents of files downloaded from the Internet is a dangerous operation that can lead to remote code execution, according to a security researcher.

  • UK plans Australia-style data retention regime

    A U.K. counterterrorism bill would require ISPs to retain IP addresses in order to identify individual users of Internet services.

  • NXP opens wallet to build wearables with better battery life

    To help it improve the battery life of next-generation smartwatches and fitness bands, NXP Semiconductors has acquired part of U.S. chip maker Quintic.

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    Senate backs Ludlam on data retention costs

    The Senate has passed a motion put by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam that calls on Attorney-General George Brandis to table a PricewaterhouseCoopers study into the cost to industry of implementing a data retention scheme.

  • Merchants welcome Square to Australia

    Square has joined an increasingly competitive Australian market for mobile payments with the global expansion of its Square Register service.

  • Report: Samsung's head of TVs may be asked to revitalize mobile business

    Samsung Electronics is considering a key management overhaul that could see the company's head of TVs and home appliances also overseeing its underperforming mobile business, according to a news report.

  • Dimension Data to ramp up cloud services for federal government

    Global systems integrator, Dimension Data, is expanding its presence in Canberra with the launch of managed cloud services exclusively for Federal government agencies.

  • Cloud, privacy, big data and smart cities top HDS predictions

    Cloud computing, privacy and big data will increase in priority for enterprises in 2015 while the smart cities trend will continue in Asia Pacific as countries such as China try to address urbanisation issues, according to Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Asia Pacific CTO Adrian De Luca.

  • Webcam snooper now looking for a job

    The developer of a widely vilified website that aggregated feeds from unsecured webcams is apparently looking for work as a remote programmer.

  • Telstra targets government with secure cloud offer

    Telstra has touted data sovereignty as a major benefit of an announced cloud environment custom-built for government.

  • Australia, Canada, UK and China weigh in on Insecam privacy issue

    The privacy commissioners of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Macao, China have all sent an email to Insecam – the operator of a website that broadcasts footage from private webcams – asking it to take down its website.

  • Traces of Regin malware may date back to 2006

    Malware that Symantec says was probably developed by a nation state may have been used for as long as eight years, a length of time that underscores the challenges the security industry faces in detecting advanced spying tools.

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    Analyst, Vodafone cast doubt on likelihood of telco's sale

    The likelihood of a sell-off of Australia's number three telco, Vodafone Australia, has been greatly exaggerated, according to both the telco itself and a local telecom analyst.

  • Symantec identifies sophisticated, stealthy 'Regin' malware

    Symantec researchers have identified a particularly sophisticated piece of malware, called "Regin" that was likely developed by a nation state and has been used to spy on governments, infrastructure operators, businesses, researchers and individuals since at least 2008.

  • Spliddit: Algorithms to divide the rent, stuff, or credit fairly between people

    I've gone out for lunch with Bob, Carol, Ted, and Alice and now it's time to settle the bill. I only had a chicken salad and a soda but Bob had a steak and a beer, Carol had the pasta special and a glass of wine, and Ted a burger and coffee, while Alice just had toast and a glass of water. No surprise, now we can't agree on how much each person should pay ...

  • Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server?

    When Microsoft released a critical update for multiple versions of Windows Server this month, it also pushed out a fix for several releases of the Windows client OS, including even the technical preview for Windows 10.

  • Prices for 4K monitors sink below $500

    Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below US$500, bringing them within the reach of cost conscious buyers looking to replace 1080p displays.

  • Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval

    A federal judge in New York has given final approval to a settlement in which Apple will pay $450 million for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices for e-books.

  • Black Friday: Newegg axes prices on laptops, desktops, tablets and more

    Online retailer Newegg has beaten the Black Friday 2014 rush by revealing deals on brand name laptops, desktops, tablets and other products geared toward both hardcore gamers and everyday tech users.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs

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