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  • US Senator Al Franken unhappy with Uber answers on user data

    U.S. Senator Al Franken isn't satisfied with Uber Technologies' response to privacy questions he asked the ride service.

  • Enhanced Triple Zero detects location of mobile callers

    People dialing 000 from a mobile phone in an emergency will now automatically transmit their current location.

  • Remote management delivers for West Gippsland school

    Chairo Christian School in Victoria has implemented a remote management platform for PCs as it prepares for growth in the number of devices used by students and staff on its cross-campus network.

  • Atom smasher preps for renewed hunt for dark matter, God particle

    The Large Hadron Collider, the atom smasher that has hunted for antimatter and the elusive Higgs boson, shut down in February 2013 for an overhaul and upgrade. Now, scientists are getting ready to fire up the collider, which has been called "one of the greatest engineering milestones of mankind," again.

  • Fake passports are big business in underground markets: report

    New identities, fake passports and social security cards have emerged on the hacker market in 2014 as criminals look for more ways to commit fraud, according to a new report by Dell SecureWorks.

  • US hospital reports data blackmail

    An Illinois hospital says someone attempted to blackmail it to stop the release of data about some of its patients.

  • ACCC fines Telstra for iPhone 6 ad

    Telstra has paid $102,000 in penalty for an ad that allegedly misrepresented the price of the Apple iPhone 6.

  • Hackers to Sony staff: Email us to keep your secrets private

    The hackers who stole gigabytes of data from Sony Pictures have asked employees of the company to contact them if they don't want their information to become public.

  • Office 365 and Dynamics CRM in Australia alleviates data sovereignty concerns: analysts

    IT analysts have welcomed Microsoft’s decision to deliver Office 365 and Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) in two Australian data centres from 2015, saying it will alleviate fears about data sovereignty in the cloud.

  • Internet tax moratorium extended in US gov't spending package

    A one-year extension to a U.S moratorium on Internet access taxes was buried in a US$1.1 trillion government spending bill passed by the Senate on Saturday.

  • Startup rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era

    Even though systems such as Hadoop and Spark can grapple with large amounts of data, their tools for analyzing and parsing this information efficiently and in real-time are still limited. A two-year old Seattle startup called SpaceCurve will release on Tuesday a new database system aimed to speed the process of analyzing location-oriented data as it is being generated.

  • T-Mobile mystery news slated for Tuesday morning

    T-Mobile CEO John Legere will cozy up to Yahoo Tech's David Pogue during what the carrier is calling its Un-carrier 8.0 event on Tuesday -- a mystery webcast that promises to include some news and knowing Legere, probably some colorful language.

  • Apple-IBM partnership off to 'impressive' start

    Apple and IBM last week kicked off their five-month-old partnership with an "impressive" 10-pack of focused mobile business apps catering to sectors ranging from financial to law enforcement.

  • Microsoft gets allies to help tell US to back off on Irish search warrant

    The U.S. Department of Justice should back off its request for Microsoft to turn over a suspect's digital documents stored on a server in Ireland, or be prepared for other governments demanding documents stored on U.S. servers, the company's general counsel said.

  • Riverbed goes private in US$3.6 billion deal

    Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a US$3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday. The price is the highest ever paid by Thoma Bravo, and works out to $21 for each share of Riverbed currently in circulation.

  • 12 most eye-popping VC tech deals of 2014

    While the three largest venture capital deals of the year in the technology industry went to consumer-focused startups, most of the other top investments went to companies building products that could reshape the enterprise IT landscape.

  • After the Snowden leaks, 700M move to avoid NSA spying

    An international survey of Internet users has found that more than 39% have taken steps to protect their online privacy and security as a result of spying revelations by one-time NSA employee Edward Snowden.

  • BT in talks to buy U.K. mobile carrier EE for US$19.5 billion

    BT Group has entered exclusive talks to buy U.K. mobile operator EE for 12.5 billion pounds (US$19.5 billion), a deal that would help the carrier offer bundles of mobile and fixed services.

  • Android apps exploit permissions granted, French researchers find

    Android apps really do use those permissions they ask for to access users' personal information: one online store records a phone's location up to 10 times a minute, French researchers have found. The tools to manage such access are limited, and inadequate given how much information phones can gather.

  • How Microsoft sees the connected car

    Interacting with the future connected car was one of the subjects covered at the Los Angeles Auto Show's Connected Car Expo I attended recently. CCE is the annual authoritative pow-wow of automotive and technology experts. It explores the shape of future transportation.

  • 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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