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Failed federal biometrics project slammed by auditor

Management of a major biometric identification project by CrimTrac and, later the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), was “deficient in almost every significant respect,” a report into the project has concluded.

Telstra boosts subsea network capacity with ICE4 rollout

An upgrade to Telstra’s Asia Pacific subsea network will deliver a 160 per cent boost to the telco’s fibre capacity and increase port density by 140. Infinera said that the roll out of its Infinite Capacity Engine 4 (ICE4) will also cut Telstra’s power consumption.

Charges laid over alleged scheme to hack US SEC

An alleged hacker and a group of traders face civil and criminal charges over a scheme to obtain sensitive financial information from a system maintained by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ahead of its release to the market.