Stories by Hamish Barwick

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Tablet sales drop in 2015

Tablet sales in Australia dropped 16 per cent during the first half of 2015 with 1.5 million units sold according to a new Telsyte study.

WA audit unearths flawed database security

Seven Western Australian government agencies have been asked to improve their database security after an audit by the state's auditor general, Colin Murphy, found weak passwords, inadequate patching and a lack of control over user privileges.

​Vocus acquisition of M2 gets ACCC go-ahead

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose Vocus Communications’ (ASX: VOC) planned acquisition of M2 Group (ASX: MTU), the competition watchdog revealed today.

​TeleChoice to pay for credit monitoring after privacy breach

Telecommunications firm TeleChoice has reached an enforceable undertaking agreement with the Acting Australian Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, following a privacy breach where the personal details of former TeleChoice customers in a shipping container were accessed.

Privacy complaints dropped by a third in FY15

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) received 2841 privacy complaints during FY2015, a 33 per cent decrease on the 4239 received in the previous financial year, according to its annual report.