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  • ASD relaxes (a little) about social media

    Public servants still need to take care about what they share, but an update to key security advice for the Australian government has seen the removal of a recommendation that they avoid posting even the most banal details about their lives on websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

    13 Nov. 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Quantum systems centre relaunched with $31.9m ARC funding

    ​The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) was reborn yesterday, as it launched three new research projects aimed at building “quantum machines for practical applications”.

    09 Nov. 17 10:04 Written by George Nott
  • Revenues more than triple for Aussie fintechs

    ​Australian fintechs have experienced, on average, a 208 per cent growth in monthly revenue since last year, according to the latest census of the industry by EY.

    06 Nov. 17 08:50 Written by George Nott
  • Vic Police begin tablet rollout

    Some 60 iPad minis and iPhone have been distributed to Protective Services Officers (PSOs) and Transit Police Officers in the Melbourne suburb of Wyndham as part of a program that will see 10,000 mobile devices rolled out to Victoria Police personnel.

    02 Nov. 17 10:16 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Data retention funding for telcos to be scrutinised

    A government grants scheme to help telcos defray the capital costs of implementing the mandatory data retention regime will face scrutiny from the Australian National Audit Office.

    01 Nov. 17 11:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Tas Police roll out new dispatch system

    Fujitsu has completed rolling out the first phase of a new dispatch service for Tasmania’s emergency services, with the new system being employed by the state’s police force.

    31 Oct. 17 12:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC questions NBN cost recovery arrangements

    A draft report on the state of Australian’s communications market calls for the government to consider a number of radical changes to the policy settings governing the rollout of the National Broadband Network.

    30 Oct. 17 11:07 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NSW to launch data marketplace

    Data Republic will build a data marketplace for the New South Wales government.

    23 Oct. 17 20:23 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN CEO issues profit warning

    NBN may be unable to deliver a profit unless it is protected from the threat of wireless broadband, CEO Bill Morrow has said.

    23 Oct. 17 08:50 Written by Rohan Pearce
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