COMPANY NEWS by George Tsoukas, Gigamon: The internet is the most ambitious communication and data transference technology ever created. But with it advance come several challenges, and as we improve our ability to share large amounts of information between computers, servers and other digital devices, the risk of that data falling into unauthorised hands increases significantly.
Engineers from the University of NSW are leading a research project aimed at closing a gap in speech recognition systems that they say have until now performed badly in understanding young users of technology.
Google is partnering with Australia’s commercial radio industry in a deal which will see more live and local radio broadcast on Google Nest devices.
Australian consumers have traditionally been early adopters of new technologies and at the end of 2019 several key milestones were reached, according to research firm Telsyte which reveals that smartphones have now become the main digital device for more than half (51%) of Australians - with millions of Australians loyal to either their iPhones or Android smartphones.
A survey of 3000 workers, including 1000 from the Asia-Pacific region, has found that 71% of Australians tend to take their work devices with them when going on vacation, the highest percentage recorded.
Online banking threats are of a higher concern than malware and cryptojacking, but despite the concerns Australians are still storing financial records or financial information such as tax file numbers and bank details on their digital devices, according to a new security research report.
Travellers who pass through airports in New Zealand will face fines of NZ$5000 (A$4577) if they refuse to provide a means for customs to access any digital devices they are carrying with them.
Telstra and the National Basketball League have expanded their current partnership to allow basketball fans to watch live NBL through Telstra’s TV streaming device and for the telco’s mobile customers to watch all NBL coverage live for the 2017 season starting in October.
Parents are undoubtedly concerned about their children accessing adult content on the Internet. But, the difficulties of preventing that happening are highlighted by research that reveals than half — 56% — of Australian parents have no online parental controls in place, and more than a quarter have no idea how to protect their children on their digital devices.
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