Flight Centre has buckled under weeks of pressure from Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog the ACCC and has now stopped charging customers hundreds of dollars in cancellation fees in order to get a refund for travel cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Australian Government appears to have an abundance of money to waste on useless inquiries driven by partisan reports from organisations that have its seal of approval. This is the only way one can account for an ongoing Senate inquiry into "foreign interference through social media" based solely on a "research" paper from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute that claims elections are fixed by two countries: China and Russia.
Australia’s second largest telco Optus has launched a new campaign - A G’day a Day - in response to the COVID-19 crisis, aimed at encouraging social interaction and to increase “positivity and optimism” at a time of uncertainty and isolation.
Australians under 25 years of age lost over $5 million to scams in 2019, with around 12,000 reports about losses by these young Aussies made to Scamwatch in 2019 - an increase of 11% over 2018.
By Guy Danskine, Managing Director, Equinix Australia
Melbourne is ranked as Australia’s most advanced smart city and one of the world’s top ten most connected smart cities, according to a recent report by Oracle and ESI ThoughtLab. 1 It’s exceptional not just because it uses data or technology, as most cities do, but because it extracts value from data in ways that enhance livability, experience, sustainability and economic growth.
GUEST OPINION: Melbourne is ranked as Australia’s most advanced smart city and one of the world’s top ten most connected smart cities, according to a recent report by Oracle and ESI ThoughtLab. 1 It’s exceptional not just because it uses data or technology, as most cities do, but because it extracts value from data in ways that enhance livability, experience, sustainability and economic growth.
Newly listed Australian healthcare services company Opyl - formerly known as ShareRoot before a rebranding - has now started trading on the ASX under its new name.
Embattled social media platform, Kik, has found reprieve with a new owner announced in a post on Kik.com.
Listed Australian tournament platform Esports Mogul has inked a partnership agreement with Southeast Asia influencer talent agency Tier One Entertainment.
A new treaty between the US and the UK to be signed this month will make it mandatory for American social media companies such as Facebook and WhatsApp to hand over information to British police, security services and prosecutors, a report claims.
Australians are concerned about their privacy with smart devices listening in on their conversations, and allowing organisations to extract personal information from their digital footprints.
Business losses to cybercrime data breaches will rise from US$3 trillion each year to over US$5 trillion in 2024, an average annual growth of 11%, according to a new global cybersecurity report.
Huawei Australia is partnering with NRL club Canberra Raiders and Deaf Australia – the deaf-led peak organisation representing deaf people in Australia – to attempt to break a World Record at the Raiders vs Manly Sea Eagles National Rugby League (NRL) game this coming Sunday (25 August) in Canberra.
Australian-operated, Thai-owned rural and regional satellite internet service provider IPSTAR Broadband is offering unmetered and non-speed-restricted data to Internet users in regional Australia - via Skymuster satellite - for essential services including emails, general browsing and social media.
Cybercriminals are abusing Twitter via tech support scams, command-and-control (C&C) operations and data exfiltration, with criminals found using fake Twitter accounts to spoof those of legitimate vendors for credible tech support scams.
The social media site Twitter has gone down around the world, with the outage beginning at 2.46 Eastern Standard Time (4.46am AEST Friday).
The Western Australia Police Force is using a cloud-based artificial intelligence solution to track the digital footprints of criminals, replacing previously used manual processes.
The US Government must hold Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg accountable for all the problems that the social media site has visited upon its users, Chris Hughes, a co-founder of the company, says in an op-ed, in which he also called for the company to be broken up.
Whenever Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is faced with the prospect of losing money, he does something to distract people. This time, facing what could be a fine of as much as US$5 billion for privacy violations, Zuckerberg is flailing left and right and trying to spin things as best as possible.
Australian Labor Party MP Ed Husic says he has been unable to place any ads on Facebook during the election campaign, adding that he had been told it was due to "administrative changes".
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