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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.

Published in Security


Skyline Melbourne


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.

Skyline Melbourne

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.

Published in Data
Monday, 09 December 2019 12:54

Healthcare services provider Opyl launches on ASX

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.

Published in Listed Tech
Saturday, 19 October 2019 10:22

Kik gets new owners, ads

Embattled social media platform, Kik, has found reprieve with a new owner announced in a post on Kik.com. 

Published in Apps

Listed Australian tournament platform Esports Mogul has inked a partnership agreement with Southeast Asia influencer talent agency Tier One Entertainment.

Published in Listed Tech

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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.

Published in Home Tech

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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Security

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).

Published in Networking

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.

Published in Deals

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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".

Published in Technology Regulation

Australians aged between 14 and 17 are, as expected, very heavy mobile users with members of this age group checking their social media more than five times a day and two-thirds using their mobile devices while involved in other activities, according to a survey by Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association.

Published in Mobility

New laws that target social media platforms which allow live streaming and broadcast of violent crimes has been passed by the Australian Parliament.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Both the Federal Government and the Opposition want a law against social media to pass in a hurry so that they can brandish it during the election campaign and style themselves as firm, decisive entities that act against tech companies when needed.

Published in Open Sauce

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