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Telecommunications provider Singtel Optus has denied that data which was leaked during a massive breach of its network is in any responsible for a cafe owner losing about $10,000 from his ANZ bank account.

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With the elections in Victoria due in about three weeks and the incumbent government looking very much like it will romp home, media in the state are resorting to every tactic in the book to push their barrows.

Published in Open Sauce

With the elections in Victoria just 44 days away, the media in the state are keen to step up to the plate and maximise their earnings. Ads roll in at election time, given that the parties in the fray have plenty of money to throw around.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 11 October 2022 19:14

Apple deserves a Nobel prize for stinginess

One thing Apple has never lacked — except for a period in the late 1990s — is money. The green stuff. The American dollar. The company has cash reserves far in excess of the budget balances of a large number of countries.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian High Court has ruled that Google cannot be held liable for defamation for merely linking to content on the Web, finding that it could not be deemed to be a publisher in such an event.

Published in Technology Regulation

The reaction of the Australian media to an address by the Chinese envoy at the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday is quite baffling, given that most of what he spoke about has been known for the last 50 years.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 10 August 2022 10:11

Nine newspapers wax lyrical on 'structured water'

We all know what water is – we drink it several times a day, use it to shower and also for other more unmentionable tasks. It is something without which we cannot live.

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The ABC appears unlikely to publicise any decision it makes about the future of news presenter Fauziah Ibrahim — who has disappeared from public view after she was outed for hosting public Twitter lists on her personal account of those she categorised as Labor Trolls and Lobotomised Shitheads — before the federal election is over.

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The Australian National Press Club has shown that it is no longer part of the Fourth Estate, by imposing a blanket of censorship on the Russian Ambassador to Australia, Alexey Pavlovsky.

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Media firm Nine Entertainment's real estate website, Domain, has been hit by a phishing attack just weeks after the parent company suffered a ransomware attack.

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The Victorian Parliament is expected to start debating today what some have termed the worst electric vehicle policy in the world.

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Nine Entertainment is maintaining a no-official-comment policy on the breach of its Sydney network that came to light on 28 March, but the company appears to have no objection to its staff making the wildest of claims about the incident.

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Claims by Nine Entertainment newspapers that the AFP is involved in investigating a network attack on the company's Sydney offices appear to be overblown.

Published in Security

Australian media company Nine Entertainment claims Russia or North Korea may be behind a network attack on the company which led to major issues on Sunday, preventing its TV network from presenting a full line-up of programs.

Published in Security

Channel Nine, the main TV channel owned by Nine Entertainment, has managed to put its breakfast show Today to air on Monday, a day after the show's weekend edition could not be aired on Sunday due to what the company has called a "cyber attack".

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Nine Entertainment, a major media company in Australia which owns free-to air TV stations and newspapers, says it was hit by a network attack that has interfered with its operations on Sunday.

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Nine Entertainment, owner of a number of well-known newspapers which it bought from the now defunct Fairfax Media, has signed a letter of intent for a five-year deal with Google in return for payment of more than $30 million in cash per annum for use of its news content.

Published in Technology Regulation

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has said he expects to see "some significant commercial deals" between Australian news publishers and digital platforms before the government votes on its news media code which is currently before Parliament.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Government appears to be trying to remove the need for passing the news media code legislation by encouraging, and helping, media companies to join up to Google News Showcase.

Published in Technology Regulation
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