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Australia might get some actual data protection laws
Published in News


Companies might need to tell people when they are hacked 

After a huge embarrissing hack the Australian government is finally getting tougher on businesses who keep such hacks secret.

Australia proved that governments can stand up to Big Tech
Published in News


Sort of

When the Australian government stood up to Big Tech most expected it to cave in after Google threatened to leave the country, but it did not happen.

Aussies decide that AI can invent stuff
Published in AI
Wednesday, 04 August 2021 11:54

Aussies decide that AI can invent stuff


Welcome to the era of the AI patent troll

An Australian Court has decided that artificial intelligence can patent inventions.

US should copy Australia - and force Google to pay for news
Published in News


Microsoft’s idea

Software King of the World Microsoft has said the USA should copy Australia's plan to force Google and Facebook to pay for links to news content.

Former Aussie PM hacked and brought down by Hope
Published in News


We can see why he was a former PM

Dumb-arsed Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had his phone number and passport details nicked by a hacker after posting a picture of his boarding pass on Instagram.

Aussies delivers IoT security kick
Published in IoT
Thursday, 03 September 2020 11:20

Aussies delivers IoT security kick


Status quo is not fair dinkum

The Australian government is coming the raw prawn on companies who release IoT devices with security vulnerabilities

Boeing to produce Aussie un-manned fighter
Published in Transportation


Rolled out by the middle of the decade

Boeing has said that it will go into mass production of its unmanned, fighter-like jet developed in Australia likely happening by the middle of the decade.

Australia comes the raw prawn with Facebook
Published in News


Cambridge Analytica data breach could cost Facebook billions

Australia’s privacy watchdog is suing Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data breach — which, back in 2018, became a global scandal that wiped billions off the tech giant’s share price, yet only led to Facebook being slapped around the chips with a wet bus ticket by US and UK watchdogs.

5G radiation fears debunked
Published in Network
Friday, 06 December 2019 11:29

5G radiation fears debunked


Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is rubbish too

While Facebook is full of Russian troll farm created mems claiming that 5G radiation is deadly and is responsible for birds dropping out the skies, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has reiterated that there is no evidence that indicates 5G is harmful to people's health.

SKA detected at the edge of the universe
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 19 September 2019 06:15

SKA detected at the edge of the universe


Diamond rougher than rough, tougher than tough

Huawei rolled in an interesting Brit at the Advanced Intelligence conference here in Shanghai to explain how Huawei is helping to detect influences on our planet from the deepest edges of space.