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Fri, 19 Dec 14 21:25:00 +0000
Sony hack: How cybercrime just got even more complicated Analysis: Standard cybercrime is complicated enough to deal with already, without throwing in some international politics too.

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Fri, 19 Dec 14 19:01:00 +0000
Microsoft delivers Power BI mobile app for iPad Microsoft is releasing a number of new Power BI business intelligence features in preview form, as well as rolling out a new native Power BI app for iPad.

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Fri, 19 Dec 14 16:53:17 +0000
Unmanaged WordPress not usually worth the risk or trouble The main lesson I take from the WordPress RevSlider attacks is that, for self-hosters, vigilance is absolutely necessary, but perhaps not enough, to keep your WordPress site secure from attack.

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Fri, 19 Dec 14 12:10:00 +0000
Year in review: storage highs and lows The pace of change continues to accelerate as Big Data, IoT and video create growing demand. New technologies are emerging while cloud storage erodes traditional business models.

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Fri, 19 Dec 14 04:34:12 +0000
Spark NZ pushes forward with 4G data service rollout Spark New Zealand has rolled out its 4G data service in more than 70 cities, towns, and other locations, with the telco claiming that it now covers roughly two thirds of the country's population.

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Fri, 19 Dec 14 04:34:00 +0000
Telstra to design and plan multi-technology mix NBN Telstra will design and plan the NBN rollout for fibre to the premises, fibre to the basement, and fibre to the node over the next four years in a deal worth up to AU$390 million.

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Fri, 19 Dec 14 04:17:51 +0000
Note to data-retention law makers: The internet is not a telephone Australia is developing its mandatory data-retention legislation with a flawed process that will inevitably produce bad laws. Start again.

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Fri, 19 Dec 14 01:40:00 +0000
Quickflix turns to customers for capital-raising effort Quickflix is asking its customers to buy up to AU$1 million in new shares after selling only AU$650,000 worth of the AU$5.7 million share offer that it hoped would bolster its presence prior to the Australian launch of rival Netflix next year.

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Fri, 19 Dec 14 01:25:00 +0000
NBN Co set to go live with HFC in March 2016 NBN Co will begin connecting customers via the Telstra and Optus cable networks in March 2016, according to the company's updated product road map.

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Fri, 19 Dec 14 01:16:15 +0000
Sony attacks launched inside North Korea, routed via Taiwan: Report US officials have reportedly said that the Sony hack attack was launched from inside North Korea via servers in Taiwan.

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Fri, 19 Dec 14 00:32:00 +0000
Uber looks at biometrics for rider safety after Boston rape charge Uber has announced plans to introduce biometrics, voice recognition, and new driver screening technology, as US authorities charge a Boston-based Uber driver with allegedly raping a passenger earlier this month.

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Fri, 19 Dec 14 00:24:00 +0000
Get with the times: Akubra takes a step into the 21st century For a long time, Akubra was stuck in the '80s, operating its ordering, financial, and database system on a DOS system, but it has recently upgraded to a FileMaker-based platform.

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Thu, 18 Dec 14 23:29:05 +0000
Optus to acquire Ensyst for AU$13 million Optus has announced that it will acquire Microsoft partner and IT managed services company Ensyst for AU$13 million.

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Thu, 18 Dec 14 22:52:00 +0000
Amaysim to get Optus 4G access in new deal Amaysim mobile users will soon be able to get 4G services thanks to a new agreement with the company's wholesale provider, Optus.

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Thu, 18 Dec 14 22:42:00 +0000
​ANZ to fast-track change to a digital culture: CEO ANZ will have to step out of its comfort zone and make big leaps in its efforts to fast track its alignment to a digital culture, according to the company's CEO Michael Smith.

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Thu, 18 Dec 14 14:12:00 +0000
French telecoms tycoon buys Swiss Orange for CHF 2.3bn Switzerland's third-placed mobile operator has changed hands once again.

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Thu, 18 Dec 14 12:47:00 +0000
$140 smartphone running CyanogenMod released by Micromax Indian smartphone vendor Micromax has unveiled the smartphone in its YU range, which will ship with KitKat-based CyanogenMod onboard.

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Thu, 18 Dec 14 11:10:00 +0000
​Google nudges 'End-to-End' encryption alpha forward with Yahoo ideas Google is making progress on its NSA-blocking Chrome extension with a little help from Yahoo's head of security.

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Thu, 18 Dec 14 10:05:00 +0000
Can't get decent mobile coverage where you are? £5bn not-spot plan could change all that The UK government will attempt to patch up its mobile black spots via an agreement that will see mobile operators invest £5bn over the next three years.

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Thu, 18 Dec 14 04:45:00 +0000
Fitbit metadata not required for data-retention scheme Health devices that track a person's every movement will likely be left out of the Australian government's proposed mandatory data-retention regime.

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