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 2021-08-03 01:14 

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Auditor finds WA Police accessed SafeWA data 3 times and the app was flawed at launch...

WA Health released SafeWA check-in information for purposes other than COVID-19 contact tracing, with six requests being made by the police despite government messaging that the information would only be used to support contact tracing....

 2021-08-03 01:05 

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Constant review of third-party security critical as ransomware threat climbs...

Lulled into complacency, businesses face risks of supply chain attacks even after they have done their due diligence in assessing their third-party suppliers' security posture before establishing a partnership....

 2021-08-03 01:05 

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Regulations against ransomware payment not ideal solution...

With ransomware attacks increasing, legislations have been mooted as a way to bar companies from paying up and further fuelling such activities, but such policies can be difficult to enforce and may result in more dire consequences....

 2021-08-02 21:22 

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NXP Semiconductors reports solid Q2 with strong results in automotive...

The supply environment "will remain challenging in the near term," the chipmaker warned, even as sales in its automotive segment climbed 87 percent year-over-year....

 2021-08-02 21:09 

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COVID-19 vaccine portal for Italy's Lazio region hit with cyberattack...

Government officials took to Facebook to say no data was stolen and to notify residents of the daily COVID-19 figures....

 2021-08-02 21:04 

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Google Tensor chip: Everything we know so far...

Google is moving into chip production with its new Tensor chip for its next-generation Pixel phones. Here's what we've found about this new system-on-a-chip silicon....

 2021-08-02 20:18 

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Arista Networks beats Q2 estimates, surpasses 50 million cloud network ports shipped...

Revenue for Q2 was $707.3 million, an increase of 30.8% year-over-year....

 2021-08-02 20:13 

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Okta brings on longtime Google executive as new CTO...

Sagnik Nandy is joining Okta after more than 15 years at Google, where he most recently oversaw critical parts of its core ad business....

 2021-08-02 20:00 

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Paragon NTFS driver might finally make it into Linux...

Working with Windows' NTFS drives in Linux has always been difficult, but if the Paragon NTFS driver finally makes it into the Linux kernel, it will be much easier....

 2021-08-02 19:54 

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Brazilian boards struggle with data protection rules...

Executives are familiar with the regulations but nearly half don't believe they are responsible for ensuring compliance, according to research....

 2021-08-02 19:47 

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Microsoft makes available previews of features coming to Dynamics 365, Power Platform starting in October...

Microsoft is making available early-access previews of some Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 'wave 2' features ahead of their official rollout this fall....

 2021-08-02 17:19 

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AI on the bench: Cadence offers machine learning to smooth chip design...

A form of reinforcement learning helps in the trade-offs between power, performance, and area in chips....

 2021-08-02 16:30 

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Microsoft's Windows 365 Cloud PC service will range from $20 to $162 per user per month...

Microsoft's Windows 365 Cloud PC service is now generally available, and pricing is public. The service will cost users anywhere between $20 to $162 per user per month, based on cores, RAM and storage....

 2021-08-02 16:26 

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Pixel 6 and 6 Pro: Google announces Tensor-powered phones...

We don't have a price or release date for the new Pixel phone but know that they will use Google's own Tensor processor....

 2021-08-02 15:16 

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Learn the 10 most popular programming languages with these 60% off training packages...

Any one of these e-learning bundles can help you break into a well-paid position in the tech industry and they're available at a massive 60% discount....

 2021-08-02 14:49 

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CDW acquires cybersecurity company Focal Point Data Risk...

Terms of the deal were not disclosed....

 2021-08-02 14:18 

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NCR buys LibertyX, aims to embed cryptocurrency into portfolio...

NCR said that LibertyX's tools will be part of its offerings for banks, retailers and restaurants....

 2021-08-02 14:00 

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How much does it cost to own a small fleet of Macs? Total cost of ownership explained...

Macs may cost quite a bit to buy, but as David Gewirtz discusses, they don't necessarily cost all that much to own....

 2021-08-02 13:58 

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Windows 11 is the COVID-19 vaccine for your PC...

Vast segments of the PC population are unprotected. Upgrade your hardware and get the shot....

 2021-08-02 13:25 

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Windows 11 FAQ: Here's everything you need to know...

What's new in Windows 11? What are its minimum hardware requirements? When will your PC be eligible for the upgrade? We've got answers to your Windows 11 questions....

 2021-08-02 13:21 

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Logitech Combo Touch for iPad Pro 11-inch review: Four mode keyboard for serious productivity...

The new Logitech Combo Touch keyboard for the iPad Pro 11-inch is an extremely capable keyboard that helps you get work done on the go. Four modes are available for optimal usage....

 2021-08-02 13:00 

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DotData boasts automated feature engineering for Databricks...

dotData's AutoFE enables Databricks users to improve machine learning model accuracy by finding optimal features faster....

 2021-08-02 13:00 

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NVIDIA AI development hub now available to North American customers...

Monthly subscription pricing to the NVIDIA Base Command Platform starts at $90,000, with a three-month minimum....

 2021-08-02 12:34 

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Stop ignoring this iPhone warning...

Apple makes it seem like all updates are the same. They are not....

 2021-08-02 12:17 

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Closing the skills gap: Report reveals the pros and cons of workforce training initiatives...

100% of survey respondents said that education and developmental opportunities were 'somewhat successful' or 'very successful'....

 2021-08-02 12:16 

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The cybersecurity jobs crisis is getting worse, and companies are making basic mistakes with hiring...

Overworked cybersecurity employees are struggling to keep up with the challenges of the job, and employers are struggling to keep hold of them....

 2021-08-02 12:15 

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Quantum computing's next challenge? Finding quantum developers, and fast...

Increasing qubit counts and improving error correction is hard enough. But quantum computing companies are finding one of the biggest challenges might be to find the right people to do that....

 2021-08-02 12:14 

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Microsoft: Watch out for this 'sneakier than usual' phishing attack...

Microsoft issues an alert over a 'crafty' phishing campaign....

 2021-08-02 11:55 

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A Cold War is raging in cyberspace. Here's how countries are preparing their defenses...

Much like conventional militaries, countries also need to perform occasional drills of their cybersecurity defenses. Instead of soldiers and tanks, these involve virtual machines and months of pestering executives for their login credentials....

 2021-08-02 11:20 

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IoT: Security researchers warn of vulnerabilities in hospital pneumatic tube systems...

PwnedPiper vulnerabilities affect pneumatic tube system (PTS) stations used throughout thousands of hospitial networks - and attackers could use them to crash systems, deliver ransomware and steal data, warn security researchers, so patch now....

 2021-08-02 11:00 

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Empathy detectives: On the importance of seeking and mining customer truth...

Verint CMO Celia Fleischaker takes us through why empathy isn't just being in the shoes of the customer, but is a pathway to the actual customer truth in a very explicit, granular way....

 2021-08-02 10:52 

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SolarWinds attackers breached email of US prosecutors, says Department of Justice...

Hackers - probably backed by Russia - had access to emails for over six months....

 2021-08-02 10:42 

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Get ready to switch: AWS is dropping support for IE11...

Don't expect new features or pages on key AWS sites to work in Internet Explorer 11, AWS warns....

 2021-08-02 10:00 

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Ransomware operators love them: Key trends in the Initial Access Broker space...

In a threat actor's mind, take out the legwork, reap the proceeds of blackmail....

 2021-08-02 09:19 

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Stop ignore this iPhone warning...

Apple makes it seem like all updates are the same. They are not....

 2021-08-02 08:46 

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Supercomputers are becoming another cloud service. Here's what it means...

Designing for the usual cloud workloads isn't the same as designing for high performance computing: Azure is trying to achieve both....

 2021-08-02 07:00 

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NetZero 4G mobile broadband review: Variety of plans...

A good variety of data plans for light internet users....

 2021-08-02 06:05 

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Toll unsure if it lawyered up to avoid ASD assistance following ransomware attack...

Logistics company said it might have been the company that was flouting assistance from the ASD, even though ASD Director-General in March said her organisation had been working with Toll....

 2021-08-02 05:39 

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Aussie Broadband just shy of 5% NBN market share...

Provider saw overall connections increase by 7.4% in the three months to the end of June, with business lines leading the way....

 2021-08-02 05:00 

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How to be a savvy senior online: A guide to all things internet...

We've created a guide explaining how to set up an internet connection, personalize your internet experience, and more importantly, feel safe while doing so....

 2021-08-02 02:25 

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Zoom to pay $85m to set aside privacy violation and zoombombing allegations...

Along with the financial relief, Zoom will make various privacy and security changes as part of its class action settlement....

 2021-08-02 02:09 

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Proposed right to repair labelling scheme gets backing from Australia's consumer watchdog...

Australia's Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment also think a labelling scheme to help consumers better understand the life of a product is a good idea....

 2021-08-02 02:02 

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Huawei teams up with GAC Motor for level 4 smart SUV...

Pure electric SUV is claimed to have level 4 autonomy and is expected to arrive by the end of 2023....

 2021-08-02 01:12 

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TPG picks up contiguous 5G spectrum from Dense Air...

TPG Telecom will pick up 3.6GHz spectrum while some 2.6GHz spectrum will flow in the other direction....

 2021-08-01 23:39 

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Square to scoop up Afterpay for AU$39 billion...

Another Australian tech success story headed for the United States, this time via a share buy-out from the payments company headed by Twitter's CEO....

 2021-08-01 22:05 

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Need developers, project managers or CIOs? Watch out, because the rules of tech hiring are changing...

The balance of power in the hiring process has shifted and tech workers now hold a lot more power. Employers need to acknowledge that or lose out....

 2021-08-01 13:00 

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Microsoft tried to explain the joys of Windows 11. Customers weren't happy...

Microsoft asked for questions from customers about its new software. It wasn't quite prepared for what transpired....

 2021-08-01 13:00 

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He thought iPhone users were stupid. Then his Google Pixel stopped working...

A business executive makes a difficult confession when he endures what outrageous treatment at the hands of Google's customer service is....

 2021-08-01 12:00 

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Twitter announces first algorithmic bias bounty challenge...

The company admitted in May that an old algorithm repeatedly cropped out Black faces in favor of White ones....

 2021-08-01 09:00 

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Secret iPhone hardware upgrade Apple doesn't want you to have...

Yes, you can upgrade your iPhone to support dual nano-SIMs....

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