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SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 Advances Docker Container Support

Linux vendor SUSE is out today with the first service pack update for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12. The big new addition is full support for Docker container though a number of different technologies. Matthias Eckermann, director of product management for SUSE Linux Enterprise, told ServerWatchthat in the first SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA release, Docker was a TechPreview. This ... Read More »

China can’t handle the truth: Behind the Great Firewall of China

In China, even spreading rumours online about the government could give you a one-way ticket to prison. ON the night of June 3, 1989, the Chinese military opened fire on unarmed civilians protesting its government’s actions, with hundreds, maybe thousands killed in Tiananmen Square. This massacre is forbidden to be spoken about in China and any information online is strictly ... Read More »

Hong Kong protests: Instagram and other social media blocked in mainland China

Police officers stand guard during clashes with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. IN WHAT appears to be a great example of hypocrisy and irony, Instagram has reportedly been blocked in China following pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. It’s not just Instagram that has been blocked in an attempt by Chinese officials to control news reports, but images posted anywhere online ... Read More »

The secret army of content moderators watching the web

There is a secret army of content moderators keeping graphic scenes out of your feed. Pictured, a young woman browses on a tablet in Bangalore. DESPITE ongoing problem of online harassment, most of us go online these days with the reasonable expectation that we can look at baby pictures on Facebook without being surprised by a gruesome photo of a ... Read More »

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram targeted in federal government’s cyberbullying laws

Online bullies targeting kids will be issued with formal notices to remove offensive material or risk being referred to police under a Federal Government crackdown on internet trolling. Parliamentary Secretary for Communications Paul Fletcher has revealed the government’s new cyberbullying laws, which will go to parliament before the end of the year, will put large social media giants like Facebook, ... Read More »

Proofpoint’s 2016 cybersecurity predictions warn of a broader scope for hackers

Hackers are expected to broaden their net in 2016. IF YOU thought cybercrime was at its proverbial summit, you are in for a shock in 2016. According to security services vendor Proofpoint, cybercriminals will banking on our willing curiosity to facilitate their intended chaos. “Next year we will see cybercriminals cast a wider net, move away from malicious document attachments ... Read More »

Police insider slams proposed metadata laws

THE government has been trying to push the ability to keep our metadata for two years, claiming it’s necessary for national security. Critics argue that this would be a massive privacy breach, but the government believes it is necessary to protect Australia. A recent Essential poll has shown that around 40 per cent of Australians support the introduction of the ... Read More »

Government’s data retention bill passes House of Representatives

What opposition party? EVERY call you make. Every email you send. They’ll be watching you. The government’s controversial data retention laws have officially passed the House of Representatives, with all but three MPs voting in favour of the bill. It was revealed earlier today that Labor would be siding with the Coalition after the two parties worked together to make ... Read More »

Turkey blocks Twitter, YouTube, Facebook over picture of Mehmet Selim Kiraz with gun to head

Censored … Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. TURKEY has blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over the publication of images of a Turkish prosecutor killed by leftist militants during a hostage standoff last week. The sites were inaccessible for many users in Turkey, with the Hurriyet newspaper saying that service providers got an order from ... Read More »

Lack of laws around ‘revenge porn’ sees offenders go unpunished

MELBOURNE university student Amy Cornes, 21, first became aware naked images of her had been posted online when she was contacted by a friend in June this year. Images of Ms Cornes, a former resident of Adelaide and the daughter of South Australian football legend Graham Cornes, had surfaced on a US website that featured stolen nude photos of more ... Read More »