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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 »

Intel Security’s 2016 Threat Prediction report flags ransomware as biggest emerging security risk

IMAGINE a hacker stealing your personal information or taking over your computer and holding it ransom until you deliver them a requested amount of money. This is the harsh reality many Australians will face next year with the growing cybersecurity threat known as ransomware gaining momentum. The warning comes as part of Intel Security’s 2016 Threat Predictions report, which reflects ... Read More »

Donald Trump wants to get Bill Gates to get rid of the internet

REPUBLICAN presidential candidate Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving. The former reality television star recently detailed his latest plan to combat radical extremism and it could be his most ludicrous idea yet. Speaking at a campaign rally at the USS Yorktown in South Carolina, Mr Trump said he would look at “closing up” the internet to stop ... Read More »

India Urges Global Convention to Fight Cybercrime

India has called for a truly global convention to fight cybercrime and to ensure cyber-security. India’s Electronics and Information Technology Secretary J.S. Deepak told a high level meeting of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that various stakeholders have to be involved to face the challenges of cyber-security. Emphasising the role of “governments, which bear ultimate responsibility for essential services ... Read More »

Google CEO Pichai Touts India as Key Testing Ground for New Products

New Google leader Sundar Pichai pledged on Wednesday to use India as a testing ground for its products as the US tech giant targets hundreds of millions of consumers in the developing world set to move online in the next few years. “We think that what we build in India will apply to many global places,” Indian-born Pichai, appointed chief ... Read More »

Siri-Like Voice Commands Coming to More Apps and Devices, Says Nuance

Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now, and Microsoft’s Cortana are doing a reasonably great job at making our lives easier. They remind us about our meetings, help us know about the weather, and tell how bad the traffic is outside. But they still cannot make all the tasks “hands-free” just yet, and their areas of expertise reside largely to the mobile ... Read More »

China to Ensure Internet Development Benefits for All: Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said China was driven to ensure the Internet not only benefited the Chinese people but also the wider world. Xi made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the Second World Internet Conference (WIC) in China’s Zhejiang province, Xinhau reported. China will implement cyber development and big data strategies, and the “Internet Plus” action plan ... Read More »

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Outlines Vision to Brings Millions of Indians Online

Google’s new chief executive Sundar Pichai used his first official visit to India Wednesday to outline plans to bring hundreds of millions of Indians online, including installing free wifi at railway stations. The Indian-born Pichai said the first train station, Mumbai Central, would go online in January and the tech giant intended to cover 100 of India’s stations by the ... Read More »