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    UN to appoint watchdog to focus on privacy in digital age

    27 March, 2015 15:15
    A 'special rapporteur' is to be appointed for a period of three years
    The Human Rights Council of the United Nations has voted in favor of a resolution backed by Germany and Brazil to appoint an independent watchdog or 'special rapporteur' to monitor privacy rights in the digital age.
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    CIO-CMO dynamic duo: Jacob Dudzinski and Mats Johnson on starting a business together

    27 March, 2015 15:12
    How an ex-CIO and ex-CMO are working together on their own startup
    Nothing brings a CIO and CMO together more than them going off on their own and starting up a business. That’s what ex-CIO Jacob Dudzinski and ex-CMO Mats Johnson have done with their startup, Wifi Control.
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    At Facebook, a sharpening focus on virtual reality

    27 March, 2015 13:02
    At its F8 conference, executives helped illuminate some of the company's plans
    In 10 years, there may be no need to check Facebook's site to see what that friend overseas is up to. You might just pick up a pair of goggles, reach out and hold her hand at her birthday party.
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    In Japan, smartphone apps time spring's cherry blossoms

    27 March, 2015 12:02
    Smartphones are becoming indispensable for the national pastime of drinking under the pink petals
    For centuries in Japan, poets have both lamented and extolled the fleeting beauty of cherry tree blossoms, the quintessential symbol of spring.
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    New knowledge hub aims to harness digital opportunities

    27 March, 2015 11:32
    The Institute aims to capitalise on growing tech trends like digital transformation and the Internet of Things (IoT)
    A new Knowledge Economy Institute (KEi) has launched to help put Australia at the forefront of the rapidly growing global digital economy.
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    An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

    27 March, 2015 11:20
    The SDN project now has a security response team to quickly handle new vulnerability reports
    Open-source software projects are often well intended, but security can take a back seat to making the code work.
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    Second CBA IT exec charged in corruption scandal

    27 March, 2015 11:08
    New Zealand national charged with seven counts of receiving almost $1.9 million
    A second IT executive, a former employee of the Commonwealth Bank, has been charged by NSW Police for allegedly receiving corrupt payments.
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    Greens condemn passing of data retention law

    27 March, 2015 10:17
    Two years of data will be stored under new legislation
    The Australian Greens have condemned the passing of data retention laws through federal parliament on Thursday afternoon.
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    Metadata laws pass parliament

    27 March, 2015 09:18
    The government's controversial metadata laws have passed parliament with bipartisan support.
    Australians will have two years of their metadata stored by phone and internet providers after the Abbott government's controversial data retention laws passed parliament.
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    Meltdown! New Periscope iPhone app live streams ice cream factory's end

    27 March, 2015 08:07
    The teardown of a 50-plus-year-old ice cream plant across from Network World's Framingham, Mass., headquarters today practically screamed to be live streamed via Twitter's new Periscope app for the iPhone. So I took my iPhone 5 into the parking lot during lunch and brought the action live to a whoever happened to stumble across it.
    The <a href="http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20150116/News/150117014">teardown of a 50-plus-year-old ice cream plant</a> across from Network World's Framingham, Mass., headquarters today practically screamed to be live streamed via Twitter's new <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id972909677">Periscope app for the iPhone</a>. So I took my iPhone 5 into the parking lot during lunch and brought the action live to a whoever happened to stumble across it.
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    Court throws out lawsuit over storage on iPhones, iPads

    27 March, 2015 08:06
    The suit claimed Apple misled consumers about how much space iOS 8 takes up
    A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit against Apple over the amount of storage available in mobile devices that come with iOS 8.
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    Facebook speeds iPhone app dev wih React Native

    27 March, 2015 07:40
    The React Native framework takes advantaghe of many of iOS'es built-in capabilities
    For Web developers, making the jump to building full-fledged smartphone apps can be daunting. Facebook could ease the transition with a newly open-sourced framework its engineers developed to build apps for Apple devices.
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    Facebook wants to blur lines between reality and virtual reality

    27 March, 2015 07:16
    Facebook doesn't want to simply build a virtual reality game where users put on a headset and pretend they're flying a jet or commanding a tank.
    Facebook doesn't want to simply build a virtual reality game where users put on a headset and pretend they're flying a jet or commanding a tank.
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    New Unit4 platform promises 'self-driving' ERP

    27 March, 2015 07:08
    Product taps predictive analytics and machine learning to help minimize administrative burden
    Following a quiet year spent retooling its enterprise technology, Unit4 on Thursday unveiled revamped and rebranded versions of its flagship ERP and financial software products built on a brand-new platform that includes predictive-analytics and machine-learning capabilities.
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    Goodbye GPS? DARPA preparing alternative position-tracking technology

    27 March, 2015 07:06
    DARPA considers GPS unreliable, as it isn't always available and signals can be easily jammed
    Finding GPS unreliable in certain situations, the U.S. government is placing a high priority on developing a more reliable real-time position tracking technology whose signals won't disappear in blind spots and can't be jammed.
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    US offers rewards for fugitive Russian cybercriminals

    27 March, 2015 07:03
    The two suspects are wanted for their alleged roles in operating an ID theft and hacking site
    The U.S. government is offering multimillion dollar rewards for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of two alleged Russian hackers.
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    Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests' devices

    27 March, 2015 06:25
    Corporate travelers should be warned that a vulnerable Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.
    Corporate travelers should be warned that a Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.
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    Cheap mobile subscriptions the bait as Euro operators become more aggressive

    27 March, 2015 05:04
    The latest example is British operator BT, which now offers 500MB of data, texts and voice for less than $10 to its broadband subscribers
    Consumers seem to be coming out on top as a growing number of European telecom and cable operators offer discounted mobile subscriptions as a bonus for choosing other services.
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    US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

    27 March, 2015 04:16
    A group of lawmakers reintroduces legislation to allow government agencies giving up spectrum to share in auction proceeds
    A group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced legislation aimed at encouraging government agencies to give up their spectrum by allowing the agencies to share in the profits when the spectrum is auctioned to commercial mobile carriers.
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    Tech companies call on US to end bulk collection of metadata

    27 March, 2015 04:02
    The provision in the Patriot Act that allows for the bulk collection of metadata expires in June.
    A slew of tech companies have joined privacy groups in calling for the U.S. government to reform its surveillance practices.
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