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  • ASD-certified Protected cloud provider Vault Systems has lost its role as cloud host of the Govpass ID system, with the government's Digital Transformation Agency deciding instead that the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Human Services would assume responsibility for hosting the...

  • Electronic waste (e-waste) is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste in Australia – with estimates there will be 223,000 tonnes of waste mounted up by 2023-24. According to a new report from Sustainability Victoria, Australians are high users of technology and among...

  • The Victorian Government will invest $2.4 million in the State’s startup sector, with the funds to be spread across 26 local government regions. The program, to be managed through Victoria’s startup development agency, Launch Victoria, will involve 15 projects across the local...

  • Geospatial imagery provider Spookfish has won a half million dollar contract to deliver aerial imagery and interactive portal technology to the NSW Government department of Spatial Services. Spookfish says the 12-month contract, with a value of $500,000, is its first with the NSW Government and...

  • The problems facing Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab have increased, with the European Parliament passing a motion on cyber security wherein it referred to Kaspersky Lab's software as having been confirmed to be malicious. It did not provide any source for this claim. The motion is a general...

  • When the Federal Government begins its trial of the identity solution Govpass in October, it will be both a proud and a nervous time for Rupert Taylor-Price, the man behind Vault Systems, the company providing the cloud infrastructure for the...

  • The US has finalised a deal to let Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE Corporation start operating again, a little more than a month after it was hit with a seven-year ban on importing American-manufactured components. Reuters cited a congressional aide as its source for the news, which it said...

  • Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, expressed a desire more than two years ago to be the "head outside adviser" to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, according to an email released by WikiLeaks. The email, dating...

  • IBM has laid the blame on Nextgen Networks, and through it Vocus Communications, for the collapse of the census website on 9 August, claiming that its instructions to cut off overseas access when a distributed denial of service attack took place were...

  • Australian government legislation to block piracy sites from search engines is not working. That is according to Internet Australia (IA), the not-for-profit peak body representing Internet users. It is time to accept the pointlessness of current strategies to deal with content...

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