Law Council wants warrants and crime threshold for metadata retention scheme

Law Council wants warrants and crime threshold for metadata retention scheme

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The Law Council of Australia has called for the introduction of warrants when the nation’s enforcement agencies seek to access metadata stored in the data retention systems of Australia’s telcos. Currently, enforcement agencies have access to two years’ worth of customers’ call records, location information, IP addresses, billing information, and […]

Megaport ramps up revenue for FY19 but outgoings continue to outstrip

Megaport ramps up revenue for FY19 but outgoings continue to outstrip

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Three-quarters of databases will move to the cloud in the next three years Your database is going to the cloud and it’s not coming back, says tech analyst. Australian interconnection services provider Megaport has reported its fourth quarter earnings for fiscal year 2019, with the company seeing overall revenue improve […]

Orlando scraps Amazon Rekognition pilot program

Orlando scraps Amazon Rekognition pilot program

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AWS demonstrates Amazon Rekognition Video in real time Head of Emerging Technologies at Amazon Web Services in Asia Pacific Olivier Klein demonstrates deep learning-powered Amazon Rekognition Video at the AWS Sydney Summit. Orlando City Council has called off any further trials of Amazon’s real-time facial recognition technology, called Rekognition, soon […]

Clean Energy Regulator, WA Mines Department, and Vet Surgeons Board trying to access metadata: Comms Alliance

AFP wants a system to collect social and political info to aid police operations

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(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) The Australian Federal Police (AFP) wants a better view into social, technological, political, and policy changes from around the nation and abroad, seeking a solution to compile this information. Publishing a request for expressions of interest (EOI) for the provision of an Open Source Information Collection Solution, […]

Square launches robotic Photo Studio service for online sellers

Square launches robotic Photo Studio service for online sellers

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Square is rolling out a new service for online sellers that aims to address the common e-commerce affliction of crappy product photography. Using a combination of robotic arms and high-end camera equipment, the Square Photo Studio offers sellers professional-level product photography for a fraction of what it costs to hire […]

Telco complaints drop partially, reverses first quarter increase

Telco complaints drop partially, reverses first quarter increase

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(Image: Comms Alliance) After a significant increase in complaints per 10,000 services in operation (SIO) during the first quarter of the year, Australian telcos have undone most of the increase during the second quarter. According to the Telecommunications Complaints in Context report released by the Communications Alliance on Tuesday, the […]

Brazil readies digital ID launch

Brazil readies digital ID launch

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Brazil is preparing to launch its national digital identity service as the government advances a data interoperability agenda aimed to tackle issues such as benefit fraud. According to the body responsible for the National Civil Identification (ICN) program, the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Brazilian states are currently being assessed to […]

SUSE names Melissa Di Donato new CEO

SUSE names Melissa Di Donato new CEO

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SAP: A look at its challenges, opportunities ZDNet’s Larry Dignan caught up with Vinnie Mirchandani, author of SAP Nation 3.0, to talk about the enterprise software landscape and the evolution of one of enterprise software’s largest vendors. SUSE and SAP have been close partners for 20 years. Indeed, SUSE’s single […]