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Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that copyright holders could sue ISPs to get hold of data retained as part of the government's mandatory data-retention regime.
The Australian Federal Police has admitted that legislation for new mandatory data retention obligations on Australian telecommunications companies could be used to fight online copyright infringement.
Apple is ruffling features by collecting search and location data from OS X Yosemite users through Spotlight features that some argue should be off by default.
Having invested hundreds of million acquiring the Microsoft OS since 2010, the Chinese government is choosing to hang on and looking for Win XP-specific security products to protect user data.
Among the measures proposed by the data security branch of GCHQ to cut risks after Windows XP support ends is a block on government workers with the OS remotely accessing the network.
The storage drive provider is "urgently investigating" reports of users experiencing data loss as part of the upgrade process to the latest version of the Apple desktop software.
The Coalition will join Labor in not going to this Australian federal election with any policy on mandatory data retention or copyright infringement, Shadow Attorney-General George Brandis has told ZDNet.
The Australian Labor Party will not rule in or rule out bringing in data retention laws or a copyright infringement deterrence scheme if it wins the September federal election.
The latest monthly OS share numbers from NetMarketShare show few surprises. XP continues to slide, Windows 8 is very slowly gaining traction, and Microsoft still dominates usage in the declining market for traditional PCs. But the numbers show a few unexpected trends.
The next version of OneFS, code named Mavericks, drastically cuts access times as well as adding data protection and recovery features to complement the Isilon storage OS
VoIP specialist Truphone is working on an app for the BlackBerry 10 platform that will allow users to make international phone calls and send text messages for only one-tenth of the normal cost by using a Wi-Fi or data connection.The company confirmed it is in the process of developing an app for RIM's forthcoming OS on Tuesday.
New details about the extent of the Mac-specific Flashback malware epidemic emerged today. The Russian security firm that has been actively investigating infected Macs found older versions of OS X are more vulnerable, and many infected Macs have missed security updates.
Google unveiled on Tuesday Google Drive, its online storage system. Allowing users to store any sort of data in Google's cloud, access is through the browser or an app for Windows, Mac OS, Android and, "in the next few weeks", iOS.
When signing on a new datacentre provider, businesses and government should get their lawyers to check over the three key areas of physical security, data security and copyright, according to Baker and McKenzie partner James Halliday.
According to a newly published data, Mac OS X users are just as susceptible to targeted attacks, as Windows users are.
Match.com's data on US singles, Megaupload reviled by Perfect 10, China's sex toy spam industry and more.
Megaupload users are expected to lose all of their uploaded data, including content they own the copyright to, thanks to this month's raid on the file-sharing company.
Windows 8 users will be able to take their PCs back to factory settings in much the same way as is possible with smartphones and other consumer devices
Irish broadband users should no longer be subject to a three-strikes disconnection policy over apparent copyright infringement, as reports suggest the country's data protection chief has ruled the policy to be unlawful.The ruling was reported on Sunday.
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