The Australian government is taking on all 39 recommendations made by the parliamentary committee reviewing its controversial data-retention Bill.
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A project in partnership with the World Bank wants to take bus management at the Brazilian capital to the next level
Nine new suppliers including Dimension Data and iiNet have joined companies such as Microsoft and IBM on the Australian government's cloud services panel.
If mandatory data-retention legislation is truly vital for the safety and security of Australians, then why isn't the government taking the time to get it right?
Behind closed doors, Labor MPs are busily negotiating with the government over exactly how much, and for how long, Australians' personal telecommunications data will be stored, and how it can be accessed.
Facebook's ThreatExchange, a social platform designed to enable cyberattack data sharing, is the latest example of how companies and government agencies are trying to aggregate intelligence.
The microblogging site said that overall requests are up, lumping the US with Turkey and Russia as countries that have significantly increased in government data demands.
Google fights WikiLeaks, Aussies are fighting data retention, and FTC issues IoT guidelines [Government IT News]
There's a bit of a fuss in Australia about new data retention regulations, and how it plays out Down Under may have implications for IT across the world. Plus Google, WikiLeaks, FTC, Internet of Things, and data center consolidation. It's been a pretty good week.
U.S. and U.K governments need to realize the negative impact of their actions regarding cloud data sovereignty and encryption, says Singapore-based tech lawyer who also points to the rise of Asian tech companies and innovation in 2015.
If you think the government cannot and does not want to get its hands all over your personal data, then think again.
Reddit's transparency report reveals that 58 percent of US government requests for user data were accepted in 2014.
Australia's second-largest telco has joined its biggest rival in confirming the proposed set of data that the government wants telcos to retain for law-enforcement purposes is 'workable' for the company.
Telstra has said that setting up a centralised system within the company to store data it is forced to retain for the Australian government will create a lucrative target for hackers.
The leaks from Edward Snowden on the US government's surveillance operations have hastened the need for mandatory data retention, according to the Australian Attorney-General's Department.
After last year's hacks and cyberattacks, the U.S. government now supports controversial legislation that indemnifies tech companies from sharing private user data.
On the heels of the Sony hack, a senior Democrat has revived a controversial law that wants private companies to share its customers' data with the US government.
Following up on Canada and London, IBM has tapped Germany to host a SoftLayer data center.
Hackers managed to steal more than 61 million records from retailers in 2014, even though the overall number of cyber attacks dropped by 50 percent.
Government has invested significant resources to build a "smart nation" supported by big data analytics, but it also needs to dedicate sufficient effort in addressing data security and privacy concerns.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has launched an online service to allow Australian businesses and government agencies to report online security incidents.
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