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Almost two months after Google's security team revealed a major security flaw in SSLv3, an Australian government department was found to still be using the old protocol on at least one of its websites, leaving it wide open to POODLE-like attacks.
Legislation that will allow rights holders to get piracy websites blocked by Australian internet service providers will hit the parliament in the first half of 2015.
After revisions to Spain's intellectual property law, Google has taken its ball and gone home.
Australia's leading national security and intelligence agencies will not reveal the communications data they want retained by telecommunications companies until discussions with those companies have concluded.
The Department of Finance is one step closer to establishing an IT hardware panel to reduce the cost of procuring hardware supplied to government agencies.
Government IT buying gets flack the world over, but in Poland, an election foul-up means it's coming in for special criticism. What went wrong?
The Queensland Department of Health is working to patch what it is calling a 'computer infrastructure issue' that has affected the department's central data service centre, which is hooked into the state's hospital network.
Robotics and automation could put well over half a million jobs in professions such as bookkeeping, accounting, and stenography at risk for the year ending 2014, according to the Department of Industry's latest report.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he is reasonably confident that internet service providers and rights holders will be able to nut out an anti-copyright infringement scheme on their own.
The Australian government is moving ahead with plans to crack down on online copyright infringement, with website blocking and warning notices coming in 2015.
A whole-of-government multi-use list for vendors of data analytics tools and services to be opened for application requests in early January will play a central role in the ATO's data and analytics program, set to kick off next year.
The former European commissioner for the digital agenda is now the Netherlands' startup cheerleader in chief.
Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has refused to release the PricewaterhouseCoopers report prepared for the government on the cost of the industry for the Australian government's mandatory data-retention legislation.
NEC Australia has strengthened its position as the Northern Territory's go-to provider of IT services, inking an AU$55 million end-user computing contract with the top end's government.
Equipment reaches orbit successfully one year after launch failure.
This weekend the Balkan Computer Congress BalCCon: First Contact is putting Balkan hackers center stage with international hackers at the first-ever Balkan hacker conference.
An error with money printing press paper feeds in 2010 cost the government millions of dollars and delayed the debut of $100 bills that contain many innovative, new security features.
A look back at the hot topics, major discoveries, and technological breakthroughs of 2012: from privacy to surveillance, major product launches, successes and catastrophes.
Scenes from Twitter of the peaceful London 5th of November V For Vendetta re-enactment protest against government surveillance, censorship and unjust imprisonment - largely organized by Anonymous hacktivists.
With the election only three weeks away, it's becoming clear that I'm going to need to pick a horse to ride really soon. ZDNet Government's David Gewirtz has been finding himself day-dreaming about the people he'd prefer to vote for, if he were given the chance.
Despite Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange's successful asylum bid, he picked the worst embassy to try and escape from. Here's why, and how he could possibly evade the U.K. authorities.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gave a statement to protesters and the media from the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Sunday.
Business-technology exhibition CeBIT 2012 kicked off today, bringing together a who's who of technology players. Many exhibitors appeared to be playing it safe, with booth babes absent from view. Instead, a few took BYO to heart, and brought their own trucks, caravans and bikes.
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials Australasia conference gives vendors a chance to show off the latest and greatest tech for keeping the public safe and dealing with emergency situations. ZDNet Australia took a sneak peak at some of the tech on show.
New South Wales Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner officially opened Dimension Data's newest customer service centre in Sydney's Macquarie Park today.
Australia and New Zealand have handed in their written proposal that lays out why the nations should be chosen to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the continent-sized radio telescope.
Really Apple? The iPad design is so new, so unique, that you can use it to legally ban the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from the EU? I Don't Think So.
The ICT industry suited up last night for the CeBIT 2011 ICT celebration dinner and 2011 Australian Government ICT Awards at the Sydney Convention Centre.
The annual CeBIT show started today in Sydney, with numerous speeches from technology heavy weights as well as stands from vendors ready to spruik their technology.
The Victorian Education Department officially opened its latest "connected classroom" on Friday with the state's Education Minister Martin Dixon doing the honours.
At the RSA 2011 Conference, Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn talks about a new pilot program that will make it easier for government and the technology industry to work together in the future. Lynn says through the new plan, the Defense Department will be able to incorporate more commercial practices while at the same time technology professionals can learn about the challenges facing the Defense Department.
Following the internet blackout in Egypt over the last week, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this morning said that he didn't think the Australian Government had the power to pass a law to make internet service providers cut off the internet.
At a Churchill Club event debating the importance of WikiLeaks in Santa Clara, Peter Thiel, Co-founder of Paypal, talks about the difficulty private companies face when defending public interests. Thiel argues that vague laws grant the government excessive powers against companies and individuals and therefore need to be clarified.
Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey yesterday said that the debate about foreign retailers not being forced to collect GST on some Australian purchases had been misconstrued as a battle between the internet and companies like his own Harvey Norman empire.
At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, FBI Director Robert Mueller highlights the importance of a coordinated response to cybercrime, encouraging businesses to work more closely with the government. Mueller assures companies that reporting breaches of security and going through the investigative process can be done with minimal disruption, safeguarding privacy, data, and confidentiality.
At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses three efforts underway to ensure the security of the nation's cyberinfrastructure. This includes the development of National Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan, which will facilitate a coordinated response to cyberthreats from the federal government, local city and state governments, as well as the private sector
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