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New Zealand's state-owned accident insurer is embarking on a huge transformation, but its capability to manage change is being questioned.
The top three Google products cited in data removal requests from federal agencies came down to Blogger, Search and YouTube.
The Chinese government has been working for a long time on replacing foreign, largely American, technology with home-grown alternatives, but conditions are much better for them than in the past.
A plan to turn Catalonia into Spain's foremost tech region is taking shape with the merger of six of its tech centres.
Health devices that track a person's every movement will likely be left out of the Australian government's proposed mandatory data-retention regime.
The "Cromnibus" budget bill blocks the Obama administration's plans to relinquish control of Internet domain name and address administration. We're all better off this way.
Tackling state-sponsored attacks on critical infrastructure and the defence supply chain remain top priorities, according to newly published figures.
Telecommunications companies have argued that the period of mandatory data-retention in Australia should be less than two years, while law-enforcement agencies have indicated that they would like the data retained for as long as possible.
Bitcoin and other digital currencies are not financial products, meaning that a licence is not required to operate a digital currency trading platform, according to the Australian corporations regulator ASIC.
Some systems are yet to be scoped following the merger of four large New Zealand government departments in 2012.
Although the man involved in a fatal siege in Sydney on Monday was well known to police and out on bail, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that retaining every Australians' telecommunications data for two years may have helped police in the incident.
The Western Australia Department of Transport could prosecute up to 24 people for operating unlicensed taxi services in Perth via the Uber ride-share service.
Operating costs of troubled New Zealand schools payroll system Novopay are still too high, says minister.
A number of IT boards and committees in the Australian Department of Finance are being abolished or merged as part of the government's bid to reduce the size of government as the Budget deficit grows.
With a new face in charge of competition, the European Commission is revisiting its ongoing antitrust investigation into Google.
You may think you know how scary government can get, but you ain't seen nothin' yet!
Tomorrow, voting machines will be working at full steam as Brazilians go to the polls for the second round of the country's general elections. We take you though the main developments of e-voting in Brazil over the last 30 years.
Operating and maintaining the sensitive IT equipment in Australia's tropical far north can be a challenging undertaking, but NEC Australia has worked out a way to keep things running for some of Australia's most remote communities.
ZDNet took iRobot's new Android-based robot controller for a spin at a briefing in New York City. (Spoiler alert: nothing broke.)
As the World Cup kicks off, we list five technology projects rolled out across the venues that will be hosting the tournament in Brazil over the next month.
Those who want maximum privacy for their email have a tough time using difficult software. Google is attempting to do better with Gmail, but there's already a decent webmail solution.
As the government and private sector focus on improving Brazil's innovation ecosystem, many local women are working to foster this environment by connecting people, ideas and turning ideas into reality. We list some of the females making a difference in the Brazilian technology innovation scene.
Researchers shared their discovery and research on espionage malware "The Mask" (aka Careto) at the Kaspersky Labs security summit this week. ZDNet took photos of the presentation.
Infamous security researcher Felix "FX" Lindner exposed Lawful Interception surveillance systems as easy to detect, derail, and maliciously exploit at European hacking conference 30c3.
How much do you love your country? Enough to shop until you drop, choosing just the right gifts? If you're stumped on exactly what to give your favorite nation, we have the answers. Come on in!
The government program generally known as Obamacare is the poster child for poor government IT work. There have been others though.
And now, for your reading pleasure, the very worst from the tech world in 2013.
This article is a companion piece to Marines test giant autonomous headless horsebot, published in ZDNet government.
The most tech-savvy U.S. president to date, Barack Obama uses the best devices and technology for the job, in and outside of the White House. Here's a look at some of the devices, platforms and technology he uses to carry out his day-to-day presidential duties.
Groundbreaking Balkan hacker conference BalCCon: First Contact brought hackers from all over the world to its successful launch and makes plans for next year's edgy event.
Appointing critics of Labor's National Broadband Network (NBN) project to the cost-benefit analysis review will result in the upcoming report stating the Coalition government's policy was correct, according to Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare.
Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam believes making Foxtel-exclusive content available on other platforms is the best method to reduce copyright infringement in Australia.
Australian Government Chief Technology Officer John Sheridan speaks to ZDNet about the implementation of cloud within government agencies, and the cloud provider panel.
In a sit-down interview with ZDNet, Australian Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull promised that under a Coalition government, NBN Co will be more transparent and more business-like than it is today.
Last week, iVEC, a joint venture of the CSIRO and four Western Australian universities, oversaw the installation of the second portion of the Australian Government's $80 million supercomputer investment. The supercomputer will provide the grunt to process data for research projects such as the global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) initiative.
While some companies have taken to social media like ducks to water, others are frightened to even dip their toes in. ZDNet Australia held a roundtable this month with IT executives from top Australian companies to gauge how social they are and how social they'd like to be.
Governments worldwide are investing in cyber armies and intelligence to counter growing online threats.
Need an anti-spying solution designed to lock down your messages and protect your privacy? One smartphone case maker promises as much, but only proves a fraction of its claims.
Microsoft has changed the look and feel of its venerable browser while adding some much-needed security features.
WordPerfect 12.0 features a core stable of productivity apps but suffers from its poor handling of Microsoft files.
Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.
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