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APEC and OOXML - both pointless and annoying
The eyes of the world were on Australia this week as the APEC summit got underway in Sydney, and what they've seen is a city being held under virtual martial law — major roads blocked off, police cars outnumbering taxis and snipers openly hanging out on roof tops.
Betfair launches in Australia with perfect score
What does an online betting service and a stock exchange have in common?When UK-based online trading site Betfair was granted a licence to operate in Australia this January, it built a new data centre and flew the entire set-up from the UK to Tasmania on two chartered aeroplanes.
Yahoo, MSN encrypt 'community' traffic
Before Microsoft and Yahoo finally made their respective instant messaging (IM) platforms compatible, they took numerous steps to improve the overall level of security for the combined 350 million user community.The security threat from IM applications has increased dramatically over the past few years, with one company reporting that attacks had increased by 1,500 percent in 2005.
First mobile phone virus nears 2nd birthday
The first real mobile phone virus, which was found in the wild and could replicate on its own, was discovered almost two years ago.On June 15 2004, Finnish anti-virus firm F-Secure and Russian rival Kaspersky released details about a piece of mobile phone malware that used Bluetooth to try and spread to other Symbian series60-based mobile phones.