The government has fast-tracked an upgrade to Australia's border control technology in light of suspected links to terrorist organisations in this country.Although ASIO, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and other public agencies have been working on the upgrade for a number of months, the recent London bombing attempts have accelerated the planned rollout.
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The day of reckoning finally arrived for CDMA -- and was then postponed, leaving everyone with any strong feeling on the subject a nice window of three months to once again enjoy the semantic back-and-forth the closure provokes.
France has given the thumbs-up to the defanged version of a controversial law that would have forced Apple Computer to open up its iTunes digital rights management to players other than its iPod.The Dadvsi law, which originally included provisions to allow people to crack DRM protections and oblige Apple to interoperate with its rivals' music download services and vice versa, gained the approval of French lawmakers last week.
Senior politicians have warned that Australia is heading for an ICT skills crisis with the country's students outpacing their teachers in their knowledge of technology.