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Retailers hunt for attacks after warning on stealthy malware

Point of sales systems like the one pictured are being compromised by hackers.

Jim Finkle   Retailers hunt for new credut card breaches after warning about malware that evades almost all security software.

FBI probes 'mr.grey' and 1.2b stolen web credentials

That hacker was identified based on data from a cybersecurity firm.

Nate Raymond   ​Hacker linked through a Russian email address to the theft of a record 1.2b credentials, the FBI court documents show.

Hilton payment systems hit by malware

Hilton has advised customers to check their bank statements after a malware incident.

Keegan Thomson   Hilton advises customers to check their bank statements after malware incident.


Algorithms and the death of the recruiter


Beverley Head   ​There are 11.8 million employees in Australia – and the internet is coming to get them.


Food disruptors aim for big bite of startup pie

Liz Kaelin of food-tech startup You Chews.

Beverley Head   Liz Kaelin was tired of eating sad sandwiches at corporate events. A trained dietician, Kaelin knew it was a waste of her day's calories, especially in a city flooded with food options.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg to take two months paternity leave

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Yasmeen Abutaleb   A strong statement from one of the busiest and most powerful US executives on the importance of family time.


Kim Dotcom's MegaNet a 'preposterous pipe dream'

Members of the security community have not been as positive about Kim Dotcom's plans as he'd hoped.

Claire Connelly   Eccentric entrepreneur's 'new private internet' is 'brittle, unforgiving and only applicable to very unusual people', security expert says.

Robot farmers, holograms and more receive $8.5m boost

A SwarmFarm robot in action.

Claire Connelly   Ten Australian companies receive grants from federal fund to commercialise innovative ideas.

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The globe-trotting journey of an Aussie hackathon troupe

John Lyons and Team Melbourne at their work space.

Mahesh Sharma   Team Australia took away much more than a prize: friendships and stories to last a lifetime.

Online payment providers duel for supremacy

Shopping online could get more expensive, but it's not as easy as it sounds.

Mahesh Sharma   The proliferation of smartphones is presenting a once-in-a-generation opportunity to introduce a new paradigm.

'It will get worse before it gets better'

 Chris Pogue from US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force

Rachel Olding   Australian government agencies and organisations are increasingly vulnerable to a major cyber attack yet security has not evolved in more than 20 years, according to an international cybercrime expert.


Officials picked up 'chatter' on possible France assault, then were blocked by encryption


Henry Chu, Richard A. Serrano, Patrick J. McDonnell   Intelligence officials in Europe and the US were picking up 'chatter' as early as September about a potential Islamic State-related attack on France but lost the ability to track the exchanges when the militants switched to encrypted communications.


Inside NSA's secret school

NSA app

Susan Svrluga   Leonard Reinsfelder's wife found a note on her car as she was leaving a shopping centre one day: 'Have your husband give us a call. We think we could use him.'


Atlassian finally goes public, filing for IPO in the US

Atlassian'€™s Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar have filed for an initial public offering in the United States.

Micheal J. de la Merced   Atlassian, the Australian maker of development and collaboration software for companies, has filed to go public in the US.


From AFL star to Big Apple start-up, Swift's Joel MacDonald is kicking goals

Swift co-founder and chief executive Joel MacDonald.

Hannah Francis   Two years ago Joel MacDonald was in Melbourne playing in the AFL; now he's kicking goals in New York.

Fairfax, Google on the hunt for a coder

Fairfax Media

Ben Grubb   Google's News Lab partners with Fairfax to offer a fellowship to create new types of journalism.

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Atlassian eyes IPO

Atlassian'€™s Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar.

Jing Cao and Alex Barinka   Business software company Atlassian plans to publicly file for an initial public offering in the US as soon as next week, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

175 new tech jobs for Melbourne

L-R: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews; Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane; Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Minister Philip Dalidakis; Zendesk managing director and VP for engineering  ANZ Brett Adam.

Hannah Francis   State government commits to five-year funding round as software company launches community centre and new jobs.

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Another top Twitter employee quits over lack of diversity

Newly returned chief executive Jack Dorsey has made some positive commitments, but a lack of diversity runs deep at Twitter, former employee says.

Brian Fung   Striking lack of 'diversity of thought, conversation, and people' in the ranks of Twitter, outgoing engineering manager says.


Google's Larry Page discusses new Alphabet structure

Larry Page, co-founder of Google.

Deborah M. Todd   In a rare public appearance, Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page explained why he was spurred to create a whole new structure for the company he created with Sergey Brin almost two decades ago.

ID fraudsters attack ATO at least 11,000 times in one year

Identity fraudsters have targeted the ATO more than 11,000 times in the 2014-15 financial year in an attempt to steal tax refunds.

Noel Towell, Lisa Cox   The ATO has been targeted more than 11,000 times by identity fraudsters attempting to steal tax refunds in 2014-15.