Organised crime gets smart with technology

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Ilya Gridneff NSW's top crime-fighting agency has admitted it is being outsmarted by criminals who use BlackBerry phones and online telephone services such as Skype to prevent their illicit conversations being...


Coca-Cola to pour more data into Microsoft

The NSA allegedly tapped the phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Lia Timson Coca Cola will switch on a number of cloud applications so that data can flow to its employees, sellers and even truck drivers.

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Finding high-tech flaws for fun and an optional profit

Ben Grubb NATHANIEL CAREW makes a living protecting computer systems. In his spare time, he hacks into Google.

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More than a pretty phrase

Adam Turner With just a little bit of effort and carefully clever passwords, you can protect yourself from hackers.

Online payments go face-to-face

Shoppers will soon be able to pay in-store via their PayPal account using a new app that takes a human approach to facial recognition technology.

Taking control of the Twittersphere

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Sylvia Pennington Twitter has cemented its influence in business but who do you entrust your company Twitter image to?

Samsung beats Apple smartphone sales


A surge in Galaxy smartphone sales fuelled earnings at Samsung Electronics to a record high in the first quarter.

Mobile revolution prompts evolution of marketing analytics


James Manning Marketing analytics companies are linking call data to web and mobile traffic to give a clearer picture than ever before of what your marketing dollar is actually doing.

Opening Facebook to kids would help mobile ad revenue

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Sam Laird Facebook is reportedly looking to open a membership option for kids younger than 13.

Crikey! We've been hacked

Crikey has been hacked.

Michael Lallo News website Crikey has been hacked with editors warning readers not to visit its home page until it has been fixed.

Google halts Street View Wi-Fi data collection


Google says it will no longer collect Wi-Fi network information for its Street View mapping service after "mistakenly" gathering personal wireless data.

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Police investigate Google Wi-Fi data 'screw up'


Stephen Hutcheon The Australian Federal Police are investigating Google over a possible breach of the telecommunications interception act which took place when the company captured data from unprotected Wi-Fi...

Virus hits Iran's defence network

Iranians carry the coffin of a soldier killed at Alghadir.

Richard Spencer, Dubai 'Supervirus' called Duqu shares properties with another virus apparently created by Mossad.

Slice of Silicon Valley as social media moves in

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Carolyn Cummins DOTCOMS are back. A decade after they fled from their large, funky offices leaving North Sydney a ghost town, they are now back filling the office void caused by the shrinking corporate sector.

Police charge lone hacker over NBN plot


Saffron Howden AN UNEMPLOYED truck driver with the online moniker ''Evil'' hacked into one of the national broadband network's service providers and had control of its entire system for at least six weeks, police...

PM has betrayed me: Assange

Julian Assange.

Josh Gordon As the net closes around WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the notorious whistleblower has accused PM Julia Gillard of betraying him as an Australian citizen.

From private life to public knowledge

Facebook and Twitter.

One morning this week, Facebook told me a friend had used a dating application the night before, one called Are You Interested? It told not just me, but all those it recognises as his friends.

Cooking, computers and hacking: school accused of global scam

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Jonathan Watts Depending on your perspective, Lanxiang vocational school in Jinan in eastern China is either the heart of a secretive global hacking conspiracy or a second-rate educational factory that is best...

China denies mass hacking of Gmail accounts

Google alleges Chinese hackers are behind the latest attacks on Gmail accounts.

John Garnaut, Sanghee Liu BEIJING: Chinese cyber warfare experts have denied charges their country was behind a fresh wave of cyber attacks on Gmail accounts, and say that it is China that stands ''naked'' against American...

Beijing used hackers to find US secrets

Secret information sent by US diplomats to Hillary Clinton's State Department make clear that US diplomats suspect Chinese authorities have made use of private ''patriotic'' hackers to delve into US...