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Councils pry into residents' metadata to chase down fines

Councils pry into residents' metadata to chase down fines

Local councils are using laws designed for crime fighting and counter terrorism to pursue residents for illegal dumping.

  • by Harriet Alexander

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Hidden conflict: My Health Record boss privately giving advice to health firms
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Hidden conflict: My Health Record boss privately giving advice to health firms

Jim Birch has been juggling multiple jobs, including one as chairman of My Health Record agency and one as adviser to outsourcing giant Serco.

  • by Esther Han
'A nest of spies': McGowan doubles down on defence of Chinese tech contracts
Mark McGowan

'A nest of spies': McGowan doubles down on defence of Chinese tech contracts

Premier Mark McGowan has redoubled his defence of state government contracts with a controversial Chinese telecommunications company.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Australian IT link in Chinese hack of jet companies
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Australian IT link in Chinese hack of jet companies

An Australian-based IT company was allegedly used by Chinese hackers as a back door to steal the commercial secrets of aviation companies.

  • by Nick McKenzie & Angus Grigg
Cathay Pacific says hacker stole personal data of 9.4 million fliers
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Cathay Pacific says hacker stole personal data of 9.4 million fliers

Passengers' addresses, passport numbers and credit card details were among the types of data accessed in the security breach earlier this year, the airline says.

  • by Dave McCombs
When Trump phones friends, the Chinese listen and learn
Donald Trump

When Trump phones friends, the Chinese listen and learn

Trump's aides have warned him that his mobile phone calls are not secure and have told him that Russian spies routinely eavesdrop on the calls as well.

  • by Matthew Rosenberg & Maggie Haberman
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Smart speakers at work? BlackBerry security expert warns on risk
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Smart speakers at work? BlackBerry security expert warns on risk

With so many devices in offices these days, businesses may not have thought through the risks.

  • by Emma Koehn
Apple sounds alarm over Australia's proposed anti-encryption law

Apple sounds alarm over Australia's proposed anti-encryption law

Makers of smart home speakers may even need to install eavesdropping capabilities into a person’s home, says tech giant.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
Optus buys cybersecurity firm Hivint for $23m
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Optus buys cybersecurity firm Hivint for $23m

Singtel Optus has bought Australian cybersecurity firm Hivint for $23.3 million, as part of a push into providing cyber advisory services.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Fresh Chinese spy fears as new evidence of hacked Super Micro hardware found in US telecom
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Fresh Chinese spy fears as new evidence of hacked Super Micro hardware found in US telecom

Security expert for major US telco reveals he discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer in its network in August.

Hackers target the Queensland government with online attacks
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Hackers target the Queensland government with online attacks

Cyber security experts blocked almost 20 denial of service attacks targeting the Queensland government last year.

  • by Felicity Caldwell