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NSA backs down in encryption row

After pressure from distrustful US allies.

Hackers breached SEC's financial filing system

May have profited by accessing non-public documents.

Google makes $1.4bn bailout of HTC

Pixel employees to join Google.

McDonald's Australia starts $90m network transformation


NBN Co finally reveals satellite users who will lose ADSL

Options still being weighed up.

Origin eyes cheaper electricity with blockchain trial

Energy retailers adapt as consumers go off-grid.

TNT Express pegs Petya losses at $374m

IT systems 'substantially' restored after June attack.

NSW Police to combine CIO, CTO roles

Future of current executives unclear.

NBN Co wants big data to mend customer experience

Sets up 'tech lab'.

FireEye identifies alleged Iran govt-linked hacking group

APT33 left tracks in malware launched at aviation, energy firms.

Behind the scenes at AirTrunk's Sydney data centre

Massive facility cost more $200 million.

Yancoal to migrate to SAP on AWS

Shifts thinking from on-premises model.

AirTrunk opens $200m Sydney data centre

"Mammoth" facility built in just 10 months.

Airservices to outsource IT delivery oversight

But OneSKY supervision to remain in-house.

Vic Police to deploy up to 7700 body-worn cameras

Goes to market ahead of enabling legislation.

NT govt spends 'millions' moving telco cables

State agencies decry sloppy rollouts.

Apache patches 'OptionsBleed' web server info leak bug

Heartbleed-like but not as serious.

Salesforce to launch $62 million AI fund

Searches for startups to work with its Einstein products.

EFA members revolt as cash dries up

'Unnecessary spending' claim unnerves board hopefuls.

Viacom left keys to its kingdom exposed on AWS

Credentials leak could have seen media company hijacked.

NBN Co targets in-home wiring faults

Trials internal diagnostics tool and 'limited' free repairs.

Australia's digital economy strategy is getting a facelift

To better harness rapid tech developments.

NBN Co gets more time to connect sensitive govt sites

Sites can also keep existing services intact longer.

The hidden cost of the new $10 note

Firmware upgrades to cost vending industry $4m alone.

SA govt puts mainframe deal up for grabs

As HPE's current 12-year deal draws to a close.

Researchers create light-to-audio photonics storage

Claim world first.

TPG's NBN user base hits 561,000

But margin pressure means its future is mobile.

AWS to switch to per-second billing for Linux instances

Promises price reductions.

NBN favouritism called out by TPG, Superloop

Growing anger over double standards.

NBN Co could trim five months from wireless projects

New rules also target renewable power for site back-up.

Security vendor Avast distributed malware-infested utility

CCleaner 5.33 hacked.

Optus fibre cable cut in Melbourne

Affecting voice and data services.

Fake Python packages proffered to programmers

Check package names carefully.

Macquarie Bank pilots open banking platform

Customers can connect third-party apps without revealing banking login.

Security.txt standard may help researchers report flaws

Follows example of robots.txt.

CBA signs up to Android Pay

Available by the end of the year.

Equifax's top tech execs leave 'effective immediately'

CIO and CSO gone.

DHS reissues 165 Medicare numbers after dark web scare

Says it can narrow down entry point of hacker access.

CSIRO cuts 15 jobs from lab that invented wi-fi

'Not aligned with strategy'.

ATO spends $162m in contact centre outsourcing

Rehires contractor army.

NSW govt records overseer looks to machine learning

To pilot tech to classify and dispose of records.

Eugene Kaspersky will testify to US Congress

Will do 'whatever it takes' to clear name.

BoM moves to secure digital channels

With all-in-one platform.

Criminals mine cryptocurrency in users' browsers

Drop Javascript through booby-trapped ads.

Microsoft trials in-use data encryption for Azure cloud

TEEs up confidential computing offering.

Westpac finally moves to re-architect IT for NPP

How ready will it be for real-time payments launch?