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Microsoft to end updates to Windows 7's free AV software, Security Essentials

When support for Windows 7 ends on Jan. 14, Microsoft will also stop providing new malware signatures for its home-grown Security Essentials software.

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Patch Tuesday’s coming! Protect your machine by pausing updates

If you’re running Win10 1903 or 1909, setting up a temporary patching pause is quick and easy. Other versions, not so much. Opt out of cannon-fodder mode with these simple steps.

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For IT pros, adding blockchain skills can pad your paycheck – by a lot

Beefing up on skills around blockchain development, management or engineering can earn techies some big bucks above their current salary.

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Government ditches data exchange platform for API standards

The government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) says that after testing the idea of building a data exchange platform it is instead pushing for the use of APIs to develop “better government interactions and data sharing”.

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My Health Record chief quits

The chief executive of the agency charged with operating the national eHealth record system will depart in January 2020.

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Transparency key for government AI initiatives: Dominello

New South Wales customer service minister Victor Dominello says acceptance of government use of artificial intelligence (AI) will have to be built on what he describes as the “four pillars of trust”: Privacy, security, transparency...

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What's in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 71 plays picture-in-picture catch-up

Firefox finally gets a picture-in-picture option for streaming video and continues to work toward release of its "Firefox Private Network" (FPN), which provides access to a VPN-like service.

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All about the latest iPhone location privacy scare

While concerns are overblown, it's no surprise people worry.

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HSBC’s plan to move $20B in assets to blockchain could be a watershed moment

The investment bank's trust of blockchain is likely to spur confidence in the nascent technology.

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6 smart things to think over with Google's leadership shuffle

If you want to process this week's bombshell that Google's founders are resigning, these are the themes you should focus on.

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All’s clear to install Microsoft’s November patches

The one pervasive bug — an Access 'Query xxx is corrupt' error in all Office patches — has a manual fix. Everything else looks good to go. For those of you who have been putting off patching until the coast is clear, well, the coast...

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Mozilla in trouble? 2018 revenue fell 20%, expenses exceed income for first time

The Firefox browser maker argued the financial data looks worse than it is, and said it ‘remains in a strong financial position with cash reserves’ to carry on.

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Optus announces new CEO as Allen Lew departs

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has been appointed CEO of Optus and Singtel’s Consumer Australia as Allen Lew has taken on a new role.

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Government coy on metadata encryption exemption for telcos

Revealing which telecommunications providers have been granted exemptions from a requirement to encrypt information covered by the data retention scheme could expose them to security risks or public ridicule, according to officials at...

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Morrison reveals Services Australia changes, comms department amalgamation

Services Australia will be transformed into an executive agency sitting within the Social Services Department as part of an overhaul of the Australian Public Service’s (APS) structure announced today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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New submarine cable to connect Barossa offshore gas project

Vocus has signed a deal with the Barossa Joint Venture to build, operate and own a 500km high-capacity submarine fibre optic network in the Northern Territory.

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RMIT to house AWS-backed cyber innovation centre

RMIT University will house an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) focused on cyber resilience.

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Proposed changes to Australia’s 'encryption' laws win telco backing

A group representing the telecommunications industry and a number of prominent human rights advocates have welcomed a Labor-backed bill to amend Australia’s ‘encryption’ laws but called for more thoroughgoing changes to the...

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