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UK security researcher Hutchins' hearing delayed again

The stay of detained British security researcher Marcus Hutchins in the US will be prolonged further, after his lawyers gained more time on Thursday to argue why statements he made after his arrest should be suppressed.

Facebook will afford EU privacy cover only to 30% of users

Facebook does not appear to have changed its attitude to user privacy in any way despite all its recent troubles, with the company having decided to avoid providing the protections afforded by the EU General Data Protection Regulation to nearly 70% of its registered users worldwide.

ZTE ban may curb its use of Android and Android Go

The US export ban on Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE may mean that the company, which uses Google's Android mobile operating system for its smartphones, may lose its licence to use the operating system.

Google removes feature that helps avoid Net censorship

Google has thrown a spanner into the works of developers who have been using domain-fronting in the Google App Engine to avoid Internet censorship by using Google's network.

VIDEOS: 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors arise, promise top performance, available today

Promising "best-in-class compute performance and even faster gaming frame rates than the previous generation", AMD says its "turbo-charged 12nm Zen+ processor delivers the highest multithreaded performance in its class plus advanced enthusiast features and a smarter platform".

Nuance releases clinical speech recognition update

Speech recognition software vendor Nuance has released the latest version of its clinical speech recognition solution for medical practitioners and their surgeries.

Rowland says brownfield sites slowdown depriving NBN Co of revenue

Labor’s shadow minister for communications Michelle Rowland says NBN Co is being deprived of much needed revenue due to NBN brownfield site activations hitting their lowest levels over the past 30 reporting weeks.

Tech sector job ads up, but some sectors in decline

The technology and science sector was second only to the mining, resources and energy sector in recording the highest job advertising growth in March, according to new employment data revealing the sector was up by 20% on the previous year.

VIDEO – AMD advances artful argument: freedom of choice in PC gaming 'is a right'

AMD says it is acting against awful grubby "gamer tax" graphics grab, and putting Nvidia on notice that "freedom of choice in PC gaming isn't a privilege, it's a right".

Slow wage growth, but pay rises for IT workers likely

Slow wage growth has hit the Australian employment market, but despite the slowdown, top IT workers can expect a pay rise in 2018, according to a newly published salary report.

Start-up industry front and centre at CeBIT

Australia’s growing start-up industry will be a key focus of the CeBIT Australia StartUp Conference and PitchFest 2018 to be staged in  Sydney in May.

Australia non-committal on reacting to US, UK moves on ZTE

The Australian Government is treading water when it comes to commenting on how it will act in the case of China's second biggest maker of telecommunications equipment, ZTE, after the US imposed a seven-year export ban on the firm and the UK warned against use of ZTE equipment in its telecommunications infrastructure.

Toowoomba gets new regional data centre

Property-integrated construction, engineering and support services company FKG Group has completed construction of a $40 million Pulse Data Centre in the south-eastern Queensland city of Toowoomba.

Amazon Echo Spot coming to Australia on 26 April

Amazon’s Alexa-powered range of Echo smart assistants will be bolstered in Australia with the Echo Spot now available for pre-order.

Equinix completes Metronode acquisition to consolidate data centre network

US-based global interconnection and data centre company Equinix has completed the acquisition of Australian data centre provider Metronode.

Labor welcomes auDA review but questions need for .au change

The Australian Labor Party has welcomed the findings of a government review into the au Domain Administration, the organisation that administers the Australian domain namespace, but has raised questions about the need for an .au domain.

Facebook data may have leaked again through LocalBlox

A cloud storage repository belonging to LocalBlox, a company that creates personal profiles using information scraped from publicly accessible sources, has been found unsecured on the Web, potentially exposing the details of 48 million people.

Top takeaways from SAS Global Forum 2018

Analytics software company SAS held its annual Global Forum last week. Among product announcements, there is a lot of smart thinking that organisations worldwide can benefit from. Here’s my pick.

CCleaner hack: attackers gained entry through TeamViewer

The attackers who compromised CCleaner, a popular application that allows Windows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems, did so by using TeamViewer on a developer workstation.

Opera VPN mobile client stopped, no change for desktop

Opera Software will continue to offer its built-in no-log VPN as part of its browser for the desktop, but the Opera VPN client for Android and iOS would not be available after April.

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