Zach Marzouk
Android update teases improved accessibility options for handwriting, facial recognition
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Google Android

Android update teases improved accessibility options for handwriting, facial recognition

Users with motor or speech impairments should find it easier to use Android before the end of the year
24 Sep 2021
AI cannot be the inventor of patents, UK court rules
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artificial intelligence (AI)

AI cannot be the inventor of patents, UK court rules

Case brought by Imagination Engines CEO Stephen Thaler is struck down in the Court of Appeal
24 Sep 2021
AWS to launch first New Zealand data centre region by 2024
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cloud computing

AWS to launch first New Zealand data centre region by 2024

The cloud giant says the venture will result in $5.3 billion of investment and 1,000 new jobs
23 Sep 2021
Slack Clips aim to replace meetings with video messages
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collaboration

Slack Clips aim to replace meetings with video messages

The company hopes feature will also make it easier for teams to communicate across different time zones
22 Sep 2021
US Treasury sanctions crypto exchange over role in ransomware attacks
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ransomware

US Treasury sanctions crypto exchange over role in ransomware attacks

The Suex exchange allegedly facilitated financial transactions for ransomware actors
22 Sep 2021
BlackMatter demands $5.9 million ransom from Iowa farm cooperative
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ransomware

BlackMatter demands $5.9 million ransom from Iowa farm cooperative

BlackMatter is demanding the ransom so the cooperative can unlock its systems right before the harvest season is set to begin
21 Sep 2021
Australia global tech talent visa attracts 9,584 migrants
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Policy & legislation

Australia global tech talent visa attracts 9,584 migrants

The government is trying to recover from the pandemic and drive economic growth through its migration programme’s skill stream
21 Sep 2021
Wipro and Google Cloud launch cloud innovation space in India
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Cloud

Wipro and Google Cloud launch cloud innovation space in India

The companies hope to build new products across different industries and help customers simplify their workflows
20 Sep 2021
Victoria launches $50 million cyber strategy
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Policy & legislation

Victoria launches $50 million cyber strategy

The Australian state is hoping to bolster its cyber security and develop a more competitive cyber sector
20 Sep 2021
AWS to launch cloud services reseller in Australia
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS to launch cloud services reseller in Australia

AWS Australia will allow customers in the region to buy services locally for the first time
17 Sep 2021
Adobe rolls out new PayPal payment options through Adobe Commerce
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e commerce

Adobe rolls out new PayPal payment options through Adobe Commerce

Customers can add native payments to their digital storefronts and manage them directly through the company’s platform
16 Sep 2021
Wells Fargo taps Microsoft and Google for digital transformation drive
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digital transformation

Wells Fargo taps Microsoft and Google for digital transformation drive

The bank says the public cloud is at the core of its long-term strategy
16 Sep 2021
Cyber crime in Australia increased 13% in the last year
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cyber crime

Cyber crime in Australia increased 13% in the last year

The ACSC received one report of a cyber attack every eight minutes in the last financial year
15 Sep 2021
Microsoft launches skills programme for 150,000 students in India
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Careers & training

Microsoft launches skills programme for 150,000 students in India

The tech giant is hoping to provide India’s youth with technology skills for employability through this virtual internship
15 Sep 2021
Singapore and India to link fast payment systems for cross-border transactions
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digital transformation

Singapore and India to link fast payment systems for cross-border transactions

This will allow users in the two countries to transfer money using mobile numbers or virtual payment addresses
14 Sep 2021
South Korea fines Google for abusing Android dominance
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Policy & legislation

South Korea fines Google for abusing Android dominance

The ruling means manufacturers in the country will now be able to use modified versions of Google's OS on their devices
14 Sep 2021
Salesforce offers to relocate employees out of Texas
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Policy & legislation

Salesforce offers to relocate employees out of Texas

The company told staff it will help them and their families leave the state if they are concerned about the ability to access reproductive care
13 Sep 2021
Google handed user data to Hong Kong authorities despite pledge
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privacy

Google handed user data to Hong Kong authorities despite pledge

The tech giant last year said it would suspend the processing of user data requests from the Hong Kong government after a law that criminalised protes…
13 Sep 2021
Apple fires employee who alleged workplace sexism for 'leaking confidential data'
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Careers & training

Apple fires employee who alleged workplace sexism for 'leaking confidential data'

Ashley Gjøvik claims she was prepared for such action after calling out the company's policies
10 Sep 2021
Amazon to pay college tuition fees for 750,000 front-line employees
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Careers & training

Amazon to pay college tuition fees for 750,000 front-line employees

The company is investing $1.2 billion by 2025 in education and skills training for its workers
10 Sep 2021
UK street lamps and bus shelters to boost 5G rollout in £4 million trial
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5G

UK street lamps and bus shelters to boost 5G rollout in £4 million trial

The government is looking to create digital asset management platforms to allow councils to easily share infrastructure data with network operators
9 Sep 2021
Amazon, Microsoft won $50m in military contracts after Google's Project Maven exit, report
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public sector

Amazon, Microsoft won $50m in military contracts after Google's Project Maven exit, report

The two tech giants reportedly took on contracts that helped the military to identify objects from drone footage
9 Sep 2021
Howard University cancels classes following ransomware attack
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cyber attacks

Howard University cancels classes following ransomware attack

The institution has had to cancel classes for two days in a row as it investigates the situation
8 Sep 2021
PayPal to acquire Japanese firm Paidy for $2.7 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

PayPal to acquire Japanese firm Paidy for $2.7 billion

Following Square's acquisition of AfterPay, the BNPL market is garnering interest from industry heavyweights
8 Sep 2021
Automated hiring systems are rejecting qualified candidates
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recruitment

Automated hiring systems are rejecting qualified candidates

A new Harvard Business School report finds the software tend to hone in on candidates using very specific parameters
7 Sep 2021
Texas city aims to attract Samsung chip plant with property tax breaks
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Policy & legislation

Texas city aims to attract Samsung chip plant with property tax breaks

The city of Taylor is competing with Austin, Arizona, and New York to try and convince Samsung to establish its factory in its territory
6 Sep 2021
What is the ITIL certification and why do you need it?
ITIL
Business strategy

What is the ITIL certification and why do you need it?

Find out how to improve your IT infrastructure through this certification
3 Sep 2021
Australia’s TechnologyOne acquires Cambridge-based education software firm Scientia
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Acquisition

Australia’s TechnologyOne acquires Cambridge-based education software firm Scientia

Around half of all UK higher education institutions currently use Scientia products
3 Sep 2021
Eight US investment firms fined over inadequate cyber security policies
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data breaches

Eight US investment firms fined over inadequate cyber security policies

Failures in the companies’ cyber security practices resulted in the leak of thousands of customer and client records
3 Sep 2021
Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa partner on shared digital currency platform
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digital currency

Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa partner on shared digital currency platform

Reserve banks will test the use of central bank digital currencies for international settlements
2 Sep 2021
CISA and FBI release holiday ransomware alert
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ransomware

CISA and FBI release holiday ransomware alert

The agencies have observed an increase in 'highly impactful' ransomware attacks during the holidays, ahead of the Labour Day holiday taking place this…
1 Sep 2021
Windows 11 rollout will begin on 5 October
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operating systems

Windows 11 rollout will begin on 5 October

The phased release will see all eligible devices offered the upgrade by mid-2022
31 Aug 2021
South Korea passes landmark bill to curb app payment monopolies
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Policy & legislation

South Korea passes landmark bill to curb app payment monopolies

The bill effectively prevents companies like Google and Apple from charging commissions on in-app purchases
31 Aug 2021
Singapore government expands bug bounty programme
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cyber security

Singapore government expands bug bounty programme

White hat hackers could earn up to $5,000 for any vulnerabilities they report through HackerOne
31 Aug 2021
Microsoft accused of making it harder to ditch Edge in Windows 11
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operating systems

Microsoft accused of making it harder to ditch Edge in Windows 11

Competitors claim the tech giant has made changing default browsers unnecessarily complicated
19 Aug 2021