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How To Hide Your Digital Identity From ISPs

Thanks to the metadata retention law, nothing is private anymore. The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015 has not just put our privacy at risk, but also the privacy and security of friends, colleagues and loved ones we communicate with. Fortunately, there are steps you can take keep yourself protected.

 

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Barry Rogers gets Commission call-up

Barry Rogers hopes experience in business outside of motorsport will make him a valuable addition to Supercars’ rule-making Commission.

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Rogers: Moffat enjoying his best season yet

James Moffat is delivering his best season yet since graduating to Supercars according to Garry Rogers Motorsport director Barry Rogers.

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Australia’s first waiter-less cafe opens in Newcastle

IT’S got an all-organic menu of Instagrammable wraps and salads, but there’s one thing missing from this hipster cafe.

 

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Good Security Is In Our Heads

REA Group’s CISO Craig Templeton has been in the job for just a few months. While the information security business has been largely focussed on technical skills, Templeton told his team they needed to develop a new ability; the Jedi Mind Trick. I spoke with Templeton about this and some of the challenges he sees when it comes to security and privacy.

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Cash crackdown boss floats nano-chips in notes

The man charged with cracking down on the “black economy” has revealed how he would like to keep track of your $100 and $50 notes.

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Microsoft Technology news

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 10 Build 1507 And Pushes Creators Update

While WIndows 10 is the last release of Windows to get a new version number, it will continue to be updated by Microsoft. At the moment, there are two feature releases each year. But the first build of Windows 10 that was released, designated Build 1507, will no longer receive security updates.

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How Blockchain Can Solve Real Problems

Of all the technology I read about, blockchain most feels like a solution people are trying to apply to the wrong problems. The application of blockchain as a platform for crytopcurrencies is the most well-known use, but governments and private businesses are looking to use it in other areas, notably identity. Dr Mark Staples, from Data61 is an expert in blockchain and a number of other technologies. I spoke with him at the recent Data61+LIVE event in Melbourne.

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Supercars revert to 2016 tyre for Bathurst

The Supercars field will use last year’s specification Dunlop tyre at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 to ensure the championship avoids a repeat of the failures witnessed at Phillip Island this season.

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