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Biometric ID a worry but still acceptable to Australians: AIC

Facial recognition tech needs immediate regulation, says privacy watchdog UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office challenges the interpretation of a court ruling that gave the green light for using facial recognition on the public. The vast majority of Australians are concerned about the use of biometric technologies to confirm their identity, according ...

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Canonical’s Anbox Cloud puts Android in the cloud

Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, today announced the launch of Anbox Cloud, a new platform that allows enterprises to run Android in the cloud. On Anbox Cloud, Android becomes the guest operating system that runs containerized applications. This opens up a range of use cases, ranging ...

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Mobile voice minutes start to decline in Australia

Image: ACCC The Australian Competition Commission (ACCC) has said in its Communications Market Report for 2018-19 that users of mobiles in Australia are turning away from using voice, as fixed-line users have for some time. Usage of voice peaked in the financial year to June 2017, with 82 billion voice ...

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Ubisoft sues operators of four DDoS-for-hire services

Gaming company Ubisoft has filed a lawsuit against five individuals for operating four DDoS-for-hire (DDoS booter) services that were used to launch DDoS attacks on Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer servers. The legal complaint, filed last week, is the culmination of a months-long process that started back in September last year. ...

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