29th January 2012 Archive
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Opposition launches online safety cabal
The federal opposition has launched an Online Safety Working Group to be chaired by former Optus head of regulatory affairs and current Liberal MP Paul Fletcher. The group, designed to shield us all from the evils of the internet will consult with key technology, education and cyber-safety leaders, parents and young people, as …
Government 29 Jan 22:01
Can dodgy vendors compromise ‘uncrackable’ security?
A group of English and Canadian researchers has cast doubt on the nascent push to develop device-independent quantum cryptography standards, asserting that such schemes could be undermined by malicious vendors. Their paper, Prisoners of their own device: Trojan attacks on device-independent quantum cryptography, is published …
Physics 29 Jan 22:30
Social gamers team to conquer
Social game developer Kabam has snapped up indie gamers with an impressive Hollywood pedigree -- Fearless Studios. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Fearless launched in 2010 by Haden Blackman and Cedrick Collomb, both alumni from LucasArts. Blackman worked on seven Star Wars titles published by LucasArts and …
Business 29 Jan 23:00
‘An uphill battle for the government’
The Stanford Law Schools Center for Internet and Society has added a voice to the growing number of lawyers that expect America’s charges against Kim Dotcom and the “Megaupload conspiracy” to collapse in court. At issue, the article says, is that DCMA requirements under criminal law are different from the tests that apply …
Law 29 Jan 23:30