25th > March > 2012 Archive


Huawei banned from Australia’s NBN: reports

Australia’s media is swarming around the latest National Broadband Network (NBN) scandal, with the government confirming that Chinese vendor Huawei has been told not to submit tenders for the project.
Richard Chirgwin, 25 Mar 2012

Proposed Oz mobile 'tower ban’ stalls

Independent federal parliamentarian Andrew Wilkie has lost his bid to regulate the placement and expansion of “low impact” mobile phone facilities, with a House of Representatives committee unanimously rejecting his bill.
Richard Chirgwin, 25 Mar 2012

Chrome extensions malware hijacks Facebook profiles

Kaspersky Lab has found malware-laden Chrome extensions, along with a criminal gang playing cat and mouse with Google by releasing several variations of its wares.
Simon Sharwood, 25 Mar 2012

Senators chime in on employers’ Facebook snooping

The row over employers’ demanding the Facebook logins of staff has widened further, with two US senators asking whether such demands would break federal laws.
Richard Chirgwin, 25 Mar 2012

Reckon dumps Intuit for local strategy

ASX listed accounting software company Reckon has severed ties with US-based Quickbooks supplier Intuit, following a falling out over strategic direction and hosting priorities.
Natalie Apostolou, 25 Mar 2012

E-tax may return to Mac OS

Australia's Mac OS users may once again have native access to the Australian Taxation office's (ATO's) e-tax app, after the agency asked Capgemini to rummage through code for the Windows version to see if a Mac port is possible.
Simon Sharwood, 25 Mar 2012

Primus getsB2B approval on NBN

NBN Co has given Primus Australia the green light to be the network’s first retail service provider with B2B interoperability certification.
Natalie Apostolou, 25 Mar 2012

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