30th > June > 2013 Archive


Unix luminary among seven missing at sea

One of the shining lights of the world of Unix, retired CU professor Evi Nemeth, is among a group of sailors missing at sea near New Zealand.
Richard Chirgwin, 30 Jun 2013

Canadian pension fund buys into Leighton Telecomms

The Nextgen brand is now the umbrella for all the operations of the former Leightons Telecommunications, with the Australian company announcing that the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) has acquired 70 per cent of the operation.
Richard Chirgwin, 30 Jun 2013

Secure phone app library vulnerable

Users of a number of telephone apps need to upgrade, with a security researcher publishing research identifying serious vulnerabilities in ZRTPCCP, a core security library.
Richard Chirgwin, 30 Jun 2013

Data breach notification bill misses deadline

In spite of a committee report recommending that Australia's Senate pass the proposed data breach notification bill, the overcrowded legislative program has put paid to the legislation for now.
Richard Chirgwin, 30 Jun 2013

Albanese takes telecoms ministry

Australia now knows who the chief pitch-man for the National Broadband Network is to be: longtime MP and now deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese.
Richard Chirgwin, 30 Jun 2013

AT&T patents P2P content tracking system

AT&T says it has developed the ability to accurately track content being shared by P2P file-sharing networks like BitTorrent, and has received a patent for the technique.
Richard Chirgwin, 30 Jun 2013

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