Zach Marzouk
328 security weaknesses found in Australian local government systems
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Security

328 security weaknesses found in Australian local government systems

A report has been submitted to Parliament underlining the weaknesses of the computer environments in local government entities
12 May 2021
Google Pay users can now send money to Singapore and India
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Google Android

Google Pay users can now send money to Singapore and India

This move comes as part of a new partnership with Western Union and Wise
12 May 2021
AMD Epyc processors will power Singapore’s new supercomputer
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high-performance computing (HPC)

AMD Epyc processors will power Singapore’s new supercomputer

The supercomputer is planned to be fully operational by 2022 and will have a performance of 10 petaflops
11 May 2021
iPhone 12 production falls by 50% in India due to COVID
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Business operations

iPhone 12 production falls by 50% in India due to COVID

Over half of the workforce at a Foxconn facility in the south of the country are reportedly ill
11 May 2021
Commonwealth Bank harnesses data science for AI decision making
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big data analytics

Commonwealth Bank harnesses data science for AI decision making

Australia’s biggest bank looks to help clients deliver change through “unprecedented” customer insights
10 May 2021
ACCC takes “unusual” step of seeking to assist in Epic vs Apple lawsuit
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Policy & legislation

ACCC takes “unusual” step of seeking to assist in Epic vs Apple lawsuit

The watchdog wants to provide its public policy views in favour of Australian competition law disputes being determined by the country’s courts
10 May 2021
India delays wireless approvals for Chinese-made devices
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Policy & legislation

India delays wireless approvals for Chinese-made devices

Companies have had to delay their product launches in the country as they lack the necessary permissions
7 May 2021
Australia plans to become a leading digital economy by 2030
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Careers & training

Australia plans to become a leading digital economy by 2030

$1.6 billion investment includes a new National AI Centre, support for digital skills, and enhanced cyber security
7 May 2021
Oracle wins Premier League contract to provide in-match performance data
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cloud computing

Oracle wins Premier League contract to provide in-match performance data

The deal includes the use of algorithms to generate game predictions based on live data feeds
6 May 2021
Wipro's AI platform to be used in vaccine safety research
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Wipro's AI platform to be used in vaccine safety research

The technology will help identify potential side effects while reducing reliance on animal testing
6 May 2021
Indro Mukerjee appointed as new Innovate UK CEO
Indro Mukerjee, new CEO of Innovate UK
business management

Indro Mukerjee appointed as new Innovate UK CEO

Former Watchstone CEO will take the reins to help develop the UK’s innovation capability
5 May 2021
Dell patches vulnerability affecting hundreds of computer models worldwide
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cyber security

Dell patches vulnerability affecting hundreds of computer models worldwide

The vulnerability stems from a Dell driver allowing attackers to bypass security products
5 May 2021
Singapore needs foreign tech talent to stave off crisis, central bank warns
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Careers & training

Singapore needs foreign tech talent to stave off crisis, central bank warns

A lack of local skills means Singaporeans make up just a third of the financial sector’s tech workforce
4 May 2021
India trade deal to create over 2,000 UK tech roles
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Careers & training

India trade deal to create over 2,000 UK tech roles

Infosys, HCL, and Wipro commit to new jobs as part of £1 billion investment deal between the UK and India
4 May 2021
Apple charged over breach of EU anti-competition rules
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Policy & legislation

Apple charged over breach of EU anti-competition rules

The tech giant could now face a fine of up to 10% of its global turnover
30 Apr 2021
London City becomes first major airport to start controlling air traffic remotely
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digital transformation

London City becomes first major airport to start controlling air traffic remotely

The new tower is 115km away from the airport and will use a host of digital data to provide an “enhanced reality” view
30 Apr 2021
G7 leaders discuss 5G infrastructure security for first time
5G equipment
Security

G7 leaders discuss 5G infrastructure security for first time

Representatives agreed on the need for “rigorous evaluation of equipment” and avoiding over-reliance on a small number of suppliers
29 Apr 2021
Mac sales "supercharged" as Apple smashes revenue targets
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components

Mac sales "supercharged" as Apple smashes revenue targets

CFO warns Apple could take a $4 billion hit due to ongoing chip shortage
29 Apr 2021
HPE scores £22 million Singapore supercomputer contract
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high-performance computing (HPC)

HPE scores £22 million Singapore supercomputer contract

The new system will be reportedly 8x faster than the NSCC’s existing pool of HPC resources
28 Apr 2021
Australian watchdog slams Apple and Google's app market power
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Policy & legislation

Australian watchdog slams Apple and Google's app market power

The ACCC has provided a number of suggestions the companies could adopt to address its concerns
28 Apr 2021
Samsung launches 'highest performing' SAS enterprise SSD
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solid state storage (SSD)

Samsung launches 'highest performing' SAS enterprise SSD

It can reportedly support twice the speed of its predecessor
27 Apr 2021
Thoma Bravo to acquire Proofpoint for $12.3 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Thoma Bravo to acquire Proofpoint for $12.3 billion

The sale of the cyber security company will net shareholders $176 per share
27 Apr 2021
Microsoft and Intel join forces to defend against cryptojacking
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cyber security

Microsoft and Intel join forces to defend against cryptojacking

The companies are using machine learning for advanced memory scanning, cryptojacking and ransomware detection
27 Apr 2021
Dell and Secureworks team up to protect IT environments
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Security

Dell and Secureworks team up to protect IT environments

The subscription-based service is available today in North America but the rest of the world will have to wait until 10 May
26 Apr 2021
NHS adopts predictive AI tech from controversial startup
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public sector

NHS adopts predictive AI tech from controversial startup

The technology warns hospitals about a potential spike in patient numbers so they can allocate the right resources when needed
26 Apr 2021
Google and Microsoft pledge to help India in fight against COVID
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public sector

Google and Microsoft pledge to help India in fight against COVID

Google is putting up £13 million in funding and Microsoft will support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices
26 Apr 2021
Microsoft begins rollout of refreshed Windows 10 taskbar
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft begins rollout of refreshed Windows 10 taskbar

The highly customisable taskbar will appear for all users over the next few weeks
23 Apr 2021
NatWest board member suggests bank will reject business customers who mainly deal in cryptocurrencies
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cryptocurrencies

NatWest board member suggests bank will reject business customers who mainly deal in cryptocurrencies

The company later clarified that customers can accept virtual currencies if certain conditions are met
23 Apr 2021
Addition of Palantir to list of Crown Commercial Service suppliers sparks backlash
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public sector

Addition of Palantir to list of Crown Commercial Service suppliers sparks backlash

The company will provide back office software to government departments and public sector bodies
22 Apr 2021
NCSC offers free training to schools after rise in cyber attacks
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cyber security

NCSC offers free training to schools after rise in cyber attacks

Both universities and school trusts have been hit by a number of devastating cyber attacks in 2021
22 Apr 2021
UK gov agrees new three-year cloud deal with Microsoft
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public cloud

UK gov agrees new three-year cloud deal with Microsoft

The agreement will enable public sector organisations to benefit from discounts and beneficial terms for Microsoft’s services
21 Apr 2021
Global competition authorities call for stronger policing of mergers
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mergers and acquisitions

Global competition authorities call for stronger policing of mergers

UK, Australian and German agencies highlighted the dangers of anticompetitive mergers, particularly in the tech sector
21 Apr 2021
Gov urged to rework ‘unfit for purpose’ digital strategy
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Policy & legislation

Gov urged to rework ‘unfit for purpose’ digital strategy

A House of Lords committee says a hybrid strategy is needed due to our increasing reliance on digital technology
21 Apr 2021
UK greenlights drone delivery trials
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artificial intelligence (AI)

UK greenlights drone delivery trials

Drone startup sees.ai will be the first company trialling Beyond Visual Line of Sight flights
21 Apr 2021
Remote workers spend more hours on the job, finds ONS
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flexible working

Remote workers spend more hours on the job, finds ONS

The study also found that employees working from home earn more and had a lower sickness rate
20 Apr 2021