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Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Certificates Are Being Advertised On the Dark Web

Criminals have been selling fake vaccine certificates online and may be able to fool an EU system designed to verify the certificates' validity, researchers warn. BankInfoSecurity reports: [A] report released last week, "COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates in the Dark Web," which has not yet been peer-reviewed, notes that some darknet markets continue to sell supposed vaccine certificates for use in multiple countries. Four researchers - Dimitrios Georgoulias, Jens Myrup Pedersen, Morten Falch, Em...
Tags: Australia, France, Russia, Tech, Eu, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Denmark, Copenhagen Denmark, Aalborg University, BankInfoSecurity, COVID, Brazil Canada Mexico, Cyber Security Group


Apple Fitness+ to Feature Prince William on Time to Walk and Apple Music 1

Apple today announced that Apple Fitness+ will feature the UK's Prince William on Time to Walk and Apple Music 1 on December 6. Prince William will close the second season of Time to Walk with a holiday special episode. During the episode, Prince William discusses the importance of keeping mentally fit, going outside of your comfort zone, and the value of listening. Time to Walk is a selection of Apple Fitness+ audio experiences on the Apple Watch that feature influential people as they shar...
Tags: Apple, UK, London, Australia, Time, Los Angeles, Sydney, William, Walk, Apple Music, Apple Fitness, Apple Fitness Plus, Time to Walk, Sanjay Gupta Kesha


Australia Is the Drunkest Country In the World, Survey Finds

Australians have been named the heaviest drinkers in the world after spending more time drunk in 2020 than any other nation. The Guardian reports: An international survey (PDF) has found Australians drank to the point of drunkenness an average of 27 times a year, almost double the global average of 15. Almost a quarter of Australians reported feeling regret for becoming intoxicated. The Global Drug Survey asked more than 32,000 people from 22 countries what their drug and alcohol consumption was...
Tags: Australia, Tech, The Guardian, Global Drug Survey, Monica Barratt, Bar Victoria


No plans from government to charge Facebook, Google for news : MoS IT Rajeev Chandrashekhar

No proposal by govt to charge Facebook, Google for news: MoS IT Rajeev Chandrashekhar. The government has no plans to charge tech giants like Facebook and Google for using news content of publishers just like Australia, said Rajeev Chandrashekhar, minister of state for Information and Technology. The Australian government tabled the world’s first media legislation in parliament that forces Google and Facebook to negotiate a fair payment with news organizations for using their content in Faceboo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, News, Australia, Facebook Google, Rajeev Chandrashekhar


Meta Builds Tool To Stop the Spread of 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook's parent company, Meta, has worked with the U.K.-based nonprofit Revenge Porn Helpline to build a tool that lets people prevent their intimate images from being uploaded to Facebook, Instagram and other participating platforms without their consent. From a report: The tool, which builds on a pilot program Facebook started in Australia in 2017, launched Thursday. It allows people who are worried that their intimate photos or videos have been or could be shared online, for example by disg...
Tags: Facebook, Australia, Tech, Meta, Facebook Instagram, Instagram Read, Sophie Mortimer, Karuna Nain Meta


As Omicron COVID variant spreads, real estate agents grin and bear it

Disease experts are racing to address the Omicron variant, but in the real estate industry, few expect the new threat to be a game changer.
Tags: Technology, Minnesota, Australia, Joe Biden, Chicago, Radio, Agent, Biden, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Boardman Realty, Markets & Economy, Select, Chris Drayer, Pandemic, Matthew Gardner, Jeff Tucker


Sorry Australia, ‘anti-troll’ laws won’t protect anyone

Yesterday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Michaelia Cash announced proposed new legislation aimed at making online “trolls” accountable for their actions. Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard Morrison decry trolls as “cowardly” and “un-Australian”, language that made it into the talking points at yesterday’s media conference. But is his new-found concern about trolling all it’s cracked up to be? The proposed new legislation would give courts the power to force social media co...
Tags: Startups, Australia, Insights, Tech, Scott Morrison, Michaelia Cash, Morrison, Next Featured


Australia Defamation Case Signals a Crackdown on Ordinary Citizens, Critics Say

Australia's defense minister on Wednesday won a defamation case over a six-word tweet that called him a "rape apologist." From a report: Critics and experts said the court case exemplified the conservative government's heavy-handed approach toward regulating damaging commentary on social media -- what Prime Minister Scott Morrison called "a coward's palace." The case also represented a troubling shift as politicians bring more lawsuits against ordinary citizens, they said. The dispute began when...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Parliament House, Dutton, Bazzi, Brittany Higgins, Shane Bazzi


Apple's Black Friday Event Begins in Australia: Free Gift Card With Select Products

Apple's annual four-day Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping event has begun in Australia and New Zealand, with customers able to receive a free Apple gift card with the purchase of select products through November 29. The promotion is available on Apple's online store, in the Apple Store app, and at Apple Store locations in Australia. As usual, refurbished products are not eligible for a gift card, and the offer cannot be combined with educational pricing. Apple's four-day shopping ev...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Black Friday, Australia, New Zealand, MacBook Air, Apple Store, Apple Music, United States Canada UK


SCV Announces Early Acceptances to 2022 REACH Australia Program

Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, recently announced the early acceptance of three companies as part of the 2022 REACH Australia program. REACH Australia is a scale-up program that helps propel technology companies throughout the real estate, finance, banking, home services and insurance industries in Australia and Southeast Asia. The companies chosen for early acceptance to the 2022 REACH Australia program are as follows: Futurerent:...
Tags: Technology, News, Australia, Southeast Asia, Marketing, Radio, National, Latest News, Industry News, Soho, NAR, APAC, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Reach, Real Estate Technology


Tile Is Selling Its Bluetooth Tracking Business To Life360 For $205 Million

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Tile popularized marking items and tracking them from your phone with its small Bluetooth tags, but suddenly faces more competition from giants like Apple, Amazon, Google, and Samsung. The company that started out of an incubator and crowdfunding campaign has announced it will be acquired by Life360, which calls itself a "leading family safety platform." The deal is valued at $205 million and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022. T...
Tags: Apple, Google, Australia, US, Samsung, Tech, Apple Amazon Google


New HomePod Mini Colors Now Available to Order in Australia, New Zealand, India, and Some European Countries [Updated]

Apple today made the HomePod mini available to order in yellow, orange, and blue in Australia and New Zealand, several weeks after the new colors were released in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan. The new yellow, orange, and blue models all have color-matched woven power cables, but there's still a white Apple sticker in the box, along with a 20W USB-C power adapter. There are no other changes to the HomePod mini beyond the new colors, and pricing remains $149 in...
Tags: Apple, UK, Australia, France, Taiwan, New Zealand, Apple Store, Australia New Zealand India, HomePod Mini, HomePod HomeKit CarPlay Home Auto Technology, United States Canada China Hong Kong Japan, Austria France Germany India Ireland Italy Spain


New HomePod Mini Colors Now Available in Australia and New Zealand

Apple today made the HomePod mini available to order in yellow, orange, and blue in Australia and New Zealand, several weeks after the new colors were released in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan. The new yellow, orange, and blue models all have color-matched woven power cables, but there's still a white Apple sticker in the box, along with a 20W USB-C power adapter. There are no other changes to the HomePod mini beyond the new colors, and pricing remains $149 in...
Tags: Apple, UK, Australia, Taiwan, New Zealand, Apple Store, HomePod Mini, HomePod HomeKit CarPlay Home Auto Technology, United States Canada China Hong Kong Japan, Austria France Germany India Ireland Italy Spain


Ask Slashdot: Where Are All the Jobs Preventing Zero-Day Exploits?

An anonymous reader writes: Given the widespread understanding that sophisticated hackers are regularly using zero-day vulnerabilities to break into high-value systems, why is it that when I search for "zero day" on Australia's most popular job search engine only one "real" job comes up? Is the security of the Internet totally dependent on dedicated hobbyists, part-time showboats, and people willing to take meagre bug bounties (on average paying $3,650 for a critical vulnerability) instead of se...
Tags: Australia, Tech


How this Googler celebrates Native American Heritage Month all year

When I was growing up, my Misho (my grandfather) was the chief of our tribe (Prairie Band Potawatomi) and would often tell my brother and me stories and tales sacred to our Indigenous history. When I was in second grade, I asked my Misho to come into my class to tell his stories for show and tell. I was immensely proud of him, and grateful for the opportunity to share my culture with my classmates. But after he left, my classmates started calling me names like “Pocahontas,” and war-whooping at m...
Tags: Google, Australia, Cheryl, Alaska Native, United States Department of Justice, Native American Heritage Month, Life at Google, Cheryl Marriot, Canada Aboriginal


Most NFTs could end up being dead web pages according to a skeptic who just right-clicked and downloaded all of them

CryptoPunks.Rokas Tenys Geoffrey Huntley right-clicked and downloaded every non-fungible token. He put a nearly 20-terabyte index of all NFTs on The Pirate Bay torrent database Thursday. He said NFTs are "nothing more than directions on how to access or download a image." Geoffrey Huntley has the ultimate right-clicker mentality.In a project titled, "The Billion Dollar Torrent," the Australian software and DevOps engineer right-clicked and downloaded every non-fungible token on the solana and...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia, Trends, Markets, The Pirate Bay, NFT, Huntley, NFTS, Natasha Dailey, Axie Infinity, MI Exclusive, CryptoPunks, Bored Apes Yacht Club, CryptoPunks Rokas Tenys Geoffrey Huntley, Geoffrey Huntley


Celebrating news partners in the Asia Pacific

One of the best parts of my role is seeing the great examples of news publishers embracing technology to grow new audiences and build sustainable business models in the Asia-Pacific region.This week, we heard from news partners at the Google News Initiative (GNI) Global Summit, along with local events in Australia, India, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia, on the impactful work they are doing. Supporting a more sustainable, diverse and innovative news ecosystem Our GNI Impact Report (released duri...
Tags: Google, Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Asia Pacific, Korea, India Japan, APAC, GNI, Google in Asia, Google News Initiative, GNI Innovation Challenge, Kate Beddoe, Google News Initiative GNI Global Summit, Australia India Korea Japan


US Says Iran-backed Hackers Are Now Targeting Organizations With Ransomware

The U.S. government, along with counterparts in Australia and the U.K, have warned that Iranian state-backed hackers are targeting U.S. organizations in critical infrastructure sectors -- in some cases with ransomware. From a report: The rare warning linking Iran with ransomware landed in a joint advisory Wednesday, issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the U.K's National ...
Tags: Microsoft, Australia, Tech, Iran, Fbi, Cisa, Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, US Says Iran, NCSC, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency


U.S., U.K. and Australia Warn of Iranian Hackers Exploiting Microsoft, Fortinet Flaws

Cybersecurity agencies from Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. on Wednesday released a joint advisory warning of active exploitation of Fortinet and Microsoft Exchange ProxyShell vulnerabilities by Iranian state-sponsored actors to gain initial access to vulnerable systems for follow-on activities, including data exfiltration and ransomware. The threat actor is believed to have leveraged multiple [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Microsoft, Australia, Tech, Ravie Lakshmanan


New Mission To Scour Our Interstellar Neighbourhood for Planets that Could Sustain Life

A new space mission to hunt for potentially habitable planets around Earth's closest neighbouring star system is under way. From a report: In a project with echoes of the 2009 film Avatar, an international collaboration of scientists in Australia and the US will search in the Alpha Centauri star system for earth-like planets that could sustain life. Alpha Centauri -- Earth's closest neighbouring star system -- consists of two sun-like stars, known as Alpha Centauri A and B, and a more distant re...
Tags: Australia, US, Tech, Earth, University of Sydney, Tuthill, Alpha Centauri Earth, Prof Peter Tuthill


Introducing the GNI News Equity Fund

The last few years have been challenging for everyone, none more so than marginalized communities. That’s something we recognize at the Google News Initiative, where we are committed to the fight for equity and are pushing ourselves to build diversity, fairness and inclusion standards into the fabric of every program that we build and every partnership that we create.Given the scale of these challenges and the task ahead, we are announcing our GNI Global News Equity Fund, a multi-million dollar ...
Tags: Google, Europe, News, Australia, Africa, Atlanta, Louisiana, North America, Latin America, Lousiana, INSEAD, Charlotte North Carolina, Europe Middle East, GNI, LaToya Drake, Google News Initiative


The 2009 Ridiculous Ashes

We’re doing another series of The Ridiculous Ashes, the podcast we do with Dan Liebke in which we revisit the funnier moments of historic Ashes series and decide which side made the more significant comedy contribution. A few people have previously been put off by the fact that Series 1 (1997) and Series 2 (2013/14) both focused on England defeats. Hopefully some of those people will be willing to give the 2009 Ridiculous Ashes a go. As you may or may not remember, the first Test of the ser...
Tags: Google, England, Australia, Sex, Cardiff, Alex, James Anderson, Monty Panesar, Dan, Dan Liebke, Regulars, Ridiculous Ashes, Monty Panesar James Anderson, Bilal Shafayat More


Google is making its biggest investment ever in Australia

Google is making its largest-ever investment in Australia, after a clash with the government that saw the tech giant threaten to shut down search there earlier this year.
Tags: Google, Australia, Cnn


Google Earmarks $740 Million for Australia to Mend Ties After Exit Threat

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Google will spend A$1 billion ($736 million) in Australia over five years, the internet giant said on Tuesday, resetting ties...
Tags: Google, Australia, Sydney, Reuters Google


Google Commits $740 Million to Australia Months After Threatening Pull-Out

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Google will spend A$1 billion ($736 million) in Australia over five years, the tech giant said on Tuesday, just months after it...
Tags: Google, Australia, Sydney, Reuters Google


Our commitment to Australia’s digital future

Today, speaking virtually at an event in Sydney, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the Digital Future Initiative: a $1 billion, five-year commitment to Australia, including initiatives to strengthen digital infrastructure, develop Australian technology and talent, and solve global and local challenges. Below is an edited transcript of his remarks.Google’s growing presence across Australia reflects our deep confidence in the future — and the profound opportunities ahead.Growing up in Chennai, I ...
Tags: Google, Australia, India, New South Wales, Sydney, Sundar Pichai, Chennai, CSIRO, Macquarie University, Sonder, Google in Asia, A message from our CEO, Melissa Stone, Wi Fi Australia, Bliss Gifts and Homewares, Westmead Applied Research Centre


Mandamus Monday

Four new mandamus orders from the Federal Circuit stemming from Judge Alan Albright’s court in Waco Texas. In re Apple, 21-181 (Fed. Cir. Nov 15, 2021).  Abuse of discretion to deny transfer motion. No significant ties between the action and the W.D.Tex.  Apple does have thousands of employees in the district, but the key employees related to the infringement are not in the district. In re Altassian Corp., 21-177 (Fed. Cir. Nov 15, 2021). Abuse of discretion to deny transfer motion even thoug...
Tags: Apple, Google, Law, Australia, Austin, Patent, Austin Texas, Albright, Hughes, Federal Circuit, Waco Texas, Fed Cir, Alan Albright, Tex Apple, Altassian Corp, Austin Office None


Australia Leads the World in Coal Emissions Per Capita

India and China are the world's two biggest coal polluters, but Australia and South Korea lead the world in emissions from the world's dirtiest fossil fuel when you adjust for population size, according to energy and climate research organization Ember. Data calculated since the Paris Agreement on climate in 2015 show that some of the world's richest countries have the most work to do in moving away from coal to cleaner energy sources. at Slashdot.
Tags: South Korea, Australia, China, India, Tech, Ember Data


10 things in tech you need to know

Hello, world. We've got news about a new way to Twitter, as well as Tim Cook's comments about crypto.Let's get to it.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app - click here for iOS and here for Android. NurPhoto/Getty Images 1. Twitter's new subscription service just launched in the US. The service, Twitter Blue, kicked off in Canada and Australia in June. Now, it's available stateside for $2.99 per month. Here are some of its features:An u...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, New York, London, Australia, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Paypal, Netflix, Canada, Gop, Tim Cook


Australia's Great Barrier Reef Will Survive if Warming Kept To 1.5 Degrees

A study released on Friday by an Australian university looking at multiple catastrophes hitting the Great Barrier Reef has found for the first time that only 2% of its area has escaped bleaching since 1998, then the world's hottest year on record. From a report: If global warming is kept to 1.5 degrees, the maximum rise in average global temperature that was the focus of the COP26 United Nations climate conference, the mix of corals on the Barrier Reef will change but it could still thrive, said...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Queensland, United Nations, Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage, James Cook University, Hughes, Australian Research Council, Barrier Reef, Terry Hughes



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