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Three Australian universities have announced a joint project that will enable six researchers and their teams to collaborate on fibre research that could have a significant impact on long-haul communications using optical fibre networks. The three universities involved are Monash University, the University of Melbourne, and the Royal Melbourne Institute...
It is a given when trying to design and build a green data centre that energy storage will be an important part of the equation. Excess energy generated by alternative sources under ideal conditions needs to be stored for use when conditions are less than ideal. It is the age-old...
You and your family are just sitting down to a meal at the end of a long day when the telephone rings. You reluctantly pick it up only to be greeted by someone on the other end purporting to represent your local utility who, out of sheer generosity, wants to...
 Are you aware that devices exist that are able to read your debit & credit cards, passport and even driver’s license then use that data without you even being aware? Unfortunately, RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) technology that is used to track sensitive data in many of today’s portable identifiers (e.g....
In the ever-evolving world of data communications and networking, keeping up with cyber criminals is an ongoing battle. For every security solution developed, there is an enterprising criminal waiting for the opportunity to find a workaround. Now, the designers of a new RFID chip hope they have come up with...
A recently announced lawsuit in the US could affect how third-party cyber security providers go about their business. The lawsuit, filed by a Nevada-based gaming company, seeks damages against a cyber security firm whose work was found to be “woefully inadequate” by a secondary investigation months after the original work...
Yandex, the Russian-language search engine that dominates the sector in Eastern Europe, is working hard to become as dominant in its market as Google is just about everywhere else. Now it turns out they are not competing just in the arena of organic searches and mobile computing; Yandex is also...
Sindy Nagra is a 42-year-old former administrative assistant for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. She is also a thief. Nagra was prosecuted for stealing sensitive customer information and selling it to cyber criminals for £5,000. In early January (2016), after being convicted of her crimes, the court ordered her to pay a £1,000...
The Christmas holiday season is usually one of general good cheer. For those living in the northernmost portions of England however, the 2015 holiday season brought with it severe rain and floods. The flooding was so bad in Leeds that the water knocked out data and voice services for customers...
In a move likely to have a decisive impact on how consumer data is stored and used, EU officials have finally agreed on a new set of data protection rules that will apply to the entire 28-member European Union. The new regulations are designed to be a replacement for the...

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