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New biometric system to boost accuracy of border identity checking

A new enterprise biometric identification service to be deployed by Australia’s Department of Home Affairs in July will vastly improve Australia’s biometric storage and processing capability, consolidating biometrics collected through visa and detention programs, according to the Federal Government.

Facebook security chief Stamos quits over 'fake news'

Facebook's chief security officer Alex Stamos has quit and will leave the company in August — the second time he has left a high-profile company after a short stint — over alleged Russian troll activity on the social media giant's site.

Telstra, Microsoft partner on cloud voice services launch

Telstra and Microsoft have jointly launched cloud voice services in Australia with the delivery of Telstra Calling for Office 365.

Check Point says CTS Labs' AMD disclosure was 'irresponsible'

Security firm Check Point Research has revived the controversy over the flaws reported in some AMD processors by Israel-based CTS Labs last week, by saying that the way publication was done was "very irresponsible".

BlackBerry adds security features for developers

Alongside several other announcements, BlackBerry has today announced new software to assist the developers of secure systems and applications.

BlackBerry addresses user and admin productivity

New capabilities of various BlackBerry products are aimed at making life simpler and better for IT administrators and users.

UK warrant sought to raid controversial data firm's servers

Britain's information commissioner Elizabeth Denham will seek a warrant to examine the databases and servers used by data analytics company Cambridge Analytica, the firm that is alleged to have used data of more than 50 million Facebook subscribers for targeting voters in the US presidential election.

Facebook shares fall 5% after 'data breach' claims

A 5% fall in the value of Facebook shares on Monday followed the exposure over the weekend of a leak of data from the social media giant that is claimed to have exposed details about more than 50 million users.

Alibaba Cloud opens first data centre in Indonesia

Alibaba Cloud opened the doors at its first data centre in Indonesia last week, to meet what it says are the growing digital transformation in the country.

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