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NEC SJC2 subsea cable will transmit data at 144Tbps

Japan's NEC Corporation and the Southeast Asia-Japan 2 consortium (SJC2) have signed an agreement for the former to build a high-performance submarine cable connecting Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, Korea and Japan.

Optus doubles up on new data plans

Optus has upped the ante in the battle for customers in the hotly contested mobile market, launching new double data offers on selected My Plan Plus handset plans and selected mobile broadband plans.

Smart Aussie start-ups using the cloud to make their way

Ian Gardiner is the head of global cloud host AWS' ANZ Start-up Ecosystem and says "I have the coolest job in the organisation, to find and identify the next Atlassian or Xero or Netflix and support them as they scale." Here are Australian success stories of how the cloud is enabling big, global business from this country without a big up-front investment.

Danish firm first to suffer breach under new Australian law

Australia's first data breach since the country introduced a data breach notification law has been recorded, with the Danish shipping company Svitzer suffering a breach that affected about half of its 1000 employees.

GNOME releases version 3.28 with many new features

The free software desktop project GNOME has released version 3.28, codenamed Chongqing, with a total of 25.832 changes by about 838 contributors.

Israeli firm was advised to use CERT to disclose AMD flaws

A company that was asked to review a series of flaws claimed to be in some AMD processors says it recommended to the firm that found the flaws — the previously unknown Israel-based CTS Labs — that it disclose the vulnerabilities through a CERT advisory as is standard practice.

Rule changes will help improve telco complaint handling: ACCAN

Australia's peak telecommunications consumer body, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, says proposed new rules designed to improve telco complaint handling will ensure that the regulator has better tools to ensure practices of telco providers improve.

Ombudsman welcomes new ACMA consumer protection rules

Ahead of the imposition of new telecommunications consumer protection rules for NBN migration, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has revealed that residential consumers and small businesses made 27,195 complaints about telecoms services over the 12 months of the last financial year.

ATO warns of cryptocurrency tax scammers

The Australian Taxation Office has warned the public to beware of scammers who contact taxpayers claiming to be from the ATO and seeking repayment of tax debts through cryptocurrencies.

Short-selling of AMD surged ahead of flaws release

A surge of short-selling of AMD shares preceded the release of information on Tuesday about 13 flaws in some of the company's processors by Israel-based CTS Labs, a report claims.

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