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What is IoT & how does it work? Internet of Things Explained

An increasingly interesting and growing topic of conversation, at workplaces and outside of it, is the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT or Internet of Things is a system of interrelated mechanical and digital machines, computing devices, people, animals or other objects that are assigned UIDs or Unique Identifiers and the ability to transfer data …

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Imminent emotet attack spike say France, Japan & NZ

Making headlines in the news, cybersecurity agencies across the world are on high alert after a recent development. France, Japan and New Zealand have published security alerts over the last week. The alerts warn about an impending uptick in emotet malware targeting these countries. Emotet activity spike in september 2020 Joseph Roosen from Cryptolaemus, a …

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How the Facebook ad algorithm & ad-delivery system skews outcomes

The enormous financial success of the social media darling Facebook largely comes from the online advertising feature along with precise targeting features that it allows on its platform. Though researchers across the world through various in-depth studies have found that business owners and advertisers can target, or exclude, specific groups of users they want to …

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AFL On Demand streaming platform goes live in association with Telstra

The Australian Football League (AFL) has announced the launch of AFL On Demand, an absolutely free streaming platform on which fans get access to AFL content series, short films, historical content and documentaries. The streaming platform AFL On Demand has been launched in association with the Australian telecom giant Telstra and will be available for …

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Telecom giant Telstra loses misleading network coverage ad case against telco Optus

Telecom giant Telstra lost a court case against telco rival Optus over advertisements it claimed could possibly mislead customers on whose network coverage was bigger and better. The Optus ads stated how it was now covering more of Australia than ever before. During the court case, Telstra was unsuccessful in arguing that the ads might …

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Ticket reseller Viagogo fined $7 million for misleading Australian customers

London-based ticket merchant Viagogo has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $7 million as fine for breaching the Australian Consumer Law. The ticket reseller has been fined for making misleading or false representations while reselling tickets for sports and live music events, in proceedings led by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). …

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Macquarie Telecom allegedly copied product from a Melbourne tech company

Australian tech firm Cocoon Data has filed a statement in the Supreme Court of New South Wales claiming that Macquarie Telecom allegedly copied one of its products. It further claimed that Macquarie Telecom misled government customers by providing wrong information about product upgrades which could have potentially made agencies more prone and vulnerable to online …

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IT services provider HCL expands its digital solutions to Australia

In an attempt to step up its overseas acquisitions, IT services provider HCL Technologies has announced its agreement to acquire DWS in Australia. The acquisition has been valued at AU$158 million and the deal is expected to be closed by December 2020. The DWS acquisition will help HCL meet the increasing demand of digital solutions …

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