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Does the CovidSafe app work? | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The CovidSafe app, rolled out in late April, was sold to the public as a measure that would ‘save lives and protect lives’. On this episode of Full Story reporter Josh Taylor explores a series of flaws in the app that’s causing problems for users, and for at least one state health authority. How to […]

From zero to hero: Geoscience Australia nears cyber resiliency – Strategy – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Geoscience Australia is nearing compliance with all eight of the government’s mandatory and non-mandatory cyber security requirements after being found to be vulnerable to cyber attack in 2018. In answers to questions on notice from senate estimates, the peak geoscientific research agency said it had now implemented all the Australian Signals Directorate’s top four controls. “Systems have […]

New nuclear technologies to be examined in planning Australia’s energy mix | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Morrison government has flagged examining “emerging nuclear technologies” as part of Australia’s energy mix in the future in a new discussion paper kicking off the process of developing its much-vaunted technology investment roadmap. Facing sustained pressure to adopt a 2050 target of net zero emissions, pressure it is continuing to resist, the government plans […]

Bushfires and Covid-19 slows digital ad growth in Australia in first half of 2020- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Online advertising growth in Australia slowed in the first quarter of 2020, delivering overall year-on-year growth of 3.8%, due to the impact of the post-holiday season, bushfires and Covid-19. General display and search and directories declined from the preceding December quarter by 12% and 4% respectively, while classifieds grew 2%. Video advertising continued to grow, […]

NSW is unable to use Covidsafe app’s data for contact tracing | Australia news – Blog – Emails

Australia’s most populous state, and the state with the most coronavirus cases has not yet been able to use the Covidsafe app for contact tracing. In nearly a month since it launched, more than 5.7 million Australians have downloaded and registered to use the Covidsafe contact-tracing app, which is designed to make it easier for […]

Revenge porn in Australia: the law is only as effective as the law enforcement | Society- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

When Laura* was 14, she was convinced that her boyfriend was the love of her life. So, when several girls messaged her to say he had sent them a video of her drunk and engaging in a sexual act, she told herself they were lying. “I was just like, ‘Oh, you don’t know anything about […]

Covidsafe app: how to download Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app, how it works, what it does and problems | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Australian government has launched Covidsafe, an app that traces every person running the app who has been in contact with someone else using the app who has tested positive for coronavirus in the previous few weeks, in a bid to automate coronavirus contact tracing, and allow the easing of restrictions. Here’s what we know […]

Boeing Australia debuts first locally built ‘Loyal Wingman’ defence drone – Hardware – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The world’s civil aviation fleet might for the most part still be grounded, but in the defence sector Australian designed and made aircraft have started rolling-off the production for the first time in two generations.  Aerospace engineering heavyweight Boeing on Tuesday showed off the first unmanned Loyal Wingman aircraft, which it says is the first […]

Covidsafe app: how Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app works, what it does, downloads and problems | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Australian government has launched Covidsafe, an app that traces every person running the app who has been in contact with someone else using the app who has tested positive for coronavirus in the previous few weeks, in a bid to automate coronavirus contact tracing, and allow the easing of restrictions. Here’s what we know […]

Government releases draft legislation for Covidsafe tracing app to allay privacy concerns | Australia news – Blog – Emails

Collection, use or disclosure of information collected by Australia’s Covidsafe contact tracing app – except by public health authorities – would be punishable by up to five years in prison, according to draft legislation. The attorney general, Christian Porter, has sought to allay privacy concerns about the app through release of the draft bill on […]