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Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 30 October

Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 30 October

Posted by Jonathan Nally on 30 October, 2014
This week we look at ANZ's embarrassing spreadsheet fail, a $200m rocket that went nowhere, Elon Musk's fear of demons, James Cameron's fear of the SkyNet and how to prevent hackers from switching off your pacemaker. [ + ]
Government tables telco data retention Bill

Government tables telco data retention Bill

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 30 October, 2014
The government has introduced legislation that would compel local telcos to retain customer metadata for up to two years. [ + ]
iiNet to roll out free Wi-Fi network in Vic

iiNet to roll out free Wi-Fi network in Vic

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 29 October, 2014
iiNet has teamed up with the Victorian government to deploy a $6.7m free Wi-Fi network in the CBDs of Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo. [ + ]
Networks of the future

Networks of the future

Posted by Jonathan Nally on 29 October, 2014
In 2014, network managers and engineers at all levels have access to levels of technology that would have been undreamed of only a few short years ago. But despite all the advances, there are potential bottlenecks looming. [ + ]
La Trobe taps SAP to support strategic plan

La Trobe taps SAP to support strategic plan

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 29 October, 2014
La Trobe University is deploying SAP's Simple Finance and Lifecycle Management suites as part of a five-year strategic transformation plan. [ + ]
CSIRO launches software suite for scientists

CSIRO launches software suite for scientists

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 29 October, 2014
The CSIRO's free Workspace software suite is designed to make it easier for researchers to analyse complex data sets and publish the results. [ + ]
Kids at risk after data breach; ACCC ignores $11bn NBN payments to Telstra; Cisco sells majority of VCE stake to EMC

Kids at risk after data breach; ACCC ignores $11bn NBN payments to Telstra; Cisco sells majority of VCE stake to EMC

Posted by Andrew Collins on 27 October, 2014
Claims of a data breach involving the personal information of hundreds of asylum seekers have been reported to the AFP; the ACCC will ignore payments that Telstra receives from its $11.2 billion agreement with NBN Co; and EMC has confirmed it will buy the majority of Cisco's stake in VCE. [ + ]
Azure Geo 'open for business' in Australia

Azure Geo 'open for business' in Australia

Posted on 27 October, 2014
Microsoft has rolled out its latest Azure Geo cloud services offering in Australia and has already signed up an impressive list of launch customers. [ + ]