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Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 18 December

Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 18 December

Posted on 18 December, 2014
This week: Optical illusions for computers; Lunar Xprize extended to end of 2016; Amazon glitch sees goods sold for 1p; Queensland hospitals hit by computer glitch; and a system failure closes London's airspace. [ + ]
1 in 5 workers going rogue with corporate data

1 in 5 workers going rogue with corporate data

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 17 December, 2014
20% of employees have uploaded corporate data to cloud storage with the intent of sharing it outside the company, and businesses are doing a bad job of limiting access to that data, a survey shows. [ + ]
Infocrime is putting your business at risk

Infocrime is putting your business at risk

Posted by Craig Searle* on 17 December, 2014
Protecting against the myriad cyber threats is a massive undertaking that is only going to become more complex. Threat intelligence will be a key weapon in that battle. [ + ]
Aussie companies embrace social business models

Aussie companies embrace social business models

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 17 December, 2014
Australian organisations are adapting their business models to be more customer focused and see social media as a key component of this transformation, Deloitte said. [ + ]
AI applied to service virtualisation

AI applied to service virtualisation

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 17 December, 2014
Researchers from CA Technologies and Swinburne University of Technology have developed an AI technique for applying service virtualisation without the need for expert knowledge. [ + ]
Microsoft's Bitcoin trial; Arista hits back at Cisco; Turnbull's ISP deadline

Microsoft's Bitcoin trial; Arista hits back at Cisco; Turnbull's ISP deadline

Posted by Andrew Collins on 15 December, 2014
This week: Microsoft allows US customers to pay using Bitcoins; the federal government gives telcos four months to develop a copyright code or have one forced on them; and Arista hits back after Cisco launches patent and copyright legal action. [ + ]
NBN Co signs revised deals with Telstra and Optus

NBN Co signs revised deals with Telstra and Optus

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 15 December, 2014
After months of negotiations, NBN Co has signed agreements allowing it to progressively take control of parts of Telstra and Optus's HFC networks, as well as copper assets from Telstra. [ + ]
Aussie firms to maintain IT training spend in 2015

Aussie firms to maintain IT training spend in 2015

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 15 December, 2014
Over 85% of Australian companies plan to at least sustain their IT training budgets next year, and consider improved proficiency to be the most effective outcome. [ + ]