Friday 30th of October 2015
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The Australian Government recently brought in data retention laws that oblige telecommunications companies to retain and secure a limited set of records for two years. It's a security measure, brought in to ensure that Australia’s law enforcement and security agencies are able to continue to have lawful access to metadata, subject to strict controls. But what does that actually mean, and how does it impact your privacy?
Last week Google revealed their new logo. They've kept the globally recognisable colour scheme but are now using a bold, simple new typeface. The biggest change in the company's branding in 16 years accompanies changes to their internal structure, too, but what exactly are they trying to say to the general public with their new logo?
Sony Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai was recently asked in an interview with the BBC what Sony's five year plan was for the mobile division. His surprising reply was that there was no guarantee Sony would be in any businesses in five years - "That's just the nature of the electronics business," he said. And while he's certainly right about the lightning fast evolution of technology and the fickle nature of its consumers, it is a little worrying to see a company that makes such great mobile devices unable to surely state they'll still be in the game in five years time. So why is it that Sony is facing this uncertainty, while the iPhone seems destined to stay popular?
If you haven't already, you'll definitely want to go and update Java. While not particularly common on consumer websites in recent times, Java is still utilised in enough places to make it a viable plug in to hack. Just this week Oracle had to release patches for 25 vulnerabilities in the program, including one that had already been exploited by hackers. Adobe Flash Player is in trouble, too, with three zero-day hackings just discovered.