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Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:31:00  

Drones to check for signs of life in disaster recovery

Autonomously finding survivors. Drones are a quick and cheap tool to check to survey the site of a disaster, but now researchers at the University of South Australia are hoping to get them to check for survivors autonomously.Engineers from the University of South Australia and Baghdad’s Middle Technical University have developed a new technique to monitor vital signs remotely using computer vision ...

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:26:00  

Samsung, UAE funds lead US$55m investment in quantum startup

IonQ taps big venture funds. US quantum computing startup IonQ said on Tuesday it raised US$55 million in a funding round that was led by venture funds backed by Samsung Electronics and the government of the United Arab Emirates.With the investments from Samsung Catalyst Fund and Mubadala Capital, Maryland-based IonQ said its total funds raised to date reached US$77 million. The company didn'tdisclose its ...

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:55:00  

Parliament hack prompted mass govt cyber security uplift

ASD steps in to uplift 25 agencies. Twenty-five government agencies had their cyber posture uplifted following the state-sponsored cyber attack against Parliament House in February, the Australian Signals Directorate has revealed.In its first annual report since becoming a statutory agency, the agency said the “first national cyber crisis” spurred the Australian Cyber Security Centre to ...

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:36:00  

EU data watchdog raises concerns over Microsoft contracts

Do not fully protect data in line with law. Microsoft's contracts with European Union institutions do not fully protect data in line with EU law, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said in initial findings published on Monday.The EDPS, the EU's data watchdog, opened an investigation in April to assess whether contracts between Microsoft and EU institutions such as the European Commission fully ...

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:00:00  

Parliament hack report too torrid for public release

As Senate President requests "plain language briefing". The federal government is unlikely to release even a redacted version of the final report on the state-sponsored cyber attack against the parliamentary computing network earlier this year. Senate President Scott Ryan told a senate estimates hearing on Monday that the “very interesting” report on the February security breachhad been ...

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