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ASIC spins up protected AWS data lake

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has stood up a protected-level certified data lake in Amazon Web Services to put its data on the financial services industry to better use. The data lake, which is understood to be the first AWS data lake in the country to achieve a protected security classification, went live last month as part of a...

Beyond Bank modernises its contact centre environment

Beyond Bank is focusing its technology development and resources on building out an omnichannel environment, allowing customers to engage in a mix of digital channels. National manager Brent Alexander told iTnews the bank had been able to keep its regular call centres operating, at a time where other large organisations had struggled with capacity. However, he said that call volumes “haven’t...

Bureau of Meteorology shuts oldest data centre after 46 years

The Bureau of Meteorology has decommissioned its oldest data centre after almost 46 years of service as part of its ongoing multi-year IT transformation project. In its annual report released earlier this month, the national weather agency said its longstanding central computing facility (CCF) was “fully decommissioned” in June. It comes less than a year after the bureau agreed to a...

Drug companies shouldn’t play favorites in granting access to experimental covid-19 treatments

In the past month, US President Donald Trump and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie were diagnosed with covid-19 and spent time in the hospital, just like tens of thousands of other Americans nearly every day since the pandemic began. But Trump and Christie were special cases. They received experimental covid-19 treatments that are not readily available to the general...

NSW changes direction with digital driver’s licence ‘copy solution’

The NSW government has been unable to find a viable solution to allow businesses to take copies of digital driver’s licences for identity proofing purposes. It comes just days after the introduction of new laws that put the opt-in electronic vehicle licence on equal footing with its physical counterpart. Service NSW began developing the ‘copy solution’ at the start of this...

WhatsApp to offer in-app purchases, cloud hosting services

Facebook on Thursday said its WhatsApp messaging app would start to offer in-app purchases and hosting services, as it moves to boost revenue from the app while knitting together e-commerce infrastructure across the company. The world’s biggest social media company has been trying to boost sales from higher-growth units such as Instagram and WhatsApp, which it bought in 2014 for...

eSafety Commissioner talks internet anonymity with DTA, social platforms

The federal eSafety Commissioner has discussed potential approaches to counter anonymity and pseudonymity on the internet with the Digital Transformation Agency as well as digital platforms. Appearing at Senate Estimates late on Wednesday night, Julie Inman Grant responded to a line of questioning from South Australian Senator Rex Patrick on the plausibility of legislating a ‘know your customer’ (KYC) regime...

NAB trains its execs to talk tech

NAB has revealed a program it undertook this year aimed at getting executives’ “hands dirty” by learning how to code and talk shop with the bank’s developers and IT teams. The program took the form of a new channel added to the bank’s instance of tech workforce development tool Pluralsight, which is already used to upskill technology staff. Head of digital...

OSIRIS-REx collected too much asteroid material and now some is floating away

NASA confirmed that the OSIRIS-REx mission picked up enough material from asteroid Bennu during its sample collection attempt on Tuesday. In fact, the spacecraft’s collection chamber is now too full to close all the way, leading some of the material to drift off into space. “There’s so much in there that the sample is now escaping,” Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s...

Japan will take steps to guard against Olympics cyber attacks

Japan will take countermeasures to ensure next year’s Tokyo Olympics are not derailed by cyber attacks after Britain and the United States accused Russia of orchestrating efforts to disrupt the Games. Olympics organisers reported no significant impact on their operations for the 2020 Games, which were postponed until next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Britain and the United States on...