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  • France threatens Google on data | Business Spectator
    Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu France threatens Google on data 28 Sep 2013 3 26 AM Technology Security Data Security Tech Titans Industries Media and Digital Telecommunications Google faces legal action for failing to comply with privacy guidelines You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP France s data protection watchdog is taking action against Google for failing to comply with national privacy guidelines The issue of data protection has gathered steam worldwide following revelations by Edward Snowden a former contractor with the National Security Agency that the US had a vast secret programme called PRISM to monitor internet users France s CNIL said Google had failed to comply with data protection guidelines within a three month deadline and said it would begin a formal sanction procedure under which the US giant could be fined up to 150 000 A220 000 CNIL had asked Google to inform web users in France on how it processes their personal data and to define exactly how long they can store the information It had also requested that the US giant obtain users permission before storing cookies on their computers referring to files that track netizens and allow companies to target them with tailored commercials On the last day of this three month period Google responded to the CNIL Google contests the reasoning of the CNIL and has not complied with the requests laid down in the enforcement notice the watchdog said in a statement In this context the Chair of the CNIL will now designate a rapporteur for the purpose of initiating a formal procedure for imposing sanctions In its response Google made no mention of any challenge to CNIL s reasoning and maintained it respects European law France

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  • Online giants petition for spy data | Business Spectator
    wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Online giants petition for spy data 10 Sep 2013 3 15 AM Technology Security Data Security Telecommunication Google Facebook Yahoo say info on data requests has been misleading You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Google Facebook and Yahoo have filed court requests to disclose more about the United States government s national security data requests saying media reports on the matter have been misleading and harmful Yahoo filed its petition with the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court saying the government can protect public safety without precluding internet companies from sharing the number of national security requests they may receive Ultimately withholding such information breeds mistrust and suspicion both of the United States and of companies that must comply with government legal directives Yahoo general counsel Ron Bell said in a blog post Facebook also filed a court request saying more transparency is needed The actions and statements of the US government have not adequately addressed the concerns of people around the world about whether their information is safe and secure with internet companies Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch wrote in a blog post We believe there is more information that the public deserves to know and that would help foster an informed debate about whether government security programs adequately balance privacy interests when attempting to keep the public safe Google meanwhile filed an amended petition with the same court which handles secret US government requests saying media reports on the subject have been false and misleading and have hurt Google s reputation Google which updated its request filed in June said it is asking to be allowed to publish detailed statistics about the types if any of national security requests we receive under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act said a blog posting from Google executives Richard Salgado and Pablo Chavez Given the important public policy issues at stake we have also asked the court to hold its

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  • Turkish researcher claims credit for Apple Developer site hack | Business Spectator
    dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Turkish researcher claims credit for Apple Developer site hack Supratim Adhikari with Reuters 23 Jul 2013 7 40 AM Technology Security Data Security Tech Deals Site still shuttered as security researcher says his intentions were not malicious and he only wanted to highlight weaknesses in Apple s system You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Apple developer site is still out of action four days after a cyber attack that prompted a harried upgrade from the tech giant to prevent future breaches with a Turkish security researcher claiming responsibility for the breach The researcher Ibrahim Balic told the UK s Guardian newspaper that his intentions were not malicious and he only wanted to highlight weaknesses in Apple s defences He has also posted a video on Youtube to show the vulnerabilities and said that he had found a total of 13 bugs one of which gave him access to user details Balic says that he has taken the details of 73 users all of whom are Apple employees to prove his point and added that he has reported all the bugs to Apple Apple has so far declined comment on his claim which are yet to be independently verified This is the second security breach that the company has disclosed in five months In February the maker of Macs and iPhones said that some Mac computers had been infected by hackers who had also attacked Facebook Inc and other technology companies Apple said in a notice released late on Sunday that names mailing addresses and emails may have been accessed by unknown attackers It added that sensitive personal information was encrypted and could not be accessed Security experts said Apple s brief statement made it difficult to assess the severity of the breach I am not exactly sure what happened I do not know what to make of this said Charlie Miller author of the iOS Hacker s Handbook Miller said he received an email from Apple on Monday warning him about the breach adding that he hoped none of his

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  • Supratim Adhikari with Reuters | Business Spectator
    a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Supratim Adhikari with Reuters Turkish researcher claims credit for Apple Developer site hack Site still shuttered as security researcher says his intentions were not malicious and he only wanted to highlight weaknesses in Apple s system by Supratim Adhikari with Reuters 7 40am July 23 Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 The Spectators US labour market can withstand

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  • Huawei is China spy: ex-CIA chief | Business Spectator
    government The company s global cyber security officer John Suffolk called Mr Hayden s comments unsubstantiated and defamatory It s time to put up or shut up Mr Suffolk said according to the AFR Print this page Related articles 13 Jan More big US retailers yet to disclose data breaches source 13 Jan Target data breach worse than expected US states 13 Jan Apple s iPhones do not violate Google patents US appeals court 10 Jan ACMA hits Telstra with record fine 10 Jan Google v Facebook Who knows wins More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Sean not available Fri 2013 07 19 07 51 And what are Western T1 infrastructure providers and software provides like Microsoft Facebook and Skype Pot Kettle Black I guess it s ok for the CIA and NSA to spy on Australians but not China Leonard Lee Fri 2013 07 19 08 51 I d rather be spied on by a democratic nation than the CCP Geoff Croker Fri 2013 07 19 09 26 Two wrongs do not make a right A lastName Fri 2013 07 19 16 16 I d rather not be lectured to by someone whose country is running the largest spying program on the planet Seems just a little hypocritical to me Joe Carey Fri 2013 07 19 08 30 China could save themselves a lot of work if they skip trying to intercept raw data and instead just target NSA s treasure trove All the hard work would be done including filtering categorisation and decryption richard mcnaught Fri 2013 07 19 09 09 I was in Amazons site this week when I tried to leave I received the message download in progress do you wish to continue When I clicked on the download I could see my computer files being downloaded I will be very alert in future when accessing a US based website and suggest people do likewise Log out if you see a download message Andy Grace Sat 2013 07 20 21 12 Oh yes because anyone spying on you will obviously ask you first whether or not you wish to be spied upon and indicate that files are being transferred As for Huawei the only reason I can come up with for banning them is to restrict even more flow of western currency to China Their source is open to governments and even if you don t believe you only need to decompile their object code to see what the hell their routers are doing Andrew Leow Fri 2013 07 19 10 29 Is Hayden hinting that Downer and Brumby who are on the Board of Huawei Australia are spies of China If CIA has substantiated evidence on Huawei spying for China why does CIA fail to expose them Talk is cheap Hayden should walk his

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  • Yahoo wins data security case | Business Spectator
    into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Yahoo wins data security case 16 Jul 2013 10 54 PM Politics Technology Security Data Security Internet giant wins court case against US govt over 2008 data request You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Yahoo has won a court fight that could help the public learn more about the United States government s efforts to obtain data from internet users The US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court which reviews government requests to spy on individuals ruled on Monday that information should be made public about a 2008 case that ordered Yahoo Inc to turn over customer data The order requires the government to review which portions of the opinion briefs and arguments can be declassified and report back to the court by July 29 The government sought the information from Yahoo under the National Security Agency s PRISM data gathering program Details of the secret program were disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden who has fled the US The program came to light in early June after The Washington Post and Guardian newspapers published documents provided by Snowden It allows the NSA to reach into the data streams of US companies such as Yahoo Facebook Inc Microsoft Corp Google Inc and others and grab emails video chats pictures and more US officials have said the program is narrowly focused on foreign targets and technology companies say they turn over

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  • China hacking must stop: Biden | Business Spectator
    ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu China hacking must stop Biden 11 Jul 2013 12 31 AM 2 Politics International News Asia USA Technology Security Data Security Economy China US govt calls on China to halt outright theft of online data You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP US Vice President Joe Biden has called on China to end its outright theft through hacking as he opens two days of annual talks between the world s two largest economies We both will benefit from an open secure reliable Internet Outright theft that we are experiencing must be viewed as out of bounds and needs to stop Biden said while also calling for cooperation with the rising Asian power The United States accuses China of waging a vast hacking campaign against its government and companies with a recent study saying that the theft of trade secrets was costing corporate America hundreds of billions of dollars a year Beijing has hit back that it too is a victim of hacking charges that gained ammunition when US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden said that US spies had broken into the Asian power s Internet routing network Biden voiced hope that the annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue would build trust between the United States and China saying Our relationship is and will continue to be a mix of competition and cooperation The talks involve senior officials including Secretary of State John Kerry whose attendance had been in doubt after his wife was hospitalized with seizure like symptoms No carousel of other videos after the video ends Print this page Related articles 10 Jan Korea China jostle for Aust resources 10 Jan China trade balance contracts 10 Jan Volvo Cars sales up in 2013 10 Jan China s Fosun buys Portuguese insurer in privatisation 10 Jan Australia is not the key to China s resource prison More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt

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  • Data retention plan dead in the water | Business Spectator
    Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Data retention plan dead in the water Reuters 25 Jun 2013 8 53 AM 1 Politics Technology Security Data Security Attorney General Mark Dreyfus shelves plans to force phone and internet companies to hold two years of phone call and email data following concerns raised by a parliamentary inquiry You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password The Gillard government has shelved plans to force phone and internet companies to hold two years of phone call and email data following concerns raised by a parliamentary inquiry into telecommunications interception laws The move follows long running criticism by privacy advocates in Australia and comes in the aftermath of revelations in the United States where spy agency contractor Edward Snowden exposed secret US surveillance of vast amounts of internet data under a program known as Prism The government had wanted phone and internet companies to hold metadata for two years to help fight criminal activity but lawmakers on the telecommunications inquiry called for changes They said internet browsing data should be excluded from the plans and called for greater oversight of government agency access to telecommunications data by the ombudsmen and the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security Attorney General Mark Dreyfus responded to the inquiry findings by delaying any changes until after the September 14 parliamentary election and only after further consultations The government will not pursue a mandatory data retention regime at this time and will await further advice Dreyfus said in a statement after the report was tabled Conservative opposition lawmakers who are expected to win power in September have raised concerns about surveillance of cloud server data stored in the United States but are still likely to support the new laws in Australia if they take office The influential Australian Greens Party which holds the balance of power in the upper house said the security and intelligence committee report reflected political and privacy concerns first raised last year about plans to collect and store the telephone and email data of all Australians This report refused to endorse data retention and condemned Government s secretive approach said Greens communications spokesman Scott Ludlam The report did not specifically mention the Prism programme as its hearings were completed before the Snowden revelations about Prism But the inquiry s report did raise concerns about the wide number of Australian government agencies able to access private data with

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