Australia’s Telstra-run cancer register has no security, privacy plan

Audit finds problems with Health procurement. The federal Health department has no plan outlining how its supplier Telstra will manage the privacy and security of the new national cancer screening register, one year on from the contract being signed, the national auditor has found. The Australian National Audit Office undertook an audit into Health’s procurement of […]

AusPost trials machine learning to manage unpaid bills

Quietly opens beta. Australia Post has quietly created an email add-on tool that uses machine learning to find unpaid bills and itemise when they need to be paid. The Bill Scanner tool is currently in open beta and is “available for Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail and Live accounts”. Users must sign in with their Google or […]

Sony open-sources NNabla neural network learnings

En-NNabla-blement of answer to Google’s TensorFlow? The libraries support static and dynamic computation graphs as well as functions, operators and optimizer modules for neural networks. On the backend, the code is written primarily in C++11. If you want to run it on embedded devices, you can access it natively via C++11, otherwise you can use […]

Software glitch led to London Ambulance Service outage – report

Update 18 months earlier meant recycle bin drained system resources, leading to crash Control room staff were forced to log all emergency calls by pen and paper and pass information to ambulance crews over the radio when the Computer Aided Dispatch system went down for nearly five hours on New Year’s day. The London Ambulance […]

Linus Torvalds slams ‘pure garbage’ from ‘clowns’ at grsecurity

‘I stopped trying to be polite about their BS’, says Torvalds who plans Linux 4.12 next week In his post to mark the release of 4.12 release candidate seven, Torvalds wrote “It’s fairly small, and there were no huge surprises, so if nothing untoward happens this upcoming week, this will be the final rc.” “But […]

Microsoft recommends you ignore Microsoft-recommended update

Left hand quits trying to meet right hand, waves at customers saying ‘don’t break Skype’ But two days later the company urged Exchange users not to install it ASAP, because it hadn’t validated it yet. Last Friday – 10 days after the launch of the new code – it reminded users of Lync and Skype […]

Amadeus outage downs Qantas’ booking system

Users worldwide impacted. An outage to the Amadeus booking platform has downed services for customers globally, including Australian airline Qantas. Qantas on Wednesday morning advised it was “experiencing issues” with the technology, which were preventing prospective flyers from being able to access its booking function. It said the outage was affecting Amadeus customers globally, and […]

Bitter Brisbane council, TechOne fight likely to end up in court

Show cause notices fly back and forth. The ugly stoush between Brisbane City Council and its systems partner TechnologyOne looks likely to land in court after the council sent the IT firm a second notice to show cause. The notice gives TechOne another three weeks to show why it should retain its $180 million local […]

10 supremely useful Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

Save everything from meeting notes to recipes and even emails to your digital notebook. Microsoft OneNote can do just about anything to help you stay organized and productive. That utility doesn’t end with the core features in the desktop and mobile apps, either. OneNote also hooks into a ton of different services, so it’s easy […]