Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Europe, the world’s biggest consumer of chocolate, and West Africa, the leading grower of the cocoa beans used to make it, share a common goal to make the sector sustainable. But they have opposing views on how to put an end to the social, … Read more
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Only in the harsh light of sobriety could Melbourne man Benn Veenker truly understand the price his addiction was having on his family and friends. Most important points: A new report estimates that addiction will cost the Australian economy more than $80 billion by 2021 One in four Australians will experience alcohol, drug or gambling … Read more
Russian criminals accused of stealing customer data from Medibank have been labeled “scumbags”, with the government swearing to “hack the hackers” through a new task force targeting ransomware gangs. Most important points: About 100 officers will work on the joint operation between the AFP and the Australian cyber-espionage agency In addition to tracking down those … Read more
A cybercriminal individual or ransom-demanding group has threatened to release Medibank customer data as Australia’s largest health insurer faces a potential class action for hacking sensitive information for 9.7 million current and former customers. Most important points: An individual or group claiming to have Medibank customer data has threatened to release it within the next … Read more
A half-pound drone bought from Best Buy and $20 worth of hardware put together by a team of researchers at the University of Waterloo has proven to have Superman-esque powers. Nicknamed Wi-Peep, the device can “see” through walls and covertly identify the locations of smart watches, phones, laptops and the like, with speed and accuracy. … Read more
A cyber attack targets a technology group that provides services to government agencies, which are now believed to have stolen data. Most important points: PNORS Technology Group says the two affected companies serve “a number of external customers, including government departments” Company Says Hackers Revealed Sample “of Suspected Stolen Data” Victorian government says it is … Read more
According to data from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), 32 percent of Australian public companies paid no tax in 2020-21. The ATO’s eighth corporate tax transparency report covers 2,468 companies and finds that 782 (32 percent) have paid no tax. That report attributes this to a variety of reasons, including companies making an accounting loss … Read more