Google Working on Computer That Can be Injected into The Eye

googleGoogle is developing a new computer that will be injected right into the human eye.

The company has already filed a patent for the new technology which they say will have several uses including improving eyesight.

According to Google the tiny computer would also have some storage in it and a radio.

Special antennae would power the tiny eye computer, which would be injected into the eye.

Many are concerned that the creation would allow people to take sneaky photos and videos due to minuscule cameras.

Read more at http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/inventions/google-file-patent-for-a-computer-which-can-be-injected-straight-into-peoples-eyeballs/news-story/82d22c12d080f774ce5492dd9d4f3ff6

What You Need to Know in Australian Technology Today

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  1. Telstra is investing $50million into its networks.
  2. Australian users of Gumtree have become the victims of a hacker’s attack
  3. Atlassian identified as top tech pioneer in the Australian and New Zealand startup arena.
  4. Uber plans to be everywhere in your digital space.
  5. A cat collar has been created to translate cat meows into human speech.

Sound amazing? Find out more http://www.businessinsider.com.au/5-things-you-need-to-know-in-australian-tech-today-2016-5

How to Prolong The Life of Your Laptop

laptopGizmodo.com.au is known for giving good tech advice so when I came across a post on how to make your laptop last longer, I had to post some of the tips I learnt,

  1. Look after the hard drive. Get rid of files you don’t use and keep your device cool.
  2. Look after the battery. Monitor the temperature. Leave it charged in the middle when in storage.
  3. Keep it clean and well ventilated. Get rid of external dust and grime.

Visit http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/04/4-ways-to-help-your-laptop-enjoy-a-longer-life/ to find out more.

 

Study Reveals Ad Blockers are Breaking The Internet

computerAccording to a new study, ad blockers aren’t just blocking ads on the internet, they are actually breaking websites.

Websites belonging to British Airways and Vodafone have been affected by ad blockers, according to new research.

The UK’s 100 most popular websites were examined and researchers found that ad blockers weren’t just blocking pop-ups but actually accidentally corrupting useful parts of the websites themselves.

London ad-tech company Oriel examined 24 common ad blocked including Adblock, Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin on popular websites such as Vodafone, Ryanair, P&G and BA.

Read more at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/04/19/ad-blockers-are-breaking-the-internet-study-finds/

Why You Need to Uninstall Quicktime a.s.a.p

computerQuicktime video player has been identified as having critical security flaws, so if you have this video player on your Windows PC you should uninstall it immediately.

You probably installed Quicktime from Apple while setting up iTunes but Apple is no longer updating the product and flaws have been identified which means you should remove it from your PC as soon as possible.

The flaws were found by researchers at Trend Micro.

While Apple would ordinarily push an update, the company is getting rid of Quicktime for Windows so there won’t be any more security updates. The only way to safeguard your device is by uninstalling it.

Find out more http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/04/you-should-uninstall-quicktime-from-your-windows-machine-immediately/

Race for The Biggest Database in History

103044136-googamaz.530x298According to CNBC, the race is on between Google and Amazon to have the biggest database in history.

A long 4 years after its proposed creation and  years after the Flash Crash of May 2016, the long-delayed Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) may actually come to life.

The article on CNBC went on to explain. Find out more at http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/26/its-google-vs-amazon-to-create-the-biggest-data-base-in-history.html

Federal Government’s Cyber Security Strategy

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The federal government recently announced plans to invest $230 million in its national cyber security strategy over the next four years.

The announcement was made at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney recently.

The prime minister announced the creation of a new ministerial role assisting the prime minister on cyber security.

A new Cyber Ambassador will also be appointed by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to be a liaison between government and business and to work towards a “secure, open and free internet”.

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/news/govt-to-spend-230m-on-cyber-security-strategy-418409#ixzz46sVPqPTs

 

Backdoor on Facebook Server Found

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A security researcher has found vulnerabilities and a backdoor on a server operated by Facebook. Hundreds of staff passwords were captured by an unknown hacker.

A researcher from a Taiwanese security vendor Devco.re, Orange Tsai scanned the social media giant’s IP address space and found a domain name that he found interesting.

He then discovered the system the domain name –  tfbnw.net – ran on a range of servers including a vulnerable version of the Accellion Secure File Transfer application.

Facebook has since patched the server in question.

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/news/researcher-finds-backdoor-on-facebook-server-418513#ixzz46m52NMHP