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 Tuesday, 13-October-2015  01:15:54 (GMT +10) - by Agg

This week is Stay Smart Online week in Australia. The annual Stay Smart Online Week is designed to engage and educate members of our community and business through various activities to raise awareness about online safety and security. There's some tips here.

The data retention scheme kicks off today. The laws garnered a huge response from civil and online rights groups, with Ludlam becoming the parliamentary face of a spirited campaign against the changes, an effort torpedoed by the bipartisan consensus of Labor and the Coalition. Though the fight to stop the legislation was lost in March, Ludlam and his allies are now encouraging average Australians to learn how to adapt to an online environment in which their data is indiscriminately collected and held.

On another worrying note, Electronic Frontiers Australia aren't too happy about the latest leaked Trans Pacific Partnership text. Today's release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the agreement, and dashes the few hopes that we held out that its most onerous provisions wouldn't survive to the end of the negotiations.

PC World have details on the innards of Microsoft's new Surface Book/Pro 4. Microsoft has cleared up the mystery about what processors are inside the new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, and here’s the answer: The high-end Surface Pro 4 contains a dual-core Core i7 Skylake chip, while the Surface Book uses a faster, also dual-core, version.

Dell are buying EMC for $67B, in the largest technology takeover in history. The transaction creates the industry-leader in the extremely attractive high-growth areas of the $2 trillion IT market with complementary product and solutions portfolios, sales teams and R&D investment strategies. The transaction combines two of the world’s greatest technology franchises – with leadership positions in Servers, Storage, Virtualization and PCs – and brings together strong capabilities in the fastest growing areas of our industry, including Digital Transformation, Software Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, Mobile and Security. Coverage on the WSJ.

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