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Banks confront Morrison on levy details

Another A$1.2 billion will be raised over the next four years by imposing a levy on foreign workers, another issue that has been heavily debated publicly, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promising earlier this year "Australian jobs for Australians".



No substantial impact of WannaCry on Indian IT system: Secy

Cybercriminals behind the scam are typically demanding $300 in Bitcoin to unlock a company's computers. Consider some of the other problems that they have caused. "It is also an agency that is mostly full of people who have no clue about what is going on the world wide web". As computer experts frantically fight an worldwide cyber attack, people turning on their computers for the start of the work week are vulnerable.



North Korea possibly linked to global cyberattack

The global cyberattack that took computer files hostage appeared to slow on Monday as authorities worked to catch the extortionists behind it - a hard task that involves searching for digital clues and following the money. "I'm not going to talk about various policy options that we may or may not consider, but I will say this: we are certainly engaged right now in looking at a number of measures - political, economic, security - to deal with these provocative acts by the DPRK, and unsafe acts ...



ITunes Coming to the Windows Store

Whichever camp you're in, here's a quick take on the top new features that will show up in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Microsoft says that the Edge web browser will have improved responsiveness in the upcoming Fall creators Update .


Alexa-powered touchscreen speaker incoming — Amazon Echo Show

Alexa-powered touchscreen speaker incoming — Amazon Echo Show

The new device, called Echo Show, goes on sale on June 28, 2017 . Of those users, about 71% of them are using an Amazon Echo speaker, while 24% prefer the Google Home . The research firm expects 35.6 million Americans will use a voice-activated device - at least once a month this year. If true, Amazon's latest device comes amid growing competition in the smart speaker space.


Attack on computers appears to have ebbed

Attack on computers appears to have ebbed

In Japan, several large manufacturers have been hit, reporter John Matthews tells NPR: "Companies including Hitachi have reported several of their systems going down, including computers at a hospital in eastern Japan". Ryan Kalember, senior vice president at Proofpoint Inc. which helped stop its spread, said the version without a kill switch could spread but was benign because it contained a flaw that prevented it from taking over computers and demanding ransom to unlock files.