ING Australia snares new CIO from Westpac’s BT Financial Group – Finance – Strategy- Tempemail

Westpac’s loss has become ING’s gain, with the Dutch-headquartered direct banking giant appointing Linda Da Silva as its new chief information officer after she jumped following a 12 year stint with Australia’s oldest bank. Most recently CIO of BT Financial Group, the appointment came as Westpac announced the appointment of Continue Reading

Service NSW loses digital chief to Queensland government – Strategy- Tempemail

The Queensland government has poached Service NSW’s digital chief Chris Fechner as the state’s first-ever chief digital and customer officer.  iTnews can reveal Fechner will make the jump to Queensland’s Department of Housing and Public Works (HPW) in early February after just nine months at Service NSW. He is the Continue Reading

Config flub by Microsoft exposed millions of customer details – Security- Tempemail

Microsoft has acknowledged that it left hundreds of millions of customer support records exposed for most of December last year, having failed to apply appropriate security controls for a database. Security vendor Comparitech researcher Bob Diachenko found the open database, which had been left exposed from December 5 to December Continue Reading

Trump tweets his way to a record on impeachment day | US news- Tempemail

Donald Trump tweeted his way to a record on Wednesday. The extremely-online US president tweeted 131 times between 12 am EST and 4:46 pm EST, according to Factbase, a platform that tracks data about Trump. That number includes 36 original tweets and 110 retweets, making the day his most active Continue Reading

Sonos customers up in arms over move to stop updates for older speakers – Cloud – Hardware – Software- Tempemail

Sonos Inc is facing a social media firestorm after the wireless speaker pioneer decided to stop software updates for some of its older products. Hours after the company made the announcement on Tuesday, customers went on Twitter using the trending hashtag #SonosBoycott and tagging the company’s chief executive officer, Patrick Continue Reading

Google CEO eyes major opportunity in healthcare, says will protect privacy – Benchmarking Change- Tempemail

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet Inc and its Google subsidiary, said on Wednesday that healthcare offers the biggest potential over the next five to 10 years for using artificial intelligence to improve outcomes, and vowed that the technology giant will heed privacy concerns. US lawmakers have raised questions about Continue Reading

European court: Nintendo doesn’t have to offer refunds for digital pre-orders

In context: Nintendo has been on a hot streak in the legal arena lately. Just yesterday, the company managed to convince a federal court to overturn a previous ruling that would have forced it to pay out roughly $10 million as part of a prior patent dispute judgement. Now, a Continue Reading

Insurers look to curb ransomware exposure as US cyber premiums rise – Benchmarking Change- Tempemail

US insurers are ramping up cyber-insurance rates by as much as 25 percent and trying to curb exposure to vulnerable customers after a surge of costly claims, industry sources said. The changes follow a challenging year of hackers using malicious programs, known as ransomware, to take down systems that control Continue Reading

‘Click I agree’: UN rapporteur says prince tried to intimidate Bezos with text | Technology

The message, it seems, could not have been clearer. On 8 November 2018, just one month after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, received an unsolicited text from Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account. According to the UN, the text from the crown prince of Saudi Continue Reading