Stories by Julian Bajkowski

Banks divided over biometrics

Australia's big four banks are a house divided over the introduction of biometrics identifiers to control fraud, with the National Australia Bank pouring cold water on the introduction of fingerprint identification for its customers.

Julian Bajkowski | 16 Sep | Read more

Privacy Commissioner investigates data thefts

The federal Privacy Commissioner has opened a formal investigation into possible breaches of the Privacy Act by Telstra mobile reseller Switch Mobile and call centre outsourcer One Touch Solutions following revelations that customer data from the two companies is for sale on the black market in India.

Julian Bajkowski | 18 Aug | Read more

Biometric nation

With Federal government hitching its border security to the biometrics bandwagon, two knowledgeable ex-feds give their frank and differing views on where the taxpayer-funded romance with the technology is heading. Julian Bajkowski reports.

Julian Bajkowski | 08 Jun | Read more

Abetz backs privacy overhaul

The man in charge of enforcing whole-of-government IT cohesion, Special Minister of State Senator Eric Abetz, has publicly backed calls from Federal Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis for a wider review of Australia's privacy laws.

Julian Bajkowski | 06 Jun | Read more

Intel quietly ships Pentium D with DRM

Microsoft and the entertainment industry's holy grail of controlling copyright through the motherboard has moved a step closer with Intel now embedding digital rights management within in its latest dual-core processor Pentium D and accompanying 945 chipset.

Julian Bajkowski | 27 May | Read more

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