Safer Internet Day 2013

Safer Internet Day is an annual event organised by the European network for internet safety, Insafe. This year, Safer Internet Day will be held on 5 February and celebrated in more than 60 countries worldwide. The theme of Safer Internet Day 2013 is “Online Rights and Responsibilities” and users around the world are encouraged to…


Microsoft Embraces Telework

 This week is National Telework Week (NTW) – a designated week to draw awareness to the benefits to both organisations and employees, in embracing flexible working and, more specifically, working from home. Microsoft is proud to be a partner in the inaugural NTW because flexible working is part of our DNA. At Microsoft, we uphold the belief…


Federal Government releases National Digital Economy Strategy

The Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy this morning released the Federal Government’s National Digital Economy Strategy. The Strategy is the product of over 18 months work by the Minister’s Department. It articulates the Government’s vision for Australia’s digital economy. By defining eight “Digital Economy Goals” the Strategy aims…

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Internet Explorer – the best browser for protection against socially engineered malware

Here at Microsoft Australia we continue to see cyber attacks that rely on distributing socially engineered malware through phishing emails and websites, which is why it was great to see the news that Internet Explorer is the best browser to help protect users against these threats. This month in the US, NSS Labs, an independent information…

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Cybersafety Help Button

The Cybersafety Help Button is a new Australian Government initiative designed to keep children and families safe online. It is an online resource that gives children and young people easy access to cybersafety help and information. Microsoft Australia is proud to support this initiative. The internet offers huge opportunities for improvements in education, social interaction,…

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Obama, Rudd, Politics and the Web

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we first practice to deceive!." I only ever knew this quote as one of my father’s ‘words of wisdom’. I have since learnt that it is credited to the great Scottish author and novelist Sir Walter Scott. While the quote expresses a due caution to all it…

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