Stories by Rebecca Merrett

First Bitcoin ATMs to launch in Australia

It seems crypto-currency or virtual currency is becoming ever-more real with 100 Bitcoin ATMs to be rolled out across Australia from February to March this year.

Where is cloud computing heading in 2014?

Private and hybrid cloud models, IT departments acting as cloud brokers, more competition among providers and a maturity in services is where 'as-a-service' computing is heading in 2014, say analysts.

Water, mining industries driving increased SCADA demand in A/NZ

Analyst firm Frost and Sullivan estimates that revenue from SCADA systems and services will reach annual revenues of US$215 million in Australia and New Zealand by 2018, a $65 million increase from 2012 driven by increasing demands from resources industries such as water and mining.

New Zealand to get its second undersea fibre optic cable

Hawaikii Cable Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with regional economic development agency Northland Inc to build an undersea fibre optic cable that will connect New Zealand to Australia, Hawaii and the west coast of the United States.

Anonymous to protest against Facebook censorship

A post at, a website associated with hacktivist movement Anonymous, has called for a new 'Op', this time calling on Facebook users to protest against the social networking giant’s alleged censorship.

Safer Internet Day marks 10th anniversary

Today is the 10th anniversary of Safer Internet Day, a global initiative to raise online safety awareness. This year’s theme, ‘Online Rights and Responsibilities – Connect with Respect’, focuses on online privacy, digital reputation and citizenship, and is held in more than 90 countries around the world.