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Adjustable standing desks tend to be extremely pricey — the Ergonomics Now model in our office retails for over $1000. If you want to get the posture benefits without the crippling price tag, this DIY alternative from IKEA Hackers could be worth a look.
Mobile device management is definitely the most comprehensive solution to the management and security woes of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to do. New research from Telsyte suggests that just 24 per cent of companies have MDM software installed and processes in place.
In the ultra-macho action flick Rambo III, there’s a famous scene where the titular hero seals a gaping shrapnel wound by cauterising it with fire and gun powder. Awesome, eh? But how feasible is this DIY surgery in reality? This video from The Medicine Journal explains the circumstances where it might not be such a bad idea.
As of 12 March this year (that’s tomorrow), the Australian laws for credit reporting is changing. Most people (60 per cent according to the Australian Retail Credit Association) don’t know about this change, and it is perhaps the most significant legislation change to your personal finances in your lifetime. So it’s worth sitting up and taking notice.
An investigation by the Australian Privacy Commissioner explores how Telstra ended up placing details of 15,775 customers into a spreadsheet that was indexed by Google and available freely on its web site. That unfortunate experience provides plenty lessons for anyone involved with storing customer data — an especially important consideration with Australia’s privacy principles being strengthened this week.
Mobile phone tracking techniques are becoming more commonplace. Waste bins target ads. Shopping centres follow customers. Spooks follow airport passengers. Will the Privacy Act’s new definition of personal information provide enhanced protections against mobile phone tracking? Not really. Here’s why.