The Ambassador

The Ambassador is both warrior and diplomat. He listens to the words of those who deserve influence and guides those in his care as he guides himself. He acts not selfishly but for the betterment of all.

After alleged iCloud breach, here's how to secure your personal cloud

A hacker may have been responsible for leaking explicit photos of celebrities due to a weak link in their Apple iCloud accounts. Here's what you can do to keep your embarrassing selfies (and company secrets) out of the public eye.


Apple patches 'Find My iPhone' exploit

Apple has patched an exploit with its Find My iPhone online service that may have been used by hackers to gain access to personal photos stored on iCloud accounts belonging to some 100 celebrities.


In the event of a crisis, Estonia plans to rely on its allies to hold its critical systems

Under a new plan known as 'data embassies', duplicates of essential databases and services stored or run from secure datacentres on foreign soil.


Government surveillance requests to Telstra rise

As the Australian government looks to force telcos to retain customer data for law-enforcement investigations, the number of requests for customer data that Telstra is receiving from Australian law-enforcement agencies has risen in the last six months.


White House revamps tech management, Hillary's not a cloud expert, and more bank hacks [Government IT Week]

It's time once again to go around the world and see what's happening in government IT. Here's a Labor Day shoutout to all our American readers.


Hacker 'Rawshark' disrupts NZ election campaign

A Cabinet minister has resigned after an email revealed her contact with a controversial blogger.


Nigeria launches new biometric ID card - brought to you by Mastercard

13 million person pilot of national identity card combines both biometric verification for state services and a prepayment wallet aimed at bringing financial services to the poorest.


Forget your first pet's name, now you can prove your identity with the unique way you use your mouse

A startup is using the quirks of how users interact with their devices to do away with all those annoying security questions that appear when you log in from somewhere new.


How film studios want to use data retention to crack down on piracy

Data retention will be a useful tool in a proposal from the content industry to get ISPs to match IP addresses connected to alleged infringers with customer accounts.


What went wrong with Microsoft's August updates?

UPDATED. Buggy updates are certainly a problem, but the company's poor communication of the problems is an even bigger cause for concern.