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Sydney Airport uses thermal data to track swine flu
April 30, 2009, 5:24 am
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Tomorrow morning I am off to Sydney airport to pick up my parents who’ve been in the USA (California and Florida) for the past two weeks.

Look what they have to look forward to…

Thermal scanners will start screening travellers for high temperatures at eight of Australia’s international airports this afternoon to help prevent swine flu from entering the nation’s borders.

Health Minister Nicola Roxon announced the measure in Melbourne this afternoon in response to the WHO’s warning that a pandemic was imminent.

More: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/airports-to-screen-all-passengers-entering-australia-for-swine-flu-20090430-ao7v.html


How much would a data breach cost your company?
February 4, 2009, 1:20 am
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Organisations that experienced a data breach in 2008 paid an average of $6.6 million last year to rebuild their brand image and retain customers, according to a new study.

Ponemon Institute, a Tucson-based research firm, looked at 43 organisations that reported a data breach last year and found that roughly $202 was spent on each consumer record compromised.

The average number of consumer records exposed in each breach was about 33,000, although the number of records affected in each incident ranged from fewer than 4,200 to more than 113,000.

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/02/AR2009020203064.html

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