CommsWire - 13 September 2018

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Four big US carriers unveil mobile authentication project
The four big US mobile carriers — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon — have announced they are setting up a Mobile Authentication Taskforce that will implement an initiative named Project Verify which will, according to them, be the future of mobile authentication.

Australia, world hit by sharp rise in mobile fraud attacks
Fraud attacks on mobile transactions in Australia have increased 26% this year compared to 2017, with a new cybercrime report also revealing that attacks have risen sharply around the world.

Why it is worth upgrading to the new iPhone XR
COMMENT: I am not a moronic consumer who eagerly lines up to spend his hard earned money each time Apple makes a new product announcement. That said, one feature mentioned in today’s announcement of the new iPhone XS and XR phones has made me seriously consider upgrading.

Labor unwilling to commit either way on encryption bill
The Australian Labor Party appears to be hesitant about ruling out support for the Government's anti-encryption Assistance and Access Bill, a draft of which was put up for comment on 14 August.

Microsoft's 'Germany-only' cloud service being wound up
Microsoft's provision of cloud services in Germany through T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, that will act as a data trustee, appears to be over, with the software firm announcing that it would now “deliver cloud services from new data centres in Germany” to “meet evolving customer needs”.