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  • ATO rolls out voice biometrics for online services

    ​The Australian Tax Office has integrated voice biometric technology into its mobile app, allowing taxpayers to quickly and easily prove their identity when engaging with the ATO’s suite of online services.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner22 Jan. 16 10:45
  • Australian government to write big data strategy

    The federal government will release a big data strategy this winter, Australian Government CIO Glenn Archer said Wednesday at an Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) summit in Canberra.

    Written by Adam Bender13 March 13 15:16
  • ATO scams do the rounds

    It's almost the end of financial year, and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has warned companies and consumers to beware of phishing emails and telemarketing calls.

    Written by Hamish Barwick21 June 11 15:52
  • Bean counting a risky exercise for accountants: ATO

    Few would peg bean counting as an occupation with serious health risks, but the Australian Tax Office (ATO) is convinced its staff are under threat from too much time with their calculators and desk chairs.

    Written by Tim Lohman06 May 11 11:09
  • Linux users to get AUSkey access before Christmas

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has confirmed Linux users will finally have access to its AUSkey authentication software within two months, following compatibility complaints in May when the service was launched for Windows and Mac OS X only.

    Written by Chloe Herrick13 Oct. 10 16:28
  • ATO downplays Lockheed deal cost

    The Australian Taxation Office has clarified that its five-year desktop services contract with defence giant and IT contractor Lockheed Martin actually has a total pricetag of $283.4 million - not the $380 million it mistakenly published through the Government's tendering system.

    Written by Renai LeMay12 Oct. 10 09:09
  • ATO e-tax software hit by potential security holes

    The denizens of global security mailing list Bugtraq have started discussing whether the Australian Taxation Office's e-tax 2010 software -- currently being used by millions of Australians to submit their tax returns -- has a security hole in it, due to the way it deals with remote Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates.

    Written by Jenna Pitcher14 Sept. 10 07:17