Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. Alan is the founder of Eureka Report, Australia’s most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 24-hour free business news and commentary website. He also hosts Inside Business, a half-hour Sunday programme on the ABC, is the finance presenter on the ABC News - and producer of the nightly graph (or two).
Mario Draghi's capacity to protect the euro will hinge on a ruling by Germany's constitutional court in October. Early signs suggest the court is willing to make tough decisions to protect German finances.
As Russia and its allies block climate talks there's hope that America might finally do something. Elsewhere, Warren Buffett continues to back renewables, it's the end of a solar era in Italy, Japan shows signs of slowing down and the EU carbon price lifts again.
With new and dangerous malware infecting our computers every day, there's now a potent argument for cyber security measures that use data and insight gleamed from past infections to help prevent new ones.
ReutersA lawsuit filed against Symantec Corp claims that the software maker seeks to persuade consumers to buy its products by scaring them with misleading information about the health of their computers.
While new research highlights the potential use of smartphones as spying devices by intrepid code breakers, the technique of using accelerometers to keep track of keystrokes doesn’t look that feasible in the real world.
Productivity gains don't always coincide with employee preferences, but that's the case with increasing demands from workers to use their own personal devices at work. If only it didn't throw up so many security headaches.
It's all well and good for consumers to dump their PCs for notebooks in the search for mobility, but when a business does the same its workers often become more distant and vulnerable to security breaches. How can this be overcome?
ReutersUS lawmakers considering new privacy laws scolded Google and Apple for not doing enough to guard mobile device users' location data, despite executives' assertions that they do not abuse the information.
Search giant Google today revealed that several months ago it had destroyed the payload data its Streetview cars had collected over the past several years as they brushed past Wi-Fi networks on their journeys around Australia, finally putting an end to one of the Australian technology sector's most controversial privacy scandals.