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Domino's wants to make pizza in 3 minutes and deliver in 10 minutes


Getting a pizza cooked in three minutes and delivered to a customer's door in 10 minutes is a wild fantasy, but for the Australian arm of pizza chain Domino's, it's a genuine goal. The company has labelled it "Project 3:10," and it's a bit like an Olympic sprinter trying to beat their 100-metre time. "It was planned, thought through and tested until Christmas. We already have six stores enabled, and now we're full steam." Meij said he believes it'll take around three years for the project to be rolled out across all stores in Australia and New Zealand.

Cigarette plain packs to 'go global'

BBC News

Plain packaging for cigarettes is about to "go global" in a move that will have a "huge impact" on health, the World Health Organization says. The body said moves to introduce standardised packaging in the UK, France and Australia will influence policy around the globe. But the Tobacco Manufacturers' Association said policy was being "driven more by dogma than hard fact". Around six million deaths each year are linked to smoking. Plain, or standardised, packaging has a uniform colour across all brands except for health warnings.

Australian Consumer Watchdog Investigates Air Bag Recall

U.S. News

FILE - In this June 25, 2017 file photo, TK Holdings Inc. headquarters is shown in Auburn Hills, Mich. Australia's consumer watchdog says it is urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags. Australian consumer magazine Choice said on Monday, July 24, 2017, it had discovered car makers were refitting faulty Takata air bags in recalled vehicles as a temporary solution after questioning 14 car manufacturers in Australia.(AP

Driverless cars: safer perhaps, but professor warns of privacy risks

The Guardian

Driverless vehicles could build a "gold mine" of personal data for private companies and would make it easier for them to target people as consumers, an Australian law professor has warned. Des Butler, of the Queensland University of Technology, said the privacy risks involved in driverless vehicles were a "sleeper issue" that regulators were yet to fully consider, even though car manufacturers say the technology could be on roads in Australia by 2020. "These vehicles will know where you like to frequent, which businesses, and may very well build a profile of you," Butler said. "People will go into these things not realising just how much data the vehicle will be generating about them and not knowing the extent to which the data can be used." On Thursday, the federal government formally launched a $55m bid to answer some of the questions that surround the nascent technology.

No need to keep encryption-busting capabilities secret: Internet Australia


The chair of Internet Australia, Dr Paul Brooks, has said there is no real need to keep encryption-busting capabilities of the proposed Assistance and Access Bill secret, and that any capabilities should be made public, as is currently done for phone tapping equipment. "The fact that a particular capability that is built into the equipment is being used in a particular instance, that should be kept secret, but the fact the equipment has the capability at all, that is not secret," Brooks told the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence and Security on Friday. "The aim of this whole thing is ultimately to catch criminals and terrorists that are using software systems for nefarious purposes -- if there is a capability in that system for that activity to be monitored or messages to be seen, the net effect of having that capability known is effectively that the dumb criminals will continue to use the software anyway, and they may get caught. "And if the purposes of the secrecy is to enable criminals to be caught, the fact that that capability is public means the smart criminals won't use that system, that system will be denied to them, and they will need to find another way." According to Brooks, while good will come from having a capability known and prevent criminals using services due a concern of possible monitoring, on the flip side, law-abiding persons and organisations will need to also stop using a service, or take other precautions, if the service is being used thanks to, for instance, its end-to-end encryption capabilities. Brooks pointed out that the sorts of communication services that the government is likely to target -- WhatsApp, Signal, Facebook, iMessage -- could be bypassed by an organisation creating its own internal service. "The reality that law-enforcement grapples with is that the ability to encrypt information is itself public, the algorithms are public, the ways of generating keys are public," he said. "Any organisation, for good or bad, can create their own software relatively simply and communicate using it and are unlikely to respond or even be known about to receive some sort of notice." Echoing concerns from local security vendor Senetas, which said earlier this month that the Bill endangers AU$3 billion worth of exports and would render security guarantees meaningless, Internet Australia said it created an "air of doubt" about whether Australian manufacturers had been subjected to a notice and alluded to the federal government's own concerns about Huawei which lead to it being banned from 5G deployments. "This is the very first time that this sort of interception and access capability has been requested of devices.