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Dear TelSoc Member,
You have probably noticed we have been having problems with getting CommsWire to you in the last two weeks. This was due to being blacklisted for suspected spam, subsequently found to be in error. Hopefully these problems are behind us and this is Friday's edition - finally!
Best regards, Tim Herring. TelSoc Executive Director
Telstra outage takes down ATMs, eftpos machines
A Telstra outage hits ATMs and eftpos machines around the country on Thursday, with the problems beginning at about 3pm.
ASC system operating at 50% more capacity, says Vocus
The Vocus Group says its Australian Singapore Cable system is now operating with a total capacity of 60Tbps, 50% more capacity than when it launched.
Huawei establishes partnership with repairer HappyTel
Huawei has announced a partnership with Australian mobile phone and tablet repairer Happytel, which the giant Chinese telecommunications vendor says has "reinforced its commitment to customer service".
Google employees listen to Home speaker or Assistant recordings
Google employees are listening to audio files recorded by the company's Home smart speakers and the Google Assistant smartphone app, the Belgian website VRT NWS has reported, adding that it was able to listen to more than a thousand recordings.
Twitter hit by global outage, users left with nowhere to complain
The social media site Twitter has gone down around the world, with the outage beginning at 2.46 Eastern Standard Time (4.46am AEST Friday).