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Senator Mitch Fifield announced the crackdown on piracy today. Picture: Kym Smith

Google under pressure to act against piracy

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GOOGLE has refused to comment on a new crackdown on online piracy in Australia despite being accused of “unashamedly facilitating crime” and being “as evil as Big Tobacco 30 years ago”. The internet giant has come under fire from Australia’s creative industries for promoting pirate websites that allow users to illegally download movies or music. […]

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As the web turns 30, its creator offers a message of hope for its future

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  The web is turning 30 on Tuesday, but its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, is already looking ahead to the next 30 years. In his annual letter on the web’s birthday, Berners-Lee spent less time reflecting on how the web has developed over the past three decades, and instead expressed optimism about what can be achieved in […]

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This man spent $5,000 of his own money to put Zimbabwe on Street View

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Zimbabwe is too far for many people to visit, but 37-year-old Tawanda Kanhema grew up there before moving to the United States. Thanks to Kanhema, though, you’ll soon be able to play virtual tourist, thanks to his work and the magic of Google Street View, Kanhema, who left the country to study journalism and documentary […]

House Dems lay into FCC chair over false cyberattack claims

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Democrats on Capitol Hill are demanding answers from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai after it was revealed his agency falsely claimed it had been the victim of a cyberattack last year. Last week, the FCC’s Office of Inspector General concluded the agency wasn’t the victim of a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack […]

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Facebook won’t let Firefox thwart political manipulation, Mozilla complains to EU

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Mozilla has joined the list of organizations displeased with Facebook’s new restrictions on outsiders analyzing political ads, lodging a complaint with European regulators that the move blocks its plan to help people understand who’s trying to influence them during coming elections.   ‘Transparency cannot just be on the terms with which the world’s largest, most […]

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T-Series closes in on PewDiePie’s YouTube subscriber record

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The world’s most popular YouTube channel is clinging to its title as the video-streaming giant’s most subscribed of all time. PewDiePie, aka Swedish personality Felix Kjellberg, has held the record for the most YouTube subscribers for the last five years, taking that record on December 23, 2013. At that time, PewDiePie had accumulated around 14 million subscribers. […]

This note was slipped into Melbourne letterboxes, inviting neighbours to get involved in Halloween. Picture: Helle Warming

This simple note can stop trick or treaters knocking on your door

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HALLOWEEN is the perfect excuse for kids to dress up, paint their faces, doorknock strangers and eat their body weight in lollies. Similarly, grown adults with jobs can also indulge in the fun, but this often means substituting the face paint for bunny ears and a tiny skirt, and the lollies for tequila shots (not […]

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Google wants to help you pronounce words like ‘onomatopoeia’ correctly, report says

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Google is reportedly working on a feature that could spare you from embarrassing mispronunciations.  The search giant may roll out a feature that shows you how to pronounce a word you’ve searched for, according to Android Police. For example, if you search for ‘onomatopoeia,’ a box will reportedly appear that directs you to a new […]

Jeff Bezos featured on the front page of the National Enquirer.

Billionaire’s stunning accusations of ‘extortion and blackmail’

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The world’s richest man has accused an American newspaper tabloid of “extortion and blackmail” after it threatened to publish revealing photos of him. Billionaire Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos claims the National Inquirer planned to release the private photos and messages because he was investigating how the tabloid obtained them. After the tabloid published […]

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This little girl’s letter to Santa Claus will break your heart

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This heartbreaking letter was left for Santa a North Carolina store. Picture: Facebook.Source:Supplied Most kids write letters to Santa asking for toys for Christmas, but one little girl had something bigger in mind this year. The letter was dropped in a mailbox for letters to Santa at a Lowe’s department store in Franklin, North Carolina […]