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Let's just declare 'free data year' and be done with it Australia's dominant carrier, Telstra, is enduring more customer fury after extended outages stretched across its ADSL, NBN, and mobile networks.…

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NSA nemesis says Australia's surveillance state is even nastier than the USA's National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden has opined that last week's National Broadband Network (NBN) raids in Australia last week are a misuse of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) power.…

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Older versions on deprecation schedule Developers using Google's Safe Browsing API: get ready for an upgrade. The Chocolate Factory's announced v4 of the API, and is deprecating prior versions.…

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Photoplethysmography algo error could be nasty for those who target their training Scientists have tested a pair of wearable fitness gadgets from Fitbit and found they get heart rates wrong by as much as 25 beats per minute.…

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Your replicant isn't, quite Replicating computer-simulated science is harder than you think, as a group of aerospace researchers from George Washington University have found.…

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Don't get excited about shorter passenger flights just yet, but do celebrate a successful test Australia's venerable Woomera rocket range last week hosted a successful hypersonic test in which the experimental HiFiRE rocket hit Mach 7.5 and an apogee of 278 km.…

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Colvin's Keystone Cops okayed outsider's photos during raid The Australian Federal Police's (AFP's) raid on Australian parliamentarians and their staffers over leaked documents on delays to the National Broadband Network (NBN) leaked-documents raid had more fallout over the weekend, with the AFP criticised for allowing an nbnTM staffer to photograph documents seized in Thursday night's raid, and the communications minister acknowledging he knew about the investigation.…

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Redmond vows to pull terror content from services Microsoft is enacting a new policy to remove terrorist content from its consumer services.…

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'cause the hackers gonna hack, hack, hack The team behind the SWIFT financial transaction network is taking another look at its security after several hacking attempts against its customers.…

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More than just another Google tease A modular phone that will let you snap on and pull off different components as you wish will finally launch this fall, Google has announced.…

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Purple Palace getting lowballed on buyout offers Yahoo!'s planned sell-off of its core business may not end up bringing the cash return investors had hoped for.…

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Spying a no-no. Unless you're a media company You can't use drones to check whether your employee really is sick, or to take pictures of your neighbors, unless you're a news organization in which case the sky is the limit - or more accurately not the limit.…

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When we said we don't care if they mod our games, we actually meant we will prevent them VR headset company Oculus has backtracked on a promise not to lock down its software to its hardware.…

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Harvard study blames state groups for 488m comments A new study claims to have unmasked a state-sponsored social media campaign in China that's responsible for nearly a half-billion social media comments.…

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Seriously, what are you hiding in there? Repository management vendor JFrog has hopped into the container and binary scanning market with the launch of Xray.…

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Goldman Sachs-backed business preps iOS version of secure browser service Entering an already crowded market, Symphony has announced it will produce an iOS app for its cloud-based messaging service.…

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Judge throws out Choc Factory's bid to have sueball dismissed Analysis  An attempt by Google to get a competition case against it thrown out on free speech grounds was itself thrown out this week.…

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Invalid product key scam on the up Cybercrooks have put together a new scam that falls halfway between ransomware and old school browser lockup ruses.…

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Tucci, IBM UK, Microsoft UK and more put pen to paper American storage seller EMC is the latest tech tanker to tell the good burghers of Britain it wants the country to remain in the EU, and it even did so without mentioning Hitler or ISIS.…

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General storage sales weakness exposed Brocade reported second quarter revenue of $523m, down 4 per cent year-over-year from $547m, and a 9 per cent quarter-over-quarter decline from $574m, as general storage networking sales weakness impacted its results.…

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Direful Manchester United vid It's Friday, and if you need a solid excuse to run screaming from your PC in search of a pint, look no further than this direful Manchester United plug for X-Men: Apocalypse:…

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Yes, it really said that From next month Three customers are advised to be more selective when sending pics of their food, cats or drunken escapades - as the mobile operator is more than doubling its pricing. Or, you know, you could just use an OTT app.…

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UK.gov minister may eventually agree to meet with Tony Porter Presumably after finally reading his report*, the government has thanked the Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) for "clarifying" after he explained that he had not asked for the "enforcement powers" it had refused to give him.…

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Watch the keynotes, view the slides Video  If you ever wondered what would happen when some of the leading lights of the software development world came together with a couple of hundred very real world users, you really should have been at Continuous Lifecycle London earlier this month.…

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Production house on how acceleration sped up FX Cache me if you can  Special effects for season 6 of Game of Thrones were created by Spanish video special effects (VFX) house El Ranchito, which explains how it solved its classic scaling problem below.…

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