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CASSIDY KNOWLTON | TECHNOLOGY | 3 UNLOCK?

Why cheater details ‘leaked’, but terrorists are ‘hackers’

About half the stories mentioning the Ashley Madison data dump used the term “leak”, bringing to mind whistleblowers revealing information in the public interest. So why was an Islamic State data dump called a “hack”?

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JOSH TAYLOR | TECHNOLOGY | 7

No cheating! Outing Ashley Madison users could have costly consequences

The media have so far been restrained in reporting on the Ashley Madison hack.

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JOSH TAYLOR | TECHNOLOGY | 6

Islamic State hacking Australian govt emails: be alert but not alarmed

Did Islamic State hackers access Australian government email addresses and passwords? Maybe. But it’s probably not as bad as the headlines suggest.

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JOSH TAYLOR | TECHNOLOGY | 1

The ABCs of Google’s name change

Why is Google now Alphabet?

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Australia’s love affair with pokies

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JOSH TAYLOR | TECHNOLOGY |

Cyber report seeks to justify more national security overreach

Australian networks are vulnerable to hacking, says the government. But not to worry, there is a solution — more government intervention.

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JOSH TAYLOR | TECHNOLOGY |

Govt’s piracy code next to useless, says govt’s own survey

In trying to sell its piracy legislation, the government commissioned a survey into whether it would stop piracy. Unfortunately for Malcolm Turnbull, his proposed law is not worth a hill of beans.

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JOSH TAYLOR | TECHNOLOGY |

Bad luck, George: Brandis’ UK data retention antecedent illegal

Remember when George Brandis was crowing over the UK’s data retention laws as a basis for our own? The UK High Court has declared them to be illegal and in breach of citizens’ rights. Whoopsie.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | TECHNOLOGY |

Move over, NBN, here comes the National Narrowband Network

Why should you share your precious cat video-enhancing broadband with your hot-water meter? Enter the National Narrowband Network.

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STILGHERRIAN | TECHNOLOGY |

Every step you take: how advertisers are monitoring your every move

Big tech companies know exactly where you are, what you buy, where you live, who your friends are and what you do. And they are going to try to exploit that information to sell you something.

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Crikey Blogs | TECHNOLOGY |

Three steps to defeating anti-vaxxers

There are many people who have concerns about vaccinations but are not quite anti-vaxxers. Adam G. Dunn and Julie Leask explain how to reach them before their beliefs become too entrenched.

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How can we fix the NBN?

There are fewer than 400,000 premises actually connected to the national broadband network. Where can the government go from here? Dr Rob Nicholls, research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology and the Centre for International Finance and Regulation, explains.

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Keen to evade data retention? Here’s how to choose a VPN

There are readily accessible ways of evading the government’s mass surveillance scheme, but you’ll need to assess what’s best for you, technology consultant Dave Sag writes.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | TECHNOLOGY |

Heard about wearable tech? No really, have you?!

What is it with The Australian’s incessant coverage of wearable tech? It couldn’t be a directive from on high … could it?

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PAUL MILLAR | TECHNOLOGY |

Anonymous fights jihadists, who fight states, who fight Anonymous

Telling the difference between friends and enemies just got harder after Anonymous decided to take on the jihadist enemies of nations that have, in the past, tried so hard to thwart Anonymous.

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PADDY MANNING | TECHNOLOGY |

Sluggish and antiquated NBN coming soon to a node near you

The NBN Co is going to try to roll out broadband using whatever technology is currently available as soon as possible. That will get broadband into homes faster — but will it be outdated before it even arrives?

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STILGHERRIAN | TECHNOLOGY |

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei wants a piece of Apple’s pie

Watch out, Apple and Samsung — Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has a very smart entrant into the Australian market.

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STILGHERRIAN | TECHNOLOGY |

Stilgherrian: malicious software spreads seeds of doubt in Apple’s magic garden

A new piece of malware surfacing in China has torn down Apple users’ claims that its operating systems are immune to attack.

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BEN SANDILANDS | TECHNOLOGY |

Dreams of space tourism crash and burn as Virgin Galactic breaks under pressure

Richard Branson flew too close to the sun by ignoring concerns over a dangerously unstable fuel source.

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STILGHERRIAN | TECHNOLOGY |

Think your data is anonymous? Ha.

Your digital breadcrumbs are very easy to trace, with even moderately skilled hackers (or companies, or governments) easily able to figure out where you live and track your movements in real time.

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DEPARTMENT OF AUSTRALIA | TECHNOLOGY |

Bureau of Regret: Mungo lives!

Anne Summers whipped Twitter into a frenzy with a tweet announcing the death of Mungo MacCallum. Let’s see what journalists and public figures piled on — and then hastily deleted their condolences when Mungo was found tucking into some eggs.

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STILGHERRIAN | TECHNOLOGY |

Govt modelling says NBN is just fine — as long as you don’t want to use the internet much

The government’s estimations of the download speeds we’ll need in the future are laughable — and alarming.

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GILES PARKINSON | TECHNOLOGY |

With friends like these, the RET never stood a chance

Those charged with “reviewing” the Renewable Energy Target were actually told to look at killing it.

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PADDY MANNING | TECHNOLOGY |

Fugitive CSG emissions are no big deal, right? Wrong.

You may have heard that the amount of methane that leaks into the atmosphere is similar to the amount produced by four cows. Not so fast …

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SALLY WHYTE | TECHNOLOGY |

VIDEO: Surveillance impact ‘severe’: Jillian York

Crikey politics editor Bernard Keane and Jillian York, Director for International Freedom of Expression at Electronic Freedom Foundation, discuss data retention and privacy.

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