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Turnbull pulls the plug on FTTP, so ‘we’re back to the drawing board’

More than 3.4 million Australian homes are stuck with bog-standard broadband, thanks to the Coalition’s latest NBN misstep. Our own correspondent feels dudded.

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Net neutrality and why the internet might have just changed forever

A United States court decision has enshrined the principal of internet neutrality  — and moves the goal posts on what service providers must offer. Crikey’s tech expert examines the implications.

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At home with Cory Bernardi

Crikey readers talk consular compassion (or lack thereof) and envision dinner chez Bernardi.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

As the Australian government plans the retreat from pricing carbon, a new OECD report argues credible and consistent carbon pricing must be the cornerstone of government actions to tackle climate change.

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How the internet rewires the circuits of our public space — and you

The internet is changing Australian society, you, and even your own head — and 2012 gave vivid emphasis of how that is happening. Crikey’s man in Canberra on the politics and policy shifts.

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No more vanilla: how the internet killed the call girl

Porn is everywhere on the internet, giving people access to all sorts of different fetishes. Annika Cleeve, a sex worker with 18 years experience, says this is having a marked effect on people’s sexpectations.

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The government’s security proposals

Crikey readers have their say.

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Calm down, the ITU isn’t about to take over the internet

Hysteria about a UN “takeover of the internet” hides the reality that the ITU is irrelevant to telecommunications.

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Ranald Macdonald: what will be left after the Gina Bomb explodes?

The profession of journalism is under the microscope at present with, sadly, too few defenders, writes Ranald Macdonald, a former editor-in-chief of The Age.

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Seven, CBA, AFL lead the way into new domain era

Seek, iSelect, three of the four major banks and the AFL are among the Australians who have applied for access to new top-level domains, writes Patrick Stafford of Smart Company.

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Her Maj’s listening post to put the byte on everyone’s comms

Every UK citizen will soon be subjected to the same scrutiny reserved for terrorists and child p-rnographers, writes Stella Gray.

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Journo grad pay … no net for Iran … Sydney’s radio wreck …

How much does a graduate journalist earn? Elizabeth Redman did some digging to find out that most start on $35,000-$47,000, with those at rural jobs at the lower end. Plus other media news.

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Joinging the SOPA box … Mrs DSK to edit HufffPo … Leveson latest …

In today’s Media Briefs: the world’s websites get on their SOPA box … Leveson inquiry: OK! editor denies Kate Middleton cover crossed the line … Strauss-Kahn’s wife to edit Huffington Post in France and more …

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The snake oil that is domain registries’ big fat new revenue stream

The amount of bullshit reportage being published over this massive change to the internet’s domain name system is breathtaking.

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Gerry Harvey’s bizarre logic: it’s all your fault

Gerry Harvey seems to have a long list of reasons why Harvey Norman is “treading water”, none of them to do with the company. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane comment.

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Anonymity, identity and the internet

Crikey readers have their say.

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Save our screens’ scrollbars!

That little grey line on the right hand column of your screen that tells you how long documents and website are, is getting eroded away by companies including Apple, Google and Facebook. It’s a travesty for users, says Farhad Manjo.

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Retail sales — there’s more than two speeds to this slice of the economy

The cliché of the two-speed economy goes strangely missing when commentators start talking about retail - but not everything in retail is going badly.

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Fairfax paywall review … rethinking internet freedom …

In states outside Queensland, The Australian included more details of the alleged murderer of Daniel Morcombe’s identity. Plus other media news of the day.

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Back to the future with Cameron’s digital Riot Act

David Cameron’s promise to crack down on social media travels a path well-worn both this year and in centuries past.

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LinkedIn pulls a Facebook-like swifty on ‘social advertising’

LinkedIn likes to portray itself as the professional social network, but it seems they’re perfectly happy to treat their professional users as fodder for advertisers without asking.

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Who’s to blame for the market meltdown?

Crikey readers have their say.

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Digital Pearl Harbors make for a good year for the cyber defence industry

Cyber Pearl Harbors and digital Blackwaters mean the cyber defence industry is on the cusp of a boom.

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The threat of the internet to retail

The focus on the woes of the retail sector misses the fact that it’s going to get a lot worse for Australians retailers.

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The internet is such an angry place

The interwebs is a breeding ground for anonymous vitriol aimed at personal targets. But why can people can ignore social norms and unleash foulness they wouldn’t dare to say to someone’s face in real life? Tim Adams investigates the trolls.

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