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A Simple Filter Change Could Make Low-Light Photography Much Better

Good low-light photography is one of the toughest nuts to crack: to get good pictures in the dark normally requires some combination of fast lenses and big, expensive sensors. But tweaking one filter that lives inside the camera could help big time.

Australia's Piracy Site Blocking Tech Would Redirect Pirates To That Crappy Digital Content Guide

Australia’s site blocking Bill designed to combat piracy passed the Lower House of Parliament this week, and more details are starting to emerge about how it will actually work in practice. According to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, people looking to use The Pirate Bay in Australia will soon be dumped onto a sub-par content guide that “shows” users where to get legitimate content.

This Water Bottle Filters All Germs As You Drink

Worry about dirty water when you’re travelling, biking or hiking and don’t want to fuss with a complicated, heavy filter or pollute the taste of your drinking water with chemical treatments? This new Naked Filter from Liquidity promises to remove “99.9999%” of bacteria and protozoa as you sip.

All The Reasons Why You Need To Purify Drinking Water

You know you need to filter, treat or boil water you find in the wilderness. But why? Well, there’s a number of answers, starting with words like E. Coli, Hepatitis A, Giardia and Cryptosporidiosis.

CHOICE Slams Government Piracy Plan, Labels Site Blocking As Internet Filter In Disguise

Depending on how long you’ve been following the Federal Government’s attempts to interfere with common sense and the internet in Australia, you may or may not recall that there was once a plan to filter the internet based on a mysterious government blocklist that was ripe for abuse. Consumer group CHOICE recalls the filter, and says that the government’s site blocking proposals to combat piracy are an attempt to re-introduce the controversial filtering plan.

Coalition Government Reportedly Considering ISP Blocking Anti-Piracy Plan

All of this has happened before, and will happen again…

Telstra Kicking Off Voluntary Filter Trials, Seeking Volunteers

Fancy putting your hand up to be part of a voluntary filter trial involving deep packet inspection all designed to thwart piracy? Telstra wants to hear from you.

Five Questions About The Coalition Policy Backflip Giz Wants Answered

So hey Coalition, you declared that a Liberal/National government if elected would introduce a compulsory opt-out internet filter, and then about three hours later decided that actually, no, it wouldn’t. Confusing, we find. Voters interested in tech issues deserve to have some questions answered. Specifically:

Remember When The Coalition Backed Away Quickly From The Internet Filter? Apparently That's Now A Thing

That Internet filter that was rather plainly written into the Coalition policy announced earlier today? Apparently, it was just “poorly worded” and not what the Coalition meant at all. Or something.

Remember When The Internet Filter Was A Thing? Well, It's Back

Like a Zombie that just won’t go down, no matter how many headshots are sent its way, Internet filtering just refuses to die. The Coalition has announced a policy whereby a mandatory opt-out filter would be added to all Internet services in Australia.

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