What You Need To Know If You're Going To Record Cops In The US

There are some very disturbing videos circulating the internet right now, depicting the deaths of unarmed civilians at the hands of trained, armed men. Many of these videos even show individuals being shot in the back, or as they try to flee.


The European Commission Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Google

After much speculation and more than three years in the planning, the European Commission has announced that it is opening a formal investigation into claims of unfair practices by Google.


Rise Of The VPN: Aussie Pirates Turn To Hiding Their Tracks Online

The assault on illegal downloaders by the movie industry last week was put forward as a form of making a highly visible example of a few individuals in an attempt to change public behaviour. Sadly for the likes of Voltage Pictures, it doesn’t seem to have worked.


I Tried To Pay Foxtel For Game Of Thrones, But They Wouldn't Let Me

“There is no longer any excuse to pirate Game of Thrones.” That’s what the self-satisfied think-pieces were telling me. That’s what the smug folk on Twitter are saying. It seems every time I refreshed I was regaled with the all-too loud declarations of those who wanted everyone to know they would be paying to watch Game of Thrones. Bully for you.

The lady doth protest too much. I’d wager a small fortune that every single one of them have a torrent client installed on their computer alongside a conveniently placed ThePirateBay shortcut on their browser of choice.


Say Goodbye To Australia's Raw Milk Cheese Ban

You may have missed the news but as of February this year, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand now allows cheese makers to use unpasteurised, or “raw”, milk in their products. It was previously rather difficult to get your hands on raw milk cheeses, but with the ban history, the doors are well and truly open.


Australian Government Considering Implementing GST On Overseas Purchases, Netflix Subscriptions

Gerry Harvey and his band of merry retailers are crowing today: the Federal Government is considering charging GST on online purchases under $1000, which will include subscriptions to services like Netflix. It’s being branded the “Netflix Tax”, and it means you’re probably about to start paying more for your tech.


NSW May Have To Go Back To The Polls Following Electronic Ballot Screw Up

The New South Wales iVote digital voting system isn’t covering itself in glory. The iVote system reportedly experienced an issue on election day meaning that some ballots were cast incorrectly.


Google Australia Wants To Overhaul The R&D Tax Credit To Benefit Local Start-Ups

The Australian Federal Government isn’t doing enough to foster start-ups in Australia. At least that’s the view of Google Australia’s managing director Maile Carnegie, who feels that current activities could be re-targeted to help local start-ups grow.


Apple Australia, Google Australia And Microsoft Australia Are All Being Investigated By The Australian Tax Office

Apple Australia, Google Australia and Microsoft Australia all have one thing in common: they’re all being audited by the Australian Taxation Office.


iiNet Lost To Dallas Buyers Club, What Happens Next?

The landmark case that pit iiNet against Dallas Buyers Club LLC is over, with the Federal Court yesterday ruling in favour of the rights holder. You’ve probably read a lot about letters being sent out, but don’t flee the country just yet. Here’s what happens now.