BBC Is Listing Pages Removed By Google Under EU Right-To-Be-Forgotten

A year has passed since the EU ruled that people have the “right to be forgotten” online, and Google has been busy removing links when people ask it to. But the BBC has been keeping track of its articles that Google has de-listed — and now it’s published the list online.


Best VPN Providers: What Australians Need To Know

Not all VPNs are created equal. Some keep logs, some cap your traffic, some don’t work on mobile, some don’t work at all. This is what you need to know about choosing a VPN provider, as well as a few recommendations to get you started.


There Are Better Ways To Combat Piracy Than Blocking Websites

The Senate passed controversial anti-piracy legislation, the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, last night. But it’s not so clear whether the legislation will actually achieve its stated ends of reducing piracy, and it might be easily circumvented by the public.

Arguably, the media industry can do more to prevent piracy by making content more easily accessible rather than quixotic efforts to block it using legislation.


Reminder: Don't Use Hola To Beat Data Retention And Site Blocking

Hola was once regarded as a great way to get access to things like Netflix’s US catalogue or Hulu Plus. You might think about using it to get around site blocking restrictions and hide yourself from the Government’s data retention scheme. That’s a bad idea.

Here’s why you shouldn’t use Hola. Like, ever.


Why Australia's Site Blocking Law Sucks

Site blocking legislation designed to crack down on Aussie pirates passed through the Senate last night without a hitch. That’s a problem, because the whole idea of blocking sites to stop piracy is a shitty one from the word go. Here’s why.


Here's The Letter Aussie Dallas Buyers Club Pirates Are Getting In The Mail

Check your mailboxes, pirates. You might be seeing something like this in there very soon if you pirated Dallas Buyer’s Club.


Foxtel Celebrates Early Christmas Thanks To Site Blocking Legislation

You learn things in this job. One thing in particular is that whenever the Government does something to try and stop piracy, Foxtel is there to cheer them on. The passage of the site blocking Bill this evening means that the pay TV giant has been handed an early legislative Christmas present, and it took the time to celebrate as soon as the vote was over.


It's Over: Australia's Site Blocking Anti-Piracy Bill Just Passed The Senate

Well that’s it then. Say goodbye to The Pirate Bay at the very least, Australia: our Senate just voted to enact legislation to block websites in a bid to crack down on rampant piracy.


Pirate Bay Co-Founder: Australia's Site Blocking Laws Won't Stop Piracy

Peter Sunde is the co-founder of The Pirate Bay, which means he knows a thing or two about piracy. So when he says that Australia’s site blocking proposal designed to cut down on online piracy won’t work, it’s worth listening to.


The Government Wants You To Whinge To It About TPG Buying iiNet

You don’t have to look too deep in our comments section to realise that a lot of you disagree with iiNet’s sale to TPG. Looks like the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reads internet hate, and is now asking you to send your rage its way in a new public consultation process.


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