Someone Just Tried To Citizen's Arrest An UberX Driver In Sydney

It’s no secret that established taxi operators have a thorn in their paw put there by app-based transportation service, Uber. One man took his fight against the app’s ride-sharing service UberX a bit too far this afternoon, attempting a citizen’s arrest of a driver. We’ve now spoken to the man at the centre of the arrest movement, and he promises to arrest a Sydney UberX driver every single day for the forseeable future.

Victorian Parliament Porn Ring Exposed

How oppressive is your internet censor at work? I know for a fact that you can’t get onto sites like The Pirate Bay on the Gizmodo internet connection (it was research for a story, honest), but we’ve never thought to check sites that aren’t safe for work. From the looks of things this morning, the censor at Victorian Parliament is pretty strong. Strong enough, at least, to force staffers to reportedly concoct and participate in a porn distribution racket to get around the filter. Ew.

What Are The Rules About Operating A Drone In Australia?

So you’ve bought your first drone/quadcopter/flying camera rig. Good on you! Now how do you go about flying the damn thing without falling foul of Australia’s flight feds at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority? Here are the rules.

What Happens Online, Stays Online... Or Does It?

One of the things people like about the internet is that it is perceived to provide anonymity. However, a recent decision of the Queensland Supreme Court serves as a reminder that your activities on the internet may not be as anonymous as you think. A father was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, wholly suspended for three years, for publishing insulting material online about his child’s school, in breach of a court order and undertakings to the Court.

Apple, Google Likely To Face The Senate Over Alleged Tax Dodging

Accountants and lawyers at the Australian offices of Google, Apple and Amazon had better dust off their best suits: soon enough they’re going to be dragged in front of a Senate inquiry into alleged tax avoidance activities.

Dob In Derpy Drivers With Dashcams, Queensland Police Urge

Do you use a dashcam? Caught any footage of drivers breaking road rules or hooning about up the Top End? The Queensland Police want your footage to prosecute dangerous drivers.

Sierra Nevada Corporation Files Legal Challenge Against NASA

Briefly: Sierra Nevada Corporation, which was beaten to NASA’s multi-billion dollar contract recently, has just filed a legal challenge against NASA, claiming that their mini-space shuttle proposal was significantly cheaper. This comes a day after Sierra Nevada laid off 100 staff who were working on the (appropriately-named) Dream Chaser project.

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