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Kickass Torrents Flagged As Dangerous By Firefox And Chrome Browsers

Popular torrent aggregator Kickass Torrents appears to have fallen foul of Mozilla and Google, with the site now flagged as suspicious by both companies.

An Online Dictionary Plans To Catalogue A Million Emerging English Words

With viral memes and hashtags sweeping the internet on the daily, language is evolving faster than conventional dictionaries can keep up. You may have been “procrastatweeting” about the “popepocalypse” last week, but the stalwart publishers of the Oxford English won’t give your neologisms official recognition for years to come, if ever. Heck, they didn’t even put hoverboard down until 2015!

David Jones' Website Hacked, Customer Data Stolen

Online shopping is definitely easy, but it’s not without its potential downsides. Aussie high-street retailer David Jones learned last week that its website — hackers accessed customer names, email and mailing addresses, and the details of orders.

Zuckerberg Wants Everybody On Facebook By 2020

At the United Nations on Saturday, Mark Zuckerberg declared his intentions to get the entire world on Facebook online, arguing that internet access is the key to ending extreme poverty.

Data Visualisation Predicts When You're Going To Die

It’s a morbid question but one that we humans tend to obsess over: When am I going to die? Only a highly trained Seer can give you a firm answer, but if you want cold hard statistics, we Muggles have that bit covered.

eGlobal Is Offering Free Shipping For PayPal Orders Until Monday

The weakening Australian dollar makes overseas purchases less enticing, though there are international retailers that don’t charge in US dollars that are mightily competitive with local stores. Hong Kong-based eGlobal is one example and with it currently offering free economy shipping, now might be the time to pick up a new lens, or even camera at a discount.

TPG Is Still Building Its Own Competitor To The NBN

The National Broadband Network is facing renewed competition, in the cities where it should theoretically be making the most money. TPG will continue to build out its potentially lucrative fibre-to-the-basement metropolitan broadband network, and might even start to offer access to it through its new acquisiton iiNet. Soon enough, you might buy an iiNet service for your apartment and be getting NBN-like speeds, despite being connected to TPG’s own fibre.

A Campaign To Bring Back Accent Marks Is Sweeping The Internet

Internet shorthand is ubiquitous, but in our desire to get words out quickly, meaning can be muddled or lost. Case in point: Accent marks, one of the foremost linguistic casualties of the digital age. Now, defenders of the Spanish language are trying to bring the neglected markings back.

The NBN: Why It's Slow, Expensive And Obsolete

The Abbott Coalition government came to power two years ago this week with a promise to change Labor’s fibre to the premises (FTTP) National Broadband Network (NBN) to one using less-expensive fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technologies, spruiking its network with the three-word slogan: “Fast. Affordable. Sooner.”

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