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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.


Yahoo Very Quietly Kills Off Yahoo

As part of Yahoo’s ongoing mid-life crisis, the company very quietly announced today that it’s killing off the original internet directory that gave the company its name.


Gmail No Longer Forces New Users To Make A Google+ Account

Google’s free email service is great — tons of people use it. Google+ isn’t nearly as popular, even though new Gmail users have been forced to connect to a Google+ account for years. Now, Google’s making that social service integration optional. Finally.


6 Google Keep Tips To Help Get Your Life Under Control

With all the stuff going on in your life, it’s a wonder you get anything done at all. But with the help of Google’s cloud-connected notepad and these time-saving shortcuts, you can get your affairs in order and knock out that entire To-Do list before lunch.


What's The Earliest Trace Of Yourself You Can Still Find Online?

The internet is so deeply woven into our everyday lives, we hardly think about it anymore. We’ve all been posting, commenting, liking, and sharing for at least a decade. In the process, we’ve all left a long digital trail. What’s the oldest remnant of your online life that you can still find?


Spotify Hack Plays Only The Most Dramatic Part Of Your Favourite Song

There’s probably a perfect moment in your favourite song where everything just clicks. Wouldn’t it be great to skip right to the zenith of every tune? Music Machinery’s Paul Lamere think so — he’s just devised a Spotify plugin that takes you right to the most dramatic moment of any song.


Aussie ISPs Receptive To Blocking Scheme For Copyright Infringers: Report

The policing of movie, game and music piracy in Australia has always been a hot topic. Inevitably, the companies that are losing out on the whole torrenting business are keen for ISPs to take responsibility by throttling speeds or even cutting off customers outright. Until now, those threats have gone — for the most part — nowhere, but a recent report suggests service providers are open to blocking users who connect to suspect websites.


11 Reasons Email Is The Worst

Email is one of those things that’s just a part of your life, period. Most of us know someone who has closed their Facebook account or refused to join in the first place in a little foot-stomping stand by their ego, and you might even know someone who is thrilled with themselves for not owning a smartphone.


Stream Malcolm Turnbull's Anti-Piracy Forum Live

The Copyright forum might not be beloved of certain industry CEOs, but it’s going ahead anyway, and will be streamed online for those unable to attend.


Rantmodo: Village Roadshow's Open Letter, Doctor Who's Open Showing And Closed Doors For Fast Movie Pirates

The issues surrounding online copyright infringement aren’t going to go away any time soon, but the arguments around access, positive PR spin and punishment continue to circle around in depressingly repetitive patterns. Over the weekend, three different stories illustrated these factors neatly.


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