People Are More Scared Of Hacking Than Tracking

According to a November survey of 1,000 voters, people are more creeped out by the possibility of a person or group ascertaining their personal information, than the idea that someone might be following their online movements and habits.

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Which NBN Plan Do You Prefer: Coalition Or Labor?

The press release wars, verbal assaults and party-line barrages continue between politicians and fanboys alike over the future of high-speed broadband infrastructure in Australia, and it’s an issue that will be used as an lightning rod by both parties at the upcoming Federal Election. So here it is: which NBN plan do you prefer: the Coalition’s fibre-to-the-node strategy or the government’s fibre-to-the-home plan?

Poll: Who Makes The Most Desirable Laptops?

We’ve written laptop buying guides and debated which laptops and ultrabooks might just be the most stylish. But what Giz really wants to know is… which laptop brand do you think, right now, is the most desirable? That ‘it factor‘ combination of design, quality, cool and lust-worthiness.

Question Of The Day: Would You Skype With Your Dog? (What If It Was Very Lonely?)

Man dogs are great. Having a dog is great. Playing with your dog is especially amazingly great. But leaving him for a whole day at work? Ugh no never HOW CAN WE FIX THIS? Skype, apparently.

Who's Winning The Browser Wars? [Poll]

I still have not-so-fond memories of using Mosiac on a DEC system at University to browse that newfangled information superhighway, but you crazy kids of today can’t seem to pick a browser and stick with it.

Does Facebook's Instagram Buyout Worry You? [Poll]

The big news overnight is Facebook splashing out some of its cash — correction, a great whopping load of its cash — to buy out popular social photo-sharing service Instagram. Facebook’s history with privacy is, to put it politely, an interesting one. Shortly, if you’re an Instagram user, Facebook will control even more of your photography information. Does that concern you?

Gizmodo Poll: Work In IT? What's Your Specialty?

Earlier this year we asked Gizmodo readers if you write code for a living, and it’s no surprise that many of you do! But it’s also clear that many Gizmodians work across a range of IT professions: from network admins to VMware gurus. So what’s your specialty?

Would You Vote For A Political Party That Supports The Internet Filter?

It’s pretty clear what we think of the Government’s proposed (and now delayed) mandatory internet filter. But the question is whether or not it’s big enough an issue to change your vote.

Would You Watch Mobile Phone Ads if it Got You Free or Cheap Service?

The Direct Marketing Association, a lovely group dedicated to forcing ads down your throat, have done a study that found that while a mere 7% of mobile phone users are open to receiving ads on their phone, a much more significant 24% say they’ve responded to such ads on their phone. A whole quarter of the phone population responding to ads? That has advertisers salivating, so you know that phone ads will be the norm soon enough. So, lets say they came up with a deal that paid for half of your bill if you agreed to watch a few ads a day on your phone. Would you do it?

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