National Security Review Recommends Complete Overhaul of Electronic Surveillance

National Security Review Recommends Complete Overhaul of Electronic Surveillance

The most extensive review of Australia’s intelligence sector since the 1970s has released its public report. The Comprehensive Review of the Legal Framework of the National Intelligence Community – the “Richardson Review” – culminated in a four-volume declassified report containing 203 recommendations (13 of them classified). It has been embraced…

NSW Is Trialling Digital Opal Cards For Just 10,000 People

NSW Is Trialling Digital Opal Cards For Just 10,000 People

With mobile phones’ now able to store and use digital versions of your credit cards, ID cards, plane tickets and coupons, there’s fewer and fewer reasons to lug your wallet or purse around. And one of the few remaining physical card holdouts, NSW’s Opal Card, is also going digital. On…

Pornhub Might Lose Visa and Mastercard After New York Times Exposé

Pornhub Might Lose Visa and Mastercard After New York Times Exposé

Last week, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof detailed the easily-searchable horrors uploaded in plain view onto Pornhub, arguing that the site goes unpunished for profiting from child sex abuse material (CSAM), sexual assault, and nonconsensual pornography (sometimes called “revenge porn.”) Now, Visa and Mastercard claim that they’re reassessing their…

Beware the Cyberpunk 2077 ‘Free Download’ Cyberscam

Beware the Cyberpunk 2077 ‘Free Download’ Cyberscam

I really shouldn’t have to warn anyone about this kind of scam, but it’s time for Cyberpunk 2077 to hit the streets and hackers are ready to take advantage of the excitement. So, if you receive a free download code for the year’s most anticipated video game, no matter how…

Do Adaptogens Actually Work?

Do Adaptogens Actually Work?

Spend enough time desperately googling cures for “brain fog” and “pathological procrastination” and you’re likely to come across all kinds of things — YouTube videos in which bodybuilders beg you to take vitamin C, shady websites selling generic Adderall, Reddit threads in which weirdos who think they’re doctors speak with…

iOS 14.2 is Causing Significant Battery Drain in Some iPhones

iOS 14.2 is Causing Significant Battery Drain in Some iPhones

According to some users, iOS 14.2 is causing some pretty gnarly battery issues for iPhones. iPhone users on Reddit and the Apple Developer Forums are reporting multiple battery issues with the latest iOS 14.2 update. This include rapid battery drain as well as longer-than-usual charge times. iPhone battery drain not…

12 Useful And Cool Gadgets You Can Make Yourself

12 Useful And Cool Gadgets You Can Make Yourself

Off-the-shelf gadgets are all well and good – easy to set up, reliable in operation, powerful and smart – but where’s the adventure? We’re living in a golden age of gadget-making, as these DIY projects prove. Save yourself some money and learn more about the ins and outs of electronics…

Let’s Ruin the Moon

Let’s Ruin the Moon

The Moon taunts us. It is very far away, which has historically protected it from the human species’ innate desire to desecrate it. Fortunately, NASA announced on Thursday it has now selected the four companies it will contract with to jump-start capitalism on the Moon, thereby eliminating its unfair and…

Twitter Shelves Threaded Replies And Beta App

Twitter Shelves Threaded Replies And Beta App

Twitter is shelving its threaded replies feature for the time being in response to negative user feedback about its design, the company announced on Thursday. “We asked and you let us know this reply layout wasn’t it, as it was harder to read and join conversations,” Twitter said in a…