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Student pleads guilty to Frances Abbott 'secret' scholarship leak

Whistleblower used staff login to reveal PM's daughter's unusual special treatment
Darren Pauli, 18 Sep 05:50

'Broken code' costs Yelp half a mil in child privacy dust-up with FTC

Busted age block in app is no excuse, says US watchdog
Shaun Nichols, 17 Sep 18:19

Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility

AHEDA's research on average content prices did not expose methodology, so appears less than rigourous
Simon Sharwood, 16 Sep 21:14

Court flushes VirnetX's $368m check from Apple down the toilet

Patent damages payout kicked back to lower bench by appeals judges in US
Shaun Nichols, 16 Sep 21:12

Deutschland, Uber allowed (for now): Ban on taxi app lifted

Sour krauts can't stop car hire service right this second, says Germany judge
Shaun Nichols, 16 Sep 18:53

Massachusetts shoots down car dealers' Tesla-busting sueball

Court will allow flash motor maker to sell direct to punters
Shaun Nichols, 16 Sep 01:29

Chinese city creates footpath for smartphone addicts

One lane for the afflicted, another for pedestrian pedestrians
Richard Chirgwin, 15 Sep 07:02

Stricter shark and manta ray trade rules enforced from today

Vid CITES: permits needed to protect biodiversity of our oceans
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Sep 16:15

Mexicans! accuse! Yahoo! of! using! corrupt! judge! to! dodge! $2.7bn! payout!

US court filing says Purple Palace & lawyers played dirty

European Court of Justice allows digitisation of library books

Reading on dedicated terminals okay, but if you print you pay
Simon Sharwood, 12 Sep 07:04

FAIL.GOV – Government asks Dropbox for accounts that don't exist

Storage locker's transparency report shows rise in government data gobble attempts
Simon Sharwood, 12 Sep 05:29
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Uber alles-holes, claims lawsuit: Taxi biz sued by blind passengers

Sueball claims blind passengers ditched, guide dogs abused
Shaun Nichols, 11 Sep 02:06
GCHQ as seen on Google Earth

Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International

Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
Richard Chirgwin, 10 Sep 04:27


Transparency by Telstra: a good start but not enough

84,000-plus law enforcement requests, but for what?
Richard Chirgwin, 02 Sep 00:32
Matthew Martin's "turkeys" cartoon, 1983

Australia's metadata debate is an utter shambles

The goalposts are moving hourly and ministers are contradicting intelligence agencies and themselves
Richard Chirgwin, 06 Aug 01:07

Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

Worstall on Wednesday Never mind the Ts&Cs, what does the law say?
Tim Worstall, 09 Jul 15:24


Australian whistleblower laws weaker than China's, report finds

Leaker safeguards save YOU money on staff surveillance kit
Darren Pauli, 10 Sep 03:44

Tinder sexual harassment suit settled in undisclosed deal

Sean Rad still CEO but reports suggest CMO left the company

Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

And ISPs should nab 'em on our behalf
Simon Sharwood, 09 Sep 06:28

Europe's Google wrangle: PLEASE, DOMINANT Mr Schmidt? More?

Brussels begs Mountain View for even less evil
Iain Thomson, 09 Sep 05:30

Microsoft bins Bing image widget after Getty sueball

Embed codes for offending collages still seem to do the business
Simon Sharwood, 09 Sep 01:58

T-Mobile US lobs sueball at Huawei: Claims Chinese giant stole robot tech

Lawsuit alleges Huawei staff tried to sneak into T-Mobile's offices after they were banned

Former Bitcoin Foundation chair pleads guilty to money-laundering charge

Charlie Shrem plea deal could still get him five YEARS in chokey
Richard Chirgwin, 07 Sep 22:53

Judge: Google class action 'usual suspects' cash-fling 'smells'

+Comment Proposed payout gives class members nothing – objectors
Andrew Orlowski, 05 Sep 09:02

OH SNAP: Getty Images sues Microsoft over Bing pics widget

Redmond accused of turning web into 'unlicensed clip art' collection
Simon Sharwood, 05 Sep 06:33

Silicon Valley tech titans beg for more mediation time in wage-fix lawsuit

Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel heading back to bargaining table over $325m settlement
Iain Thomson, 04 Sep 01:11
Burning copyright symbol. Photo by: Martin Fisch http://www.flickr.com/photos/marfis75/ on flickr"

Telstra tells Big Content it won't become unpaid Copyright Cop

CEO David Thodey calls on rights holders to prove piracy, pay ISPs for enforcement help
Simon Sharwood, 03 Sep 04:55

Privacy law reboot needed says Oz Law Reform Commission

Legal philosphers call for Tort of pricacy, rethink for surveillance laws
Richard Chirgwin, 03 Sep 02:42

Transparency by Telstra: a good start but not enough

84,000-plus law enforcement requests, but for what?
Richard Chirgwin, 02 Sep 00:32
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Carrier club's careful copyright conga

We're not Big Content's interns, says Comms Alliance, but we might be RENT-A-COPS
Richard Chirgwin, 01 Sep 22:46
Cyber Technology's Jet-powered drone

Jet-powered DRONE-maker slapped for illegal exports

UAV sent offshore without the right paperwork
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Redmond resists order to hand over overseas email

Court wanted peek as related to US investigation
Richard Chirgwin, 01 Sep 02:02
Steam engine

Australia deflates Valve with Steam sueball

Alleges breaches of Oz consumer law
Richard Chirgwin, 01 Sep 00:03
Sad Anonymous

GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine

Activists told NOT to snap pics of staff at the concrete doughnut
Team Register, 31 Aug 14:07