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    FCC's Wheeler said to mull hybrid approach to net neutrality

    31 October, 2014 15:56
    Special access deals between broadband and content companies would be allowed
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission appears set to reclassify broadband so that it comes under the agency's authority, but without explicitly prohibiting special access deals between broadband and content companies, according to a news report.
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    ATO to save $4M in IT contractor overhaul

    31 October, 2014 15:00
    Agency to 'cherry-pick' best aspects of government and private sector IT procurement arrangements
    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is building a new IT contractor panel designed to slash red tape and save the agency up to $4 million annually by improving processes and cutting supplier costs.
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    Google project aims to preserve privacy when collecting software stats

    31 October, 2014 12:04
    RAPPOR has been released under an open-source license
    Google is applying a surveying technique from the 1960s to a project that aims to collect data about users' computers without potentially compromising their privacy.
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    ACMA, Privacy Commissioner to collaborate on spam, telemarketing issues

    31 October, 2014 12:01
    Timothy Pilgrim, Australian Communications and Media Authority sign memorandum of understanding
    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work closer together on telecommunications, spam and telemarketing issues.
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    Major banks ready their own mobile payment apps

    31 October, 2014 11:53
    The apps could prove a major competitor for Apple Pay and competing products
    Several major national and international banks are planning to launch their own mobile payments apps next year.
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    Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

    31 October, 2014 11:44
    He was currently in charge of Google;s robotics efforts
    Andy Rubin, the engineer who developed Google's Android OS and was lately in charge of its robotics efforts, is leaving the company, Google confirmed Thursday.
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    Data retention is necessary red tape: Turnbull

    31 October, 2014 10:28
    "Does this impose a regulatory burden on the telco sector? Yes it does."
    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he's aware of the costs a mandatory detention scheme will place on the telecom industry.
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    Victorian Magistrates Courts to roll out digital proceeding service

    31 October, 2014 09:54
    Users will be able to view the outcome of court proceedings on their smartphones
    Victorian Magistrates Courts are set to introduce a digital court triage service where proceeding times and status can be viewed in real time on tablets or display screens.
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    Zuckerberg to connect with regular folk in first 'community Q&A'

    31 October, 2014 09:48
    The Facebook chief will hold the company's first public Q&A next Thursday
    If you've always wondered if Mark Zuckerberg has a favorite hoodie, or a favorite programming language, now's your chance to find out.
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    In Pictures: 12 shocking social media horror stories

    31 October, 2014 09:24
    There are right ways for companies to use social media, and there are wrong ways. These 12 horror stories, spotlighted by a set of digital marketing professionals, are perfect examples of what organizations should never (ever) do on social sites.
    There are right ways for companies to use social media, and there are wrong ways. These 12 horror stories, spotlighted by a set of digital marketing professionals, are perfect examples of what organizations should never (ever) do on social sites.
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    In Pictures: 10 cool new features found in iOS 8.1

    31 October, 2014 09:15
    Don't be fooled: iOS 8.1 is no mere "dot" release. This rapid update from Apple is chock-full of great new features, several of which could change how you work, shop, and share.
    Don't be fooled: iOS 8.1 is no mere "dot" release. This rapid update from Apple is chock-full of great new features, several of which could change how you work, shop, and share.
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    RCA gives unexpected boost to tablet market in Q3

    31 October, 2014 07:57
    The 95-year-old company is now one of the top five tablet makers worldwide
    RCA unexpectedly jolted an otherwise slowing tablet market in the third quarter as Apple's iPad shipments continued to decline.
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    Apple surrenders top tablet satisfaction spot to Amazon

    31 October, 2014 07:11
    Just five months after Apple took J.D. Power's tablet satisfaction award away from Samsung, it lost it today to up-and-coming Amazon.
    Just five months after Apple took J.D. Power's tablet satisfaction award away from Samsung, it lost it today to up-and-coming Amazon.
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    Petition targets Apple over ‘spyware' in OS X Yosemite

    31 October, 2014 06:48
    Apple should remove "spyware" from its new Yosemite release of OS X, according to an online petition that has received 14,450 signatures as of early Thursday afternoon.
    Apple should remove "spyware" from its new Yosemite release of OS X, according to an online petition that has received 14,450 signatures as of early Thursday afternoon.
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    IBM drills into the energy industry for cognitive computing advances

    31 October, 2014 06:20
    A new partnership with Spanish energy company Repsol may lower the costs of finding new oil fields
    Finding new sources of oil underground is an expensive and risky undertaking. Now IBM is working with energy company Repsol to look for ways in which new cognitive computing techniques could help reduce the uncertainty and improve production.
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    Vulnerabilities found in more command-line tools, wget and tnftp get patches

    31 October, 2014 06:15
    Flaws identified in wget and tnftp allow malicious servers to execute rogue commands on users' systems
    The critical Shellshock vulnerabilities found last month in the Bash Unix shell have motivated security researchers to search for similar flaws in old, but widely used, command-line utilities.
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    Republican gains in Congress would have limited impact on big tech issues

    31 October, 2014 06:10
    Predicted Republican majorities in the House and Senate may not lead to big changes in net neutrality and other issues
    Anticipated Republican gains in the U.S. Congress after next Tuesday's election have limited implications for tech-related issues like net neutrality and reform of National Security Agency surveillance programs, with some observers expecting no huge changes.
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    One code to rule them all: Dronecode

    31 October, 2014 06:09
    The Dronecode Project will unite thousands of coders to build an aerial operating system for drones.
    Drones have just found their new best friends: coders. On Oct. 13, the Linux Foundation unveiled a nonprofit organization called the Dronecode Project, an open-source development initiative uniting thousands of coders for the purpose of building an aerial operating system for drones. Hopeful that the project will bring order to the chaos that has surrounded software developers as they sprint to carve out a share of the bourgeoning market for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), UAS operators are now asking whether Dronecode will finally provide the horsepower and industry-wide support needed to launch a universal drone operating system.
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    What you should know about Lenovo's Motorola acquisition

    31 October, 2014 05:14
    No products are being discontinued and Motorola's Android strategy remains intact
    China's Lenovo finally has the global smartphone presence it has craved, finalizing the purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google for $US2.91 billion.
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    Sencha melds desktop and smartphone management with Space

    31 October, 2014 05:08
    The upgraded platform gets desktop client to go along with smartphone and tablet versions
    An upgraded version of Sencha's Space platform has the potential to bring together desktops, smartphones and tablets, with lower management costs along the way.
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