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The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Internet capacity crunch ahead as web runs out of puff

This is not the first time rising demand has threatened to cripple the cobbled-together network of servers and cable which we rely on every day but …

Brisbane

Xiaomi starts selling accessories online in US and Europe from today

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi is dipping a first, tentative toe into the retail waters of US and Europe today, opening an online store selling electronic accessories. The company — worth $46 billion — will be selling just four products for what it's calling its "beta test sale," with the Mi …

Papua New Guinea bans Australians from travelling to Bougainville

Papua New Guinea has announced a ban on Australians travelling to Bougainville, after Canberra said it plans to build a diplomatic mission on the island.<p>PNG’s foreign minister, Rimbink Pato, says he issued the notice after last week’s announcement by Australia that it will establish a diplomatic …

Australia

Chinese Taxi App Yidao Yongche Hints At Deal With Uber

Uber appears to be on the cusp of a deal with a rival ride-sharing app in China that could boost its presence in the country.<p>Yidao Yongche, one of the companies that pioneered an Uber Black-like limousine service in China, used microblogging platform Sina Weibo to hint at a coming together with …

Belle Gibson's mother 'disgusted and embarrassed'

The mother of disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson has said she is embarrassed by her daughter, and has accused the 23-year-old of lying about her …