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Wikipedia founder backs site's systems after extortion scam

Jimmy Wales says system is secure after users posed as senior editors and demanded payment from businesses<p>The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has spoken out in defence of the online encyclopedia’s systems for detecting and dealing with abuse for the first time since an extortion scam was …

Guitars signed by rock royalty stolen from Manly West garage

Cleveland's Criminal Investigation Branch is now asking the public to help locate the guitars that were stolen last week.<p>Initial investigations …

Brisbane

Bitcoin: Australia's tax office announces it will not treat popular digital currency as money

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will not treat Bitcoin transactions as money, fuelling fears the industry will be driven offshore or underground.<p>…

Bitcoin

Abolishing Renewable Energy Target will increase cost of electricity, company profits: report

A report commissioned by green groups has found that abolishing the Renewable Energy Target (RET) will increase profits to electricity companies by …

Renewable Energy

Silex shelves major solar power plant on RET uncertainty

The company behind one of Australia's largest solar power plants has abandoned the project, in part due to uncertainty over the Renewable Energy …

Renewable Energy

John Mayer, Imagine Dragons to Headline L.A. Budweiser Made in America

Kendrick Lamar, Weezer, Steve Aoki, Rise Against and more all set to perform at the festival's West Coast debut<p>John Mayer and Imagine Dragons will …

Imagine Dragons

Beats Music and iTunes: Apple at the Crossroads

In what could be a major game changer for interactive music-streaming, Beats Music is rumored to be part of a deal where they will be included in what's reported to be a $3.2 Billion offer from Apple to purchase both the highly successful Beats Headphones and the fledgling music-streaming …

Jimi Hendrix film back on, says screenwriter Ol Parker

After a dispute with the Hendrix estate, Jimi, reportedly about the last nine days of Hendrix’s life, is said to star Anthony Mackie as the iconic guitarist<p>• Jimi Hendrix estate puts legal crosstown traffic in path of biopic<p>A new Jimi Hendrix movie is back on track, four years after it was …

Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell seeks treatment for cancer

The guitarist's Hodgkin's lymphoma has returned, but Campbell will continue to work on the rock group's new album<p>Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell is again seeking treatment for cancer. Despite going into remission last autumn, the guitarist's Hodgkin's lymphoma "seems to be, kind of, coming back …