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Telstra overcharged 260,000 customers for global data roaming

Mistake reaped $30m in profits between 2009 and 2012, but company is now seeking to compensate those affected<p>The communications watchdog has formally warned Telstra for slugging hundreds of thousands of customers with inaccurate international roaming charges.<p>Between 2006 and 2012, Telstra …

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

Before buying shows, Netflix checks piracy sites to make sure people are watching

One of Netflix's goals has always been to combat piracy of TV shows and movies — if you can get all the shows and movies you want for only a few dollars a month, the company hopes you'll stop downloading them illegally. But as the service rolls out in the Netherlands, Reed Hastings' team has gone …

Reed Hastings

Michael Dell, Silver Lake win $25 billion buyout

Dell's founder received the votes he needs to set the wheels in motion to take his company private.<p>Michael Dell, alongside his fellow investor Silver Lake Partners, has secured the required votes on Thursday to go private with the company he co-founded.<p>Dell's shareholders cast their ballots this …

Apple: We're Not Storing An Image Of Your Fingerprint On The New iPhone

The new smartphone has a fingerprint sensor built into the home button. It lets you unlock your phone without typing in a passcode. It also lets you download apps and content from iTunes without typing in your password every time.<p>Instead of storing a photo of your fingerprint, the iPhone 5S just …

Encryption

What Is The Most Catastrophic Error Made By An Intern At A Tech Company?

When I was 21, I almost lost several hundred million dollars by threatening to mutilate one of our customers.<p>In my senior year in college, I worked full time as an intern PM at NetApp. I spent most of that time at work being groomed and prepared to be a full PM, and given that my background was in …