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Introducing the CommBank app for smartwatches

Class action privacy lawsuit filed against Facebook in Austria

Case lead by privacy campaigner Max Schrems sees 25,000 users sue social network for alleged illegal tracking of their data and its involvement in the NSA’s surveillance programme<p>A class action lawsuit over alleged breaches of EU privacy law, mass surveillance and involvement in the NSA’s Prism …

Data protection concerns 72% of Britons in post-Snowden world, research shows

NSA revelations, hacks and identity theft have left seven in 10 people in the UK concerned about their privacy, and a third willing to pay to protect information<p>New research has found that 72% of British adults are concerned about their private information online, worried about hackers and …

Australia's immigration department bans email autocomplete after G20 leak

G20,G20 Brisbane 2014,Barack Obama,Privacy,Data and computer security,Technology,Email,Vladimir Putin,World news,Australia news<p>Officials scramble to respond after blunder reveals passport numbers, visa details and other personal information about leaders including Barack Obama and Angela …

Online all the time – average British household owns 7.4 internet devices

Smartphones are most common web-enabled device with laptops and tablets also popular, according to YouGov survey<p>The average British household now owns 7.4 internet devices, with four out of 10 households buying a tablet in the last year.<p>Smartphones are the most common internet-enabled device, at …

New Zealand's latest news, business, sport and entertainment

Your news how you want it.<p>On the go and no time to finish that story right now? Your News is the place for you to save content to read later from any …

US movie studio threatens Kiwi film pirates

A scene from Dallas Buyers Club, centre of a piracy crackdown in Australia.<p>A United States movie studio says it is considering going to court to …

U.S. Federal Courts

Shake up ahead for Singapore's telco sector?

Singapore's mobile landscape long dominated by three telco operators faces the prospect of a fourth competitor as soon as 2016 – a new order that …

This Is What Computers Look Like Now and That's Just Awesome

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Battle looms over the future of telecommunications

The rules governing telecommunications are about to come back under the microscope.<p>Consumers won the war for a better deal from telecommunications …

Net Neutrality

Routing breakthrough could boost long haul capacity by 40 percent

Combining the long haul fiber optic networks with IP transit routing networks could help telecom operators save 40 percent in costs or could let them …

Telecoms

The Cloud WAN is Coming

With the aid of more than $360 million in venture capital, a bulge of next-generation technologies for the wide area network (WAN) is arriving on the …

What Is 5G, and What Does It Mean for Consumers?

You may just be getting 4G on your phone, but the wireless industry is already looking ahead to 5G.<p>In a few years, you may be able to download a full-length HD movie to your phone in a matter of seconds rather than minutes. And video chats will be so immersive that it will feel like you can reach …

Internet of Things

Number of smartphone users in US skyrockets, but overreliance is a concern

Almost two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone, up from 35pc back in 2011, however, some consumers are over reliant on the devices for internet …

How to remove your info from almost every background check site on the planet

Most background check sites are just awful. They scrape public records from across the country and compile data about everyone they possibly can. …

How the 'Internet of Things' will impact consumers, businesses, and governments in 2016 and beyond

For more than two years, BI Intelligence has closely tracked the growth of the IoT. Specifically, we've analyzed how the IoT ecosystem enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to, and control, their IoT devices in 16 environments, including manufacturing, the …

Pew study: Most teens own smartphones, go online every day, and use Facebook

Teens have rushed to embrace the mobile revolution, with 73 percent now owning a smartphone and 92 percent going online every day, according to a new study by the Pew Foundation.<p>In its latest report on teens and technology, Pew also notes that Facebook is still the number one social networking …

Could Apple really be about to make cars?

Speculation that computing giant Apple is to start building cars has been one of this week’s biggest tech stories. But how likely is it – and what challenges does Apple face to become a carmaker? Jack Stewart investigates.<p>At the moment it is all just speculation – a sea of rumour and what-ifs, all …

Australians will be able to do their banking on the Apple Watch

Amid the hype of the Apple Watch reviews and new emoji release, Commonwealth Bank announced it is boarding the Apple wearable train.<p>The CommBank app …

William S. Cohen: President Obama Has Put Republicans and Our Allies in a Box

With President Obama’s announcement that America and its allies had “reached a historic understanding with Iran” on its nuclear-weapons program, the …

South Asia

Pilot to copilot: ‘You are in control’

ADDITIONAL SOURCE: Carsten Spohr, CEO of Germanwings’ parent company, Lufthansa | ALBERTO CUADRA;BONNIE BERKOWITZ AND RICHARD JOHNSON/THE WASHINGTON POST March 26, 2015

Why the U.S. Is Fighting Beside Iran in Iraq and Against It in Yemen

Gery Gerard—Paris Match/Getty Images<p>Terry Fincher—Getty Images<p>AP<p>Thomas Hartwell—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>Laurent Van Der Stockt—Getty …

Middle East

Delightful Family Home in New Zealand Celebrating Healthy Living: M House

Did you ever think of the alphabet as inspiration for creative home designs? <b>Make Architecture Studio</b> completed the development of the charming <b>M …

New Zealand

Thrifty Architect Built Himself a Warm Modern Home for $175K

When architects build their own homes, they tend to tackle awesome challenges like, say, making grain silos wonderfully livable or crafting indoor "tree houses." For Austin-based architect <b>Shane Michael Pavonetti</b>, it was all about building a low-budget modern dwelling that doesn't look low-budget at …

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

There’s a 12-minute difference between when Germanwings says Flight 9525 lost contact and what radar shows

A twelve-minute differential is adding new questions to the already mysterious crash of a jet in the French Alps on Tuesday.<p>Germanwings Flight 9525 …

5 Possible Causes Of The Germanwings Jetliner Crash [Updated]

A former FAA and NTSB accident investigator weighs in<p><i>Update (3/25/2015, 8:48 p.m. ET): An initial analysis of the cockpit voice recorder suggests one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit at the time Flight 9525 began its final descent, and failed to get back in even after smashing the door.</i> …

These Travel Instagram Accounts Will Inspire Extreme Wanderlust

Toronto native Tom Ryaboi—better known by his Instagram handle @roof_topper—has “been on more roofs than Santa Claus,” shooting gorgeous, …

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