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    Australian teen who hacked Apple from home 'dreamed of' working for the tech giant

    Australian teen who hacked Apple from home 'dreamed of' working for the tech giant


    An Australian private schoolboy who repeatedly broke into Apple's secure computer systems is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the...

    An Australian private schoolboy who repeatedly broke into Apple's secure computer systems is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the FBI.
    Google tracks movements - like it or not

    Google tracks movements - like it or not


    Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not...

    Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.
    Author threatened with rape and violence by online abusers says NZ police indifferent

    Author threatened with rape and violence by online abusers says NZ police indifferent


    After being targeted by an ongoing avalanche of online abuse Samoan writer Lani Wendt Young claims police told her there was nothing to be done and that "even the FBI can't make Facebook do...

    After being targeted by an ongoing avalanche of online abuse Samoan writer Lani Wendt Young claims police told her there was nothing to be done and that "even the FBI can't make Facebook do anything".
    Digital detox: Can my son go screen-free for the summer?

    Digital detox: Can my son go screen-free for the summer?


    In the heat of every digitally induced drama, I roar at my children, "I've had it with you and screens!" And then I do nothing. My 13-year-old – a fine cricketer, diligent student, witty, creative – racked up 12 hours of screen...

    In the heat of every digitally induced drama, I roar at my children, "I've had it with you and screens!" And then I do nothing. My 13-year-old – a fine cricketer, diligent student, witty, creative – racked up 12 hours of screen time recently. I felt ashamed, angry, frustrated. Something needs to change – and now, perhaps, it will.
    People struggled to turn off a robot when it begged them not to: 'I somehow felt sorry for him'

    People struggled to turn off a robot when it begged them not to: 'I somehow felt sorry for him'


    Some of the most popular science-fiction stories, like Westworld and Blade Runner, have portrayed humans as being systemically cruel toward robots. That cruelty often results in an uprising of oppressed androids, bent on the destruction of...

    Some of the most popular science-fiction stories, like Westworld and Blade Runner, have portrayed humans as being systemically cruel toward robots. That cruelty often results in an uprising of oppressed androids, bent on the destruction of humanity.
    How trolls make money from their online hate speech

    How trolls make money from their online hate speech


    Jon* likes to taunt animal welfare activists by inviting them to abuse animals at events like a punch-your-dog...

    Jon* likes to taunt animal welfare activists by inviting them to abuse animals at events like a punch-your-dog day.
    How computers 'see' faces and other objects

    How computers 'see' faces and other objects


    Computers started to be able to recognise human faces in images decades ago, but now artificial intelligence systems are rivalling people's ability to classify objects in photos and...

    Computers started to be able to recognise human faces in images decades ago, but now artificial intelligence systems are rivalling people's ability to classify objects in photos and videos.
    Ticketmaster warns New Zealand could be affected by data security breach

    Ticketmaster warns New Zealand could be affected by data security breach


    Ticketmaster has warned customers to monitor their account statements for evidence of fraud or identity theft in the wake of an online security breach in the...

    Ticketmaster has warned customers to monitor their account statements for evidence of fraud or identity theft in the wake of an online security breach in the UK.
    How travel bloggers make money

    How travel bloggers make money


    In early 2014, Jarryd Salem and Alesha Bradford left their native Australia to backpack from Thailand to South Africa without taking a single...

    In early 2014, Jarryd Salem and Alesha Bradford left their native Australia to backpack from Thailand to South Africa without taking a single flight.
    Film editor creates from anywhere

    Film editor creates from anywhere


    Meet Luke Haigh, the international film editor who's cutting movies in unexpected...

    Meet Luke Haigh, the international film editor who's cutting movies in unexpected places.
    Apple fined $9.6 million for misleading Australian customers

    Apple fined $9.6 million for misleading Australian customers


    Apple has been slapped with an A$9 million ($9.6m) fine by Australia's Federal Court for making false or misleading claims to customers with faulty iPhones and...

    Apple has been slapped with an A$9 million ($9.6m) fine by Australia's Federal Court for making false or misleading claims to customers with faulty iPhones and iPads.