Massive payment card upgrade has mixed results in Australia

Massive payment card upgrade has mixed results in Australia

www.computerworld.com
Despite a years-long upgrade of Australia's payment systems, fraudsters are still profiting, leaving a questionable record for a vast program to equip debit and credit cards with new security features....
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Aussie regulator raps TV makers for touting 'WiFi ready' products

www.engadget.com
Sony, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sharp will no longer be marketing their TVs and Blu-Ray players as "WiFi ready" in Australia unless they're actually ready to connect to a WiFi network. Many products labeled as such often require the additional purchase of a $100-$120 AUD ($80-$100) dongle, and the...
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Outdated Compulsory Licensing Means Australian Schools Must Pay Millions To Use Free Internet Materials

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Recently we wrote about how copyright rules designed for an analog age were causing problems when transposed without modification to the digital world. Here's another example, this time from Australia, where the Brisbane Times' site reports on an increasingly difficult situation in education as a result of outdated copyright approaches:...
Outdated Compulsory Licensing Means Australian Schools Must Pay Millions To Use Free Internet Materials

8.7% of Facebook accounts are fake? Still, that leaves 872m bona fide users.

thenextweb.com
So…8.7% of Facebook accounts are fake, as CNET noted earlier today. That translates into 83m users, if we’re using the 955m figure announced by Facebook recently. How does Facebook figure this out? Well, in its 10-Q filing (more info. on what that is here) yesterday, the social networking giant said:...
8.7% of Facebook accounts are fake? Still, that leaves 872m bona fide users.

3-week old Jelly Bean hits 0.8% Android device adoption, as Ice Cream Sandwich reaches 15.9%

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3-week old Jelly Bean hits 0.8% Android device adoption, as Ice Cream Sandwich reaches 15.9%

Bot problem? Facebook estimates 8.7% of users are duplicate, miscategorized or spam accounts

www.insidefacebook.com
Facebook says 8.7 percent of its monthly active user total might violate terms of service and be either duplicate, miscategorized or “undesirable” accounts meant for spamming, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In its quarterly report, Facebook provided updated numbers and new details about illegitimate accounts,...
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Nokia reportedly planning to sell Qt as more developers are laid off

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Nokia is shutting down its Qt offices in Australia, laying off the team that was responsible for developing key parts of the open source development toolkit, including the QML user interface layout system. Nokia developer Lorn Potter was part of the Qt team in Australia and posted a message about...
Nokia reportedly planning to sell Qt as more developers are laid off

Back to square one: Hulu blocks overseas users logging in via US iTunes accounts

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A number of us across TNW’s global team got rather excited when appeared that Hulu was allowing Apple TV owners to use its service from anywhere in the world so long as they had a US  iTunes account, however the streaming company has moved to shut that option down. As...
Back to square one: Hulu blocks overseas users logging in via US iTunes accounts

Google Map Maker finally launches to Australian users

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Google today announced that its Map Maker tool, which allows users to make corrections and additions to Google Maps, has launched in Australia. Australian users can now include their favorite hiking trails or just fix up a mistake — I can think of one or two that irritated me during...
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