Cambridge Analytica data breach could cost Facebook billions
Australia’s privacy watchdog is suing Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data breach — which, back in 2018, became a global scandal that wiped billions off the tech giant’s share price, yet only led to Facebook being slapped around the chips with a wet bus ticket by US and UK watchdogs.
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is rubbish too
While Facebook is full of Russian troll farm created mems claiming that 5G radiation is deadly and is responsible for birds dropping out the skies, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has reiterated that there is no evidence that indicates 5G is harmful to people's health.
Diamond rougher than rough, tougher than tough
Huawei rolled in an interesting Brit at the Advanced Intelligence conference here in Shanghai to explain how Huawei is helping to detect influences on our planet from the deepest edges of space.
You can't swim with them you drongos
Australia’s consumer watch-dingo has come to the raw prawn and sued Samsung’s Aussie unit for misleading consumers by promoting water-resistant Galaxy smartphones as suitable to use in swimming pools and the surf.
Wanting to digitise banking guarantees
Australia’s top three banks have agreed to partner with IBM and shopping mall owner Scentre Group to test blockchain technology to digitise bank guarantees.
To be trailed in the US
An Aussie AI has designed a “turbocharged” flu vaccine which is about to be trialled in the United States.
Metal-based field emission air channel transistors on the sheep dip
Boffins at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have come up with a metal-based field emission air channel transistor (ACT) which they think could maintain transistor doubling for another 20 years.
The laws made up by Aussie politicians decide reality
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the laws of mathematics come second to the law of the land in a row over privacy and encryption.
Because it is such a cool, user-friendly company
Australia's consumer watchdog has carried out an investigation into the fruity, tax-dodging cult Apple and found that its staff lie to customers about their legal rights.
Fruity cargo cult revenged itself on DIY repairs
Fruity, Tax-Dodging cargo cult Apple has been charged with bricking the phones of users who dared to have their repairs done by those who did not wear blue shirts and had been blessed as Genii by the ghost of Steve Jobs.