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Twitter blocks government agencies from data

The question of how much user data should be accessed by government agencies is up for debate again in the US with a recent move from Twitter to block Government Intelligence agencies in the United States from accessing  a widely used data mining service of which it partly owns. …

FBI-Apple encryption dispute over….for now

Following months of back and forth conversations, demands and court cases…authorities have stepped back from a demand given to Apple for assisting in a recent case. The case surrounded a key piece of evidence, one of Apple’s iPhone 5C mobile phones which had been alleged to be used by one …

Uber a no go for NT

The battle for more market share in Australia for service provider Uber has reached the end for now in the Territory, with news this week that the government does not have any interest for legislative changes to allow it to operate legally. Decisions on the companies fate in …

QLD toughens mobile phone offences

Queensland’s Government will attempt to reduce the state’s road tolls with a new Safety Strategy & Action Plan, unveiled in Brisbane this week. Main Roads minister Mark Bailey presented the plan to the media on Tuesday, highlighting the fact that there are 57 initiatives expected to cost upwards …

TechWrap Podcast – Episode 1

Welcome to the first TechWrap Podcast. Trent & Will sit down and share passion for technology and have put together the first of many Podcasts to come. In this episode we chat about: Government legislation to allow blocking of International websites in Australia The Russian who implanted an …

Anti-Piracy bill passes Australian Senate

Following extensive discussions from within the government in the form of a Parliamentary Committee, legislation passed the Senate late Monday night which will allow content rights holders to seek court injunctions to block access to overseas sites harboring Illegally sourced content. The laws which are modeled on those …

UK Government plans to simplify website T’s & C’s

A large majority of us do not spend enough time reading through terms and conditions before clicking accept and moving on with our signups. Most commonly terms and conditions documents are multi page monsters with complex wording and consent to allow the website in question to do almost …