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Sat, 31 Jan 15 11:39:00 +0000
​Five ways Vodafone fudged its global tax report Mobile giant Vodafone has delivered some real transparency in its latest global tax report. It's a shame it's so twisted and self-serving.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 12:49:00 +0000
​UK's privacy watchdog nails down Google privacy policy changes The UK's data watchdog has closed its investigation into Google's consolidated privacy policy after agreeing key changes to make it simpler for consumers to understand.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 11:30:00 +0000
​Sky signs mobile deal with O2 for 'quad-play' move UK broadcaster and fixed line player Sky will launch a mobile service in 2016 off the back of Telefonica's infrastructure.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 10:57:00 +0000
1Gbps broadband coming to the UK with BT's G.fast plan BT has fired the starter's gun on a pilot that could see "ultrafast" broadband available to most of the country in the next five years.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 10:22:00 +0000
​Jolla takes second bite at crowdfunding with a 64GB Sailfish OS tablet Jolla is taking a second crack at its Indiegogo campaign that crowdfunded its first tablet into existence.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 08:44:03 +0000
Machine learning face-off: Microsoft uses Band to show what its Watson rival is capable of Plug-and-play machine learning data models that can instantly analyze information and provide intelligent insights? Yep, Microsoft has 'em, it says.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 06:14:39 +0000
NSW Police Force seeks 7-year data-retention scheme Australian state and federal law-enforcement agencies have stressed that they are being pragmatic in accepting a two-year data-retention period and not being able to access web-browsing histories.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 05:55:00 +0000
Global DDoS attacks increase 90 percent on last year The increase of distributed denial-of-service attacks during Q4 2014 was driven by the rise of the Internet of Things, and the increasing exploitation of web vulnerabilities and botnet building.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 05:29:04 +0000
Data cap exempt content killed off by Canadian regulator Canada's telecommunications regulator has moved to outlaw billing practices by telcos that exempt their own online media content from data caps while including data costs for downloads and streaming from competing content providers.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 03:27:09 +0000
Negative cash flow despite record receipts for Freelancer.com Australia's Freelancer.com has reported a negative cash flow for the fourth quarter ending December 2014, despite record customer receipts for the period.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 01:56:33 +0000
Optus says data retention is 'workable' Australia's second-largest telco has joined its biggest rival in confirming the proposed set of data that the government wants telcos to retain for law-enforcement purposes is 'workable' for the company.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 01:51:00 +0000
Study shows credit card metadata is not as anonymous as thought Only four vague points of information are sufficient to identify individuals through credit card metadata, and that doesn't include name, address, or credit card number, a study by MIT has revealed.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 00:51:00 +0000
Alibaba quarterly net income falls amid mobile growth Alibaba Group's net income continues to be hampered by costs associated with its landmark IPO in the United States last year, despite seeing a moderate rise in income from operations for the December quarter and a whopping 448 percent year-on-year surge in mobile revenue.

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Fri, 30 Jan 15 00:03:02 +0000
How Samsung intends to tackle 2015 Samsung execs talk about what the company has planned for 2015 as it gears up to prepare for what may be its toughest time in recent years.

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Thu, 29 Jan 15 23:26:00 +0000
​China sets new regulations for foreign tech companies The Chinese government has introduced new rules that require foreign tech companies to turn over source code, submit to audits, and build back doors into hardware and software.

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Thu, 29 Jan 15 23:04:00 +0000
Council shuns IRIS shared software consortium It was a surprise to everyone, even Bay of Plenty Regional Council, when an evaluation led it to choose software from US company Accela.

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Thu, 29 Jan 15 20:11:00 +0000
Wynyard Group misses its numbers A focus on large contracts and revenue per user has pushed some contract negotiations out into 2015.

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Thu, 29 Jan 15 13:03:00 +0000
​Apple Watch could be playing for a market worth $16.5bn by 2020 Analysts expect big things from Apple Watch, with one predicting Apple will rake in at least $3.5bn in the first year on the back of 10 million units.

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Thu, 29 Jan 15 12:16:00 +0000
​Google did fight WikiLeaks gag order, says lawyer Google says it fought to have a gag order, related to warrants for emails from three WikiLeaks staffers, lifted.

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Thu, 29 Jan 15 10:19:00 +0000
​Nokia results: N1 reception 'remarkably favourable', HERE maps sales growing Nokia is upbeat about its prospects of reinventing itself through its smaller units in mapping and intellectual property.

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