While you were busy freaking out about government surveillance, censorship blossomed at the one corporation that has the most power to fight -- or enable -- suppression of speech: Google.
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If you've ever bought a Windows PC or Android smartphone or tablet from one of the big name vendors then chances are that you are familiar - perhaps even intimately familiar if you've ever tried removing it - with crapware.
Processors and RAM are fixed entities in a PC, but right from day one data is incessantly eating away at your storage space. And it's not just your data (which you can manage) but endless gigabytes of temp files and cached junk.
Chinese firm gets government approval to sell one of its smartphones and implies imminent arrival
From March 1, the Chinese government will outlaw the use of fake registration names for internet services such as blogs, social media, and chat platforms within its borders.
A search for a good $100 tablet turned up not one but two from a major brand. One runs Windows 8.1 and the other Android.
Australians will be offered a single digital identity to access services across federal, state, and local branches of government.
In a unique addition to the ongoing discussion around net neutrality, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has called on the US government to prohibit discrimination against the less than 1 percent of users on its platform.
Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 available to its PC partners for anywhere from 'zero dollars' to $15 per copy, according to recently disclosed OEM licensing information.
Keeping your Windows PC fully patched and updated is a vital defense against hackers and malware, but applying patching can be a pain. Here's a simple (and free) download that will help you streamline the process.
Is the novel screen shape the start of a trend and worth the $1,300 price tag, or is it just a marketing gimmick?
Almost two months after Google's security team revealed a major security flaw in SSLv3, an Australian government department was found to still be using the old protocol on at least one of its websites, leaving it wide open to POODLE-like attacks.
The Department of Finance is one step closer to establishing an IT hardware panel to reduce the cost of procuring hardware supplied to government agencies.
Yahoo is using one of its most prominent acquisitions to date as it develops and experiments with image recognition and search.
The search giant's €600m datacentre in the Netherlands will take up one wind farm's output for the next ten years.
The company has been showing off a 20-inch model just 20mm thick with its RealSense 3D camera and a five-hour battery to use it flat on a tabletop.
Let the iPad tablet holiday pricing war begin.
The Australian government expects the telecoms industry to passively wait while regulations are reworked to enable its multi-technology mix NBN, but this process has created new opportunities for market disruption. One of the biggest lies in the future of the Optus HFC network — and there is a strong argument for TPG to buy it.
While on the one hand, the Australian government is claiming that security agencies will not get access to any new data under mandatory data retention, Attorney-General George Brandis has claimed that the legislation is required because there aren't any existing metadata laws.
The next phase of the government's £150m investment in free wi-fi is rolling out, with the scheme on track to be completed "as soon as March 2015".
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