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Australian Government: Google Must Destroy Street View Data, Commit To Third-Party Audit Australian Government: Google Must Destroy Street View Data, Commit To Third-Party Audit
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In 2010, it was revealed that Google had collected personal information of users with its Street View vehicles. The controversy that went along with that continues, even now in to mid-2012. The company recently revealed that it found more related …

Facebook User Comments Can Amount to False Advertising, According to Australian Ad Board Facebook User Comments Can Amount to False Advertising, According to Australian Ad Board
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If you run a brand page on Facebook, you may have to pay a little more attention to the kinds of comments that your fans are leaving on your posts. In Australia, the Advertising Standards Board (an arm of the …

Michelle Jenneke Might Be Sexy, But She’s a Damn Fine Athlete, Too
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Michelle Jenneke dancing at the Junior World Championships in Barcelona could be looked upon in a number of different ways. The first, and probably most popular, opinion being spread around is that the video objectifies women. Seeing as how the …

Glen Campbell Cancels Tour, Issues New Video Online
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Glen Campbell, the singer/guitarist who has released 52 studio albums and 81 singles over the course of his career, has been forced to cancel his tour of Australia and New Zealand, according to reports. Citing health issues, Campbell will forgo …

Justin Bieber Pulls Massive Prank On Fans (Kind Of)

The stars were perfectly aligned for an epic prank recently when a young Justin Bieber look-alike ended up staying in the same hotel as the crooner. Put a snarky teenage boy in a position to play a joke on hundreds …

Sleeping Pills Banned by the Australian Olympic Committee
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Sleeping pills have been banned by the Australian Olympic Committee following former Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett’s admission that he used such medications while he was competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. According to AOC chief John Coates, this …

Australian Swimmer Getting Flack For Twitter Bikini Picture
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Stephanie Rice is a 3 time gold medal winner for the Australian swim team. She also has an awesome swimmers body. So i’m pretty sure that she didn’t see the backlash coming when she posted a picture of herself on …

Will Code 4 Latte: Homeless Woman Looks for IT Work
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A “Will Code 4 Latte” sign is sure to draw some attention, both good and bad. Which, of course, is to be expected, particularly when someone who claims to be homeless is holding a makeshift shift cardboard sign with an …

Google Maps Takes on the Street-less Views Google Maps Takes on the Street-less Views

When Google embarked on its mission to map out all of the world’s roads with Google Maps and Google Street View, it was an ambitious mission to make the most consummate map of human development and expansion. The company’s done …

4G iPad Claims Cost Apple $2.3 Million In Australia 4G iPad Claims Cost Apple $2.3 Million In Australia
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Earlier this month we brought you news that Apple had agreed to pay a AU$2.25 million (US$2.28 million) fine for its marketing of the new iPad as a 4G capable device in Australia. The fine was part of a settlement …

5.3 Quake Hits Vic, Australia, Twitter Reacts

While growing up in Australia, I thought I would never experience an earthquake, because the occurrences of earthquakes where I lived in Victoria were quite rare; however, I live in the USA now, and my friends and colleagues back home …

Oldest Rock Art Discovered in Australia
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The oldest rock art in Australia has been discovered in Australia by University of Southern Queensland archaeologist Bryce Barker. According to Fox News, Barker came upon the piece in the Northern Territory rock shelter called Nawarla Gabarnmang last June, though …

A Dingo Killed Her Baby, Coroner Says
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Thirty years after the first report of a Dingo killing the child of a family camping in Australia, the case was re-opened in February of this year. A few months later, and an Australian court has ruled that a dingo …

Apple Agrees to $2.25 Million Settlement Over Australian iPad Ads Apple Agrees to $2.25 Million Settlement Over Australian iPad Ads

When Apple launched the new iPad, it predictably advertised that the higher-priced version of the device was “4G capable.” It did this even in countries where the 4G capabilities of the device could not be used due to incompatible data …

RIM’s “Wake Up” Campaign Reaches A Stirring Anti-Climax RIM’s “Wake Up” Campaign Reaches A Stirring Anti-Climax

You may remember the peculiar “WAKE UP” marketing stunt pulled by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion about a week ago in Australia. If not, here’s a quick refresher: a big black bus emblazoned with the phrase “WAKE UP” on the …

Cause For Australian iPhone Explosion Revealed Cause For Australian iPhone Explosion Revealed

All sorts of strange things can happen when a plane takes off. Maybe it’s happened to you: an ink pen bursts from the pressure changes and gets ink all over your stuff; an empty water bottle expands on the way …

Google Play Adds Australian Movies Google Play Adds Australian Movies
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The Google Australia blog has announced that thousands of new Australian movies are now available for rental on Google Play and YouTube. Australia has fostered a rich cinematic history, producing films like Crocodile Dundee and Crocodile Dundee II. Also, some …

The Wolverine Starts Shooting In Australia In August
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(image) We got news today that “The Wolverine will begin filming in August in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The $80 million production will create more than 720 jobs for NSW-based cast and crew, along with opportunities for as many …

Movie Studios Lose Appeal in Aussie ISP Piracy Case Movie Studios Lose Appeal in Aussie ISP Piracy Case

The High Court of Australia has soundly rejected the notion that internet service providers (ISP’s) are responsible for their subscribers’ copyright violations. In a unanimous decision by the seven justices of the High Court, the case brought by several Hollywood …

Principal Sues Over Facebook Hate Page Principal Sues Over Facebook Hate Page
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A former principal at a school in Australia is suing a former student and two parent, claiming they defamed her with a Facebook hate page, ABC Melbourne is reporting. Sue Burtenshaw was suspended indefinitely from Coober Pedy Area School in …

Julian Assange Gets Movie Based On His Life
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Despite being confined to a house in the UK, Julian Assange gets around. He has started work on a TV series, starred on The Simpsons and is even running in politics. It seems that the Wikileaks founder is now going …