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Tech-savvy health fanatics could be sharing their most intimate information

Fitness.

Natasha Boddy 8:10 PM   People using smartphone apps and wearable technology to track their health and fitness, weight loss or bodily functions could be unwittingly handing over some of their most private information to third parties. 

Australians will pay more for movies and music under anti-piracy proposals

Game of Thrones

Matthew Knott 5:25 PM   Australians would pay more to legally download music and movies under federal government proposals to tackle online piracy, with the vast bulk of the extra revenue flowing to overseas companies rather than the local production sector, according to two of the country's top economists. 

Demand for iPhone 6 fuels grey market

Telstra, SingTel-Optus and Vodafone have released their contract pricing for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

4:57 PM   Wealthy mainland Chinese looking to buy the new iPhone 6 on Friday could expect to pay an eye-watering $A2754 for the handsets in Hong Kong, after Apple's decision to delay the launch in China.

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Edward Snowden reveals tapping of major Australia-New Zealand undersea telecommunications cable

Edward Snowden accused New Zealand's Prime Minister of misleading the public.

Philip Dorling 6:26 PM   A major undersea telecommunications cable that connects Australia and NZ to North America has been tapped to allow the NSA and its espionage partners to comprehensively harvest internet data.

News bytes for week of September 15, 2014

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5:12 PM   Aussie company opens US office, demand for iPhone 6 fuels grey market in China, and executives relying on gut instinct for big decisions.

NSW Police using spyware on targets: WikiLeaks data

Spyware.

Ben Grubb 4:35 PM   NSW Police are using sophisticated hacking software to spy on smartphones and computers during criminal investigations, according to documents published by WikiLeaks on Monday.

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Researchers investigate link between post-traumatic stress disorder and Alzheimer’s disease

Vietnam veteran Bill Rowe.

Bridie Smith   When Soviet troops marched into Hungary in November 1956, Bill Rowe was in Wagga Wagga. "I was crapping myself because I really didn't want to go [to war]," he recalls of his 17-year-old self.

Second solar storm hits Earth, auroras expected

Solar X-ray image of the flare.

A second of two major solar storms has hit the Earth, creating ideal conditions for colourful night skies over polar regions, but also creating the risk of disruption to communications and power networks.

Blogs & Columns

Gadgets on the Go

Go old-school with a DIY arcade machine

Adam Turner 11:25 AM How do you bring your favourite games back to life?

Imaging

Get the picture with a good photo viewer

Terry Lane One thing missing from both Windows and Macs is a decent photo file viewer but fortunately there are several around and they're free.

MacMan

It's all linked in Appleworld

Garry Barker The connectivity built into the new Apple operating systems represents the most significant and far-reaching move in the company's history.

Astronomy

Find and see elusive Mercury

Perry Vlahos Close to the spring equinox in September is a good time for evening viewing of Mercury.