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Matthew Knott 10:38 AM 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.
8:28 AM Apple has begun helping people boot U2 off their iTunes accounts after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the automatically downloaded free album by the Irish rock band.
Lehar Maan 6:02 AM Apple Inc said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record 4 million first-day pre-orders were logged, double the number for the iPhone 5 two years ago.
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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.
Bec Zajac 12:15 AM Telecommunications companies have confirmed it is their responsibility to ensure that no household is cut off prematurely from old phone services during the national broadband network (NBN) rollout.
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.
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Nicky Phillips 1:59 AM Highly skilled scientists and project leaders at the CSIRO are being kept from their research to clean laboratories, write promotional material, sort mail and refill photocopiers following government budget cuts that have forced the departure of more than 100 support staff.
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.