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Writer's tweet goes viral, now he has to wear a Ninja Turtle suit to his wedding

Nic Vargus thought his tweet might generate some interest, but he could not have foreseen this.

Caitlin Dewey 11:37 PM   Pranksters and self-promoters have gotten pretty good at engineering virality on the social Web. But Nic Vargus says that's not what he did this week — honest.

The perils of email auto-fill

Email <i>Illustration: Simon Bosch</i>

JUDITH NEWMAN 12:15 AM   ​Every new technology is amazing, and every new technology brings its own horrors.

Ashley Madison CEO quits after huge infidelity data hack

Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman

Alastair Sharp   The chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has left, just over a week after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients in a massive cyber assault.

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iiNet CEO David Buckingham leaves company

David Buckingham.

Ben Grubb   CEO of Perth-based internet service provider iiNet, David Buckingham, has left the company, according to multiple sources.

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Uber hires car hacking engineers

An in-car screen of a Jeep Cherokee shows Chris Miller, left, and Chris Valasek, who are demonstrating their ability to remotely control the vehicle's computer system.

MIKE ISAAC and NICOLE PERLROTH   One remote hacking of an Uber vehicle could spell disaster for the ride-hailing company.

Kaspersky threatened to 'rub out' rival

Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab.

Joseph Menn, Gerry Shih and Alina Selyukh   Eugene Kaspersky told some of his lieutenants that they should attack rival anti-virus software maker AVG, email shows.

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Why are UltraViolet movies still a bag of hurt in Australia?

Adam Turner   The demise of EzyFlix highlights the appalling state of Hollywood's UltraViolet movie service in Australia.

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Rage against the machine – before it's too late

Laura Demasi   The inevitability of science fiction becoming 'science reality' has been put front and centre of the public agenda this week by Stephen Hawking, who has warned against a future of artificial intelligence gone mad. Quite literally.

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For one school, from small things big things grew

Garry Barker   One school in Britain transformed itself and the lives of many people in its community by putting the right technology in the hands of its students.

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Affinity emerges as Photoshop alternative but only for Macs

Terry Lane   What makes Affinity Photo unique among low-priced Photoshop alternatives is that it is not a dumbed down application with automated functions and restricted editing abilities.