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BitTorrent, used by pirates, offers to distribute pulled Sony film The Interview

A banner for The Interview posted outside Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Hannah Francis 5:50 PM   The file-sharing platform claims to be "the best" way for Sony to release its film in the wake of terror threats.

Internet experts predict privacy will be a luxury by 2025

Experts believe the exchange of personal data for online conveniences will soon erode today's notions of privacy.

Hannah Francis 5:34 PM   Exchanging personal data for online convenience is eroding current notions of privacy.

Where now for the pirates?

The Pirate Bay has parked itself at piratebay.cr after piratebay.se was shut down.

Hannah Francis 9:56 AM   The world's most notorious file-sharing site was recently shut down. But that's not where it ends.

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FBI confirms North Korea behind Sony hack

No sense of humour ... North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's regime has been blamed for launching cyber attacks on Sony Pictures over The Interview and threatening US cinemas that screen it.

Elizabeth Weise and Kevin Johnson   The FBI confirmed on Friday that North Korea was behind the cyber attacks on Sony Pictures.

Sony cyberattack: North Korea confrontation possible as US mulls response

Pointing the finger: The US is privately blaming North Korea for launching cyber attacks on Sony Pictures over <i>The Interview</i>.

Peter Baker   The United States is weighing up how it should react to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, an official says, while Sony executives apparently thought the offending film was "desperately unfunny".

Telstra secures $390 million contract to design multi-tech NBN

The core deal sees Telstra retain a net present value of about $11 billion.

Telstra has secured a contract to provide planning and design for the national broadband network worth up to $390 million.

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Internet experts predict privacy will be a luxury by 2025

Experts believe the exchange of personal data for online conveniences will soon erode today's notions of privacy.

Hannah Francis 5:34 PM   Exchanging personal data for online convenience is eroding current notions of privacy.

Food top of the science priority list

Chief Scientist Ian Chubb is calling for a national science strategy.

Nicky Phillips 12:15 AM   The country's leaders, top business advisers and science experts have approved a draft list of eight research priorities that will focus research and development effort on specific areas where Australia has a need or competitive edge.

Thinking outside the box to recycle your old TV or computer

E-waste: masses of discarded computer and televisions at the recycling plant in Minto.

Tim Barlass   NSW lags behind other states in initiatives to safely dispose of old televisions and computers and keep them out of landfills.

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Summer tech projects for the holidays

Adam Turner   Do you have high-tech plans for the Christmas break? Adam Turner has some ideas.

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2014 focuses on quality photos

Terry Lane   The camera in the phone has matured to the point where traditional compact cameras are almost irrelevant.

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Sharp Mac leapfrogs competition

Garry Barker   It’s not cheap and probably aimed more at professional photographers and videographers. But I wanted it.

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Clouds obstruct view of Geminids meteor shower in eastern Australia

Megan Levy and Marissa Calligeros   The year's strongest meteor shower streaked across the skies on Sunday night - not that Sydneysiders