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Facebook's Messenger app's creepy location tracking

Developer Aran Khanna was able to track the location of Facebook acquaintances with a Chrome extension he made.

Tim Biggs 12:55 PM   Facebook is reportedly looking to change the way location data is exchanged in its Messenger mobile app after a developer made a Harry-Potter-inspired tool that let you track your acquaintances' movements.

Android comes to the smart home with Google Brillo

Google's Android wants to leap off your handheld gadgets and into the heart of your smart home.

Adam Turner 11:20 AM   The next format war could be between your fridge and your dishwasher as Google unveils yet another player in the Internet of Things.

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FIFA 16 game includes women teams, a first for the series

FIFA 16

Chloe Whiteaker, Eben Novy-Williams 10:04 AM   A dozen national women's football squads will be included in EA Sports' latest FIFA game when it releases this year, marking the first time female players have been included in the world's highest-selling sports game series.

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This is how much data breaches are costing

A new study says data breaches are costing companies millions.

Bill Rigby   The cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world as sophisticated thieves target valuable financial and medical records, according to a new study.

'Uber for cleaners' TidyMe raises capital

Stacey Jacobs, centre, with her team at TidyMe.

Rose Powell   Australia could be set for another online marketplace startup technology success story to sit alongside 99designs, Seek and Freelancer, with a service to link customers with cleaners online receiving financial backing.

We won't outsource IT services: Queensland Government

CITEC will remain in Queensland Government hands.

The Palaszczuk government has continued its push to de-Newmanise Queensland by scrapping plans to outsource government IT services.

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Sorry, John, John and John. This time the award goes to a woman

Cathy Foley ... winner of the Clunies Ross award.

Nicky Phillips 12:53 PM   Physicist Cathy Foley and colleague Keith Leslie have been awarded the prestigious Clunies Ross award for innovation and commercialisation.

Police seek more evidence needed in CBA trial

Former Commonwealth Bank IT executive Keith Hunter, centre, leaves Sydney Local Court on March 18.

Ruth Liew 6:00 PM   NSW Police are waiting for more evidence, including bank accounts in the United States, relating to two former Commonwealth Bank technology executives charged with bribery offences in what could be one of the biggest criminal scandals in the banking sector in recent years. 

For sale: one Nobel prize

A Nobel Prize Medal: The reserve for Lederman's has been set at $325,000.

Nicky Phillips   Fancy yourself a bit of a collector? Why not add a Nobel Prize to your pool room. It'll only set you back a few hundred thousand dollars.

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Android comes to the smart home with Google Brillo

Adam Turner 11:20 AM   The next format war could be between your fridge and your dishwasher as Google unveils yet another player in the Internet of Things.

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Macbook fitness program yields thinner, lighter notebook

Garry Barker   Apple continues to load new features into its devices that take into account the move from static to portable computing.

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Help at hand for when pictures pile up

Terry Lane   One consequence of digital photography is the vast numbers of images we accumulate. A good app for managing your pictures is a vital tool.