Google halts Street View Wi-Fi data collection

Google says it will no longer collect Wi-Fi network information for its Street View mapping service after "mistakenly" gathering personal wireless data.

Police investigate Google Wi-Fi data 'screw up'


Stephen Hutcheon The Australian Federal Police are investigating Google over a possible breach of the telecommunications interception act which took place when the company captured data from unprotected Wi-Fi...

Heat turned up on Google's privacy blur


Privacy commissioners in Asia Pacific have clubbed together to put the heat on Google over its controversial new privacy policy.

Officials linked to attack on Google

WASHINGTON: US diplomats in Beijing have linked China's top propagandist to the cyber attacks that prompted Google to take down its search engine in China early this year, leaked diplomatic cables...

Google apologises to Chinese writers over book flap


Internet giant Google has issued a public apology to Chinese writers and admitted that it scanned books under Chinese copyright for its Google Books digital library project.

Google plays with the power of suggestion

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Google already has large chunks of our lives logged away in its giant omniscient filing cabinet. But with the recent upgrading of its Google Suggest facility, it appears to be trying to requisition...

Google vies for slice of VoIP

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Garry Barker Google is about to challenge Skype for the global "free" internet phone call crown.

Google lets loose

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Brian Fitzpatrick's role at Google sounds contrary. He runs its self-styled Data Liberation Front and his aim is to make it easier to export your data from Google's servers on to a storage format of...

'Acquisitions are back on': Google CEO

Dave Clark US Internet giant Google is ready to begin buying up other companies again as the world economy begins to recover, chairman and chief executive Eric Schmidt said Wednesday.

Apple asked to explain Google Voice rejection

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The US communications regulator has asked Apple and AT&T to explain the decision to reject an application developed by Google for the iPhone.

Google keywords unlock sales


Julia Talevski Advertising is a key part of many small businesses, particularly when, like catering company On Tap Beverage Catering, a business operates in only one sector of the market.

Finding high-tech flaws for fun and an optional profit

Ben Grubb NATHANIEL CAREW makes a living protecting computer systems. In his spare time, he hacks into Google.

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More than a pretty phrase

Adam Turner With just a little bit of effort and carefully clever passwords, you can protect yourself from hackers.

Organised crime gets smart with technology

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Ilya Gridneff NSW's top crime-fighting agency has admitted it is being outsmarted by criminals who use BlackBerry phones and online telephone services such as Skype to prevent their illicit conversations being...

Mobile revolution prompts evolution of marketing analytics


James Manning Marketing analytics companies are linking call data to web and mobile traffic to give a clearer picture than ever before of what your marketing dollar is actually doing.

Crikey! We've been hacked

Crikey has been hacked.

Michael Lallo News website Crikey has been hacked with editors warning readers not to visit its home page until it has been fixed.

Practise the web safety you teach

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Ainslie MacGibbon The young people may not listen but every school and institution dealing with them advises careful consideration of what information they post online.

Rudd the butt of WikiLeaks exposé

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Daniel Flitton Kevin Rudd warned Hillary Clinton to be prepared to use force against China ''if everything goes wrong'', an explosive WikiLeaks cable has revealed.

A is for antivirus: free software A-Z

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Dirk Averesch There are some good programs out there that don't cost a thing.

Smartphones offer new frontier for identity theft


As more people switch from traditional cell phones to smart phones, worries have increased that users will fall prey to the same virus and malware problems that can plague personal computers.