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Asher Moses

Asher Moses is the Technology Editor for Fairfax Media. He started his own gadget review website more than a decade ago at age 14 and has since written for most of Australia's leading technology publications. He has twice been named Young Australian Online Journalist of the Year by the Walkley Foundation.

FBI, federal police target overseas poker websites that flout law

Asher Moses THE Australian Federal Police and the FBI are jointly investigating untaxed and unregulated online casino sites, which take an estimated $1 billion a year from about 700,000 Australian punters.

Apple shop break-ins may be linked

Asher Moses THIEVES wielding sledgehammers appear to be targeting Apple shops around Sydney.

Microsoft's $7.9b Skype deal 'a headscratcher'

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Asher Moses Microsoft's whopping $US8.5 billion ($7.9b) acquisition of Skype may have pipped Google and Facebook but critics and investors have lashed the company, questioning the logic of the deal and saying...

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Tech-heads make it big around the globe

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Asher Moses AUSTRALIAN technology entrepreneurs have made millions from investments by global firms in the past year and a gaming developer, Robert Murray, is the latest to join the gold rush.

Privacy laws to be beefed up following Sony attack

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Asher Moses THE federal government will introduce laws forcing companies to disclose privacy breaches after Sony revealed that more than 1.

FBI poker crackdown could hit biggest Australian players

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Asher Moses A NUMBER of top Australian poker players could lose lucrative sponsorships from the world's biggest online gaming sites following an FBI sting facilitated by an Australian technology tycoon.

Fallen Aussie tycoon aces poker giants for FBI to beat life behind bars

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Asher Moses Australian poker players are rushing to pull their money out of the world's biggest poker sites following a major "black Friday" FBI sting that was facilitated by an Australian tech tycoon.

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Assange allies claim scalps in online warfare

Asher Moses A SYDNEY man has emerged as a key player among the thousands of attackers who blitzed the servers of the world's two biggest credit card companies and PayPal, knocking them offline yesterday.

Telco watchdog swamped with 167,955 complaints

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Asher Moses Australians made almost 168,000 complaints to the telecommunications watchdog in 2009/10 including a surge in grievances about global roaming charges.

Unions seek action on Depression-era packers

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Paul Bibby and Asher Moses The computer giant Hewlett-Packard is under pressure to review its contract with the packing company Foxteq amid claims of exploitative employment practices and revelations that Foxteq is the sister...

Teens' Facebook memorials defaced

Paul Millar and Asher Moses Cyber tributes for a Melbourne teenager who was punched and died and a South Australian girl killed in a triple murder have been defaced with obscenities.

Coalition moves to delay NBN

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Asher Moses The rollout of the national broadband network (NBN) could be significantly delayed following a push by the Coalition to have the entire project reviewed and overseen by a parliamentary committee.

Threat drives Libs' election ad campaign down the googler

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Asher Moses The Liberal Party appears to have pulled Google advertisements after threats they breached electoral laws and could lead to a challenge of results in marginal seats.

Google's student election ignores reality: McKay

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Asher Moses Leading social researcher Hugh McKay says Google's mock election for 15-17 year-old students across Australia is "a very strange idea".

Less than a year until internet addresses run dry

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Asher Moses In less than a year, the world will run out of internet addresses and inaction by internet providers could lead to broken applications and more expensive net connections, experts warn.

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Media hit by hoax email relying on journalists' stolen identities

Julian Lee and Asher Moses Hoaxers are going to elaborate lengths to fool the media, even stealing the identities of reporters in order to get past news desks.

No, minister: Google rebuffs censor

Asher Moses GOOGLE has angrily rejected a call from the government to filter YouTube videos, after the Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, said if the search engine could censor material for China, it...

Billions of mobiles 'open to hacking'

Asher Moses NOT content with being able to break into email inboxes and hijack social networking profiles, hackers have just found a new weapon to add to their arsenal - eavesdropping on mobile phone calls.

Russian billionaire installs anti-paparazzi lasers on super-yacht

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Asher Moses Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has upgraded his new $US1.2 billion luxury yacht with an anti-paparazzi laser shield to protect his privacy while he's cruising the high seas.

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Mac porn hackers lay booby trap

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Asher Moses Security experts have discovered two new pieces of malware targeting Apple computers, putting paid to the company's claims that Mac users do not have to worry about viruses and security software.