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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.

Iran's new stealth fighter jet under fire from critics

Asher Moses Iran is under fire over a new stealth fighter jet that one Australian defence analyst said "looks like it might make a noise and vibrate if you put 20 cents in".

Search and Enjoy: Ori Allon's next big thing


Asher Moses Ori Allon came up with a search technology better than Google's when he was a 26-year-old PhD student at the University of New South Wales.

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Identities for sale: fake documentation on the rise

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Asher Moses Fake Australian passports, drivers licences, university degrees and even military service certificates are being brazenly bought and sold online.

Adam's drowning tragedy: 'loud and proud' Aussie dies trying to save best friend

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Asher Moses Adam Griffiths drowned trying to rescue his best mate in rough surf in Hawaii and the tributes pouring in from the Australian expats in San Francisco's tech community are befitting a man of that...

Australian surgeon sues Google over 'bankrupt' auto-complete

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Asher Moses A Port Macquarie surgeon is suing Google for defamation over an auto-complete search suggestion that he believes has cost him clients.

Twitter 'spam bots' not mine, says Greg Hunt

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Asher Moses Opposition environment spokesman Greg Hunt's office denies it is responsible for an army of fake spam Twitter accounts that social media experts say retweeted his post and other anti-Labor missives.

Every inch counts: Subway fails to measure up


Asher Moses When it comes to Subway, size matters, as the restaurant chain discovered when Australian Matt Corby hit its Facebook page seeking to find out why his sandwich didn't measure up.

Why Facebook search won't be a Google killer - yet


Asher Moses Facebook's Graph Search has a lot of promise, but it will be a while before it becomes a Google, Yelp or LinkedIn killer.

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Fake ID sites under investigation


Asher Moses Police and government authorities are investigating online fake ID stores supplying proof-of-age and other cards to Australian under-18s, who use them to buy alcohol and enter bars and clubs.

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$190 million drone coming to Australia


Asher Moses An unmanned British stealth drone that can fly faster than the speed of sound and go undetected by radar will soon have its first test flight in Australia.

Trashed film Project X crowned most pirated movie of 2012

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Asher Moses A widely-panned film reportedly inspired by Australian party boy Corey Worthington was the most pirated film of 2012, according to TorrentFreak.

Time-poor web users miss out on cheap plans

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Asher Moses CONSUMERS are being advised to check whether changing their internet plans could save them hundreds of dollars.

You could save hundreds on your net bill (just don't expect your telco to tell you about it)


Asher Moses Consumers are being warned to check their internet and mobile plans as service providers are failing to inform customers when they could be getting a much better deal.

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BBC shuts Lonely Planet site over sex posts

The message greeting visitors to the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forum after being taken down due to some dubious comments in their forum.Picture supplied

Asher Moses LONELY PLANET'S popular online travel forum, Thorn Tree, has been temporarily shut down by its owner, the BBC, reportedly after the discovery of paedophilia-related posts.

Lonely Planet shuts Thorn Tree forum 'over paedophilia posts'

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Asher Moses Lonely Planet's popular online travel forum, Thorn Tree, has been temporarily shut down by owner BBC, reportedly after the discovery of paedophilia-related posts.

Boxing Day bonanza starts early on web, mobile

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Asher Moses Australia's internet retailers are pushing forward their Boxing Day sales to as early as Monday night, taking advantage of the plethora of shoppers who now turn to the web, smartphones and tablets...

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Privacy concern as apps share data from kids left to their own devices


Asher Moses Hundreds of popular children's apps are sharing personal information without permission.

Children trapped by free apps

Asher Moses Hundreds of the most popular children's smartphone and tablet apps are collecting or sharing personal information - including geolocation, phone numbers and device identification - with third...

How the internet became a closed shop

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Asher Moses A little over a decade ago, just before the masses discovered the digital universe, the internet was a borderless new frontier: a terra nullius to be populated by individuals, groups, programmers as...

Telstra repays $30 million after overcharging for global roaming


Asher Moses Telstra has begun issuing refunds of about $30 million after admitting it had been over-charging customers for global roaming services on mobile phones since 2006.