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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.

'Distasteful' Virgin Mobile US ad removed

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Asher Moses A Christmas ad that appeared to poke fun at rape has been removed 'never to be seen again', from Virgin Mobile US.

'Rape' joke backfires on Virgin Mobile US

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Asher Moses Virgin Mobile US has pulled an online ad that appeared to make light of rape after an “epic marketing fail” that forced Sir Richard Branson to publicly intervene.

Internet use rockets as dependence grows

Asher Moses AUSTRALIANS, it seems, are increasingly addicted to the internet: a report from the communications regulator shows we are sucking down hundreds of thousands more terabytes of data than we were a year...

Internet use rockets as Australians' dependence grows

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Asher Moses Australians are increasingly addicted to the internet, with a new report showing we are sucking down hundreds of thousands more terabytes of data than we were a year ago.

Net's 'most hated' plots revenge porn return

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Asher Moses Hunter Moore, described by Rolling Stone magazine as "the most hated man on the internet", is preparing to relaunch his ''revenge porn'' venture after selling his site to an anti-bullying...

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Australia fights net rules as threat to free speech

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Asher Moses Communications Minister Stephen Conroy arrives in Dubai on Monday to lobby against proposed changes to internet regulation that web giants such as Google warn "could permit governments to censor...

Aussie viral video, 'Dumb Ways to Die', lives on

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Asher Moses Australia's fastest-spreading viral video, "Dumb Ways to Die", has taken on a life of its own, inspiring more than 65 cover versions, 85 parodies and 170 re-posts on YouTube.

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Click go the jeers: flimsy deals aren't the way to a shopper's wallet

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Asher Moses IT WAS supposed to be the sale that stopped the nation, and millions of us bought into the hype, but in the end the deals were as flimsy as the web infrastructure on which they were delivered.

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New and old fight over customers as the letterbox moves online

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Asher Moses THE future of the letterbox is being fought over by the 203-year-old Australia Post and high-tech newcomer Digital Post Australia.

Click Frenzy a mega tech fail: the online bonanza that became nothing of the sort

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Asher Moses The Click Frenzy bonanza was a marketing exercise run by technical amateurs who appeared more concerned with slurping up Australians' personal information than offering hot deals, experts say.

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Retailer warns of scam gift vouchers

Asher Moses FAKE Woolworths, Coles and Harvey Norman gift vouchers are circulating on Facebook in what retailers warn is a scam designed to collect personal information.

Australia Post in fight for letterbox of the future

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Asher Moses A war is being waged over the future of the humble letterbox, with Australia Post at loggerheads with high-tech joint venture Digital Post Australia.

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Filter was white elephant waiting to happen

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Asher Moses Opponents of Stephen Conroy's mandatory internet filtering scheme are lining up to applaud its demise.

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'Voodoo' tipster puts the hoodoo on the rest

Asher Moses The political emperors have no clothes, stripped bare by a big-data wizard named Nate Silver who showed dispassionate maths was more reliable than pundit intuition and cherry-picked polls.

Statistician kept his cool under fire and his numbers came up

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Asher Moses THE political emperors have no clothes, stripped bare by a wizard named Nate Silver who showed dispassionate maths was more reliable than pundit intuition and cherry-picked polls.

Polling wizard conjures up perfect prediction

Asher Moses The political emperors have no clothes, stripped bare by a big-data wizard named Nate Silver who showed dispassionate maths was more reliable than pundit intuition and cherry-picked polls.

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Analyse this: pundits in their own nail-biter

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Asher Moses As Americans head to the polls a parallel election battle at times as fierce is coming to a head - that between statistician Nate Silver and the rest of the political pundits.

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Saving lives from behind the screen

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Asher Moses Anthony Baxter is a geek whose tech prowess has almost certainly saved lives.

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Apps put NSW taxi 'monopoly' in doubt

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Asher Moses Smartphone apps are making inroads on the taxi booking market, and the NSW government is taking notice.

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How not to win friends: Facebook sneaks in fees to promote posts

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Asher Moses Facebook is being accused of an underhanded bait and switch, with brands and even personal users now forced to pay for promoted posts to reach all of their likers and friends.

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