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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.

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

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.

Dubai meeting raises spectre of free, open internet coming to an end

Australian privacy provisions have been compromised more than in other countries, say experts.

Asher Moses Government ''handcuffs'' could be able to restrain the world wide web, writes Asher Moses.

Internet freedom under threat


Asher Moses Secret proposals threaten the end to a free, open internet.

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Drone finds dummy 'bushwalker' in world-first

canberra UAV

Asher Moses An unmanned aerial drone was able to find a dummy of a missing bushwalker with no human intervention in what CSIRO believes is a world-first for a non-military drone.

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Tech giants may be forced to reveal documents

Microsoft and Apple.

Asher Moses Technology giants Apple, Microsoft and Adobe could be forced to hand over internal documents to a federal parliamentary inquiry after refusing to appear at hearings this week.

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Facebook brings out love, loathing and lies

Laura Demasi

Asher Moses RESEARCHERS think Facebook is on the nose with the public, but statistics suggest otherwise.

'Necessary evil' Facebook a hard habit to break


Asher Moses While many Australians are complaining of Facebook fatigue, we are spending more time on the site than a year ago, and half of us use it every month.

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For $5, the reviewers who will write what you want

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Computer, Behind, Network Security, Suspicion, Men, Surveillance, Computer Virus, The Internet, Hacker, Desk

Asher Moses ONLINE reviews have become the new arena for cash-for-comment, and ordinary Australians are pushing shock jocks aside.

Fake online reviews mean cash-for-comment is rife


Asher Moses Online reviews - of apps, books, films, hotels and restaurants - increasingly drive consumer decisions, but with as many as a third of them fake, can people take what they read at face value?

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New Maps app drives iPhone users round the wrong bend

Apple iPhone 3G

Asher Moses APPLE'S new Maps app - standard on all iOS6 phones and tablets, including the new iPhone 5 - is so buggy that its directions have the potential to cause accidents and the company's own George Street...

You are not here: Apple Maps app loses users

Apple verdict irks South Koreans (Thumbnail)

Asher Moses Apple's failure to get the location of its own flagship Sydney store right in its new iOS6 Maps application caps off a comedy of errors that has taken the shine off the iPhone 5's debut.

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Minister takes aim at Apple over apps


Asher Moses Apple has been accused by the NSW state government of "taking unfair advantage" of children after reports that parents were unwittingly being billed hundreds of dollars for their children's use of...

No Sex Party please, we're Google

Australian Sex Party convener Fiona Patten.

Asher Moses The Australian Sex Party this morning lodged formal complaints against Google with the US Department of Justice and the Australian competition watchdog, accusing the search giant of corrupt practices...

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Privacy watchdog urges debate on aerial drones


Asher Moses The civilian drone revolution in Australia has sparked calls from the Privacy Commissioner for a public debate about the ''intrusive'' technology as police investigate the potential tof drones for...

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Flying drones a safety threat at airports

An unmanned drone.

Asher Moses Sophisticated unmanned aerial drones are moving from the battlefield into civilian life, triggering safety investigations at major airports and prompting warnings that the air safety regulator is...

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Here comes the Drone Age


Asher Moses ''We're entering the Drone Age." So says Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine and a man who fancies himself as the Steve Jobs of the drones.

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Samsung sorry for bloggers' Berlin nightmare

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Asher Moses and Ben Grubb Samsung has apologised to an Indian blogger who claimed the company stranded him and another blogger in Germany after they refused to become Samsung shills.

Desire for attention and power fuel mob mentality

Charlotte Dawson.

Asher Moses They're the pitchfork mob or football streaker of the digital age - internet ''trolls'' who derive pleasure out of targeting people with abuse or pranks and watching them react.

Expert says Dawson broke the first rule of social media: don't feed the trolls

Charlotte Dawson and the Twitter abuse.

Asher Moses and Andrew Hornery Hours before being taken to a hospital emergency ward early yesterday morning, television host Charlotte Dawson admitted a social media onslaught was taking a toll.

Obama jams Reddit but keeps beer recipe secret


Asher Moses US President Barack Obama talked about the most difficult decision of his term, the White House beer recipe, his work-life balance and the influence of money in politics as he took questions from the...

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