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Ben Grubb

Ben is a freelance writer and former Fairfax technology editor

World Cup 2018: Fans left seething as Optus issues 'ruin' viewing experience
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World Cup 2018: Fans left seething as Optus issues 'ruin' viewing experience

Australian football fans fume as Optus fails to deliver a stable live video stream of World Cup match.

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Low prices and better performance key to Chinese telco domination

Low prices and better performance key to Chinese telco domination

ZTE and Huawei have built reputation for better prices and performance than western rivals

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Facebook dating: a question of trust
Analysis

Facebook dating: a question of trust

Do we trust Facebook with our most intimate details?

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Be alert but not alarmed about mammoth CBA breach, say experts

Be alert but not alarmed about mammoth CBA breach, say experts

Privacy experts said even if a similar breach happened again, the bank might not be required to disclose it under new notification laws.

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Russian router spies: what you can do to protect your home internet
Opinion

Russian router spies: what you can do to protect your home internet

When was the last time you logged into your home's router or modem to check whether it needed updating?

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The truth behind Optus' ‘unlimited' mobile data offer

The truth behind Optus' ‘unlimited' mobile data offer

Turns out there are limits, especially if you want to download or stream video faster than 1.5Mbps.

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Aussie whiz-kid Ben Pasternak eyes next project after selling video chat app Monkey to rival

Aussie whiz-kid Ben Pasternak eyes next project after selling video chat app Monkey to rival

Aussie high-school dropout and tech entrepreneur Ben Pasternak has sold his Monkey video chat app to HOLLA to invest time in a new project.

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'Parcel pirate' fear as Amazon arrives in Australia

'Parcel pirate' fear as Amazon arrives in Australia

After the arrival of Amazon in the United States, Americans began to suffer parcel theft from criminals who were dubbed 'parcel pirates', otherwise known as 'parcel bandits'. Could such opportunistic criminals also start to infiltrate Australians' front lawns and porches?

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NBN’s critical HFC mistake revealed: prioritising activations over repairs
ANALYSIS

NBN’s critical HFC mistake revealed: prioritising activations over repairs

NBN's cable pause has revealed one of the biggest errors in judgment the company has made under a Turnbull-Abbott led government.

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AAMI, Suncorp suspend online insurance quote feature over burglary fears

AAMI, Suncorp suspend online insurance quote feature over burglary fears

One of Australia's largest home and contents insurers has suspended a new online feature that made private details about the security of peoples' homes publicly accessible, including whether monitored alarm systems were installed on their premises.

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ACCC blasted over NBN speed monitoring delay, 'inadequate' tests

ACCC blasted over NBN speed monitoring delay, 'inadequate' tests

Consumer watchdog slammed over delay implementing NBN speed test monitoring.

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