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Those clever boffins at Symantec have dug up a slick new phishing scam aimed squarely at over enthusiastic Italian gamers. The scam page – hosted on a popular free web hosting site – was cleverly disguised to look like a popular gaming brand, the brand was – according to the scam page – introducing a new service that would allow its users to connect with ubersexy cam-girls. luring gamers With super-cute pix and promises of girls ready and willing to perform nude webcam shows for a small credit card fee, even luring some with the offer of free shows.

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Tim Storrier’s work The Histrionic Wayfarer (After Bosch) was chosen from 41 finalists to win the $75,000 prize.

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Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has outlandishly accused the United States Government of funding environmental group Greenpeace via the CIA to undermine Australia’s coal mining sector. Palmer made the extraordinary claim over Greenpeace’s plan to use the court system to tie up coal mining applications.

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We’ve enjoyed dipping our toes into the muddy pond of celebrity gossip, following great news aggregaters like TMZ and Perez Hilton, publishing filthy laundry on the private lives of very public people. Problem is sometimes the truth is just that, the plain old truth.

September 2011, looking back, it’s plain as day that something was bugging celebrities on the internet, Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis, Renee Olstead and of course – much to our shock-horror – Scarlett Johansson, all had nude, naked, sexting pix leaked.

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Amy Odell – our favourite – Buzzfeed staffer has sparked up a little interest a subject that is yet to get much levity here in Australia.

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Ladies & Gentlemen, cats n dogs, let me introduce you to ELLA COQUINE!
Ms Coquine is an Italian New Yorker who has slipped herself into the city of love – PARIS – for a twelve month sabbatical, a respite from the humdrum, an adventure. Coquine’s blog – Tales from the Chambre de Bonne, 365 Days of Starting Over in The City of Light – try saying that with a nose full of bubbly! By her descript Chambre de Bonne is a kind of female mid life crisis, the end of era’s, of love, and gainful employ, clearly we simplify here, Coquine’s notion is much much more wonderfilled, very clever. Currently Coquine’s blog is at day 312 of 365, and wow she really has lived. Coquine is amusing, wonderfilled and a dream to follow, she is absolutely inspiring! Check her blog, and life at: www.ellacoquine.com

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Rupert Murdoch, has indicated he is preparing to “hit back” at what he describes as the “lies” directed towards his business. Both the BBC and the Australian Financial Review have made serious allegations that News Corp has been involved in sabotaging its pay television competitors.

BBCs Panorama reported that a News subsidiary, NDS, had recruited a hacker to acquire the smart card codes of ITV’s ONdigital, the major pay TV rival to News Corp’s Sky TV network.

The Fairfax newspaper The Financial Review reports, meanwhile, suggested News Corp’s Australian targets were Optus and Austar, the subject of a takeover bid from Foxtel. While Mr Murdoch didn’t refer directly to the BBC or the Financial Review, he hit back via Twitter. Read the full article »»»»

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Our favourite tech behemoth Apple is once again in an übergadget pickle. The beheomoth has been forced to offer a refund to people who bought its new iPAD, which it admits is not compatible with Australia’s Telstra 4G network. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – ACCC – has taken legal action against Apple for what it claims are misleading statements over its new iPad.

©indeep media: http://www.technoid.com.au/

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Research In Motion - maker of BlackBerry - has suggested it will exit many consumer markets to focus on its business customers as the company swings to a loss. New chief executive Thorsten Heins said via a conference call with market analysts that the company planned to “refocus on the enterprise business” and would not rule out a sale of the company, saying he would be open to hearing purchase offers.

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World of the News - A Roundup of People Who Make The News


Reuters reporter Paul Smalera asks the question: Will Big Media & Big Tech ever stop punishing their biggest fans? The recent anti-usability, nonsensical ways in which Big Media and Big Tech have restricted access to content has proved that both sides have been against Net Neutrality all along. Zach Watson Reports on the opposite to Link Love? Link Difficulties, Limp Linking, Loveless Links aka Pay-per-link: Ars Technica has found thatLowes.com has a ridiculous policy on linking to them. They require that Web sites that link to them must fill out a form. The actual idea of having to receive permission to link to a Web site is pretty stupid. It’s a concept that has been dead for years. Watson points out some more than amusing befuddles in Lowes Loveless linking. John C Abell has a superlative piece on Yahoo. Abell is a stalwart of electronic media, in his latest ravings he pokes a smidgen of fun at nostalgia, writing that Yahoo is taking on Facebook, it’s not vying for the hearts and minds of the Internet cool kids. It’s going after licensing fees for patents. Abell reckons this is not how it is supposed to be. Gary Kemble, ABC.nets Social Media Coordinator follows the link love theme, from a more posterus angle: With statistics showing that more and more people are finding their news via their social networks, it has become more important than ever to provide a relevant, timely social media service. Which drags us into the ABCs Facebook Facelift: The peoples (our) news network is calling for feedback on it’s Facebook page renovation.


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