Australian government agencies access more metadata
13 Dec 2013, 1:49 am
Figures released by the Attorney-General's Department reveal a rise in the number of authorisations given to government agencies to access telecommunications metadata from 290,358 to 319,874 in the last financial year.
I’ve always felt that the Daily Show should do more financial stuff, and there’s no doubt that Wednesday’s piece on Blackstone was funny. But it was also extremely credulous about a single Bloomberg article from October.
We’ve reached a point, in financial media, where nimble digital companies have finally managed to build up the ability to constitute a real threat to the incumbent giants.
Evangeline Lilly on 'The Hobbit': I Didn't Want to Be the Jar Jar Binks of the Trilogy
In the "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," the second part of the "Hobbit" trilogy, Peter Jackson and his fellow screenwriters have expanded the scope of the original story in several ways. They've brought in elements from the "Lord of the Rings" appendices, making the story far more complex a
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In a Q&A with Entertainment Weekly, the BFFs joked that they were only going to commit to future projec
Colorful characters and plenty of slapstick abound in the latest trailer for "Rio 2," which finds Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) discovering that they are not, in fact, the last blue macaws on the planet.
Jewel's pretty pumped about the news, and eagerly drags a not-so-enthused Blu
The new trailer for "Earth to Echo" is enigmatic to say the least -- there's not much action and very little by way of character introduction, though perhaps that's by design.
"Earth to Echo" tells the story of a trio of young friends -- played by Teo Halm, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Reese Hartwig -- wh
Help Bring Privacy Laws Into 21st Century
Lost in the ongoing media firestorm over the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance activities is the discussion about concrete steps to bring the nation's communications privacy laws into the 21st Century. Under current laws that were drafted before the advent of the commercial Internet,
Adobe and Microsoft today each separately released security updates to remedy zero-day bugs and other critical vulnerabilities in their software. Adobe issued fixes for its Flash and Shockwave players, while Microsoft pushed out 11 updates addressing addressing at least two dozen flaws in Windows an
Last week, the world got the first glimpses of a man Russian authorities have accused of being "Paunch," a computer crime kingpin whose "Blackhole" crimeware package has fueled an explosion of cybercrime over the past several years. So far, few details about the 27-year-old defendant have been relea
In early October, news leaked out of Russia that authorities there had arrested and charged the malware kingpin known as "Paunch," the alleged creator and distributor of the Blackhole exploit kit. Today, Russian police and computer security experts released additional details about this individual,