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Australia Passes Contentious Data Retention Laws

Posted: March 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: ONLINE SECURITY, Standout, UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australia Passes Contentious Data Retention Laws

Australia Passes Data Retention Laws

Australia’s Federal Parliament has passed it’s controversial data retention laws, with both major political parties voting in the legislation. The new laws will force telcos to keep records of phone and internet use for two years and allow security agencies access the records.

Telcos already retain the data, however at varying durations in an unregulated environment. Australia’s Attorney-General Senator George Brandis says the legislation – which passed through the senate with 43 votes to 16 – will strike the right balance.

The cost of retaining the information is set to be partly covered by the taxpayer in what the Government described as a “significant” contribution. There are concerns telecommunications companies will pass on the rest of the cost to consumers :: Read the full article »»»»


Telstra Warns Data Storage Plan Will Attract Hackers

Posted: February 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hack!, ONLINE SECURITY, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Internet Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Telstra Warns Data Storage Plan Will Attract Hackers

Telstra Warns Data Storage Plan Will Attract HackersAustralia’s biggest telco, Telstra, has sounded a warning about the Government’s mandatory metadata retention scheme.

Telstra said an unintended consequence of the plan would be the creation of many highly attractive targets for hackers.

The Federal Government has cited national security as one of the reasons for its plan to force telcos and internet companies to store customer metadata for two years.

A parliamentary committee investigating the bills also heard concerns from Australia’s intelligence agency watchdog that ASIO could keep metadata indefinitely.

Under the metadata retention scheme, Telstra, and all other national telcos and internet companies, would be forced to store customer metadata for two years.

Telstra said the data would be kept in a database, ready to be given to law enforcement on request :: Read the full article »»»»


China Plans on Expanding Market Gardens, Mars and the Moon!?

Posted: December 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science Matters | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on China Plans on Expanding Market Gardens, Mars and the Moon!?

China Plans on Expanding Market Gardens, Mars and the MoonOur most favourite behemoth – China – and the worlds second largest economy, are planning on expanding rural production much farther than their earthly borders. The worlds most populous nation is preparing to grow fresh vegetables on Mars and the Moon after researchers completed a preliminary test in Beijing.

Chinese state media has reported that researchers are currently testing their wild theory here on earth, four kinds of vegetables were grown in an Ecological Life Support System, a 300 cubic metre cabin which will allow astronauts to develop their own stocks of air, water and food while on space missions.

The system, which relies on plants and algae, is “expected to be used in extra-terrestrial bases on the Moon or Mars”, Xinhua news agency. Participants in the experiment could “harvest fresh vegetables for meals”, Xinhua quoted Deng Yibing, a researcher at Beijing’s Chinese Astronaut Research and Training Centre, as saying :: Read the full article »»»»


Apple TV, version 1.0 beta

Posted: October 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, Favorite New Thought, M.Aaron Silverman, Standout, Technoid Computer News, Über Monitor | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apple TV, version 1.0 beta

Let me make this clear – seems to have been slightly grey in previous posts: APPLE WILL PRODUCE A TELEVISION! It won’t be TV as we know it, IT WILL BE a new generation iMAC!

Highpants has trumpeting the possibility of an Apple-made TV set since March this year “Not happy with the Apple TV set top box, Apple is launching into the Television  market, the first true Smart TV’s are about to roll of the production line. Apples ethos has always been to ADD gadgets to our lives, the Apple iTV won’t be a computer, it will be a true Television Set++”

In the latest round of rumours – kicked of by  at the Washington Post and befuddled by the Wall Street Journal’s Mark Gongloff – experts are finally admitting to reading more than their own write-ups, in the form of Walter Isaacson’s new Steve Jobs biography . . . Read the full article »»»»


Beats Audio Sensational HTC Sensation XE

Posted: September 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Favorite New Thought, Google, HTC, Review, Smartphone, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Beats Audio Sensational HTC Sensation XE

Technoid HTC Sensation XE With Beats AudioIntroduced back in May, HTC’s 4.3-inch Sensation flagship smartphone will soon be available in an upgraded version – the HTC Sensation XE.

There are two major differences between the original and the new XE.  The main improvement will the incorporation Beats Audio, a technology that improves the audio playback on the model by enhancing both software and hardware that is supplied with the phone.

Hardware wise, the update is via  high quality new headphones, offering a much better frequency response especially on lower frequency sounds.

The software built into the phone detects when these headphones are plugged in and switches the handset from standard audio mode to Beats mode, optimizing frequencies.

You don’t have to be a music lover however to benefit from some of the other improvements that this model offers.

The original Sensation was a very slick phone, the XE steps speed by offering a brilliant 1.5Ghz dual core processor, coupled with an impressive 768MB of RAM memory – expandable to 1gb :: Read the full article »»»»


Cult of: AppleTV version 0.0.9 beta

Posted: September 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Google, Hardware, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Cult of: AppleTV version 0.0.9 beta

CULT OF APPLEThe Apple rumour mill is at it again!  This latest rumor may seems like a rerun, but this one has been updated. The latest iteration of the longstanding rumor is that Apple will get in to the business of selling TVs by building a digital TV based on iOS. That’s according to multiple Silicon Valley sources cited by Venture Beat. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster told Venture Beat that he predicted Apple would produce a TV set by the end of 2012 or early 2013.

Technoid has trumpeting the possibility of an Apple-made TV set since March this year “Not happy with the Apple TV set top box, Apple is launching into the Television market, the first true Smart TV’s are about to roll of the production line. Apples ethos has always been to ADD gadgets to our lives, the Apple iTV  Read more: www.highpants.com

Just a thought: Wouldn’t Apple Inc be better off making a 40 inch iMac, all the technology we’re raving about below, loaded into a pc with the biggest IPS monitor money can buy, ease of use, integration. Surely a new Cinema sized iMac makes more sense?

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