Facebook sorry over plus-size ad ban
An Australian feminist group expressed fury after Facebook rejected an ad it created because of the image it used.
[BBC] VIDEO: Historic RAF bomber to be returned to flight
The record-breaking English Electric Canberra WK163 bomber is to be restored to airworthiness by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust.
[BBC News UK] Whanganui is a top 10 destination
Whanganui has been named one of New Zealand's top 10 visitor destinations.The district has come in at eighth place in a poll conducted by Experience Oz, a leading Australian-based travel provider. It's the first time Whanganui (...)
[nzherald.co.nz - travel] Bitcoin project blocks out Gavin Andresen over Satoshi Nakamoto claims
Bitcoin Foundation’s chief scientist, who supported Craig Wright’s claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto, no longer allowed to make changes to currency’s code Poor Gavin Andresen. First he publicly backs Craig Wright, saying that the Australian computer scientist really is the man who created bitcoin (...)
[The Guardian] Bitcoin 'creator' cancels proof
Craig Wright, the Australian entrepreneur who has claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin, reneges on a promise to provide "extraordinary proof".
[BBC] Expert regrets Bitcoin 'creator' blog
A Bitcoin expert expresses regret about the way he blogged support for an Australian's claim to have invented the crypto-currency.
[BBC News] Is Craig Wright the reluctant multimillionaire behind Bitcoin?
An Australian computer scientist claims to have created the digital currency – but doesn’t seem very keen to take the credit Name: Dr Craig Wright. Age: 45. Continue reading...
[The Guardian] Tinder chief: we test new features in Australia because it's so far away
Boss reveals the app trials functions such as the ‘super-like’ in the country because users there don’t ‘cross-pollinate’ with the rest of the world Tinder’s chief executive has revealed the dating app tests new features in in Australia because users there don’t “cross-pollinate” with the rest of the (...)
[The Guardian] Australia puts $230m towards fighting cybercrime, including 50 extra police
Specialist officers in the federal police and Australian Crime Commission and 50 security experts spearhead A $230m cyber security strategy, which includes cash for more specialist cybercrime officers in the Australian Crime Commission and the Australian federal police, has been announced by (...)
[The Guardian] L4: lessons from 20 years of research and deployments
NICTA, Australia's Information and Communications Technology Research Centre, has published a paper on the lessons learned by 20 years of work around the L4 microkernel. Some of you may remember that NICTA has developped the seL4 microkernel, one of the first - if not the first - microkernel (...)
[OSNews] Politicisation of NBN a 'tragedy' that has held back innovation, ABC's Q&A told
Innovations expert Sandy Plunkett joins panellists in criticising government’s controversial NBN model, but Wyatt Roy says it’s about separating ‘rhetoric and reality’ Related: Australia's 'ideas boom' needs more help or it risks failure to launch | Lindsay David The politicisation of the National (...)