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Should Fairfax Media stop printing papers and go digital?

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Fairfax Media is in turmoil – its struggling to find revenue, the company’s share price is tanking and the board faces pressure from Gina Rinehart to have two seats at the board. But, now it is the time for the company to look at itself, and possibly take a risk – stop printing and move towards a digital-only strategy. Stop the Presses It’s a risky move – stop printing titles […]

QLD Police arrest Fairfax tech journo over Facebook privacy flaw

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Image: chispita_666/Flickr Queensland Police has confirmed that they have arrested Fairfax Deputy Technology Editor, Ben Grubb, over a story about a Facebook privacy flaw, and is currently examining both federal and state legislation in order to see if a crime has been committed. Police have seized his iPad, and have charged him with receiving unlawfully obtained property, despite the fact that he is a journalist. They have not confirmed who […]

Vodafone dealer axed after revelations of customer deception

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Image: chispita_666/Flickr Vodafone dealer Communications Direct has sacked up to 40 jobs in its call centre after the mobile provider severed its relationship with the company in response to an investigation revealing misuse of the Vodafone customer database. Staff at the company were told at a meeting that all would be losing their jobs after Vodafone terminated the relationship.

Headache for Uni of Sydney as student data exposed on web

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Image: chispita_666/Flickr An investigation by the Sydney Morning Herald has revealed that information of its past and present students are available online. The breach is a flaw in how the university handles HECS – the Higher Education Contribution Scheme, which means that the Government pays for the university course taken and it is repaid by a person’s income via tax at no interest.

ABC signs deal with Yahoo7 for archive content

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Archived programming from public broadcaster ABC will soon appear on Yahoo!7’s PLUS7 catch-up TV service after its commercial arm, ABC Commercial, has announced that it has signed a deal with the website. Shows from the broadcaster such as The Gruen Transfer, The Cook and the Chef and the ABC’s flagship current affairs programming will appear on PLUS7 alongside content from Seven’s stable of programming over its three channels – all […]

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