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Judge gives Wikileaks Twitter Records to US Government

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The United States Government has been given the go-ahead to access Twitter records relating to associates of website Wikileaks after Birgitta Jonsdottir’s motion to have the request thrown out failed, with the judge saying that the associates have no standing to challenge the order. Judge Theresa Buchanan, also denied a request to unseal the order, saying that the Twitter order “does not demand the contents of any communication… and thus […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 35: So much for #winning

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We give our take on the Apple iPad 2 announcement, find out Microsoft’s response to the tablet and see if 3D is a big gimmick on the Nintendo 3DS. As well, IE6 hopefully goes into the grave and Street View now on bicycles? You’ll have to listen and find out. A shorten edition today as Audition managed to crap out and lose the entire recording (luckily we only just started), […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 34: Two Girls, One Wii

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The little Wii gets a bit more intimate with a brand new game, Mortal Kombat banned in Australia and the MacBook Pro gets a little hardware revamp – and we make a big deal about it and the new Thunderbolt. Wait, what? That’s all this week on the TECHGEEK Weekly podcast with the return of James Wilson plus one guest – Matt Rossi. Who? Matt Rossi, a friend of one […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 30: Death by SMS

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Wow. We’ve reached 30 episodes – who knew from the beginning we would actually have reached this far. Anyway, we discuss the IPv4 running out of addresses, the new PSP2 by Sony and the Egypt Internet Blackout. We also find out that we are really good at debating points of view, so you may find this episode to be longer than what we usually have our podcasts Sorry if we […]

Man sues Wikileaks for creating “nucliar WAR” fear

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No, that isn’t a spelling mistake. That’s how he actually spelt it. David Pitchford, a Florida native, is suing Wikileaks for “treason” – which I thought was only limited to crimes against the state and not a man – and is also claiming the release has put emotional distress on him.

Iceland “furious” over US Wikileaks subpoena

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Jónsdóttir helped Wikileaks to release the Collateral Murder video – she is now no longer a volunteer for the site. The Icelandic government has summoned the US ambassador to Iceland to explain why the United States has subpoenaed the personal details of an Icelandic MP’s Twitter account who had links to Wikileaks and Julian Assange, the site’s founder.

TECHGEEK Weekly 27: CES is driving us GaGa

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And we’re back officially. CES was in full swing, and we saw a lot of tablets, 4G phones and 3D from Sony. We also had crazy Harvey Norman trying to put GST on our purchases online, Facebook being valued at $50 billion and the Mac App Store launch – and hack. And yes, it is the first hour long podcast – and the only one as it seems. But, hey, […]

US Government subpoenas Twitter logs of Icelandic MP, Wikileaks volunteers

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The Department of Justice has issued subpoena to Twitter asking for the records of Twitter messages between known Wikileaks supporters since November 1, 2009, according to a message posted on Twitter by Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a member of the Icelandic Parliament. Jónsdóttir was a former supporter of Wikileaks and a member of the Movement in the country. She also is part of the NATO parliamentary assembly and a member of the […]

The Year in Review 2010: The Highlights Reel

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2010. What a year to end a decade. From political uncertainty in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, the leaking of important US documents – from Afghanistan to diplomatic cables – and even a possible upheaval of our classification system to finally allow a R18+ rating in Australia, bringing it in line with other western nations. We got more information about the new National Broadband Network, while we […]

TECHGEEK Podcast #23: The Live Unorganised Organised Podcast

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We were planning to recording our live show, but Stewart forgot – with the exception of this 30 minute segment of the news. So, we decided to release this – as a way to recap this week’s news. So, what happened in the week. Assange was released on bail, Gawker got hacked and some new Microsoft slates We also have some last minute additions as we reveal our plans for […]

AFP: Wikileaks release has not broken laws (yet)

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has concluded that Wikileaks has not broken any Australian law when it released the United States diplomatic cables last month, ending some weeks investigating the matter after being referred to them by Attorney-General Robert McClelland.

Morning Briefing: Friday 17 December

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Friday 17th December 2010, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Julian Assange is freed on bail by a London court. He vows to clear his name of allegations of sexual assault in Sweden and continue his work on the infamous site Wikileaks. After axing 4% of its […]

TECHGEEK Podcast #22: It’s a series of tubes

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It’s the second to last show of the year! And we go off with some Wikileaks news, because that has happen to dominate the news, with all the hacking and arrests. Wow. As well, we discuss the new Facebook profile design changes, and the new Chrome OS laptop. We also find that Tom has had his internet capped, George Lucas is creepy, Steve Jobs has something he wants to say […]

One button lets you join the pro-Wikileaks parade

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While Julian Assange has distanced himself from the attacks, the group known as Anonymous apparently haven’t heard that message yet and looks like they are actively recruiting members to join their attacks on those who are “anti-Wikileaks” by sending their servers down, thanks to a downloadable piece of software called LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon), which allows users to voluntarily connect to a botnet that is used to co-ordinate the […]

Google releases 2010 top search results – ChatRoulette, iPad, Bieber top “Fastest Rising”

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It’s nearing the end of the very first decade of the new millennium, and of course the year. And this is typically the time where the search engines release the top yearly trends that its visitors typed into their search boxes, collated in a pretty web page for us to examine the year that was. And of course, Google starts the list. It should be noted that Google doesn’t rank […]