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+ - Australian Spy Agency Accused Of Spying For Big Oil->

Submitted by SandmanWAIX
SandmanWAIX (674838) writes "A 40 billion dollar treaty between Australia and East Timor is going to the courts in The Hague this week with East Timor accusing the Australian spy agency ASIS of spying during the negotiations.

A former spy has turned whistleblower in the case and subsequently had his passport cancelled and his lawyers office raided. The unnamed spy (former director of technical operations) decided to come forward as the then foreign minister overseeing the treaty is now an advisor to Woodside Petroleum, Australia's largest oil and gas company."

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+ - Australian Intelligence HQ Blupeprints Hacked->

Submitted by SandmanWAIX
SandmanWAIX (674838) writes "In an embarrassing revelation today it appears as though the blueprints to the new Australian federal intelligence agency ASIO headquarters have been stolen, reportedly by a cyber attack originating from China. Several other governmental departments have been reported as being breached also.

The blueprints which have been compromised include the security system, comms network, floor plan and server locations of the new ASIO headquarters located in the Australian capital city, Canberra."

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Your Rights Online

+ - Australian Federal Court Ruling Has Lobbyists Scrambling-> 1

Submitted by SandmanWAIX
SandmanWAIX (674838) writes "A recent Australian Federal Court ruling found in favour of major telco Optus and determined they are not in breach of copyright with their TV Now service. This service allows mobile phone customers to record/watch free-to-air tv calling in to question the value of exclusivity deals signed with other major carriers.

“Telstra has exclusive online broadcast rights for both the AFL and NRL, and its latest online deal with the AFL for the 2012-16 seasons cost the telco $153 million.”

"What's a matter for us is considering whether or not there needs to be changes to the copyright laws in view of these circumstances," Prime Minister Gillard said."

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Comment: Re:Alright (Score 2) 765

by SandmanWAIX (#38886469) Attached to: White House Refuses To Comment On Petition To Investigate Chris Dodd
What would it take to actually get someone to actively pursue something like this?
Which department/agency is responsible for investigating claims like this?
Is it something that our slashdot group could bring to their attention?
Is it a question of money as it would require lawyers to actually do some work before it would be investigated?

What would it actually take to make something happen?
Science

+ - SPAM: Obama says U.S. to have 80% clean energy by 2035

Submitted by renewableenergywade
renewableenergywade (1865842) writes "The United States will get 80 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, said President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

To do this, Mr. Obama said the administration will prioritize investments in clean energy research and technologies. The United States will also compete firmly with countries such as China which is now home to the world’s largest private solar research facility."

+ - DC Universe Online released->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "DC Universe Online has finally been released after being in development for more than two years, and after a beta testing period of just over one month. The game seems to mostly be a success with more positive points than negative. Do you think it lives up to the hype, and is the price justified? For over two years in development is the game amazing, or is it just average?"
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+ - Gaming at 18 watts or less on 32mn AMD processors->

Submitted by mykos
mykos (1627575) writes "AMD's new 32nm Zacate ultra-low voltage Fusion processor, handling both graphics and CPU functions, will be heading to manufacturers at the end of 2010 destined for PCs in 2011. AMD showed off some impressive technical and practical demonstrations including video games and web browser hardware acceleration, showing off some impressive performance numbers in 3D gaming and hardware-accelerated web browsing. It looks like 2011 is shaping up to be a good year for ULV devices."
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