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This Page Lets You Disable A Lot Of Google's Activity Tracking

Google tracks a lot of your data. If you’re comfortable with that, it can make your life a little easier. If you’re not, it can be a pain to figure out how to turn it off. Fortunately, there’s one settings page where you can disable a lot of it.


Brazzers Porn Site Forum Hack Lead To 80,000 Accounts Exposed

Hackers have penetrated the online forum of popular pornographic website Brazzers, stealing the personal data of 790,724 users. The stolen data, which included email addresses, usernames and passwords have since been released. Here’s what you need to know.


NBN Reckons It Can Now Deliver Fibre Speeds Over Copper

NBN Co is exploring the development of new devices that will let it fuse Australia’s existing copper infrastructure onto its HFC cable footprint and backhaul, the company has revealed.

The devices would essentially allow NBN Co to use its cable infrastructure to provide existing copper lead-ins with enough bandwidth to achieve vectored VDSL2 speeds. Vectored VDSL2 is a newer generation copper-based broadband technology capable of speeds up to 100Mbps over distances of half-a-kilometre.


Deals: Launch A Data Analytics Career For 85% Off With This Bundle

No matter what industry you’re in, knowing how to handle loads of data is essential for any business. That’s why data scientists are needed everywhere, and businesses are willing to pay a pretty penny for their expertise. With the Business Intelligence & Data Science Bundle, you can master and apply the fundamentals of data science — all for only $50.70 AUD [$39 USD].


GoldenCheetah Is An Open Source, Private Dashboard For Your Fitness Data

Windows/Mac: There are plenty of excellent apps for tracking your running or cycling data, but using a service like Strava or Runkeeper means you’re giving away a lot data. If you’d prefer to track and visualise your exercise without uploading data to a service, GoldenCheetah might be just what you need.


Radio Silence Stops Mac Apps From Phoning Home, Now Shows You Traffic In Real Time

Mac: We were big fans of Radio Silence when it initially launched several years ago because it was one of the easiest, cheapest way to keep an eye on Mac apps secretly phoning home. A recent update makes Radio Silence a bit easier to use, and it now shows you traffic in real time.


Google Maps' New Offline Features Make It Easier To Get Around Without Data

If you’re travelling abroad where your phone may not work, or you just don’t like using all of your data on the go, Google Maps has you covered. Two new features today will help you get around town even if you don’t have service.


Google Maps Gives You A Wi-Fi Only Option, Warns You About Mass Transit Delays

In the near future (or now, if you’re lucky) Google Maps will be able to let you know when there’s a major slowdown on your local public transit. You can also force Google Maps to only use data when you have Wi-Fi.


Google Maps Makes It Easier To Suggest Edits, Share Details About Places

Today, Google officially announced a few new tools rolling out to Google Maps. Now, it’s easier to suggest edits to locations on Maps, add places that don’t exist and suggest or confirm details about a place you’re visiting.


Watch Kurt Vonnegut Explain The Emotional Shape Of Creative Stories

It’s impossible to quantify what, exactly, makes a good story. However, underneath most popular stories, there are only a handful of familiar story arcs that we tell over and over again. In this video, author Kurt Vonnegut demonstrates these arcs by drawing them.


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