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Like other large companies, Apple publishes regular disclosure reports revealing requests from law enforcement agencies for device or account information. In the first six months of this year, Apple received a total of 1252 requests in Australia, and handed over the information more than half the time.
A battle between fast-food giant Hungry Jack’s and a single Central Coast burger joint over the use of the name ‘Whopper’ has ignited social media in recent days. Everyone loves a David versus Goliath narrative, but is it really credible that someone opening a store less than 20 years ago was entirely ignorant of the use of the Whopper brand by Hungry Jack’s and Burger King?
Hi Lifehacker, I am part of a group which watches different movies every week, and discusses them afterwards. We have a dedicated schedule, and we filter our movies based on their genre, director or the country of origin, At the start, our group was relatively small (eight or nine people), but now we are getting bigger. We are still watching movies on a big screen TV. We do not have any membership fee or anything like that and there is not money involved.
Good news for customers left in the lurch when PennyTel went into liquidation: MyNetFone has made a deal with the liquidators to take over existing customers.
Dear LH, I’ve recently taken up commuting to work on my bicycle and shooting video of each day’s journey. If I was post these videos online, what privacy laws might I be breaking? Do I need to blur number plates, people’s faces and so on?
Dear Lifehacker, In the next few weeks I plan on getting my P-plates in the ACT. This has led to some confusion over what I am allowed to do in NSW. My Mum drives a Turbo Golf and I plan on sometimes borrowing it. What are the rules surrounding ACT drivers in NSW where P plates can’t drive turbos and have a speed limit? Should I just follow the NSW rules or do the ACT rules still apply to me? Thanks, Turbo Troubled
People who use mobile devices to monitor their health may be surprised to hear that up until now, there has been little definitive guidance on what medical apps need regulatory approval. In some cases, this represents a real risk as mobile phone apps and devices attached to phones come onto the market that can measure everything from blood pressure to blood sugar as well as tell you what is in your urine.