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The NSW Teachers Federation (NSWTF) has requested a stop work meeting of teachers on Thursday, 8 December. The meeting is scheduled to end before school recess with classes commencing sometime after. As a result, some schools are asking parents to find "alternative arrangements" for children during the morning. Here's what you need to know.

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From making sure they don't fall for phishing scams to reminding them to never reveal personal information online, children just getting their start on the web may talk savvy, but still need a helping hand learning the stuff the rest of us know. Here are a few tips to get them started on the right foot.

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If you've accidentally left Skype open on another computer or device, there's an easy way to sign out from somewhere else. All it takes is a simple command line within the app.

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If you ever search for a popular application in Apple's App Store, you'll inevitably see a bunch of copycats trying to use the name recognition to fool you into downloading their app. It's usually pretty innocuous, but it can become a more pernicious problem during the holidays.

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Virtual private networks (VPNs) have many legitimate purposes. They're also used to cheekily circumvent geo-blocks on overseas sites like US Netflix - often against the express wishes of rights holders. Like most online technologies, government legislation is currently a bit vague on what is and isn't allowed. So is it legal to stream restricted content through a VPN? Let's find out.