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Raygun detects a billion bugs

Mindscape Raygun

Mindscape says its Raygun error reporting tool has alerted customers to a billion software errors since its launch.

Regulators step up Google probes

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EU antitrust watchdog stepping up investigations of Google's practices on several fronts.

Nats claim superior broadband

DELIVERY PLAN: David Cunliffe with Labour spokesperson for Communications and Information Technology Clare Curran.

Government hits back at Labour criticism of its broadband policy.

The internet is watching your cat

BEGIN: The cat named Tardar Sauce has become world-famous for its astoundingly dour face, and is now known to the internet simply as Grumpy Cat.

Cat photos. They seem so cute and fun to share online - until they give up your personal information.

Kardashian says app not racist

HOLLYWOOD HACKS: Kim Kardashian's videogame app has players creating their own celebrities.

Reality TV-star Kim Kardashian denies reports her smartphone app was programmed to include racist messages.

Apple offer million users free beta

Apple is giving 1 million users early access to a beta version of its new OS X Yosemite.

Company giving 1 million users early access to a beta version of its new OS X Yosemite.

$21m to improve broadband

LINKED IN: Labour Party policy promises to investigate a new fibre-optic cable with Australia.

The Labour Party is promising three contestable funds costing $21.1 million over four years to improve broadband connectivity.

Twitter's diversity problem

Twitter illustration.

Microblog admits it has been hiring too many white and Asian men.

Get paid to post

BUBBLEWS AND BONZOME: Two new social networks pay users for posts that attract traffic and advertisers.

Two new social networks pay users for posts that attract traffic and advertisers.

Clinton praises girls who code

Texts from Hillary Clinton.

Dropping by Twitter HQ, former secretary of state singles out non-profit for applause.

Google hit over data-slurping

DATA-SLURPING: YouTube use could be combined with Google Map location data and Google search histories to create data that's very attractive to advertisers.

Search engine in court again to defend their privacy policies.

Crack down on rumours, porn

China Spying

China tightens rigorous internet controls by going after "rumourmongers" and "slanderous content".

Class action against Google

Marvel Run Jump Smash videogame blamed for child raking up hefty bill for in-app purchases.

Google must face a class action lawsuit about in-app purchases, judge rules.

Preparing for death with Yahoo

Buried: With 60,000 new apps every month, many of them are never discovered.

Yahoo is helping Japanese people send emails to loved ones from beyond the grave.

Westpac's premature wallet play

APPTITUDE: Westpac is trialling a new app that lets customers make contactless payments with their smartphones.

New Zealand's top mobile payments boss is disappointed Westpac has jumped the gun with its own "digital wallet".

Proof of Dotcom's extravagance

SPLASHING OUT: Kim Dotcom poses with supporters at his Internet Party pool party in Auckland.

Movie and music studios seeking full disclosure of Kim Dotcom's assets to show he is still living extravagantly.

Netflix tops 50m subscribers

ALWAYS SUNNY: Orange is the New Black's Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling.

Earnings more than double as new episodes from hit series help Netflix surpass 50 million subscribers worldwide.

Misery enjoys company

Vent app.

Society is at both its best and worst side via apps which anonymously broadcast thoughts to strangers.

Talk on cracking Tor cancelled

ATTENTION GRABBING: Tor is a free software supposedly meant to prevent users from being tracked online.

Black Hat talk on how to identify users of the internet privacy service withdrawn from security conference.

Social media feeds Munchausen

Lacey Spears has been charged with depraved murder and manslaughter in the death of her son, 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears.

Case of mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy.

Sole trader privacy concerns

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ID numbers issued to cut red tape and promote e-commerce.

Digital services use surges

The Government has reported mixed results in its drive to make it easier for people to deal with the public service.

The Government has reported mixed results in its drive to make it easier for people to deal with the public service.

Look in the mirror

PROTOCOL: Many of the internet's problems are caused by stupid actions taken by humans.

A simple rule can help strengthen the internet's weakest link, writes Hayden Walles.

Million oppose new net rules

DEAR FCC: Website set up by the EFF to push for better net neutrality legislation within the US.

US companies, consumer advocates and citizens submit more than 1 million comments on net neutrality.

Warrant issued for user's gmails

OVERRIDE: Police have been granted acces to a user's Gmail account in a US warrant.

A federal judge in New York has granted prosecutors access to a Gmail user's emails as part of a criminal probe.

Amazon opens 'Netflix-for-books'

Amazon Kindle Unlimited

New "Kindle Unlimited" e-book service lets you read 600,000 books.

Russia edits MH15 Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Government caught removing references to Russian involvement on page relating to crashed Malaysia Airlines flight.

Sony exec joins Baboom

BIG GUNS: Former finance director of Sony Music Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand Tony Smith joins Kim Dotcom's Baboom online music venture.

Former finance director of Sony Music Entertainment joins Kim Dotcom backed online music venture.

Facebook app for famous people

FACEBOOK MENTIONS: An app for celebrities to connect with their fans.

App lets celebrities find and interact with people talking about them more easily, and host Q&As.

Doom reboot revealed

FORTHWITH: QuakeCon attendees have been given an exclusive first look at the new Doom game.

QuakeCon attendees have been given an exclusive first look at the new Doom game.