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TV streaming

When it comes to watching popular TV shows via online streaming, we're missing out.

9 Jul 2013 | Australian viewers get a raw deal when it comes to streaming our favourite TV shows online. We pay more, yet content isn’t easily accessible or not available when we want.

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Microsoft's Xbox 180

Technology giant backflips following consumer backlash

20 Jun 2013 | Microsoft removes DRM restrictions from its new Xbox One console following online revolt by gamers.

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Arrested Development, Netflix and geo-blocking

What do we say is the most important thing? Access.

30 May 2013 | Madison Cartwright explains CHOICE's latest action against geo-blocking in Australia.

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Privacy laws to ramp up

Reporting of breaches to private data to become mandatory.

29 May 2013 | The Attorney-General has announced new legislation that will make it mandatory for organisations to let people know when their private data has been compromised.

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Online tracking

Browser cookies can reveal your online habits, so how do you protect yourself?

22 May 2013 | Information gleaned by cookies is valuable to marketers and advertisers, but you may not realise just how much can be pieced together about you.

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The value of in-app purchases

Crafty smart phone apps can grind away at your wallet.

18 Apr 2013 | Peter Zaluzny explains why he has mixed feelings about in-app purchases on smartphones.

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Tech giants to front inquiry

Parliament calls on Apple, Adobe and Microsoft to explain high IT prices.

13 Feb 2013 | Tech giants Apple, Adobe and Microsoft are now being forced to answer for the higher prices they charge Australian consumers.

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Piracy and market failure

Media companies need to reassess their business models.

10 Dec 2012 | Out-dated business models are are driving consumer decision making on piracy.

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Online shopping checklist

Make sure you ask some important questions when buying online.

21 Nov 2012 | With some simple precautions, shopping online can be relatively trouble-free.

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In-app purchases under the microscope

The NSW government takes Apple to task over sneaky in-app purchases.

21 Sep 2012 | The NSW Minister for Fair Trading says consumer regulators are looking at ways to put a stop to parental bill shock resulting from in-app purchases.

 
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