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eBay hacked, passwords stolen

eBay buyers are being urged to change their passwords as soon as possible to avoid being vulnerable to hackers.

22 May 2014 | Online retailer eBay has announced that a database containing sensitive customer information including encrypted passwords, names, addresses and dates of birth has been hacked.

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Aussie kids receive D- for exercise

Poor grades for Aussie kids in first ever physical activity health card.

21 May 2014 | Australian children rank among the worst in the world and narrowly avoid an overall fail in a new physical activity report card.


Microsoft targets lightweight laptops with new Surface Pro 3

Tech giant promises lighter hybrid with larger screen, that's thinner than Apple's Macbook Air.

21 May 2014 | Microsoft sets its sights on the thin-and-light end of the portable computer market, pitching the Surface 3 as the hybrid to replace your laptop.


Telstra to build a bigger Wi-Fi network

Plans to roll out Australia's largest Wi-Fi network.

21 May 2014 | Telstra announces plans to roll out a bigger Wi-Fi network nationwide.

Overweight man takes a walk.

Consumers groups call for international obesity action

A coordinated global effort is required from governments to battle rising obesity deaths.

20 May 2014 | Consumers International and World Obesity Federation have proposed recommendations to take on the corporate interests behind unhealthy food promotion.

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Is the Medicare co-payment a tax?

Federal treasurer Hockey gets grilled on Q&A about the Medicare co-payment, health funding, education and election promises.

20 May 2014 | The coalition government is facing increasing pressure after it last week delivered what is widely considered to be the toughest Budget in recent memory.

Couple relaxing in front of flame heater

Gas vs electricity: time for a rethink?

Gas has long been cheaper than electricity, but that may be about to change. So is it time to switch?

20 May 2014 | With gas prices rising faster than electricity, it may be time to rethink our energy decisions.

YouTube to buy twitch?

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion?

The Google-owned video-sharing giant is reportedly in talks with Twitch to buy it out.

20 May 2014 |

Harvey Norman fined salesperson represented as pinocchio

Harvey Norman franchises in hot water over misleading misrepresentations

Latest action by the ACCC brings total penalties paid by Harvey Norman franchises to $234,000.

20 May 2014 | The ACCC takes a further four Harvey Norman franchises to task over misleading or deceptive representations made in store by staff about the Australian Consumer Law.


Wind-back of FoFA will cost consumers

The government wants to wind back consumer protections for financial advice. What will it mean for you?

19 May 2014 | You might not know it, but your consumer protections are about to be watered down. CHOICE has produced an infographic to help people understand impact of proposed changes to financial advice protections.

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