TPG fails to give customers access to Triple Zero 000 emergency services

TPG fined over emergency number access denial

Customers denied 000 access after telco was unable to top up their accounts.

17 Apr 2014 | Some TPG customers didn't have access to 000 emergency numbers for six months.

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Google has admitted to scanning emails

Search giant finally confesses it scans your Gmail messages for targeted advertising.

17 Apr 2014 | Google has changed its terms of service and admitted to scanning the emails of Gmail users.

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Traditional Chinese herb found to reduce rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

The herb Tripterygium wilfordii has been found equivalent to conventional treatment, but there are caveats.

16 Apr 2014 | A recent study showed the herb Tripterygium wilfordii was as effective in relieving rheumatoid arthritis symptoms as standard conventional medication methotrexate - with some reservations.

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Bitcoin ATM launches in Sydney

Digital dollars start to flow in CBD Westfield.

16 Apr 2014 | The first Bitcoin ATM has launched in Sydney allowing consumers to deposit and withdraw the bitcoin crypto-currency with "convenience".

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First Health Star Ratings hit the shelves

Local company Monster Health Food Co rolls out new food labelling scheme

16 Apr 2014 | The move by Monster is a welcome step forward for the Health Star Rating Scheme.

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Consumers ditch car insurance

Research from Roy Morgan shows women are more likely to compare, switch and ditch their car insurance.

16 Apr 2014 | More Australians compare car insurance before they renew their car insurance policies.

Heartbleed bug brings internet to its knees

Heartbleed bug an internet 'catastrophe'

Security flaw puts the sensitive information of millions of users at risk and forces system changes on major global websites.

16 Apr 2014 | The Heartbleed bug isn’t a problem with PCs or software, but with the internet itself, so antivirus software on your PC won’t fix it.

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Refund rights for cancelled Rolling Stones concerts

If a concert is cancelled or postponed, consumers are entitled to a refund.

15 Apr 2014 | The postponing of The Rolling Stones Australian concerts has left consumers in the lurch. CHOICE looks at your rights when it comes to getting a refund.

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Commonwealth Bank suffers outage

Customers left in the lurch as bank's electronic systems crash.

15 Apr 2014 | Commonwealth Bank suffers outage, leaving customers frustrated.

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Male weight loss good for baby

Ground-breaking pregnancy study focuses on father's role.

15 Apr 2014 | Study finds that male weight loss before conception improves prenatal development.

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