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ASIC prosecutes Virgin Money for misleading life insurance advertising

Virgin Money pays more than $30,000 in penalties for misleading advertising of their Quick & Easy direct life insurance.

1 May 2014 | Virgin Money has been fined by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for misleading advertising of their Quick & Easy direct life insurance.

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Email spam reaches 20th anniversary

After two decades, rubbish messages and email-based security threats still make up 64 per cent of all emails worldwide.

1 May 2014 | 20 years ago two US lawyers sent the first commercial spam email. Today spam makes up 64 per cent of all emails worldwide.

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Atari burial ground unearthed in New Mexico

Documentary team excavates games graveyard and finds E.T. - one of the worst games of all time.

30 Apr 2014 | Legend has it that Atari buried millions of unsellable cartridges in 1983. After more than 30 years of speculation, the legend turned out to be true.

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Carlton fined for misleading beer label

The ACCC fines major brewer for misleading consumers about Byron Bay Pale Lager.

30 Apr 2014 | Brewer caught out misleading consumers with location map.

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Aspirin at $1.10 per tablet

Drug companies are exploiting a loophole to charge higher prices for combination medicines.

30 Apr 2014 | Pharmaceutical companies are exploiting a drug pricing loophole allowing them to charge a higher price for combination medicines than the cost of components, costing the government and consumers millions.

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Hulu blocks Australian viewers

Geoblocking services in doubt as popular US-based internet video streaming service prevents access.

30 Apr 2014 | Australian viewers relying on geoblocking services to watch their favourite shows on US sites could miss out now that Hulu is blocking VPN users.

The new cervical cancer test is considered more effective.

New cervical cancer screening test recommended

Test is 'more effective' than current regime, according to the Cancer Council and MSAC.

30 Apr 2014 | A new cervical cancer screening test recommended by the Australian Medical Services Advisory Committee could soon replace the current pap test with one every five years.

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Cameras fail on Galaxy S5 smartphones

Software bug affects camera in early production models.

30 Apr 2014 | Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone is experiencing camera failure across the world. The software bug affects a "limited number" of early production models.

It's expected the government will introduce a debt tax for people earning over $80,000

Taxpayers face ‘deficit levy’ in Budget

If you're bringing in more than $80,000 you can expect to pay an extra 1-2% tax while the Budget is in deficit, according to reports.

29 Apr 2014 | Earning over $80,000? It's expected you'll have to pay an extra 1-2% tax while the budget is in deficit.

Internet Explorer vulnerability exposed

Internet Explorer vulnerability found

All versions of Microsoft's most popular browser exposed to attack.

29 Apr 2014 | Internet Explorer has been found to have a new vulnerability deemed serious by security experts.

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