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Snowden Leaks Prompt Internet Users Worldwide To Protect Their Data

ozduo I've secured my desktop (53 comments)

By wrapping it in tinfoil!

3 days ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

ozduo Re:Short sighted (229 comments)

you yanks didn't defeat Hitler the russians did that, you guys just took the credit!

5 days ago
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Job Postings Offer Clues to Future of Google Fiber

ozduo Re:We need communism (38 comments)

No we need a dictator ME!

5 days ago
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Pizza Hut Tests New "Subconscious Menu" That Reads Your Mind

ozduo what would be neat (186 comments)

is a poster of different sex positions an app on google glass and a partner to try it out on (that would be the difficult part)

about two weeks ago
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Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools

ozduo what happened to obscurity (87 comments)

Linux is getting too popular and too targeted!

about a month and a half ago
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JavaScript and the Netflix User Interface

ozduo Netflix what's that? (195 comments)

I'm from OZ we have no alternative but pirating everything!

about 2 months ago
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Pro-Democracy Websites In Hong Kong Targeted With and Serving Malware

ozduo Re:Clearly Western Interference (44 comments)

thanks for agreeing, please mod me up.

about 2 months ago
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Pro-Democracy Websites In Hong Kong Targeted With and Serving Malware

ozduo Re:Clearly Western Interference (44 comments)

please give me citation of a country where Democracy brought freedom to the masses.

about 2 months ago
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New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

ozduo it's a blueprint (121 comments)

for terrorists to plant a low yield bomb in Yellowstone and get a high yield result!

about 4 months ago
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

ozduo Australia rocks (291 comments)

we eat carbon for breakfast and fart CO2 all day long

about 5 months ago

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Spy expert says Australia operating as 'listening post' for US agencies

ozduo ozduo writes  |  about a year ago

ozduo (2043408) writes "Intelligence expert Professor Des Ball says the Australian Signals Directorate — formerly known as the Defence Signals Directorate — is sharing information with the National Security Agency (NSA).

The NSA is the agency at the heart of whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks, and has recently been accused of tapping into millions of phone calls of ordinary citizens in France, Germany and Spain.

Mr Ball says Australia has been monitoring the Asia Pacific region for the US using local listening posts.

"You can't get into the information circuits and play information warfare successfully unless you're into the communications of the higher commands in [the] various countries in our neighbourhood," he told Lateline.

Mr Ball says Australia has four key facilities that are part of the XKeyscore program, the NSA's controversial computer system that searches and analyses vast amounts of internet data.

They include the jointly-run Pine Gap base near Alice Springs, a satellite station outside Geraldton in Western Australia, a facility at Shoal Bay, near Darwin, and a new centre in Canberra."

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Medicare cuts could come from sensitive area

ozduo ozduo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ozduo (2043408) writes "2nd May The Australian National times reports that "THE government is expected to target one of the more delicate areas of medical care — cosmetic genital surgery — in its search for cuts to the cost of Medicare. The increase in so-called ''designer vagina'' surgical procedures is expected to come under tougher scrutiny in relation to eligibility for Medicare benefits in Tuesday's budget.""
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