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Netflix is watching you. We're all watching you

Over the weekend, people got a bit freaked out when Netflix sent out a cheeky tweet, indicating that it was tracking views of its original movie, The Christmas Prince. Netflix, in essence, has admitted it is analyzing viewership metadata the same way that popular news and editorial websites (yes, like …

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FCC votes to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules

(Image: screenshot via C-SPAN) The Federal Communications Commission has voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality rules. The Obama-era rules, introduced in 2015, require internet providers to treat all internet content equally. Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, introduced the proposal to repeal net neutrality in April. His proposal was pitched …

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Not prudent to have NBN line tests prior to service: Morrow

(Image: Screenshot by Chris Duckett/ZDNet) NBN CEO Bill Morrow has rejected calls for the National Broadband Network (NBN) to provide line speed test results to customers before they sign with a retailer for service. “I just wouldn’t think it was prudent,” Morrow told the Joint Standing Committee on the National …

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Data retention compliance cost AU$50m less than anticipated: ACMA

(Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has revealed that administrative compliance costs for telcos implementing obligations under the government’s data retention scheme reached AU$176.2 million by mid-2017. This total — reported in the ACMA’s Communications Report 2016-17 [PDF] tabled in Parliament on Friday — …

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 845 with improved photos, AI processing

Jessica Dolcourt/CNET Qualcomm on Wednesday announced the Snapdragon 845, its next-generation mobile processor headed to 2018 high-end flagship smartphones. New features including 4K HDR video capture, better battery life, and improved AI processing were revealed by Qualcomm at its second annual tech summit in Hawaii. Qualcomm revealed the Snapdragon 845 …

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