US and Australia in talks over cyber-quarantine

The US government is considering emulating an Australian program that allows internet service providers to alert customers who have fallen victim to spambots.

Sony cracks down on PS3 jailbreakers

Sony and its pack of highly trained lawyers have won a temporary injunction banning the sale of a controversial Playstation 3 USB jailbreak hack.

Microsoft 'metermaids' miff conference delegates

Microsoft has infuriated Australians after hiring a bunch of half-naked women to pep up a developers' conference - which had a key session devoted to 'Women in IT'.

Kill farting camels, say environmentalists

An Australian environmental group is calling for hundreds of thousands of camels, pigs and waterbuffalo to be slaughtered - because of their farts.

Ground-based laser system to track space junk

An Australian company is to build the world's first automated laser system to track dangerous space junk.

Cellphone system works where there's no coverage

An Australian team has trialled a mobile phone system that works even where there's no network signal.

Falcon 9 launch sparks UFO sightings

A flood of UFO sightings over Australia was probably prompted by the launch of the Falcon 9 private spaceship.

Australia launches police investigation into Google security breach

Australia's attorney general has called for a police investigation of Google's collection of Wifi data by Street View cars.

Paternity order served via Facebook

There really is very little need for real life meeting any more. You can meet a man on Facebook, get dumped on Facebook... and serve the order for a paternity test on Facebook.

Australia to search travelers' laptops for porn

Be very, very careful next time you make that trek to the Antipodes - Australian Customs officials have been given the right to search incoming passengers' laptops and cellphones for pornography.

Wikileaks founder told his passport will be cancelled

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has had his passport confiscated by the Australian authorities.

Giant space balloon crashes on launch

A multi-million-dollar space balloon crashed on takeoff this morning in Australia, hitting a car.

Facebook takes (small) step against tribute page trolls

Facebook has contacted all Australian page administrators to remind them how to moderate objectionable content, after a spate of trolling on tribute sites.

Tiny tyrannosaur made it to Australia

Australia... where men are men, the skies are huge, and T rex is a rather cute little thing.

Facebook keeps tabs on users' happiness

Facebook continues in its mission to monitor our wellbeing, expanding its Gross National Happiness Index (GNH) to Canada, the UK and Australia.

Google squares up for another censorship fight

You might think Google had enough of a fight on its hands as it protests about censorship in China. But Google, along with Yahoo, is also complaining about newly-released plans to introduce an internet filter in Australia.

Australia attempts to close offensive US website

The Australian Human Rights Commission is threatening legal action against a US-based 'satirical' website, which it says is encouraging racial hatred against Aborigines.

Australian politician says he's scared of gamers

Be gentle, now: an Australian politician said yesterday that he reckons gamers are more scary than bikers.