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 Wednesday, 25-April-2012  13:09:42 (GMT +10) - by Rezin

NSW Police are being sued by a UK software company, who claims that they've been using pirated copies of their software for more than a decade. Micro Focus says after the Ombudsman's query they started investigating and were astounded to discover police had been duplicating their software, then sharing the stolen booty with other law enforcement agencies. Discussion here.

MEGATechNews went to the 2012 Fan Expo in Vancouver. Fan Expo Canada originally started out as a comic book expo back in 1995. Starting off in Toronto, the event has grown into one of North America's 3rd largest "COMICON-Like" events.

Google have updated the rules and reward amounts for their Vulnerability Reward Program. In just over a year, the program paid out around $460,000 to roughly 200 individuals. We’re confident beyond any doubt the program has made Google users safer.

A new space exploration company has announced plans to mine near-Earth asteroids. Planetary Resources, Inc. intends to sell these materials, generating a healthy profit for itself. But it also aims to advance humanity's exploration and exploitation of space, with resource extraction serving as an anchor industry that helps our species spread throughout the solar system. Discussion here.

Sniper noticed that Microsoft have been hard at work on SkyDrive, their personal cloud storage service. There are new storage options, apps that connect your devices to SkyDrive, and a more powerful device cloud that lets you "fetch" any file from a Windows PC.

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