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 Friday, 10-October-2014  06:49:34 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Alch sent in that under new anti-terrorism legislation, AFP will be allowed to secretly search suspect's homes. The proposal would allow the AFP “to identify and collect information about other suspects involved in terrorist activity, the proposed location of and methodology for any planned attack, and the means of communication among suspects”.

Words with Friend's addicts asked Zynga what it knew about them and got more than they expected. In August, when Zynga changed its privacy policy, I actually read it. It was explicit about the information Zynga might collect; it ranged from the player’s profile photo and email address to the websites they’ve visited and “the amount of time spent on particular pages.” At the end of the policy, it said that any player who wanted to see what Zynga knew about them could request their file by emailing zynga[at]privacy.com.

Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 gaming performance has been analyzed and compared. We will basically be showing you which operating system is giving you the highest frame rates when playing recent games. To do so we’ve used the same set of benchmarks we’re testing graphics cards with.

AMD CEO Rory Read has stepped down, with former Senior VP and General Manager - Dr. Lisa Su, taking the top job.

Tweaktown compare a $300 AMD CPU and motherboard combo against a $1000 Intel combo at 4K on a GTX 780 and GTX 980 SLI. What these articles are showing, is that a $300-ish CPU and motherboard combo from AMD can compete in the same 10-20% margin that Intel's offering is providing.

Google are using camels as desert street view vehicles. Google spokeswoman Monica Baz says the camel, reportedly named Raffia, was an apt way of documenting the beautiful shifting sands of Abu Dhabi's Liwa Oasis.

CNet have a chat with a "DDoS troll". DDoS attacks are a way to keep corrupt corporations honest, according to an anonymous member of DerpTrolling, who gives us an inside look at the self-proclaimed gods of the Internet.

British police are complaining that devices being held in custody are continuously getting remotely wiped. Mr Munro, who analyses hundreds of laptops, tablets, phones and other devices for corporate clients, said: "When we seize a device for digital forensics, we put it immediately into a radio-frequency shielded bag, which prevents any signals from getting through. "If we can't get to the scene within an hour, we tell the client to pop it in a microwave oven.

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