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 Monday, 24-April-2017  23:22:15 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Several large international vendors have suggested blocking Australian buyers may be an option if the online GST laws go ahead. Under new laws slated to come into effect from July 1, overseas businesses with an annual turnover of $75,000 or more will be required to register with the ATO to collect GST on all goods sold, including purchases under the current low-value threshold of $1000. Giving evidence before a Senate economics committee in Melbourne on Friday, representatives for eBay, Alibaba and Etsy hit out at the government’s vendor collection model, which would place the burden of tax collection on the platforms.

The Goverment's "cyber minister" has suggested that ISPs should take responsibility for stopping malware. He said the government was currently working on its own efforts to "prevent government users visiting sites known to be malicious", and said telcos were similarly responsible for protecting their customers from malware. "Just as we trust banks to hold our money, just as we trust doctors with our health, in a digital age we need to be able to trust telecommunications companies to protect our information from threats,” Tehan said, as reported by the West Australian. ITWire are not impressed with this suggestion. But going after telcos and all the other waffle mentioned by Tehan is a waste of time. It is an attempt to be seen to be doing something when you have no clue as to what that "something" is.

TechSpot have a 3-way mechanical RGB KB battle. Over the past couple of weeks I've received mechanical gaming keyboards from Creative and Razer, the Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 and BlackWidow Chroma V2. To flesh this out into a true three-way battle, we're comparing them against Corsair's K70 RGB Rapidfire, which we rated as the best for gaming in our Best Keyboards article last year. Let's see if this still holds true.

Mark Zuckerberg has explained more of his 10 year plan for Facebook. And while this announcement seems pretty innocuous, make no mistake: Facebook is, once again, putting itself into direct competition with Google and Apple, trying to create yet another parallel universe of apps and tools that don’t rely on the smartphones’ own marketplaces.

Today's timewaster would have to be Tomb Raider in your browser! Turn your sound down first, warns Boneman. Discussion here.



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