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Hidden costs, manipulation, forced continuity: report reveals how Australian consumers are being duped online

Image: Shutterstock Australian consumers’ choices on websites and apps are being manipulated through online designs taking advantage of their weaknesses. That’s according to research on...

Is Russia really about to cut itself off from the internet? And what can we expect if it does?

Image: Shutterstock The invasion of Ukraine has triggered a significant digital shift for Russia. Sanctions imposed by governments around the world – together with company...

Ukraine is recruiting an ‘IT army’ of cyber warriors. Here’s how Australia could make it legal to join

Image: Shutterstock In response to the Russian cyber attacks that have accompanied its invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian government has begun recruiting what it calls an “IT...

The power of tech giants has made them as influential as nations. Here’s how they’re sanctioning Russia

Image: Shutterstock The world’s five leading tech companies – Google (now Alphabet), Apple, Facebook (now Meta), Amazon and Microsoft – have taken steps to impose...

Twitter for the right: a look at Truth Social, Trump’s ethically dubious social media platform

Image: Shutterstock Few people in recent times have created as much controversy as Donald Trump. A year after his utterances got him banned from Twitter,...

Want to delete your social media, but can’t bring yourself to do it? Here are some ways to take that step

Image: Shutterstock For more than a decade we’ve been deeply immersed in a love affair with social media. And the thought of ending things can...

The Importance of Laptop Rentals Over the Festive Period

One of the reasons why many people look forward to the festive period is that they finally get to take some time off work...

The government’s planned ‘anti-troll’ laws won’t help most victims of online trolling

  Image: Shutterstock Last Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Michaelia Cash announced proposed new legislation aimed at making online “trolls” accountable for their actions. Over...

Facebook relaunches itself as ‘Meta’ in a clear bid to dominate the metaverse

  Eric Risberg/AP Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced the company will change its name to Meta, saying the move reflects the fact the company...

FACEBOOK WAS Down: INSTAGRAM AND WHATSAPP all had stopped working in a worldwide major outage – now functional

The three apps – which are owned by Facebook and run on shared infrastructure – all had completely stopped working. As of 9:00am DST, Facebook...
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The Lookout Service unleash their explosive indie rock sound in debut record ‘The Gambit’

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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.