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Calls for Submissions From the Public

ACMA
Submissions
Submissions about possible short to medium term changes to the current arrangements for allocating smartnumbers® to improve allocative efficiency must be received by...

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Barriers to Skype on mobiles evaporate

Brisbane Times
New Skype apps for the iPhone and Symbian platforms will allow mobile users to bypass telco voice networks completely, making calls using the internet over the 3G data network...

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ANSWERS TO ESTIMATES QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

Outcome: 1.0, Output: 1.1                  Question: 137
Topic: Smart numbers
Written Question on Notice
Senator Conroy asked:

1. The smart number auction system for freecall numbers that spell a word or business name commenced in 2004. Since that time a secondary market in these numbers has arisen. Did the Government contemplate that such market would develop?

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Novel domain decision clarifies tests for consolidation of multiple complaints

Australian Trade Marks Law Blog

In National Dial A Word Registry Pty Ltd and others v. 1300 Directory Pty Ltd (WIPO Case No. DAU2008-0021) an Administrative Panel Decision of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center handed down on 6 March, 2009, the Complaint was submitted by nine complainants against one respondent. More info HERE.

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Phonewords around the World

Wikipedia- The Free Encyclopedia

The main advantages of phonewords over standard phone numbers include increased memorability and increased response rates to advertising. They are easier to remember than numeric phone numbers….

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"Smarter than the average number ..."


Julian Gyngell's talk on "Phonewords and Finance", kindly hosted yesterday at the London office of McDermott Emery & Will, was a treat for those who attended. In short, * Australia has instituted a system by which Smartnumbers, these being the numerical bases for alphanumerical telephone numbers, are auctioned to the highest bidder, subject to minimal conditions and limitations…

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9Honey

'Dear John, I snooped through my boyfriend's phone and discovered he's online dating'
9Honey
I feel like I put a self-destruct button on our relationship because I looked through his phone and found that he's on a dating site and talking to multiple women. I know it's wrong to .... If he can be softer with his words, you're going to stay ...



Daily Mail

Please pick up mom, I'm stuck in the flood': Heartbreaking final words of woman who drowned in a creek after heavy ...
Daily Mail
In an distressing phone call made to her elderly 95-year-old mother, Delores Abbott, just minutes before being swept away, Wendy can be heard pleading for her to pick up the phone. 'Mom, please pick up!,' Abbott says in the missed phone call. 'Please ...



ZDNet

Microsoft's new visual search: Now you can use your phone's camera to search web
ZDNet
"Sometimes, it is almost impossible to describe what you want to search for using words," said Vince Leung, product lead for Bing Images at Microsoft. But Microsoft really hopes people will use it for shopping as a tool for hunting down fashion and ...
Microsoft just launched its own version of Google LensPocket-lint.com

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Kearney Hub

Prosecutors: Inmates used code words in thinly veiled attempt to bribe juror in murder trial
Kearney Hub
The inmates and their associates allegedly used code words in their attempt to bribe a juror and help free murder defendant Marcus Short. “Bone” meant phone. As in: “get rid of the bone.” “Attorney” meant juror. As in: You need to pay that “attorney ...



Above the Law

The latest Supreme Court decision is being hailed as a big victory for digital privacy. It's not.
Vox
Law enforcement now cannot ask Sprint, AT&T, or Verizon, for cell tower records that reveal your whereabouts through your phone's interaction with those towers, at least without a warrant. Carpenter builds on two earlier decisions. In 2011, the Court ...
Supreme Court Says Cops Need to Get a Warrant to Get Your Phone Location DataMotherboard
Supreme Court Continues Its Modernization Campaign: Requires Warrants For Some Cell Phone SearchesAbove the Law
Supreme Court rules that warrant is needed to access cell tower recordsWashington Post
Reason (blog) -Hot Air -Lawfare (blog)
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Digital Trends

Google Measure app now works on any ARCore-capable phone
Digital Trends
In other words, dozens of Android phones can now take advantage of augmented reality measuring capabilities on their phone, including the likes of the Google Pixel 2, Samsung Galaxy S9, and more. Even an original Google Pixel XL will support the new ...

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VICE

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia
VICE
Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data. A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in pockets, discussing our recent ...

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Connecting Across Time And Space
Longview News-Journal
And on my smart phone, at any time, I can visit her last words to me. She had a big personality, a biting wit, and a devotion to her faith. She could stare death in the face, contemplate the future of her children, receive an inappropriate YouTube link ...



Fast Company

So, like, how can I, um, clean up my speech?
Fast Company
“Once you are aware that you're using the filler words, you can start eliminating them.” Once you hear yourself saying “um” and “like,” you'll start to notice when you're about to use a filler word and can stop yourself before you do. So get out your ...



Computerworld Australia

PageUp breach: No evidence yet that data was exfiltrated
Computerworld Australia
“IDCARE assesses that there are other risks that are likely to be more relevant to impacted individuals, including the possibility of phishing emails, telephone scam calls, and specific risks to individuals concerned about their contact information ...

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