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Google accused of being selfish and playing favourites over Heartbleed security bug disclosure

IT security experts are accusing Google of being selfish, putting its corporate interests ahead of global internet users' security, playing favourites, and waiting too long to report the serious Heartbleed security bug to the open-source project whose software contained the critical error.
IT security experts are accusing Google of being selfish, putting its corporate interests ahead of global internet users' security, playing favourites, and waiting too long to report the serious Heartbleed security bug to the open-source project whose software contained the critical error.
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SOUTHERN beef enterprise profits might have lagged other sectors over the first 12 years of the century, but that’s not cause for alarm. SOUTHERN beef enterprise profits might have lagged other sectors over the first 12 years of the century, but that’s not cause for alarm.
AUSTRALIA needs to revitalise rail and port infrastructure or else agriculture will literally miss the boat to booming export markets. AUSTRALIA needs to revitalise rail and port infrastructure or else agriculture will literally miss the boat to booming export markets.
MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock. MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock.
THE Australian wool market experienced its largest weekly rise in seven months this week. THE Australian wool market experienced its largest weekly rise in seven months this week.
19 Apr 14 Will the Dragons put sirengate behind them when they host Sam Tomkins and the Warriors?
19 Apr 14 Two strangers armed only with a six-pack of beer have been hailed as heroes for stopping a dog that was savaging an elderly woman outside a home in Sydney's south.
Japan has laid out a roadmap back to commercial whaling in its first comprehensive response to the International Court of Justice ban on its Antarctic
19 Apr 14 Japan has laid out a roadmap back to commercial whaling in its first comprehensive response to the International Court of Justice ban on its Antarctic "scientific" hunt.
19 Apr 14 Australian teenager Alyssa Azar is determined to continue her climb of Everest despite the massive avalanche that has killed 12 people on the world's highest peak.
19 Apr 14 When the country came to town, it met the royals. And the royals met plenty of sheep. In keeping with a long tradition of royal tours to Australia, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge...
Attractions: two royals view the Three Sisters. Photo: Anthony Johnson
19 Apr 14 Attractions: two royals view the Three Sisters. Photo: Anthony Johnson
19 Apr 14 A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.
19 Apr 14 A 12-year-old girl has been charged with setting fire to her home on the NSW central coast.
19 Apr 14 Round 5 and Easter is upon us. It’s a time for chocolate eggs, spending time with family and yet another elongated AFL round.
19 Apr 14 Clive Small, who led the investigation, recalls the painstaking work that led police to Ivan Milat.
19 Apr 14 All the action from today's four AFL matches.
19 Apr 14 The consequences will be felt as MH370 has changed air travel.
19 Apr 14 Australia's 160,000 federal public servants are facing an assault on their traditional 7 and a half hour working day as the Coalition pursues hardline policies on pay and conditions.
There may be only few kilometres separating the residents of northern Sydney from the central coast but their lifespans are strikingly different.
19 Apr 14 There may be only few kilometres separating the residents of northern Sydney from the central coast but their lifespans are strikingly different.
Locals have long believed Manly the centre of the universe. Suspicions were confirmed on Thursday when Manly boy Mike Baird landed the second leg of the leadership double with the other local hero, Tony Abbott. On Friday, Manly received Royal Assent.
19 Apr 14 Locals have long believed Manly the centre of the universe. Suspicions were confirmed on Thursday when Manly boy Mike Baird landed the second leg of the leadership double with the other...
19 Apr 14 Anna Bligh has a challenge for Australian men: if you think your mates might be hitting their wives or girlfriends, tell them: ''I don't want to be your friend if you're doing this kind...
This week, Malcolm and Barbara Richardson bought two properties in two days.
19 Apr 14 This week, Malcolm and Barbara Richardson bought two properties in two days.
Two weeks after receiving the bottle of Grange Hermitage that would lead to his resignation as premier, Barry O'Farrell was preparing to appoint the man who bought the extravagant gift, businessman Nick Di Girolamo, to a well-paid position on a government board.
19 Apr 14 Two weeks after receiving the bottle of Grange Hermitage that would lead to his resignation as premier, Barry O'Farrell was preparing to appoint the man who bought the extravagant gift,...
So, what's Mike Baird actually like?
19 Apr 14 So, what's Mike Baird actually like?
While many in our nation solemnly marked Good Friday, residents of Manly in NSW (and quite a few thousand tourists) were doing what they do best - hanging out on the beach - when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wandered on to the sand opposite the Manly Pacific Hotel.
19 Apr 14 While many in our nation solemnly marked Good Friday, residents of Manly in NSW (and quite a few thousand tourists) were doing what they do best - hanging out on the beach - when the...
It's a story Jack tells often. There they are, standing at a tram stop in Albert Park, when the well-dressed young man next to him notices his Rats of Tobruk badge. ''Who are they? A pop group?'' he asks.
19 Apr 14 It's a story Jack tells often. There they are, standing at a tram stop in Albert Park, when the well-dressed young man next to him notices his Rats of Tobruk badge. ''Who are they? A pop...
A rapist, who easily removed his electronic monitoring anklet on Wednesday, was able to go undetected for 45 minutes until police were notified.
19 Apr 14 A rapist, who easily removed his electronic monitoring anklet on Wednesday, was able to go undetected for 45 minutes until police were notified.
The political attack on ICAC has begun.
19 Apr 14 The political attack on ICAC has begun.
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Emily, have U seen what is happening to Chinas peasant farmers in their country? Cleared out and
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Hey it is pretty dumb all unifying together to make good progress if you are headed in the wrong
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jillaroo, how right you are. In fact Australian farmers still supply the lowest priced food
TIME is running out for cane toads living the good life in the Burdekin with the region’s annual Toad Day Out being held this weekend.03 Apr 14 TIME is running out for cane toads living the good life in the Burdekin with the region’s annual Toad Day Out being...
TABLELANDS resident Keith Gould will be awarded Barron Catchment Care’s prestigious ‘Helen Adams Memorial Award’ on March 18.13 Mar 14 TABLELANDS resident Keith Gould will be awarded Barron Catchment Care’s prestigious ‘Helen Adams Memorial Award’ on...