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Is FaceApp abusing your privacy, would you let Elon Musk put wires in your brain: Vertical Hold Episode 237

We look behind the wrinkled faces at the reality of using FaceApp, ponder whether giving Elon Musk permission to mess with our grey matter is a good idea and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Do Australia’s new encryption interception laws put everyone’s safety and privacy at risk? Vertical Hold Episode 207

There’s no bigger topic than the Assistance and Access Bill in this week’s news, so we’ve drafted in a serious security specialist for this week’s…

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2017: The year in tech and what lies ahead in 2018: Vertical Hold Episode 158

We’re looking back over the year’s biggest tech stories and looking ahead to what 2018 might bring in the latest episode of Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News!

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Wi-Fi is badly KRACKed, Kaspersky's Security Woes & Aussies unhappy with NBN: Vertical Hold Episode 149

KRACK kills (your Wi-Fi), Kaspersky takes a tumble and Aussies grumble about Internet and mobile services in the latest episode!

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Samsung's battery confessions, Mastercard embraces facial recognition: Vertical Hold – Episode 111

Samsung comes clean on battery problems, Mastercard talks the future of facial recognition and 3D TV bites the dust in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Stay Safe Online & Note7 RIP: Vertical Hold Episode 97

The Note7 goes up in flames, but where does that leave Samsung and the rest of the Android premium ecosystem? Meanwhile, during Stay Safe Online…

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Will Melbourne get Uber, and should you trust your Smart Home to Telstra? Vertical Hold Episode 81

Uber could become legal in Melbourne, but is that a boon or a bust? Meanwhile, Telstra has big plans for your smart home, but does…

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Dog & Bone Locksmart Mini Review

Locks have been around for hundreds of years, but locks activated by Bluetooth are relatively new. Is the Dog & Bone Locksmart Mini worth buying?

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NBN Reality Check and iOT Killers: Vertical Hold Episode 70

What’s the future of the NBN? Should WhatsApp be encrypted? Should vendors kill old hardware on a whim? All this and CNET Editor Nic Healey in the latest episode!

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Counterpoint: Is there anything actually wrong with Apple's software QA?

About a week ago, I wrote a piece about Apple’s seemingly slipping software standards. Not everyone agrees on this, however.

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