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iTunes Radio goes live in Australia

iTunes Radio goes live in Australia

Apple has launched iTunes Radio in Australia, the first country outside of the US to get access to the streaming music service. Available across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, and Apple TV, iTunes Radio includes 100 preconfigured stations and the ability to create new ones from initial seed tracks. The Australian launch is believed to be the first in a broader international roll-out.

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Huawei ban upheld in Australia following government review

Huawei ban upheld in Australia following government review

Huawei, alongside with ZTE, has been the subject of concerns and scrutiny by the United States government and others, with fears revolving around possible spying that could be taking place on behalf of the Chinese government. The maker has previously been banned from use on Australia's National Broadband Network, something that was recently reviewed with the anticipation that the block would be ended. Such was not the case, however.

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iTunes Radio reportedly heading for Australia, New Zealand and other regions in 2014

iTunes Radio reportedly heading for Australia, New Zealand and other regions in 2014

Last week, a job listing for iTunes Radio surfaced, calling for a music programmer in Canada who would help with the platform, indicating that users in the nation would likely be seeing it soon. Now "people with knowledge of the situation" have surfaced, telling the folks at Bloomberg that English-speaking countries beyond the US will gain access to iTunes Radio early next year.

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State of Decay barred from sale in Australia over content concerns

State of Decay barred from sale in Australia over content concerns

Xbox 360 game State of Decay has been refused classification in Australia, with some of the title's content deemed unsuitable for release in the country. Jeff Strain, executive producer at studio Undead Labs, revealed the bad news in the company's forum, warning eager gamers that while the studio and Microsoft would do their collective best to secure a release, "it's going to take a bit" to achieve that.

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Saints Row IV denied rating in Australia over objectional content

Saints Row IV denied rating in Australia over objectional content

On March 15, Saints Row IV's teaser trailer was made public for all to enjoy, confirming that the game would be making its way into gamers' hands despite initial fears that it would never come to fruition. Much like GTA III, the Saints Row games give players a universe that is wide-open for essentially doing whatever they want wherever they want. Under such a freedom, the games foster various sorts of debauchery, and Australia has taken offense to that.

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Australia temporarily halts PRISM-like data collection plans

Australia temporarily halts PRISM-like data collection plans

There had always been a underbelly of belief that the government spies on Internet activity, Facebook statuses, and other such digital forms of communication. It all exploded out into the public eye, however, when Edward Snowden leaked information on a program called PRISM that collects vast quantities of information with little oversight and many provisions making domestic spying acceptable. Following soon after the program's revelation, Australia has put a temporary kibosh on its own domestic spying plans.

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