Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. Alan is the founder of Eureka Report, Australia’s most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 24-hour free business news and commentary website. He also hosts Inside Business, a half-hour Sunday programme on the ABC, is the finance presenter on the ABC News - and producer of the nightly graph (or two).
As Russia and its allies block climate talks there's hope that America might finally do something. Elsewhere, Warren Buffett continues to back renewables, it's the end of a solar era in Italy, Japan shows signs of slowing down and the EU carbon price lifts again.
With new and dangerous malware infecting our computers every day, there's now a potent argument for cyber security measures that use data and insight gleamed from past infections to help prevent new ones.
ReutersThe German government has urged the public to temporarily stop using Microsoft's Internet Explorer following discovery of yet-to-be repaired bug in the web browser that the software maker said makes PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers.
ReutersTechnology groups Facebook and LinkedIn have agreed to beef up their international privacy and compliance teams in response to demands from the Irish regulator, the deputy Data Protection Commissioner has told Reuters.
ReutersMicrosoft India's retail website has been hit with a hacking attack, with a purportedly Chinese group called Evil Shadow Team posting screenshots the hackers said were customers' obscured usernames and passwords found unencrypted on the site.
With Facebook and Google+ forcing users to appear under their real names the freedom to act anonymously on the internet may soon be over and that might not be as beneficial as the networks would have you believe.