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A global tipping point for reining in Big Tech has arrived

Now, Crane said, “the same fundamental question is being asked globally: Are we comfortable with companies like Google having this much power?” Underlying all of the disputes is a common thread: power. The 10 largest tech firms, which have become gatekeepers in commerce, finance, entertainment and communications, now have a …

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From the Archives 1887: Cyclone destroys pearling fleet off WA coast

First published in The Age on April 30, 1887 THE DESTRUCTION OF THE PEARLING FLEET FURTHER DETAILS OVER 40 VESSELS WRECKED ENORMOUS LOSS OF LIFE PERTH, FRIDAY – The S.S. Australind, which has been engaged by the Government, left Cossack at 5 o’clock this morning for the purpose of cruising …

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George Floyd case LIVE updates: former police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder

The 12 jurors who convicted Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd had three counts to consider and returned guilty verdicts on all three. Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Jurors could have convicted him of only some of the charges, or none. …

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