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Demand for detail as Coalition repeats call for regional migration

“If we had a better distribution of the growth, we wouldn’t have quite the same pressure that we have on Melbourne and Sydney and south-east Queensland.” Labor senator Jenny McAllister said the ideas needed more detail before the community could decide whether they were worth supporting. “It’s not really a …

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How to delete your Google+ account

Hundreds of thousands of accounts on Google’s long-suffering social media service, Google+, may have been affected by a security flaw, the company has said, exposing personal information such as names and email addresses. In the wake of the accidental exposure, Google said it is planning to shut down Google+ for …

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Woman found safe after Dandenong Ranges home gutted by fire

The Glenfern Avenue house was completely destroyed in the blaze with firefighters finding the woman’s daughter on the front lawn of the house. The Upwey house this morning.Credit:Fairfax Media The fire has since been deemed non-suspicious. Earlier, a neighbour, who did not want to be named, said she heard loud …

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Google to shut down Google Plus after user information exposed

Google will shut down Google Plus, the company’s floundering answer to Facebook, after it discovered a security vulnerability that exposed the private data of up to 500,000 users of the service. When the company’s technical staff discovered the bug in March, they decided against disclosing the issue to users because …

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Melbourne Express, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Almost 17 degrees in the city now ahead of a top of 19. It’s a bit of a mess on the trains, with minor delays on several lines. Pretty clear on the roads, except for a bumper bar spotted on the Princes Freeway at Werribee. It’s day two of the …

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Facebook launches video device, says privacy is ‘very, very, very important’

Facebook wants its users to buy a new video chat device for their homes, complete with cameras that track movement. That sounds like a lot to ask for a social-media company mired in privacy scandals. But Facebook says it has crafted its Portal gadgets, launched this week, to be as …

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‘Couldn’t believe my eyes’: social media lights up with SpaceX satellite launch

When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up. People as far away as Phoenix and Sacramento posted photos of the space launch on Sunday night local time (Monday afternoon Australian time). It was the first time SpaceX …

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AFL Trade Period: How the WA clubs fared on day one

The Eagles have until 11am WST on Tuesday to match Port’s offer, leaving the club with roughly the same personnel to defend its 2018 premiership, with the addition of the 26-year-old wingman in their starting 22. West Coast football boss Craig Vozzo said matching the Power’s bid would not have …

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‘Turning point’: Mitch Fifield flags further government regulation of the internet

The minister said his response would be guided by the need to ensure responsibility, respect and trust proliferated in the online world. “Australians should be able to control their online footprints and their personal data. They should be able to have a degree of trust and confidence in online news …

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NBL needs strong Melbourne-Sydney rivalry

“It hasn’t been deserved of a rivalry the last couple of years because we haven’t performed very well or made the playoffs, but hopefully we can change that this season,” Bogut said. “We’ve had a couple of games against them in pre-season and they’ve been pretty competitive and physical, so …

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