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Google will now auto-delete searching data, if you ask it

Google has said it will let users set up their profiles to automatically delete location and web-browsing data, giving people a middle ground to the internet giant’s always-on or always-off data hoovering mechanisms. Users can now choose to have their data deleted after a three-month or 18-month period, the company …

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Facebook bans far-right leaders including Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos

“We’ve always banned individuals or organisations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology. The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today,” Facebook said in a statement. Loading Jones, for example, recently hosted …

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The day that rocked Logan to its core

The council was the second to fall to corruption allegations after Ipswich City Council was sacked in August last year. Retired public servant Tamara O’Shea has been named administrator for Logan City Council after the council was sacked by Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe. Only four Logan councillors remained clear …

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Former Logan mayor welcomes sacking of council

“I‘m very happy with the minister’s outcome. It should have happened sooner than later,” Mr Able said. “Luke Smith, on a full salary of $260,000-plus a year, and all the other lurks and perks, has been a disgrace. Luke Smith leaving the Beenleigh Watchhouse on Thursday morning.Credit:Dave Hunt/AAP “He should …

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Milicic set to reject A-League offer and re-sign with Matildas

Despite never having held a previous head coaching job before, Milicic has impressed players and staff significantly already with the Matildas, leading them to wins over Argentina, South Korea and New Zealand before losing 5-3 in a friendly away to USA. FFA and Milicic’s representatives are understood to have reached …

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Rare volumes of Captain Cook’s voyage on auction at UQ fundraiser

“It is giving us direct access to what was experienced during this voyage.” Mr Farley said the collection, written from 1772 to 1775, was published by William Strahan, a publisher to the king in England. “William paid Cook £6000 to be able to publish this account, which was an extraordinary …

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‘I refuse to be extradited for doing journalism’, Assange tells court

Assange was in court on video link from Belmarsh prison, where he is serving a 50-week sentence imposed on Wednesday for skipping bail in 2012. He was dressed in a black jacket, light T-shirt and jeans, and appeared calm. Counsel for the US government, Ben Brandon, briefly summarised the indictment …

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City kids in the race to win the Ekka’s giant pumpkin competition

“It shocked everyone at how quick the pumpkin grew. It went from the size of an orange to a rockmelon in one day, we just couldn’t believe it. The pumpkin had grown from the size of an orange to the size of a rockmelon in one day, according to the school’s …

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Bouncy castle owner accused of burning down competition skips court

Between December 2016 and February 2017, five rival businesses – in Hallam, Tullamarine, Keysborough, Werribee and Warragul – were hit by a combined 10 fires. One of those blazes allegedly caused $1 million damage, and destroyed dozens of jumping castles, along with a stretch limo and a mechanical bull. Police …

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Missing grandfather reunited with family after police search

More than 19 hours later, around 10.30am on Thursday, Mr Pietsch was found just one kilometre from his home by emergency services. He was found lying on the ground, trying to keep warm in a pocket of bush, and was taken to Rockingham Hospital for a check up. A WA …

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