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‘Nothing a user could have done’: WhatsApp hack let spies hijack phones

Loading The spyware did not directly affect the end-to-end encryption that makes WhatsApp chats and calls private. It merely used a bug in the WhatsApp software as an infection vehicle. The malware allows spies to effectively take control of a phone – remotely and surreptitiously controlling its cameras and microphones …

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Apple Music now works with Amazon’s Alexa in Australia

From today, Australian owners of Amazon Echo devices can play tracks, artists, playlists and radio stations from Apple Music just by asking with their voice, ending the three-way stalemate that locked Apple, Amazon and Google music services to their respective smart assistants. Though Apple’s music service has previously been added …

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Downsizing is exciting, but terrifying too

This time of year, the ornamental vines on our west-facing verandah are a glorious riot of scarlet and every possible shade of deep pink. Our entire living area is bathed in glowing red light, especially late afternoon, when it feels as though there is a bonfire in the back garden. …

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Dutch F1 Grand Prix returns in 2020 after 35 years

“Next season therefore, we will have a brand new street race that will be held in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, as well as the return to Zandvoort, after an absence of 35 years. “We’ve seen a resurgence of interest in Formula One in Holland, mainly due to the enthusiastic …

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Clubs may be asked to bid for AFLX licences

Presenting at a meeting of club chief executives, McLachlan outlined these options for AFLX, with the overriding point being that the AFL wished to keep that low-contact, modified and short form of the game continuing in future. AFLX has attracted a mixture of derision and support, with much of the …

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Here’s something novel at Fashion Week: smiles

A model wearing a design by We Are Kindred at Fashion Week.Credit:AAP “I am glad they smiled because I was like pretty hardcore backstage … [I said] ‘You’re the most beautiful women on the planet, can you please put a smile on your face,” she said. “Kindred is an inviting, …

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