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The NSA found a dangerous Windows 10 flaw and alerted Microsoft – rather than weaponise it

The vulnerability – essentially a mistake in the computer code – affects the Windows 10 operating system, which is the most widely used today, according to the people who were briefed on the matter. The discovery has been likened to a slightly less severe version of the Microsoft flaw that …

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Casey saga shows need for profound planning changes

The matters exposed at IBAC have clearly eroded the council’s legitimacy. If nothing else, there can be little public confidence in the council’s planning decisions, which are a central function of local councils. For that reason, even if not all individual members of the council have been accused of entering …

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Regulators missed toxic waste dumping operation, twice

Bradbury and an associate, Graham Leslie White, are allegedly part of a national syndicate responsible for running the biggest toxic waste dumping operation in the state’s history, one which has led to about 50 million litres of chemicals being illegally stockpiled in Melbourne warehouses and buried on a remote property …

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Mornington Shire to examine its own links to developer John Woodman

“We want to be seen to be going above and beyond on matters of transparency.” Confirmation of the Mornington inquiry follows a December decision by another south-east council, Kingston, to conduct a special audit of planning approvals linked to Woodman and associates. Mr Woodman and his company Watsons Pty Ltd …

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Chilling 000 call reveals moment Francis Logan steps in to help South West horror crash victims

A chilling 000 call reveals the moment WA Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan called for assistance after witnessing a horror crash in WA’s South West which claimed the life of a couple and left their three children orphaned. On Sunday afternoon, Eduardo Hernandes Pereira Rodrigues, 41, and Danielle Bileski de …

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The divided British royals can fix problems, Johnson says

The royal crisis was triggered when Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, publicly announced last week that they wished to reduce royal appointments and spend more time in North America. Loading The 93-year-old queen said the couple would now begin a “period of transition” splitting time between Britain and Canada as …

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See who is bankrolling Queensland’s election campaigns

Brisbane Times has sifted through the 849 donations made to political parties this financial year as the state inches closer to the October 31 election. Almost $3 million has been gifted in the past six months, with every donation of $1000 or more published on the Electoral Commission’s electronic disclosure …

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Queensland’s record flu season killed five a week in 2019

The state Health Department confirmed 2019’s numbers were the highest annual number of influenza notifications in Queensland since the disease was made notifiable in 2001. Queensland University of Technology public health expert Gerard Fitzgerald said the likely reason for the unusually high number was an early spike in flu cases …

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‘Erratic’ man allegedly damages police car on Sydney Road

A 49-year-old man from Preston was in custody and assisting police on Tuesday night, a Victoria Police spokesman said. Sydney Road was roped off for hours, blocking trams and traffic, between Hope and Albion streets. A man allegedly damaged a police car on Sydney Road.Credit:Chris Vedelago At 9.30pm, Yarra Trams …

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Western suburbs property manager ends up in court over $150,000 threat to married lover

A western suburbs property manager has appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court charged with demanding money from a married businessman she had slept with. Peppermint Grove property manager Rachel Roche.Credit:Nine News Rachel Lorraine Roche, 38, allegedly demanded $150,000 to the man in writing, threatening to tell his wife about the …

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