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Google to wipe data on new accounts after 18 months

After years of criticism about how it keeps a record of what people do online, Google said it would start automatically deleting location history and records of web and app activity as well as voice recordings on new accounts after 18 months. The limited change, announced on Wednesday (US time), …

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How Star Trek can explain the stockmarket’s wild swings

A short explanation for those who are not familiar with the Star Trek TV and film franchise: Mr. Spock is the science officer and second in command aboard the starship USS Enterprise; his mother was human while his father was a Vulcan, a race that managed to save itself from …

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Target and superquiz, Thursday, June 25

Today’s Target: 25 words, good; 37 words, very good; 50 words, excellent. Wednesday’s solution: advise, adviser, aver, avid, dervish, diva, divan, dive, diver, drive, driven, have, haven, hive, invade, invader, naive, nave, rave, raved, raven, ravine, ravish, ravished, rive, rived, riven, save, saved, saver, shave, shaved, shaven, shaver, shiver, shrive, …

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Military deployed to Melbourne’s quarantine hotels

At least 33 contractors employed at the hotels have been infected while working, and coronavirus infections have spread outside hotels to the family members of staff, contributing to the state’s spike in community transmissions. Loading A plan to divert repatriation flights from high-risk countries away from Melbourne Airport was abandoned …

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Five reasons Australia and New Zealand are favourites to host the Women’s World Cup

Legacy A Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand would be a shot in the arm for female football participation. It would contribute to the target of 50/50 gender representation in Australia by 2027 while providing New Zealand with a 7 per cent year-on-year growth of female participation. Sam …

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2023 World Cup: How FIFA’s council members will likely vote and why

If he is true to his ethos, Australia and New Zealand have every right to feel confident of receiving his vote having been evaluated as the strongest bid by FIFA’s technical committee.Predicted vote in favour of Australia and New Zealand: 1/1. FIFA General Secretary, Fatma Samoura. FIFA’s general secretary is …

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Why Australia needs to join global condemnation of Israel’s annexation plans

All of this must mean speaking truth to our friends as to our adversaries – and not being Israel’s unprincipled stooge. The Morrison government must now unequivocally condemn annexation as an illegal threat to international security and human rights and prepare to impose hard-hitting sanctions. Loading Annexation is indisputably contrary …

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Mr Heydon, the High Court’s judgment is a moral one

Deeply embedded in the soul of every lover of Western democracy is the belief that we must have confidence in our judiciary. We may occasionally and fervently oppose their judgments; for the sake of democracy, we cannot rise up against them – as Heydon has done. Loading I somehow assumed …

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