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Amazon bans, then unbans TikTok from employees’ phones, citing ‘security’

Loading “Due to concerns about TikTok’s privacy and security controls and practices, and because corporate-owned devices should be used for company business only, we have directed those employees to remove the app from their devices,” Wells Fargo said in a statement. “We have not been contacted by Wells Fargo, but …

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Amazon bans, the unbans TikTok from employees’ phones, citing ‘security’

Loading “Due to concerns about TikTok’s privacy and security controls and practices, and because corporate-owned devices should be used for company business only, we have directed those employees to remove the app from their devices,” Wells Fargo said in a statement. “We have not been contacted by Wells Fargo, but …

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Ex-wife or friend defecated in their bed in ‘fitting end’ to marriage, Depp tells court

The following day, the cleaner found faeces in their bed, something Wass said Depp had said in text messages he thought hilarious. However, he told the court this “absurd” moment was when he decided they had to end their marriage. Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard blamed the faeces incident on one …

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Glennon Doyle wants you to stop being grateful, thank you very much

Her latest memoir, Untamed, metabolises her experience of falling in love with Wambach, divorcing her husband and father of her three children and coming out as a gay woman. It is a fervent cry for women everywhere to “stop pleasing and start living”. Picked for Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club, the …

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‘They’ll have an uprising on their hands’: the fight to save wild horses

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size It’s just after 8am on the Nunniong Plains in Victoria’s high country when professional horse-breaker Lewis Benedetti, atop a big grey thoroughbred named Stones, trots out of the bush leading a raggedy black foal on a rope. We’re on an open plain …

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Dumb luck? No way. The billion-dollar smarts of the ‘For Dummies’ empire

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size The thing most people notice first about the For Dummies series, the how-to and instructional books that have become a global phenomenon, is how ugly the covers are. While the size of the books differ, the covers mostly consist of a block …

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‘It looked inevitable’: How the NSW border to Victoria was closed

With more than a million tests done and 533 active cases, NSW will have a nervous two-week wait to see whether the border closure decision was made at the right time, even as one case from Melbourne was confirmed in Sydney on Friday afternoon. While it was a measure that …

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TikTok’s data collection a worry, regardless of nationality

Downloaded 1.6 million times in Australia, 2 billion worldwide, and having grown substantially since much of the world went into lockdown, TikTok lets users watch and share short, often musical clips that range from karaoke and impersonations to viral dances and political satire. But it has come under increased scrutiny …

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‘Twiggy’ warms to Australian rugby as Force exile ends

In the space of a few months, a leadership change at Rugby Australia and the COVID-19 shutdown of sport have taken Forrest and Rugby Australia from bitterly estranged bedfellows to cautious partners on the verge of reconciliation. The team is playing in Super Rugby AU under the same funding arrangement …

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Manly cuts speeds to 30km/h to become NSW’s slowest suburb

A map showing the new 30km/h speed zone area in the busy pedestrian areas stretching from Manly’s foreshore near the ferry through the town to the beach. “Pedestrians have a 40 per cent risk of dying in a crash with an impact speed of 40km/h, but this falls to a …

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