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US investigation highlights tech giants’ abuse of power

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google engaged in anti-competitive, monopoly-style tactics to evolve into four of the world’s most powerful corporate behemoths, according to US congressional investigators, who called in a wide-ranging report released on Wednesday AEDT for sweeping changes that regulators could bring Silicon Valley back in check. The roughly …

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Apple set to unveil 5G iPhones next week

The introduction of the new iPhones is occurring about a month later than usual after the company faced final testing and production delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a rapid expansion into services and new devices, the iPhone remains Apple’s most important product. The smartphone generates about half of …

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Complaints about power and water companies have dropped. That is expected to change

Loading “Whilst this [complaints reduction] is positive, we expect that when stimulus support stops, accumulated debt will see complaints increase,” the annual report said. Energy & Water Ombudsman Janine Young said the number of complaints has already begun to pick up again this financial year as cash-strapped consumers start to …

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No one likes forced change, but it might be good for us

Loading Our daily habits define us. We manage the river of time by carving out paths for it to flow in, like children at the beach digging channels for the sea. Lockdown was a freak wave, washing everything away. Now, we can fall back into the old grooves, or carve …

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School students return for first test of exam season

However, schools were told this week that temperature testing of each student upon arrival will no longer be required in term four, given low levels of community transmission of the virus. At Northcote’s Santa Maria College, 233 senior girls will be divided across 20 rooms for the test. Workers from …

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Saints face uphill battle at Long appeal

Former appeals board deputy chairman Nolan said Long and the Saints faced a tough ask on Wednesday night. “It’s very difficult to win any appeal,” Nolan said. St Kilda coach Brett Ratten defended his player on SEN on Tuesday. “Ben’s intention wasn’t to hit Jack Macrae, his intention was to …

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Snapshot: Can Liam Hemsworth’s magic rub off on Port Adelaide?

Veteran pair Justin Westhoff and Sam Mayes pulled on Richmond jumpers while Port youngsters Riley Bonner and Mitch Georgiades dragged on Geelong jumpers but the talk was more about what lay ahead on the way home. The crew were apprehensive but then excited to be sharing the same small chartered …

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Solar installations go through the roof despite Victoria’s lockdown

“Home improvement, including solar, is doing very well out of COVID-19,” Mr Edis said. “People who are working and aren’t able to spend money on restaurants or holidays have directed that money to home improvement.” Although the installation fall in Victoria was sharp, there were record highs in other states …

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Feral horses barely affected by summer bushfires, numbers likely climbing again

Loading “Recovery [from the fires] will be slow and surviving wildlife will have limited food and shelter in unburnt areas and will compete with or [preyed] on by feral animals,” it said. Invasive Species Council’s conservation officer Candice Bartlett said that, as the horses were very mobile, most would have …

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Led Zeppelin win Stairway to Heaven copyright case as Supreme Court rejects appeal

The case drew intense interest in the music industry, which had been reeling since a jury found in 2015 that Robin Thicke’s hit Blurred Lines had copied Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song Got to Give It Up. Even the Trump administration weighed in, with the US Justice Department filing a brief …

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