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Apple rattles privacy advocates with plan to scan for child porn

The debate about Apple’s new effort began on Twitter the night before the announcement, when security experts began tweeting about a rumoured client-side scanner. “Regardless of what Apple’s long term plans are, they’ve sent a very clear signal,” wrote Matthew Green, an associate professor of computer science at the Johns …

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As it happened: Afterpay helps record-high ASX to best week since May

That’s all from the Markets Live team today, and for the week. Record highs for the ASX, even with everyone stuck inside for the time being. Stay safe over the weekend everyone. Alex Druce, Colin Kruger, and Lucy Battersby will be back on Monday. See you then. Get our wrap …

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‘The village square of video’: News Corp boss flags strategic shift at ‘bright’ Foxtel

“Growth in streaming subscribers suggests Foxtel has done enough to offset the decline in commercial and residential subscribers, but the decline in overall earnings suggests no,” he said. News Corp company reported revenue of $US9.4 billion ($13 billion) for the 2021 financial year, while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and …

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Call for Australia to declare spyware use as Pegasus outrage grows

The Australian government is being urged to declare any use of spyware in its intelligence gathering, and to refuse to use surveillance products made by an Israeli security company, as fallout continues from an investigation that appeared to show widespread abuse of powerful cyber tools. Reports from a global consortium …

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Second home gives Victoria’s endangered honeyeaters a flighting chance

It’s a delicate process. Healesville Sanctuary staff had a list of individual birds they wanted to target, for genetic reasons, and when these were captured they were anaesthetised by a mobile vet team. The birds were microchipped, had blood samples collected and were fitted with tiny radio transmitters on their …

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Australia news LIVE: Victoria to enter sixth lockdown at 8pm as state’s cases grow; NSW records 262 new local COVID-19 cases, five deaths

For many people from NSW’s Hunter and Newcastle regions, it has always been a question of when, not if, Sydney’s Delta outbreak would make it to their suburbs. Almost one year since the area last had a COVID-19 case, eight local government areas were plunged into lockdown on Thursday night …

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Tokyo Olympics LIVE updates: Australia’s 17 golds, Kookaburras chasing the pinnacle, bronze for Melissa Wu

Australia has never won more gold, and dude, we have never been this cool. For that, we can thank a couple of Chesty Bond paddlers and a skinny kid with a sandy mop of hair who skates with the freedom that our nation in lockdown so desperately craves. As our …

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Kerr bags Matildas record but USA take bronze in seven-goal shootout

However the USA, who have looked toothless in some of their earlier games (failing to score against Sweden and Australia in the group games and in the loss to Canada in the semi-final) had their shooting boots on in this clash. It was Rapinoe, the 36-year-old veteran, who restored the …

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Second student at Brisbane Girls Grammar School tests positive to COVID-19

A second student at Brisbane Girls Grammar School has tested positive for coronavirus. The school in Brisbane’s Spring Hill on Thursday reported a second student had tested positive to COVID-19, following the first student on Monday. Brisbane Girls Grammar said on Saturday they were advised a parent had tested positive …

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