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Apple’s child abuse detection system to scan iCloud photo libraries

Apple has said that American iPhone users’ entire photo libraries will be checked for known child abuse images if they are stored in the online iCloud service. The disclosure came in a series of media briefings in which Apple is seeking to dispel alarm over its announcement last week that …

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Jeffrey Epstein accuser sues Prince Andrew, citing sex assault at 17

“I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened,” Andrew said. According to the lawsuit, the prince abused Giuffre on multiple occasions. Prince Andrew during the BBC interview when he answered questions about his relationship with Jeffery Epstein. It said that on one occasion, the prince sexually abused her in …

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In a big step, France starts enforcement of coronavirus pass for public

One client, Myriam Karmasine, said she was prepared and it “posed no problem,” and another, Sonia Hamiche, said she was not bothered, either. “But I’ve observed that there are less people outside today compared to normal on the streets and on the terraces,” Hamiche said. “I think this must have …

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‘Hiding under our noses’: Fake COVID-19 vaccine cards sold online worry US university officials

But Benjamin Mason Meier, a global health policy professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, questions how institutions can verify those records. “The United States, unlike most countries which have electronic systems in place, is basing its vaccination on a flimsy paper card,” he said. “There need …

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As it happened: TGA approves Moderna vaccine; NSW records 283 new local COVID-19 cases; Victoria, Queensland cases grow

That’s all for today. Thanks for reading. Here’s a summary of today’s action: Australia’s medical regulator has provisionally approved Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for its use from September when one million doses are due to arrive. NSW recorded 283 new local COVID-19 cases, including at least 106 infectious …

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AFL 2021 LIVE updates: Hurn and Hunt subbed out, Eagles claw their way back against Dees

And the carnage continues with Hunt (ankle) being subbed out of the Melbourne side. He has been replaced by vandenBerg. Meanwhile, the Eagles have trimmed the margin to eight points thanks to an early Darling goal in the second term, 3.0.18 to 4.2.26. An early blow for West Coast with …

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Australians who live abroad denied permission to return overseas despite promises

When news of the change emerged, it caught expats in Australia off guard. Many people have scrambled to get COVID-19 tests and rebook flights to beat the deadline, while others rushed to submit exemption applications. Despite the minister’s assurances on Saturday, there have been rejections as well as approvals since. …

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Perth Crown commissioner’s billionaire links threaten to overshadow inquiry

Not only does Seven West have strong commercial ties with Crown Perth through advertising and sponsorship, Mr Stokes is also close to former Crown chair and major shareholder James Packer. Loading At the launch of Mr Packer’s biography, The Price of Fortune, in 2018 Mr Stokes revealed he had taken …

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Lamb House’s ‘near-death experience’ ends but new heritage laws needed

Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said grants of up to $40,000 were available “to conserve places on our heritage register”. Ms Scanlon said the new heritage advisory panel was looking at ways to bolster existing heritage processes. “The panel is now reviewing those processes and ways we can actively promote and …

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‘A great team around us’: Overcrowded Yarrabah and the fight to stay COVID-free

The health centre in Yarrabah has close to 3500 patients on its books. The Aboriginal community, about an hour’s drive from Cairns and caught by association in Queensland’s latest COVID-19 lockdown, has about 350 homes. The simple math equals serious overcrowding. Add high rates of ill-health, low rates of vaccination …

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