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Man enthusiastically removes 5-foot snake from attic while balancing on beams

Snake catcher Luke Huntley obviously loves his job. After catching a venomous red-bellied black snake in a Queensland, Australia attic while balancing on narrow beams (which were surrounded by flooring), he smiles widely and says, "Beautiful! Tha... ...

Facebook to let Aussies post links to news sites again

Facebook and the Australian government struck a deal to let people post links to Australian news websites again. Facebook had earlier blocked links to Aussie sites following passage of a law that would force Facebook to pay those sites. — Read th... ...

Facebook’s Australian news ban also blocked links to weather, government services, poetry, and Facebook itself

02.18.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

Australians woke up on Thursday morning to find their news feeds, post history, and favourite news outlets' pages scrubbed of all links to ... well, news. Facebook followed through on its threat to ban the sharing of news links by and to Australian u... ...

Facebook restricts users in Australia from sharing or viewing news links

Australian Facebook users will be forced to go elsewhere to read news after the company announced Wednesday that they will be restricting users in the country from sharing or viewing news links on the platform. The drastic move follows debate on proposed legislation from the Australian government that seeks to push internet platforms — with ...

Watch Naomi Osaka’s delightful butterfly moment, mid-Australian Open

02.13.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

A new Naomi Osaka fan emerged at the 2021 Australian Open in the form of graceful, friendly butterfly. While Osaka was out on the court mid-match against Tunisia's Ons Jabeur during their women's singles match on Friday a fan yelled, "There's a butte... ...

A 15-year-old poetry slam champion harnesses the voice of his generation to call for systemic change

01.28.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

At 12, Solli Raphael became the youngest winner of the Australian Poetry Slam with his insightful and inspiring rhetorical tongue twisters. Since then, Raphael has refined his message, echoing his generation's growing concerns about the future of our ... ...

Australian beaches overrun by snake-infested foam

Massive storms in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland have brought massive piles of seafoam to the shores—a churning concoction of seawater, algae, salts, fats, and other pollutants, deep enough for a dog to get lost in. — Rea... ...

Australia sues Facebook over its use of Onavo to snoop

Yet more trouble brewing for Facebook: Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is suing the tech giant over its use, in 2016 and 2017, of the Onavo VPN app to spy on users for commercial purposes. The ACCC’s case accuses Facebook of false, misleading or deceptive conduct toward thousands of Australian consumers, after it had ...