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A new online safety bill could allow censorship of anyone who engages with sexual content on the internet

Feb 20, 2021 12:32 pm UTC| Technology Law

Under new draft laws, the eSafety Commissioner could order your nude selfies, sex education or slash fiction to be taken down from the internet with just 24 hours notice. Officially, the Morrison governments new bill...

What the rise of telemedicine means for Canada’s legal system

Feb 20, 2021 12:12 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law Health

The current pandemic is a tremendous boost for telemedicine, as many health-care professionals are strongly encouraged to offer online consultations or have no choice but to do so. But even before the pandemic, there was...

Facebook versus Australia: the government hands Facebook a competition free pass

Feb 20, 2021 11:58 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The Conversation is a great news site. But, for the most part, people dont read it like a newspaper. Instead, articles on specialised topics are shared with other people. One way is via Facebook. Yesterday, almost none...

Australia, fighting Facebook, is the latest country to struggle against foreign influence on journalism

Feb 20, 2021 11:54 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

Facebook has barred Australians from finding or sharing news on its platform, in response to an Australian government proposal to require social media networks to pay journalism organizations for their content. The move is...

US legislators to arm news outlets with bargaining power in dealing with Facebook, Google

Feb 19, 2021 23:43 pm UTC| Technology Law

The US Congress plans to introduce a series of antitrust bills that would allow smaller news organizations to negotiate collectively with Facebook and Alphabets Google, said Rep. Ken Buck of the House Judiciary Committees...

Italy fines Facebook anew over data utilization

Feb 17, 2021 23:44 pm UTC| Business Law

The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has again fined Facebook, this time for $8.4 million, for failing to comply with an order to how it informs users about the commercial uses of their data. The AGCM had fined...

Nestlé, Hershey, Mars, and Mondelēz lead chocolate producers facing child labor lawsuit in US

Feb 15, 2021 23:47 pm UTC| Business Law

Nestlé, Hershey, Mars, and Mondelēz International were among major chocolate manufacturers accused of profiting from child slavery in a lawsuit filed in Washington DC by the human rights organization International...

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Economy

Japan leans on Asian LNG production to lower purchase costs

Japan will support Asian countries liquefied natural gas (LNG) production for use in power generation in the hope of reducing procurement costs for the energy source. The efforts to lower purchasing costs and ensure...

S. Korea posts 3.71 million-ton fisheries output in 2020 to hit 4-year low

South Koreas fisheries posted a 3.71 million-ton output last year, down 3.8 percent from 2019 and marking the smallest since 2016, largely to sluggish aquaculture production and a fall in consumption. The output was...

Biden addressing computer chip shortage via executive order

US President Joe Biden will sign an executive order addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage that has forced US automakers and other manufacturers to cut production. Biden will also discuss the chip shortage...

Best Buy: Employees to get pandemic-related bonuses ahead of the layoffs

Best Buy will be giving out bonuses or extra pay to its workers, and this was revealed this week. The American multinational consumer electronics retailer will pay pandemic-related benefits to employees with hourly...

Facebook reached a deal with Australia after code amendments and will restore news pages

Facebook announced it would be restoring the Australian news pages that it blocked on Monday, Feb.22. The decision resulted from the talks between Mark Zuckerberg and the Australian officials. Australians revised the...

Politics

Kamala Harris to reportedly prioritize cybersecurity and global health in foreign policy platform

Vice President Kamala Harris is slowly working on her foreign policy portfolio in her calls to world leaders and officials. Officials have revealed that Harris plans to put cybersecurity and global health at the forefront...

Nancy Pelosi speaks with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu about two-state solution

There may have been some possible tension between President Joe Biden and Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but Netanyahus recent conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was more on the optimistic side....

Joe Biden nominates three experts to USPS governing board

Among the setbacks that were experienced during the campaign season in 2020 was the delay in the mail by USPS. President Joe Biden recently nominated three people to serve in the agencys governing board in a move to...

Joe Biden overturns Donald Trump's orders against 'anarchist' cities

Shortly after his inauguration, President Joe Biden has done a series of reversals of the policies imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump. Biden has recently made another reversal of Trump-era policies in the form of...

Science

New CRISPR technology could revolutionise gene therapy, offering new hope to people with genetic diseases

The day a muddled mob stormed the US Capitol building, a team of American researchers published a paper in Nature that signified a landmark in gene therapy. The head of the US National Institutes of Health, Francis...

In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized

COVID-19 has not only upended our personal lives, it has dramatically changed scientific research. In response to the rapid spread of the virus, scientists around the world have had to find new ways to collaborate and...

The Oxford vaccine has unique advantages, as does Pfizer's. Using both is Australia's best strategy

On Sunday, federal Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly said most Australians will be offered a vaccine from Oxford-AstraZeneca. Australia currently has agreements in place to receive 53.8 million doses of the...

Oxford scientists: how we developed our COVID-19 vaccine in record time

The pandemic is only a year old, but we already have multiple vaccines available to fight COVID-19 including the vaccine developed by the team were part of at the University of Oxford. With our partner AstraZeneca, we...

What is a protein? A biologist explains

Editors note: Nathan Ahlgren is a professor of biology at Clark University. In this interview, he explains exactly what proteins are, how they are made, and the wide variety of functions they perform in the human...

Technology

‘Watch Dogs Legion’ TU 3.1 update prepares the game for online multiplayer mode

Watch Dogs Legion players can now patch the game with the Title Update 3.1 as it delivers several bug fixes. It is also packed with important data that will prepare the game for the release of the much-awaited online...

Microsoft fixes Xbox Live outage after several hours

Xbox Live is one of the most important features to anyone using Xbox One and Xbox Live Series X/S consoles. However, many users found out on Thursday that they were unable to log in to their accounts. Xbox Live outage:...

‘Final Fantasy 16’ has several modes for action-oriented and story-focused gameplay

Many details about Final Fantasy 16 are still under wraps, but producer Naoki Yoshida had recently shared how the upcoming title is different than its predecessors. The developer also hinted at the game having something to...

‘Doom Eternal’ director says he already thought about adding a female Slayer

The Doom franchise has introduced many well-loved playable characters over the years, but id Software has yet to add a female Slayer. However, one of the developers recently revealed that they have considered the idea and...

‘Starfield’ updates could be released in March, here’s why

Starfield remains one of the most awaited games even though fans know barely anything about Bethesdas new IP. However, a new set of rumors have emerged recently suggesting that Microsoft could hold an event in March where...
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