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The Animal Viruses Most Likely to Jump into Humans
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:45:00 GMT
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The SpillOver tool catalogs viruses that could cause a new pandemic

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British regulators are investigating whether Amazon and Google have broken consumer protection law by not doing enough to protect shoppers from fake product reviews.


A powerful House panel on Thursday approved a sweeping set of proposals aimed at weakening Big Tech. It passed a series of measures imposing new obligations on top digital platforms, prohibiting them from abusing any gatekeeper power, and in some cases opening the door to new fines and breakups.


Windows is getting a glow up.


Amazon defeated a high-profile union drive at a warehouse in Alabama earlier this year. But now the e-commerce giant could face a much larger campaign to unionize its US warehouse workers, launched by one of the biggest unions in the nation.


John McAfee, the controversial antivirus software magnate who"d had multiple recent run-ins with the US law, has died at 75. McAfee was awaiting extradition in a Spanish prison after being charged with tax evasion in the United States last year.


Last year, Google and Facebook collectively bet more than $10 billion on Asia"s richest man and his plan to bring hundreds of millions of Indians online.


Over the last two decades, a handful of large tech companies have pushed into nearly every corner of our lives a from communications and retail to financial services, healthcare and automobiles.


Microsoft has officially entered the most elite of clubs: corporations with a market value exceeding $2 trillion.


The European Union has launched an antitrust investigation into Google"s vast advertising business, claiming that the company may have disadvantaged rival services, making it harder for brands to reach consumers and for publishers to fund their content.


China"s solar industry monopoly took a hit earlier this month when a new Ohio-based solar panel factory was announced.


For much of the past 16 months, Amazon"s warehouse workers have faced grueling pressure to keep up with the demand from households for online goods during the pandemic. Now, workers must endure the stress of meeting a spike in orders from Amazon"s summer shopping holiday, which kicks off Monday.


Dozens of women sued Pornhub and its parent company Thursday, alleging that the site knowingly profited from videos depicting rape, child sexual exploitation, trafficking and other nonconsensual sexual content.


When people like the German Chancellor Angela Merkel or the King of Belgium want to learn more about cybersecurity, they go to Estonia.


For the second time in 10 days, a giant chunk of the internet briefly broke because of an outage at a company most people have probably never heard of.


Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, banks and trading platforms suffered brief website outages after a key piece of internet infrastructure failed, sparking the second major interruption of the past 10 days.


SpaceX received a warning from a district attorney in Texas this week, warning that the company could be violating several state laws by shutting down public beaches for extended periods of time and using unlicensed security guards to ward people off public roads.


Satya Nadella is now even more powerful at Microsoft.


An activist investor is urging Microsoft to do more to combat sexual harassment following misconduct allegations against its founder Bill Gates.


Conversations can quickly spiral out of control online, so Facebook is hoping artificial intelligence can help keep things civil. The social network is testing the use of AI to spot fights in its many groups so group administrators can help calm things down.


Waymo, the self-driving company of Google"s parent company Alphabet, has raised $2.5 billion as its investors appear undeterred by a CEO change and progress that has lagged expectations.


Australian volunteers are being sought to participate in a clinical trial involving a needle-free Covid-19 vaccine.

The Liberals have urged the Nationals to get into line after the junior Coalition partner attempted to blow up the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

A band of rain, some 3500 kilometres long, stretching from the Top End to the south of mainland Australia is bringing a drenching across large swathes of the country over the coming days.

Niche European brand Cupra is planning to bridge the gap between mainstream and prestige when it arrives Down Under next year. With an emphasis on design and performance, the Volkswagen-owned newcomer will start with three models, each named after parts of Spain, where the brand has its headquarters.

John McAfeeas wife publicly claimed that the US wanted the software tycoon to adie in prisona a just three days before he was found hanged in his cell.

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Just one month on from the super blood moon that wowed stargazers across the country, another incredible lunar event is just hours away from unfolding.

Life can really be a wild ride at times, but perhaps nobody has been through its ups and downs quite like the late John McAfee.

Barnaby Joyce was briefly faced with the prospect of voting against his own party or resigning as Deputy Prime Minister just days after regaining the role during bizarre scenes in parliament.

Australia is lobbying international allies to overturn an aappallinga decision to list the Great Barrier Reef as in danger, which the government believes was driven by China, the prime minister says.

Some of Australiaas most expensive cars can now be bought with a variety of cryptocurrencies.

Scott Morrison insists Australiaas vaccine rollout costing him the election is athe last thing on his minda as he rubbished suggestions the government had atook the cheap optiona on AstraZeneca.

In the days before he was found dead in a Spanish prison cell, antivirus software pioneer John McAfee posted a series of deep and tragic posts on social media.

LEGO is set to launch a revolutionary take on its cult favourite brick with a design feature sure to put a smile on the dial of the environmentally conscious.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk faced awkward questions on climate policy on Wednesday after lecturing the federal government for jeopardising the future of the Great Barrier Reef.

Outspoken Labor backbencher Joel Fitzgibbon has accused his own party of aideological crazinessa over a shock victory he claims it never intended.

Victoria Policeas three requests for private QR code contact tracing data were placed under the microscope during a fiery question time in state parliament on Wednesday.

Meteorologists were already warning Australiaas winter might be a touch moist a now it could be a wet wipe-out with a key climate driver making a change.

New research has revealed the areas where your car is most likely to be stolen.

Egg prices could go up under a plan to phase out caged hens by 2036, but critics argue the measure does not come soon enough.

Jeff Bezos is being roasted online by tens of thousands of people, who are calling on the Amazon founder to take his pricey visit to space and then astay therea.

Farmers would be compensated for slashing emissions under a Nationals plan that could pave the way for the party to back a net zero target.

Popular Twitch live-streamers Amouranth and Indiefoxx have been temporarily banned from the platform after sharing videos of themselves licking microphones.

New Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce sarcastically labelled himself Anthony Albaneseas abiggest supportera as the pair sparred in parliament on Tuesday.

Australia has lashed out at a push from a China-chaired UN committee to list the Great Barrier Reef as in danger, with the federal government claiming apoliticsa were behind the move.

Barnaby Joyceas toddler has attempted to gatecrash an official photograph with the Prime Minister as his fatheras return as Nationals leader was rubber stamped.

Sydney motorists will start to feel the ugly hangover from a cheap year of fuel prices with petrol about to soar across the city.

Thereas a lot of S-Class in the new C-Class, but not quite enough.

At least 420 inmates and 200 staff at a NSW prison will be moved to other facilities in the next week, as the stateas mice plague continues to wreak havoc.

Bunnings is giving away thousands of free trees to people living in greater Sydney under a new partnership with the NSW government.

"We need to continue to innovate": How charities are using NFTs as a way to fundraise
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:01:02 +0000
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As charities adapt to the ever changing technological landscape, they are starting to find ways to use NFTs to raise money and reach new donors.