Victoria’s transport system to accept ticketing payments from Android devices
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Victoria’s transport system to accept ticketing payments from Android devices

The Victorian government has announced that Android users will be able to use their smartphones to pay for travel on the state’s public transport network before the end of this week. From Thursday morning, passengers will be able…

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Commonwealth floats increased penalties for privacy breaches
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Commonwealth floats increased penalties for privacy breaches

Attorney-General Christian Porter and Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield have said the Coalition government will increase the penalties within the Privacy Act, but consultation on the draft legislation will only begin in the second half of the year,…

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Grab rides on data in bid to offer SEA consumers ‘hyper-personal’ app
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Grab rides on data in bid to offer SEA consumers ‘hyper-personal’ app

As part of its efforts to create an “everyday super app”, Grab increasingly is tapping customer data so it can be better predict consumer demands and offer services that are “hyper-personal”. This means the app will be able…

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Mueller report found no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion: Justice Dept
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Mueller report found no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion: Justice Dept

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report found no evidence that US President Donald Trump’s campaign team “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, Attorney General William Barr said Sunday. Mueller’s investigation also found no evidence…

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Mali president sacks generals after deadly raids on ethnic villages
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Mali president sacks generals after deadly raids on ethnic villages

A deadly raid on the mainly-Muslim Peulh-Fulani villages of Ogossagou and Welingara in central Mali on Saturday shocked a population already targeted by attacks and reprisals. Militants from an ethnic-Dogon group known as Dan Na Ambassagou have been…

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Russia sends military planes to Venezuela
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Russia sends military planes to Venezuela

Two planes loaded with Russian soldiers and military equipment landed in Venezuela at the weekend, officials said. The delivery is part of ongoing cooperation between the two nations. What we know so far Two Russian air force planes…

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New Zealand announces highest-level inquiry into Christchurch terror attack
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New Zealand announces highest-level inquiry into Christchurch terror attack

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday announced a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch terror attack. The independent judicial inquiry is the country’s highest-level form of investigation. “The inquiry will look at what could have or should…

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Nico Schulz the unlikely hero as Germany edge Netherlands in thriller
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Nico Schulz the unlikely hero as Germany edge Netherlands in thriller

Netherlands 2 – 3 Germany (De Ligt 48′, Depay 63′ – Sane 15′, Gnabry 34′, Schulz 90′) For much of the second half of this one, the script felt familiar. After losing a two goal lead to rivals the Netherlands…

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A Best Buy salesman told me it’s iPad or don’t bother
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A Best Buy salesman told me it’s iPad or don’t bother

Just so much better than everything else? Whenever a significant new gadget comes out, I like to see the reaction from the sales floor. The manufacturer gives you the hype, of course. Often, though, I find salespeople in…

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Could Kazakhstan be a model for a power transfer in Russia?
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Could Kazakhstan be a model for a power transfer in Russia?

“A free fantasy” is how Dmitry Peskov describes speculation about the future transfer of power in Russia. The Kremlin spokesman is quick to brush off media reports on the subject. But sooner or later the transfer of power…

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