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The High Court ruled the media are liable for Facebook comments on stories. Here’s what that means for you

- September 9, 2021 4 MIN READ

A publisher can be held responsible for defamatory comments readers leave on its Facebook pages, the High Court has ruled, in a decision that could have far-reaching consequences for social media users throughout Australia. This decision may mean anyone who runs a social media page can theoretically be sued over disparaging comments posted by readers… Read more »

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China’s $3.6 billion fine against Alibaba spells the end of big tech’s romance with Beijing

- April 19, 2021 4 MIN READ

China’s state-run anti-monopoly bureau has tightened its regulations on big tech players, as shown by its recent move against the country’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group. Alibaba was hit with a record antitrust fine of 18.2 billion yuan (more than A$3.6 billion) over the weekend for supposedly abusing its market dominance. The company, which operates… Read more »

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Here’s all the technology NASA’s Mars rover, Perseverance, needs to survive landing on the red planet

- February 17, 2021 5 MIN READ

This month has been a busy one for Mars exploration. Several countries sent missions to the red planet in June last year, taking advantage of a launch window. Most have now arrived after their eight-month voyage. Within the next few days, NASA will perform a direct entry of the Martian atmosphere to land the Perseverance… Read more »