RUSSIA: PROSECUTORS SEEK TO OUTLAW NAVALNY’S ACTIVIST NETWORK

Sat 17 April 2021: State prosecutors in Russia have asked a court to label groups linked to jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny as “extremist organisations”, a move that would ban them and expose activists to long prison terms. Friday’s move, if approved, would mark one of the most serious steps taken by authorities yet to […]

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BRAZIL ASKS WOMEN TO DELAY PREGNANCY OVER NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT FEARS

Sat 17 April 2021: Brazil asked women on Friday to delay getting pregnant until the worst of the pandemic passes, saying the virus variant that is devastating the South American country appears to affect expectant mothers more than earlier versions of the coronavirus. The recommendation comes as Brazil continues to be one of the global […]

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AUSTRALIA: GOOGLE FOUND GUILTY OF MISLEADING CONSUMERS ON PRIVATE DATA

Fri 16 April 2021: The Australian Federal Court has found that Google LLC and Google Australia Pty Ltd (together, Google) misled consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018, in a world-first enforcement action brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Google misled Android users into […]

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GOOGLE USES TIME LAPSE TO SHOW EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON EARTH

Fri 16 April 2021: A new video feature on Google Earth app can pull up four decades worth of satellite imagery, showing how devastating climate change has affected the planet. The glaciers, beaches, forests, whatever one has on their minds can be viewed in vivid details on how the world around is changing, The Associated Press […]

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