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Byron Kaye

Australia's two largest states trial facial recognition software to police pandemic rules

3:59am EDT

SYDNEY Australia's two most populous states are trialling facial recognition software that lets police check people are home during COVID-19 quarantine, expanding trials that have sparked controversy to the vast majority of the country's population.

Three Australian publishers accuse Facebook of unfairly taking their content

Aug 12 2021

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Three Australian publishers of lifestyle content say Facebook Inc used their articles on its just-launched news service after refusing to negotiate licensing deals, and that the country's tough new internet law has failed to protect them.

RPT-Three Australian publishers accuse Facebook of unfairly taking their content

Aug 12 2021

SYDNEY, Aug 12 Three Australian publishers of lifestyle content say Facebook Inc used their articles on its just-launched news service after refusing to negotiate licensing deals, and that the country's tough new internet law has failed to protect them.

Lockdown crackdown: Sydney police to step up enforcement after COVID record

Aug 10 2021

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australian authorities on Tuesday vowed to crank up policing of anti-COVID lockdown rules in Sydney, but dismissed suggestions that tougher measures, including a curfew, were needed after the city reported its biggest single-day new case number yet.

'We are not the virus': Two-tier Delta lockdowns divide Sydney

Aug 10 2021

SYDNEY On the sands of Bondi Beach, one of Sydney's wealthiest suburbs, surfers and seaside walkers jostle for space, while joggers clog the nearby promenade and fitness buffs huddle around public exercise equipment. | Video

Man in his 20s becomes one of Australia's youngest COVID-19 deaths

Aug 04 2021

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia's New South Wales reported one of the country's youngest deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, as daily infections lingered near a 16-month high despite the lockdown of 5 million people in Sydney entering its sixth week.

Australia's Crown plays pandemic card as it pleads to keep casino licence

Aug 03 2021

SYDNEY Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd warned on Tuesday its staff and shareholders would suffer if its main operating licence is cancelled over money laundering allegations.

Twitter's Dorsey leads $29 billion buyout of lending pioneer Afterpay

Aug 02 2021

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Square Inc, the payments firm of Twitter Inc co-founder Jack Dorsey, will purchase buy now, pay later pioneer Afterpay Ltd for $29 billion, creating a transactions giant that will battle banks and tech firms in the financial sector's fastest-growing business. | Video

Dorsey-led $29 billion deal delivers prompt payday for Afterpay founders

Aug 02 2021

SYDNEY A tweet by Kim Kardashian promoting Afterpay as a way to buy her beauty products may have proved pivotal for the Australian buy now, pay later pioneer, whose founders have since joined the reality TV superstar as billionaires.

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