Malcolm Turnbull: The one question we all want answered

What secrets will he reveal? And will he wear THIS shirt? Picture: Firdia Lisnawati/AP

MALCOLM Turnbull has been provoked into public comment and is entitled to defend his legacy as prime minister. Which means the angry self-absorption which has blighted the Liberals for three years appears set to be stuck around right up to the general election early next year. And it underlines that peculiarly Australian dilemma of the …

Greens to dodge ScoMo’s Australia Day citizenship ceremony demand

The debate surrounding Australia Day is intensifying and moves by councils to not hold citizenship ceremonies on January 26 has angered the government. Picture: Peter Dovgan

The Greens say they’ve found a loophole to dodge Scott Morrison’s demand that councils hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day or face being stripped of their right to do so at other times. Several municipalities across the country have said they wouldn’t hold citizenship events on January 26 out of respect for indigenous people, sparking …

Dorsey admits Twitter was slow to delete tweet threatening Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, touches the casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Aug. 29. This image was edited to show a gun pointing at her, and the doctored photo was posted on Twitter for hours before the social network deleted it.

Twitter should have acted faster to remove a doctored image showing a gun pointed at the late Sen. John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday.   Dorsey told lawmakers during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing that it was ‘unacceptable’ that the tweet was on the social network for …

Sen. Warner calls for US cyber doctrine, new standards for security

Democrats Announce Legislation To Prevent Foreign Interference In Elections

The US needs improved cybersecurity policies if it is going to catch up with the practices in the rest of the world, Sen. Mark Warner said on Friday, saying the government has failed to recognize the seriousness of the situation.   The Virginia Democrat, who serves as vice chairman on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, …

Pauline Hanson has taken a swipe at Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

It came after Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said white supremacist posters would not be tolerated in Adelaide. Picture: Kym Smith

PAULINE Hanson has taken a swipe at Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young for getting angry over “pro-Nazi slogans” plastered outside her Adelaide office. Senator Hanson-Young said the vile “It’s okay to be white” posters were referred to police when she spotted them on Thursday. They follow the One Nation leader unsuccessfully tabling a motion in parliament …

Amazon and Bernie Sanders at it again: Sanders introduces ‘Stop BEZOS Act’

Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders and Amazon are at it again.   On Wednesday, the Independent senator from Vermont introduced a bill in the Senate called the ‘Stop BEZOS Act,’ which would require big corporations like Amazon and Walmart to pay the government for food stamps, public housing, Medicaid and other assistant programs that their workers use, according …

Missouri lawmakers have real cow over fake meat

Highland cattle out on hillside.

  Politicians in Missouri have planted a stake over plant steaks.   On Tuesday, the state enacted the first law in the US that prohibits food manufacturers from using the word ‘meat’ to label anything that ‘is not derived from harvested production livestock or poultry,’ according to HuffPost. Violators will reportedly be punished with a …

California governor signs country’s first IoT security law

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  California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a broad cybersecurity bill governing Internet of Things devices, making the state the first in the nation to adopt such legislation.   Brown signed the bill, SB 327, on Friday. The law mandates that any maker of an Internet-connected, or ‘smart,’ device ensure the gadget has …

House Republicans accuse Google of liberal bias

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

House Republicans told Google CEO Sundar Pichai that he needs to do something about what they consider to be a liberal bias inside his company’s ranks, saying Google has suppressed conservative views on its search and video platforms. At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Republicans accused Google employees of deliberately influencing the tech giant’s …