Australia plans laws to make social networks identify trolls

Jon Fingas

Australia could soon make life difficult for internet trolls — if at a significant cost. Reuters reports Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled plans for legislation that, in some cases, could force social networks to reveal the identities of trolls and others making defamatory comments. A complaint mechanism would require online platforms to take these … Read more

Robin Robin creators radically depart from Aardman’s Wallace & Gromit style

Robin Robin creators radically depart from Aardman’s Wallace & Gromit style

Aardman Animations’ newest special looks significantly different from its traditional stop-motion fare, like the Wallace & Gromit shorts and Chicken Run, or its CGI projects, like Flushed Away. Robin Robin, out on Netflix now, is full of soft, fuzzy needle-felt characters — a departure from the studio’s signature clay-modeled films. But there’s a reason for … Read more

The best early Cyber Monday deals happening now

The best early Cyber Monday deals happening now

Welcome to the in-between of deals. Black Friday has come and gone. There were tons of great discounts, many of which even began well before the day after Thanksgiving, and our The Madison Leader Gazette Deals team worked to cover as many of them as possible. We even did a liveblog to bring you the … Read more

Cryptocurrency miners suffer amid major energy crunch in Kazakhstan

Cryptocurrency miners suffer amid major energy crunch in Kazakhstan

Cryptocurrency miners in Kazakhstan are facing widespread electricity shortages amid a surge in mining, as reported by the Financial Times. Kazakhstan has been grappling with an overloaded energy grid as miners flock in from China, which cracked down on crypto earlier this year and banned crypto-based transactions in September. Over 87,849 “power-intensive” mining rigs have … Read more

GitHub is down, affecting thousands of developers

GitHub is down, affecting thousands of developers

Microsoft-owned GitHub is down, affecting thousands or potentially millions of developers that rely on its many services. GitHub started experiencing issues at around 3:45PM ET, with Git operations, API requests, GitHub actions, packages, pages, and pull requests all affected. “We’re investigating errors affecting most GitHub services,” says an incident update on the GitHub status page. … Read more

India says not to preorder Starlink until it obtains a license

India says not to preorder Starlink until it obtains a license

India has instructed the public not to preorder Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite-based internet service, according to a report from Reuters. As the report notes, the Indian government says that the company needs to obtain a license to operate in the country before it starts deploying its services. Accordingly, the Government of India has asked the company … Read more