Australia's parliament is considering a bill that would force the search website Google to pay for showing links to Australian news websites. Google says if the bill isn't changed, the search company will stop working in Australia.
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Among the more unusual news stories recently…the Atlantic has had so many hurricanes this year that a second alphabet is needed to name them, Thailand starts mailing tourists' litter back to them, & and old TV takes out the internet for a whole village.
The computer company Microsoft recently ended an unusual experiment by pulling up a data center that has been serving internet requests from under the sea for the last two years. The company says the experiment was a success.
Criminals are targeting the computer systems of school districts, universities, banks, large businesses, and other groups around the world, locking up their computer files, and refusing to unlock them until they are paid.
A company called Loon is using balloons to deliver the internet to people across Kenya. The company believes its system will be a cheap, reliable way to bring internet services to people who live in remote areas.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Singapore uses a robot dog to encourage social distancing, an 11-year-old skateboarder does three complete turns in the air, and an injured hiker in Tasmania is found and rescued thanks to three little words.
With people around the world on lockdown and movie theaters struggling to stay in business, many people are wondering whether the coronavirus will permanently change the way people see movies.
With sports around the world shut down because of the coronavirus, things are getting a little strange. Now real pro basketball players are playing basketball video games against each other and it's being shown on the sports station ESPN.
With millions of people unable to go out because of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus), musicians, theaters, TV stars, and film companies are using the internet to bring entertainment to people at home.
In today's news roundup, Israel faces big political changes, rising fuel prices cause protests in Iran, and the internet buzzes over Greta Thunberg's "twin" from 120 years ago.