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New research aims to give phone companies tools to help curb robocalls. Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Does ignoring robocalls make them stop? Here’s what we learned from getting 1.5 million calls on 66,000 phone lines

The plague of unsolicited automated phone calls isn't abating. By studying robocalls, scholars at the Robocall Observatory are developing ways to help shut them down.
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Can I still be hacked with 2FA enabled?

Two-factor authentication is certainly an added layer of security as we traverse the online world. But it comes in various forms, and they're not all equally protective.
Refugees at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town, South Africa. Getty Images/Jacques Stander/Gallo Images via Getty Images

South Africa takes fresh steps to restrict rights of refugees

Refugee legislation introduced after the end of apartheid was lauded as being progressive. But implementation has fallen short of international standards.
Though illegal, fortune telling was only sporadically prosecuted. Here, two women set up tents at the 1913 Adelaide Children’s Hospital fete. State Library of SA

Did they see it coming? How fortune-telling took hold in Australia - with women as clients and criminals

In the early 1900s, fortune-telling provided entertainment, social connection and a job for some Australians. Its legal status made criminals of women, yet allowed others entry to the police force.
Maria Exposto recently walked free after facing a death sentence in Malaysia for unwittingly becoming a drug mule from a fraudulent online relationship. EPA/Kejuma Esbi

A handsome soldier with a ‘medical bill’: how romance scammers make you fall in love with them

Romance scammers are clever, well organised and have a number of tried techniques which make them highly successful. But there are ways you can avoid being scammed by a one-sided romance.

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