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There are 11,656 athletes at the Olympics. Guy Fraser wanted them all on Wikipedia
Fans across the world enjoy complementing their Olympic viewing with some research. We meet the man who wants everyone’s story told

Joan Niesen

01, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘It’s feasible to start a war’: how dangerous are ransomware hackers?
Secretive gangs are hacking the computers of governments, firms, even hospitals, and demanding huge sums. But if we pay these ransoms, are we creating a ticking time bomb?

Sirin Kale

01, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Listen up: why indie podcasts are in peril
As big spenders such as Amazon and Spotify fill our ears with more commercial, celebrity-driven fare, can grassroots, diverse shows survive?

Miranda Sawyer

01, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Was a serial arsonist hiding in plain sight? – podcasts of the week
Firebug investigates whether a work of fiction was in fact a criminal confession. Plus: Gen Z influencers vent in Pressed, and a high-profile witness speaks out

Hannah Verdier and Danielle Stephens

30, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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CEOs told to ‘think before they tweet’ after Just Eat spat with Uber
Boss’s Twitter rant against Uber Eats risks backfiring, as experts warn online outbursts can damage companies’ reputation

Rupert Neate

29, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Vagina tunnels and sneaker closets: the escapist appeal of celebrity house tours
In new column Internet wormhole, Guardian Australia writers take you to their favourite corner of the web. First up: an inviting – and voyeuristic – YouTube series

Walter Marsh

27, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Australian swimming coach Dean Boxall’s wild celebration goes viral after Ariarne Titmus wins gold
The coach pumped the air, ripped off his mask and hip-thrusted a railing to become an instant meme among Tokyo Olympics viewers

Naaman Zhou

26, Jul, 2021 @5:52 AM

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Tennessee man died from heart attack after ‘Swatting’ over Twitter handle
Man pleads guilty to conspiracy after British caller sent heavily armed police to the house of Mark Herring, 60

Guardian staff and agencies

25, Jul, 2021 @12:08 PM

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Negative criticism: can the surge in Google review defamation cases be stopped?
Defamation law changes mean complainants must demonstrate serious harm has been suffered as a result of comments

Josh Taylor

24, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Charities call for ‘Amazon anti-waste law’ after firm denies destroying in-date food
Allegations grow against online giant as new footage appears to show good food and electronic equipment marked as waste at a depot in Scotland

Zoe Wood

23, Jul, 2021 @4:15 PM

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The scale of violence against women demands a better response than Priti Patel’s | Andrea Simon
This is a pivotal moment, says Andrea Simon of the End Violence Against Women Coalition

Andrea Simon

23, Jul, 2021 @3:02 PM

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How male celebs really feel about their bodies – podcasts of the week
New podcast Manatomy encourages famous men from Chris Hoy to Tim Minchin to open up about their insecurities. Plus: Mark Steel and Marina Hyde

Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies and Danielle Stephens

23, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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