10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

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Good morning!

1. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called on governments around the world to regulate the internet. He made his opinions known in an op-ed published by The Washington Post. Zuckerberg described four broad areas where he thinks new regulation is needed: data portability, election integrity, harmful content and privacy.

2. The 250 heaviest polluters in Australian industry will face possible penalties for breaching new emissions caps, under Labor’s proposed climate change policy. Labor wants 50% of all new cars sold by the end of next decade to be electric.

3. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ personal security consultant Gavin de Becker believes Saudi Arabia had access to Bezos’ phone, according to an op-ed published by de Becker on Saturday in The Daily Beast. While de Becker didn’t say how the Saudis gained access to his phone, the country has been accused in the past of using advanced spyware to track its adversaries.

4. Old Facebook posts by Mark Zuckerberg have vanished. On multiple occasions, years-old public posts made by the 34-year-old billionaire chief executive that were previously public and reported on by news outlets at the time have vanished, Business Insider has found. That includes all of the posts he made during 2007 and 2008.

5. Former Vice President Joe Biden finds himself in the spotlight after a former Nevada state assemblywoman accused him of inappropriately kissing her neck during a 2014 campaign event. The resurfaced critiques come at a crucial time for Biden, who is mulling a third presidential run among the increasingly crowded field of Democratic candidates.

6. Apple has ditched plans to release its AirPower wireless charging mat. The product did not achieve the company’s high standards, according to a statement from the company.

7. Australasian food and beverage giant Lion has acquired craft beer producer Magic Rock, an eight-year-old brewer from the British town of Huddersfield. Magic Rock was founded in 2011 by Richard Burhouse. Last month, Lion acquired 50% of Australian gin company Four Pillars Gin.

8. The US is cutting funding to three South American countries – El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemalareports CNN. The move comes two months after President Trump threatened to cut funding to the three countries.“Honduras is doing nothing for us. Guatemala is doing nothing for us. El Salvador is doing nothing for us. And we pay them hundreds of millions of dollars a year, but we’re going to be stopping pretty soon,” Trump said in January.

9. Elton John has backed George Clooney’s call to boycott some of the world’s most luxurious hotels over Brunei’s new laws that make gay sex punishable by death. The Sultan of Brunei owns the Brunei Investment Agency, which owns nine of the world’s most luxurious hotels, including The Beverly Hills Hotel and The Dorchester on London’s Park Lane.

10. Convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is launching a brand of fashion items called “El Chapo”. They are inspired by his twin daughters.

BONUS: Robots are helping to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Have a great Monday.

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