Bookmarked Alec Couros was used by scammers to catfish thousands of women and he’s a victim too – ABC News (abc.net.au)

After seven years and two beautiful children, Alec’s marriage ended in divorce. Or maybe his wife died, depending on who you ask. But thousands of women believe he is the love of their lives.

Bridget Judd dives into the world of catfishing, focusing on the use and abuse of Alex Couros’ identity. Judd discusses the way in which fake profiles are created, the challenges associated with challenging these and the various intentions behind such accounts. For more on the topic, read posts byΒ Alan Levine,Β Dean ShareskiΒ andΒ Alec CourosΒ himself. Also the case ofΒ Lydia Abdelmalek provides another detailed case.
Liked Three months before the coronavirus outbreak, Event 201 predicted how it might play out (ABC News)

The Event 201 scenario β€” the brainchild of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security β€” was designed to test our global preparedness in the face of a severe pandemic.

They are quick to note that the simulation was in no way a prediction of the events that would follow it, and the inputs used for modelling the potential impact of the fictional virus are not similar to the current outbreak.

Bookmarked Australia fires photos show startling transformation before and after destruction (ABC News)

This bushfire season was always predicted to be ferocious, but with months of hot weather to go, it has already left a scar on the nation.

Leigh Tonkin, Catherine Taylor and Bridget Judd capture images from the fires in NSW, Gippsland and Kangaroo Island. They provide a picture of life before and after.