Survey reveals drivers are more willing to speed in school zones and more zedlines

A new survey has revealed more drivers are becoming confident they won’t get caught whilst speeding through school zones (Image:Wikimedia Commons)

RACQ spokeswoman Lauren Ritchie said more than 82 per cent  of drivers who admitted to speeding through school zones this year said they had done so because they didn’t think they would get caught.

This is a 30 per cent jump from last year, which Ms Ritchie says is concerning and dangerous as there’s no excuse for speeding where vulnerable kids are present.

Greyhounds being euthanised once retired

Greyhound racing has taken another hit, following a report showing almost a quarter of all retired greyhounds who were given up to the Queensland racing watchdog’s adoption program were euthanased in the past year.

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission says its staff have put down 101 greyhounds since taking over the adoption program a year ago.

The report shows the dogs were put down due to high prey drive, health issues and anxiety.

Nation household debt could result in economic crisis

The international monetary fund has warned australians due to household debt the nation could be on the brink of a global economic shock or a banking crisis.

According to the IMF’s latest report, "New empirical studies — as well as recent experience from the global financial crisis — have shown that increases in private sector credit, including household debt, may raise the likelihood of a financial crisis and could lead to lower growth."

While the report noted "The global financial crisis suggests that high household debt can be a source of financial vulnerability and lead to prolonged recessions."

What happens after death with your social account

More than 16 million Australians are on facebook but according to a survey by researchers at Charles Sturt University and the University of Adelaide less than a third of users know the website owns their page content.

The survey found most australians owned digital assets and 71 per cent of the surveyed population don’t know what happens to their profiles after death.

A previously conducted US study suggested that it would take an average person 76 days to read through every page of terms and conditions they agree to each year.

In terms of facebook after death, Professor Adam Steen from the Charles Sturt University says “You can memorialise the page so basically close family friends and relatives can see the material, but people can't actually get into it and access it,"

Yahoo data breach reaching more than expected

3 Billion users affected in Yahoo’s 2013 data breach Yahoo revealed its 2013 data breach affected all 3 billion of its users, instead of the original 1 billion users reported last year.

The company said it is providing notice to additional user accounts affected by the August 2013 data theft.

The breach was previously disclosed in December last year, it included the accumulation of stolen names, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates and security questions and answers.

Yahoo said the data collected did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data or bank account information.