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5 things you need to know this morning: March 1, 2024

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Number of obese people tops 1 billion

More than a billion people around the world are now obese, according to new estimates. In some countries in the South Pacific, including Tonga and Tuvalu, more than 70 per cent of all over-20s are obese, while in Egypt the rate is 59 per cent.


2. Baldwin accused of waving gun, rushing armourer in trial

Alec Baldwin has been accused of waving a gun around on the set of a film where a cinematographer was shot dead. The actor's behaviour was discussed in court during the trial of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was the armourer for the movie Rust.


3. Frog with mushroom growing out of its body baffles scientists

Scientists have been left baffled after finding a frog with a mushroom growing out of its body. The researchers said the golden-backed frog, which was found in southern India, seemed perfectly healthy.


4. Musk sues ChatGPT creator OpenAI

Elon Musk has sued the creators of ChatGPT, OpenAI, arguing that the firm breached an agreement it made with the Tesla CEO in 2015. Musk has previously complained the company was supposed to be a non-profit but has since moved into the commercial realm.


5. Police need warrant to obtain IP addresses, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court has ruled that police must obtain a warrant or court order if they wish to obtain an individual's or organization's IP address. In a five-four ruling, the court said there is a reasonable expectation of privacy related to IP addresses, and that getting hold of one constitutes a search.



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