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Middle aged and older Australians suffered the brunt of scams in September with those aged 45 to 54 the hardest hit financially during the month and the aged 65 and over reporting the highest number of scams at 5,642.

Published in Security

The chief of Australia’s competition watchdog, Rod Sims believes that the most hotly debated issue in competition law around the world is whether ex ante regulation of particular digital platforms is needed.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google's dominance in the advertising technology supply chain is harming both companies and individuals, the ACCC says in a report published on Tuesday.

Published in Technology Regulation

GUEST OPINION: The pandemic, ongoing lockdowns and tax return time are leading to a perfect scam storm, says Dr Suranga Seneviratne from the University of Sydney’s School of Computer Science, who provides timely advice on how to spot and avoid a scam.

Published in Guest Opinion
Monday, 20 September 2021 10:33

Thuraya satphone adaptor recalled

The mains adaptors supplied with two Thuraya satellite phone models has been recalled due to an electrical safety risk.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 09 September 2021 12:31

ACCC concerned with Turnitin acquisition of Ouriginal

The ACCC is concerned with plagiarism checker Turnitin’s proposed acquisition of Ouriginal, noting that it will substantially lessen competition in an already highly concentrated market and may lead to higher prices or reduced service levels for the higher education sector.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The competition watchdog the ACCC has granted authorisation for a joint renewable energy purchasing group led by Equinix, where applicants will pool their demand and collectively tender and negotiate to purchase power from a solar or wind electricity generation facility in Australia.

Published in Energy

The competition watchdog the ACCC has granted interim authorisation to allow the Australian Banking Association (ABA) and banks to continue to work together on a variety of existing COVID-19 related relief packages, so they can respond to any further outbreaks as required.

Published in Market

The ACCC said it has instituted separate proceedings in the Federal Court against each of Telstra, Optus, and TPG for making alleged false or misleading representations in their promotions of some 50Mbps and 100Mbps NBN plans, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The majority of money remitters reviewed by the ACCC are now giving consumers the tools they need to easily compare the total price of international money transfers, according to the competition watchdog, the ACCC.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 22 July 2021 11:09

Salesforce completes acquisition of Slack

Global customer relationship management (CRM) software provider Salesforce has completed its acquisition of enterprise collaboration platform Slack Technologies.

Published in Market

The media release from the Shadow Ministers today, was yet another example of misguided political point-taking in the overseeing of the NBN.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Security provider Proofpoint notes the massive growth in scams reported in the latest Scamwatch report, drawing attention to the fact that Australian losses to scammers reached 80% of 2020's total in just six months.

Published in Your Tech

Scammers have stolen more than $7.2 million from Australians so far this year by gaining access to home computers, an increase of 184% compared to the same period last year.

Published in Security

Cuts in oil production by the OPEC cartel and other big producers, combined with a pick-up in global fuel demand, led to higher petrol prices in Australia’s five largest capital cities in the March 2021 quarter, according to the latest petrol monitoring report from the ACCC.

Published in Market

Six subsidiaries of media firm Nine Entertainment have paid penalties totalling $159,840 after the competition regulator the ACCC issued them with 12 infringement notices for allegedly charging subscribers and advertisers excessive payment surcharges.

Published in Technology Regulation

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