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There's no free speech on US social media platform Facebook, which has banned independent Australian Federal MP, Craig Kelly, on a permanent basis following a previous temporary ban.

Published in Technology Regulation

India is set to put in place legislation outlawing the use of digital currencies in the country or even the mere possession of such assets, a report claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

OPINION: With Facebook now blocking Australian news sites from posting their news stories to Facebook, along with many organisations like the Australian Bureau of Meteorology an unexpected casualty, has Facebook begun a descent into Myspace-like irrelevance?

Published in Fuzzy Logic

An appeals court in the US has dismissed a request from the Department of Justice that it be allowed to institute an immediate ban on Apple and Google offering the WeChat app for download in their respective mobile app stores.

Published in Government Tech Policy

If the US goes ahead and institutes a ban on the Chinese application WeChat, the company that will benefit the most will the one that Washington has had in its sights for nearly a decade: Huawei.

Published in Open Sauce

Huawei Australia chief corporate affairs officer Jeremy Mitchell has expressed disappointment over the difference between the treatment according to Chinese social media company TikTok and his own employer.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian arm of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies claims its warnings about the ban on use of its 5G equipment leading to higher mobile prices in Australia has been aptly ilustrated by the fact that Telstra has jacked up its prices.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Pay for a game and then get blocked from playing it, with no recourse: is this a case of "Unfair Contract Terms?"

Published in Games

The United States blacklisting of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies, barring the company from doing business with US tech companies, will not significantly impact the company’s revenues as it generates less than 1% of revenue from the US, says analytics firm GlobalData.

The Victorian Government will ban the use of mobile phones during school hours in state schools from the beginning of the school year in 2020, with the state's Education Minister James Merlino saying the ban is aimed at stopping cyber-bullying.

Published in Technology Regulation

Huawei's Australian arm has assured its local customers that the moves by Google to suspend provision of Android updates will not have any impact on those who own a Huawei smartphone or tablet, or those who plan to buy one from an Australian retail outlet.

Published in Mobility

The United States has officially banned the use of equipment from Chinese telecommunications vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation, with President Donald Trump signing an executive order to this effect, though neither company was mentioned by name.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australia's decision to ban Huawei Technologies from playing a role in the country's 5G networks is "politically motivated, not the result of a fact-based, transparent, or equitable decision-making process", a spokesperson from the company's headquarters in Shenzhen says.

Published in Government Tech Policy

For more than a few decades now, Huawei has been supplying telecommunications equipment to all parts of the world, 170 countries in all. Chances are that if there were any backdoors planted in that equipment, then some man or woman in some part of the world would have cottoned onto it.

Published in Open Sauce

Australia's Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull looks set to lose his job tomorrow, and with the Huawei 5G ban arriving today too, might Huawei find the ban rescinded in the near future?

Published in Fuzzy Logic

The Netherlands has joined the US in deciding to ban the use of anti-virus software from Kaspersky Lab in the country's public service.

Published in Government Tech Policy

With China reportedly now having "officially banned" non-official VPNs, NordVPN reports being on the lookout for blockages and says it has a back-up plan to beat the ban.

Published in Development
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:11

Kaspersky says Harvey Norman ban its own business

Security vendor Kaspersky Lab has reacted to reports that Australian retailer Harvey Norman will no longer be selling its products by saying it respects the decision of any business to sell and market products as it sees fit.

Published in Security

Recent NSW legislation means P-plate (provisional) drivers will no longer be able to use a smartphone in a car as a phone or a GPS. Navman is quietly cheering the eminently sensible decision and hopes it will extend Australia-wide.

Published in Internet of Things
Friday, 28 October 2011 13:49

Subliminally naked advertisement banned on TV

iiNet's latest 'naked DSL' advertisement featuring a 2-frame insert has been banned by CAD, the free-to-air industry group.

Published in Mobility
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