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Wednesday, 20 October 2021 11:17

Monitor in ZTE case trying to get his term extended

An American lawyer appointed as an independent monitor for ZTE Corporation, after it pleaded guilty to exporting US technology to Iran and lying about it, is trying to get his term extended beyond March when it expires and is allegedly using threats to try and get his way.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ABC's weekly talkfest Q+A often provides much fodder for a good laugh as it is mostly filled with people whose sense of self-importance is directly proportional to their lack of knowledge on most of the subjects on which they expound at length.

Published in Open Sauce

Britain will launch cyber attacks in response to similar actions by so-called "hostile states" like Russia, the country's Defence Secretary says.

Published in Security

A small advanced nuclear power reactor, designed by TerraPower, a company owned by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and PacifiCorp, will be built in Wyoming, the company says.

Published in Energy

A ban on US investment in the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has been lifted, with the US Defence Department apparently unwilling to defend a Trump era action that claimed the company had ties to the Chinese military.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The founder of the world's biggest semiconductor fab says it may be impossible to replicate what has been done in Taiwan in other parts of the world, including the US.

Once more, the unsupported allegation that Chinese telecoms provider Huawei Technologies was up to no good in some country's network has been aired, this time, by the Guardian.

Published in Open Sauce

Microsoft has won a contract which could be worth US$21.88 billion (A$28.58 billion) with the US Army to supply 120,000 custom HoloLens augmented reality headsets that will help soldiers who are at war.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The ban imposed on the issue of H-1B visas by the US in June last year has ended after the order expired on Wednesday.

Published in Outsourcing

Microsoft software has once again proved to be the weak link and opened the path for cyber attacks, this time to the US Treasury Department and an entity that deals with Internet and telco policy. The network management software SolarWinds appears to have opened the door for other agencies to be attacked.

Published in Security

Any time the NBN Co is taking a hammering over the abysmal speeds on the network which it is building at a cost of $57 billion — and still counting — there is a bid to make things look better.

Published in Open Sauce

If proof were ever needed that the US directly interferes in Australia's internal affairs, US ambassador Arthur Culvahouse has provided it in spades, intervening in a dispute between Beijing and Canberra over a list of Australian actions which reportedly annoyed the Middle Kingdom.

Published in Open Sauce

Social media app TikTok has found itself in a quandary since it has had no response from the government's Committee on Foreign Investment in the US about its owner ByteDance's plan to address the issues around data security raised earlier this year.

Published in Government Tech Policy

One has often lamented the fact that the Australian Labor Party decided to jettison the only politician in its midst who actually knew something about technology, namely Ed Husic, from its front bench, for solely political reasons.

Published in Open Sauce

Linux creator Linus Torvalds says it won't be necessary for him to name a successor to take over from him as head of the Linux kernel project because "it will be fairly clear who it is".

Published in Open Source

The US Government has belatedly realised that it is aiming at the wrong target and is now frantically warning European countries not to use the cloud business of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, US economist David P. Goldman claims.

Published in Technology Regulation

Much in the same way the myth that Russia colluded with the Trump campaign in the 2016 US presidential election was shown to be just that after a probe by former FBI chief Robert Mueller, the great Cambridge Analytica scandal appears to have also lost all its air like a deflated balloon.

Published in Open Sauce

The US Government's reaction to Twitter's blocking of dissemination of a story about Hunter Biden, the son of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, appears to have forced the social media platform to change its rules around its so-called Hacked Materials Policy.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 07 October 2020 10:27

US announces fresh restrictions on H-1B visas

The US has announced fresh curbs on H-1B visas, with the Department of Homeland Security unveiling what it described as an interim final rule "to protect US workers, restore integrity to the H-1B program and better guarantee that H-1B petitions are approved only for qualified beneficiaries and petitioners".

Published in Outsourcing

With the US presidential elections just 35 days away, mentions of Russia in the American mainstream media have, expectedly, reached a feverish pitch, with every Tom, Dick and Harry — not to mention every Sarah, Holly and Nicole — raising the alarm about the possibility of forces from Moscow poking their noses into the election.

Published in Open Sauce

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