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The Federal Government will put in place new rules to force technology companies to identify anonymous online trolls, or be exposed to the risk of defamation payouts.

Published in Technology Regulation

In an event featuring Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Google Australia has launched its "Digital Future Initiative," a AUD $1 billion investment in Australian infrastructure, research and partnerships that aims to "strengthen local capabilities, support jobs and help build Australia’s digital economy for the future."

Published in Business IT

Cloud technology provider DNX Solutions has joined FinTech Australia’s corporate partnership program to level the playing field for emerging fintechs with cloud solutions.

Published in Business IT

The Australian Government, it appears, does not believe in the old saying, "once bitten, twice shy". After being humiliated by Facebook once, when it tried to act tough over the media content laws which the government was trying to shove through Parliament, one government senator is looking to be shown up again.

Published in Open Sauce

Search giant Google has won an appeal against a £3.2 billion (A$5.85 billion) class action lawsuit in the UK, with the country's Supreme Court rejecting the efforts of Richard Lloyd, made on behalf of a group known as Google You Owe Us.

Published in Technology Regulation

The General Court of the European Union has dismissed an appeal by Google and its parent company Alphabet against a fine of €2.42 billion (US$2.77 billion, A$3.79 billion) levied for abusing its dominant market position for online general search services in 13 EU countries.

Published in Technology Regulation

On Wed 10 November, 2021, from 9am AEDT to 4.30pm, ASCCA's tech conference will be opened by beloved entertainer Kamahl, the event is jam-packed with very timely topics, top-notch spekears, info that will improve your life and more, including, Nokia smartphones and Acronis Cyber Protect software as prizes, the conference is not only aimed at seniors, but everyone who is a 'future senior', too.

Published in Home Tech

Apple appears to have given up some of its profit margin due to competition from rivals judging from a teardown of the top-end iPhone 13 Max Pro, the Japanese news agency Nikkei says, following an exercise it undertook along with the Financial Times.

Published in Mobility

The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has called for measures addressing Google’s dominance in search engine services, including a choice screen that provides consumers with a selection of search engines, to be introduced in Australia.

Published in Technology Regulation

The UK's signals intelligence organisation, GCHQ, and MI5 and MI6 will use Amazon Web Services for hosting classified material in a deal estimated to be worth up to £1 billion (A$1.83 billion) over a decade.

Published in Cloud

The American Federal Communications Corporation has banned China Telecom (Americas) from operating in the US, claiming it may be a threat to national security.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO, part of the giant B.B.K. Electronics group, is set to start designing its own chips for its high-end smartphones, the Nikkei Asia website claims, adding that this was understood to be a bid to rid itself of dependence on suppliers like Qualcomm and MediaTek.

Published in Mobility

The man nominated to be the Operational Testing and Evaluation director at the US Department of Defence has expressed frustration at the fact that contracts with commercial cloud providers — like those sold by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google — do not provide room for independent cyber assessments.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Brave browser will no longer provide Google as its default search engine, instead replacing it with Brave Search, its own homegrown search offering, the company behind the browser says.

Published in Apps

An internal review by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation of its decision to reject a Freedom of Information request from a security researcher, who sought information on its sharing of data through iview, has upheld the original decision.

Published in Strategy

In what is a snub to the technology industry at large, the Coalition Government has re-introduced the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 into parliament for a second reading, not long after three major tech industry bodies urged a significant revision of the bill before it is voted on.

Published in Technology Regulation

Software behemoth Microsoft appears to have finally reacted to the goading of British security expert Kevin Beaumont over the fact that the company plays host to malware on its OneDrive and Office365 platforms.

Published in Security

The newest MUST WATCH keynote has arrived, this time from Google, showcasing its premium Pixel 6 smartphone and flagship Pixel 6 Pro, with a very impressive range of features and benefits to challenge the best from competitors, and making the statement that "the best of expression of Android" is on Google's own Pixel devices.

Published in Home Tech

The new flagship smartphone produced by Honor Device, formerly the budget unit of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, will use Google's proprietary apps for its international models.

Published in Mobility

It looks like the defence industry lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, is running low on funds. Nothing else can account for the surfacing of its executive director Peter Jennings on the opinion pages of The Australian, conjuring up a fictional version of a Chinese bid to grab Taiwan.

Published in Open Sauce

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