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The new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, has given an indication as to how he would run the company, tweeting out that the suspension of the New York Post's Twitter account in 2020 over a story about Hunter Biden was "obviously incredibly inappropriate".

Published in Technology Regulation

The objections to Elon Musk buying Twitter can be distilled down to one simple thing: his policies will remove the objections to the return of Donald Trump to the platform. Which for the mainstream in the US — and hence the mainstream in all acolyte countries — means the end of civilisation as we know it.

Published in Open Sauce

Independent Senator Rex Patrick has urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to promise they will make new efforts to seek freedom for WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange.

Published in Strategy

Tesla owner Elon Musk has taken a 9.2% stake in the social media messaging platform Twitter, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Published in Market

Former NSA hacker Jake Williams could find himself the target of Democrat ire after he took on a paid job to determine the veracity of emails found on a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden.

Published in Open Sauce

Say what you like about Barnaby Joyce, the Australian deputy prime minister knows when to interject himself into an issue and make himself relevant. He has very finely tuned political antennae.

Published in Open Sauce

ANALYSIS An American demand that semiconductor manufacturers provide internal information about chip inventories, orders and sales data appears to be aimed at helping Intel which has fallen well behind.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The REvil ransomware group was taken offline by intelligence agencies and law enforcement from the US and a number of its allies, the news agency Reuters claims.

Published in Security

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

The US has announced that it will bring together 30 countries, including NATO members and the G7, in an alliance to fight against cyber attacks and disrupt ransomware attacks.

Published in Security

A threat actor, who claims to have worked for the REvil ransomware group among others, has cast doubt on the common tendency to associate individuals from a particular country who do such work as acting for the governments of the same countries.

Published in Security

Global electric vehicle sales for the first half of 2021 rose by 160% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that 2.6 million EVs were sold.

Published in Automotive

The executive order on cyber security issued by the US on Thursday will be judged by whether it can stop the next attack similar to the Colonial Pipeline attack or the SolarWinds supply chain fiasco, the head of a security firm says.

Published in Security

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 affiliate of ransomware operator DarkSide, the Windows malware that was used to attack the US Colonial Pipeline Company, appears to have taken on a target that was outside the parameters set down by the operator, judging from a statement made by the operator on its site on the dark web.

Published in Security

Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, has admitted that a laptop, which he is alleged to have left at a repair shop in Delaware and the contents of which led to controversy in the run-up to last year's presidential election, could be his.

Published in Security

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

The national body representing the electric vehicle industry in Australia, the Electric Vehicle Council, has issued a scathing critique of a Future Fuels discussion paper put out by the Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor, describing it as “yet another flaccid, do-nothing document that will prevent Australians getting access to the world’s best electric vehicles.”

Published in Energy

All the talk about decoupling from China in the wake of the pandemic and the US trade war is mainly "cheap talk for domestic consumption", an American lawyer, who has worked with a number of law firms in China for three decades, says.

Published in Business Intelligence

The Federal Government has blown a chance it had to implement a world-leading deal with digital giants Google and Facebook, backing down even before the bill for its so-called News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code was introduced into Parliament. The digital platforms will be breaking out the Dom Pérignon in Silicon Valley over the way they have clinically neutered Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

Published in Open Sauce
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