When the phrase "the Pacific family" is used by the Australian Government, one knows what is happening: some Australian politician has gone across to one of the Pacific islands, handed out a bit of dosh, and tried to heavy the natives to fall in line with Australian policies. Which mirror American policies – or perhaps that last bit goes without saying.
Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will submit an application on Thursday [23 December], seeking leave to appeal to the UK Supreme Court to annul the High Court decision on his extradition to the US.
After a long time, Telstra has literally hit the jackpot with a business move: the company has fallen in with the Australian Government's wishes and jointly acquired Digicel's business in the South Pacific, something that the US has pushed Australia to do.
A talk submitted to an unnamed conference by the co-founder and chief executive of Washington-based audience research start-up SparkToro has been rejected because it contained criticism of Google and Facebook.
It should be somewhat curious to the average individual that all the coverage about the ongoing Microsoft Exchange Server attacks has focused on anything but the entity responsible for these attacks: Microsoft.
Germany has rejected the US push to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei technologies from its 5G rollout, with the Asia Times reporting on Monday that the company would be allowed to build part of the network.
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.
China has overtaken the US as the dominant nation as far as cross-border data flows are concerned, the website Nikkei Asia reports, pointing out the Beijing now accounts for 23% of the flow while Washington is a poor second at 12%.
The defence industry lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute has issued a research paper claiming that state-backed actors are launching more and more online attacks and disinformation campaigns to interfere in foreign elections and referendums.
The use of equipment from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies in British 5G networks will be phased out from this year onwards, a report claims.
US President Donald Trump has hinted at what some observers have been saying all along – that Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies will be part of a US-China trade deal whenever it is finalised.
It seems to be just a few short days or weeks ago that the United States was warning any country which would pay heed that it was best to avoid using equipment from Chinese telecommunications vendors because they would follow orders given by the Beijing government.
New Zealand cable operator Hawaiki Submarine Cable has extended its presence in the United States from Hillsboro, Oregon, to the Westin Building Exchange carrier hotel and data centre in Seattle, Washington, to support its clients’ capacity requirements between New Zealand, Australia, and the US.
Australia’s Commonwealth Bank has been selected by the World Bank to issue a "world first" bond to be created, allocated, transferred and managed using blockchain technology.
As the Huawei issue builds towards a showdown in Australia, one thing has become abundantly clear: none of the American intelligence agencies have any evidence to prove, even remotely, the claims that are being against the Chinese telecommunications giant.
Amazon has opened the first of its Amazon Go retail outlets, a store where shoppers can walk in, pick up what they want and walk out without any need to stand in a queue to get the goods scanned.
Washington-based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to stopping child labour in rug production, GoodWeave International, is achieving its goals by automating operations with a custom solution from Apple subsidiary FileMaker.
Accounting software provider MYOB has taken a minority investment position in Washington-based cloud ERP and financial software provider Acumatica following completion of a multi-million agreement allowing it to develop a cloud-based ERP solution for the Australian market.
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