At least two big American semiconductor manufacturing companies have used loopholes in the US ban on supplying parts to Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies and shipped goods to the company from units that operate outside the US.

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.

Telecommunications equipment vendors Nokia and Ericsson may be forced to move a good part of their operations out of China if a proposed move by the US, to make it mandatory that an 5G equipment used within the country be designed and made outside China, comes into force.

Apple is thinking of making substantive changes in its supply chain and has asked its major suppliers to analyse the costs that would be involved in moving between 15% and 30% of production from China to countries like India, Vietnam, Mexico, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Google has publicly confirmed that it has abandoned plans to launch a censored search platform in China, but has not ruled out future collaboration with Beijing.

An official from the Department of Home Affairs has been selected to lead the Australian Cyber Security Centre to replace Alastair MacGibbon who quit the post two weeks before the Federal Election in May.

Google has admitted that YouTube is far too big for it to clean up the site and remove every bit of harmful content.

Laptops made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies have reappeared in the Microsoft Online Store, a little less than a month after they disappeared en masse in the wake of a US ban on the Chinese firm.

Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies says it will suffer a drop of US$25 billion in projected revenue over the next two years, compared to its earlier forecasts, due to the American Government's actions against it.

American processor companies are lobbying the government to ease the ban on supplying components to Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, a report claims.

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