Republican members of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation have accused storage vendor Seagate Technology of violating American rules on the supply of products to Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies.

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

The existence of sanctions did not prevent US suppliers from obtaining licences from the Commerce Department to ship billions of dollars worth of supplies to Chinese firms Huawei Technologies and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp between November 2020 and April 2021.

The chief executive of a cryptocurrency marketplace has welcomed the recommendations of a Senate inquiry into taxation, licensing and regulations to cover digital and cryptocurrency businesses in Australia.

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.

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.

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.

Melton City was able to preserve the current health of its assets and has saved more than $2.5 million and has potential to save up to $4 million per year made possible through a collaboration with strategic asset management solutions company Assetic.

The chief of Australia’s competition watchdog, Rod Sims believes that the most hotly debated issue in competition law around the world is whether ex ante regulation of particular digital platforms is needed.




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