Electronics retailer Get Gizmo will offer to refund approximately 4,000 customers who were charged for unsolicited purchases before the 10 day cooling off period ended, under a court-enforceable undertaking given to the ACCC, by its sole director, Himanshu Bist.

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Dr James Renwick, says in a 316-page review handed down on 30 June that, with a couple of exceptions, the encryption law, known as the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018, passed by Australia in December 2018, is necessary.

The roster of disreputable organisations and individuals that have been associated with Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies by Western sources to blacken its name never ceases to surprise. But the latest connection takes the cake: there are claims that former MI6 officer Christopher Steele, of Donald Trump fame, helped craft a report that accused Huawei and China's government of trying to manipulate British peers and MPs.

Global integrated telecommunications firm Deutsche Telekom has denied a report in the German newspaper Handelsblatt that it had stepped up its relationship with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, despite warnings froms security agencies.

Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson claims that its products meet relevant requirements set by the Australian Government. The company was responding to a query as to why its partner in China, Panda Electronics, has been placed on a list drawn up by the US Department of Defence and said to contain firms that are either owned or controlled by the Chinese military.

China's ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, has indicated that any change in the existing UK stance on telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies would send a bad message to the Chinese business community.

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.

Australian software developer, CIBIS, shows the collaboration between Government and private enterprise pays off.

A bill aimed at ending the spread of material about child sexual abuse material online has been approved by the US Senate Judiciary Committee after it tried to allay concerns that that it went too far and would endanger the privacy of ordinary users.

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