Digital marketing solutions provider Localsearch has urged the government and Google to reach a compromise on the proposed news media code, saying it fears that else small businesses could suffer.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has executed a series of search warrants across Brisbane and the Gold Coast over two days in connection to the shutdown of DarkMarket, the world's largest illegal marketplace on the dark web.

Although Google has come to a deal to pay French publishers for news. Google Australia is threatening to withdraw Google Search and services from Australia, with Reset Australia's Chris Cooper suggesting regulation is the answer.

French authorities have signed an agreement with Google for the search company to pay publishers for the use of news snippets in search results.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has investigated Australia e-tail giant Kogan and found the company sent more than 42 million marketing emails without an easy way to unsubscribe.

The NSW Government has announced an open Request for Tender to build network infrastructure for the communities of Wamboin, Bywong and Sutton as part of the $400 million Regional Digital Connectivity program.

The US Government has asked Australia to drop its move for a news media code to make it compulsory for digital platforms such as Google and Facebook to pay local news organisations for using material from their publications.

Greater regulatory scrutiny of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin must become a priority as they continue to play an increasingly normalised role for investors, according to Nigel Green, the CEO and founder of independent global financial advisory organisation de Vere Group.

In its last days, the Trump administration has revoked licences issued to some US companies to sell goods to Huawei, a report claims, with Intel and Japan flash memory maker Kioxia Corporation, formerly known as Toshiba Memory Corporation, among those who had licences revoked.

Xiaomi Corporation, the third biggest smartphone manufacturer, has become the latest Chinese company to be added to a US list of companies that are alleged to have connections to the Chinese military.

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