Software development and operations outfit GitLab is yet to make any announcement about a proposal it had floated recently, to avoid hiring Russian and Chinese nationals as site reliability engineers or support engineers.

Australian Internet Service Providers are set to begin blocking illegal offshore gambling websites under tough new powers mandated for the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) by the Federal Government.

Foxtel and NBCUniversal Global Distribution & International (NBCU) have announced completion of "a new, multi-year agreement covering movies, drama, comedy, entertainment, reality and news for the Foxtel Group’s broadcast, on demand and streaming platforms."

Thursday, 07 November 2019 07:08

ACMA acts against 11 Telcos

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) as taken action against eleven telcos for failing to comply with consumer protection rules.

Changes to bank lending rules by “commercially inept” government regulators is killing Australia’s engine room - the small business sector - according to the chief of recruitment firm EL Consult.

Thursday, 31 October 2019 07:45

UK delays decision on Huawei

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The UK’s National Security Council has delayed a decision on whether Chinese telco giant Huawei’s equipment will be cleared for use in the country’s 5G Network. An announcement was expected this week, but has been postponed indefinitely, a victim of the Brexit paralysis.

The Australian competition watchdog has taken search giant Google to the Federal Court over allegedly making false or misleading claims about the collection of personal location data.

The US Department of Defence has awarded a US$10 billion 10-year cloud deal to Microsoft ahead of Amazon, with the latter firm having been favoured to get the contract. The contract runs until 24 October 2029.

The bipartisan Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has rejected both an identity-matching bill and a passports amendment bill in their current form.

Australians could be at risk of injuries or even death from 6.6 million individual products currently under voluntary recall, with about half of the products still likely to be found in people’s homes, according to the competition regulator, the ACCC.

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