A group of academics and ex-officials who are close to the Biden camp have suggested that the US co-operate with China rather than confront Beijing in many fields and also give Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies a role in the global build of 5G networks.

A media statement by Ericsson chief executive Borje Ekholm to the effect that vendors should not be banned from 5G without properly balancing national security concerns with free competition has been hailed by Huawei Australia as a "welcome injection of common sense”.

After a long silence, Google has once again spoken up on the news media code that is expected to be finalised by 10 December, reiterating that it will only accept a code that is "fair, principled and technically feasible".

Global semiconductor, services and software firm Qualcomm Technologies has received permission from the US Department of Commerce to sell some of its products to Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies, a report says.

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) says South Australia’s injection of $120 million in funding for the ICT industry signals that digital transformation and sovereignty is a key priority for the State with funds going towards projects that support an improved digital experience and further access to both businesses and individuals.

The Australian Information and Industry Association has cautioned the Federal Government against rushing through its draft bill on protecting critical infrastructure, recommending that there be more consultation in order to get details of the law right.

As part of a $33.8 million support package for the state's screen industry. the Victorian Government is making available $19.2 million to attract international and interstate projects including digital games, and $4.7 million to support the development and production of local content across film, television, online and games.

Social media app TikTok has found itself in a quandary since it has had no response from the government's Committee on Foreign Investment in the US about its owner ByteDance's plan to address the issues around data security raised earlier this year.

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