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.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:00

Germany snubs US over Huawei 5G ban

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Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies will not be excluded from the rollout of 5G in Germany, with the government stating on Monday that no company would be banned.

Digital rights organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia has expressed concern over cancellation of a public hearing into the proposed national facial recognition database.

A group that had filed a class action against Google, for what it claimed was the company's tracking of 4.4 million iPhone users between August 2011 and February 2012, has won an appeal against dismissal of the case and will now be able to proceed with the action.

The Federal Government is taking legal action to compel the outgoing provider of the National Relay Service (NRS), Australian Communications Exchange (ACE), to support CapTel captioned telephone handset users to transition to alternate services.

A new treaty between the US and the UK to be signed this month will make it mandatory for American social media companies such as Facebook and WhatsApp to hand over information to British police, security services and prosecutors, a report claims.

Software behemoth Microsoft has challenged an order from a US federal judge that prevents it from telling one of its big corporate customers that the Federal Government has issued a warrant to gain access to the customer's data.

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, a lobby group for the mobile industry, says it regrets the decision made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies to quit the association.

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