Telecommunications equipment vendors Nokia and Ericsson may be forced to move a good part of their operations out of China if a proposed move by the US, to make it mandatory that an 5G equipment used within the country be designed and made outside China, comes into force.

Apple is thinking of making substantive changes in its supply chain and has asked its major suppliers to analyse the costs that would be involved in moving between 15% and 30% of production from China to countries like India, Vietnam, Mexico, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Google has publicly confirmed that it has abandoned plans to launch a censored search platform in China, but has not ruled out future collaboration with Beijing.

An official from the Department of Home Affairs has been selected to lead the Australian Cyber Security Centre to replace Alastair MacGibbon who quit the post two weeks before the Federal Election in May.

Google has admitted that YouTube is far too big for it to clean up the site and remove every bit of harmful content.

Laptops made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies have reappeared in the Microsoft Online Store, a little less than a month after they disappeared en masse in the wake of a US ban on the Chinese firm.

Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies says it will suffer a drop of US$25 billion in projected revenue over the next two years, compared to its earlier forecasts, due to the American Government's actions against it.

American processor companies are lobbying the government to ease the ban on supplying components to Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, a report claims.

The Australian Government has approved the acquisition of 72 F-35A fighter aircraft, the Department of Defence says, in response to queries as to whether the country intends to go ahead with its plans despite additional problems plaguing the already much delayed aircraft which is supposed to replace the ageing fleet of F-18s in the country.

The Federal Government is putting cost savings first and people second through its increasing use of technology and algorithms to control the lives of Australians who are in need and seeking income support, the Human Rights Law Centre says.

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