Tech giant IBM has said it favours changes to section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to make Internet companies accountable for content that their users post on their platforms.

The US Department of Commerce says it will issue licences to Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies for buying American products "where there is no threat to US national security".

Google has been issued a summons to appear before the NSW Supreme Court on 12 July after it was hit with a contempt charge for not heeding a court order on 5 July to remove reviews about a Sydney businessman that were said to be offensive.

Three young Indians have been responsible for their country joining the ranks of nations that are investigating Google for alleged abuse of its Android platform.

New Zealand’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, is taking online money lender NZ Fintech — trading as Moola — to court alleging the company breached the lender responsibility principles in the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act.

Former US defence secretary Jim Mattis met Amazon chief Jeff Bezos in August 2017 emails obtained by The Wall Street Journal show, raising questions over the company's bid for a massive Defence contract worth US$10 billion.

The Department of Home Affairs says it is creating documentation to clarify the intended operation of the encryption law which was passed in December 2018, claiming that companies are concerned about it because they do not have a clear idea of their obligations under the law.

The passage of the Australian encryption law has made it harder for journalists to communicate with their sources without jeopardising their confidentiality, American cryptography fellow Dr Riana Pfefferkorn has claimed in a submission to an inquiry into the law.

France has passed a measure to impose a 3% tax on technology giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon, with the country's lower house of parliament voting to adopt a law that prevents multinationals from avoiding taxes by setting up headquarters in low-taxing EU countries.

ASD-certified Protected cloud provider Vault claims the export of its technology has been affected by perceptions about the encryption law which was passed by the Australian Parliament on 6 December last year.

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