US lawmakers’ stance on cryptocurrencies is outdated and bordering on negligent, the founder and chief executive of independent financial advisory organisation, deVere Group, Nigel Green, has claimed.

The Federal Government's encryption law in its current form will have a negative impact on the country's ICT industry and block practitioners from innovating and exporting the products of their innovation, the Australian Information Industry Association claims.

The European Commission has announced a formal anti-trust investigation into Amazon to find out whether the firm's use of sensitive data from independent retailers, who use its marketplace, breaches competition rules within the political bloc.

Google has finally confirmed that it has killed plans for setting up a censored search engine in China soon after US President Donald Trump tweeted that his administration would be looking into claims by businessman Peter Thiel about Google's ties to China.

The Department of Home Affairs wants IP addresses, MAC addresses and port numbers to be added to the list of data retained by providers under the existing data retention regime, according to a submission made to a review of the law.

Digital rights organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia has warned that facial recognition, of the sort used by China to violate the rights of its Uighur Muslim minority, is already being used in Australia.

The British Government has taken a much more intelligent approach to the 5G security issue and has conducted an open and transparent process around it, the local arm of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies says, adding that it had fully co-operated with the process.

The British Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee says it has found no evidence to suggest that the complete exclusion of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from the UK telecommunications networks would constitute "a proportionate response to the potential security threat posed by foreign suppliers".

The Philippines has snubbed its long-time ally, the US, and opted to use a 5G network build from a Chinese state-owned company, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

New Zealand online holiday rental booking platform Bachcare has been charged with misleading consumers allegedly by manipulating online reviews.

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