China has tightened business visa rules for citizens of US ally South Korea, after Seoul chose telecommunications providers other than Huawei for its upcoming network projects.

Google's YouTube video-sharing site says it will remove content that denies well-documented events like the Holocaust took place, with the crackdown appearing to be sparked by claims that it provides a platform for hate speech.

The US Justice Department is considering whether to investigate Google for alleged anti-trust violations, a report in The New York Times claims.

Comments by a spokesperson from the US State Department, claiming that the US National Defence Authorisation Act, which included a ban on public procurement of Huawei technologies, was based on evidence, have drawn a sarcastic rejoinder from China.

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has filed a motion for summary judgment in its case against the US Government in which it has challenged the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defence Authorisation Act. The motion will be heard on 19 September.

The Australian competition watchdog has taken Sony Interactive Entertainment Network Europe Limited and its parent company, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited, to the Federal Court for making false or misleading representations to Australians on its website, and in dealings with customers of the PlayStation online store.

The US ban on Huawei is preventing rural wireless operators in the country from upgrading their gear, with many companies that provide service in such areas having used the cheaper equipment that the Chinese company sells.

Internet service provider Spirit Telecom has signed a second million-dollar deal with the Victorian Government to deliver super-fast Internet, using 5G technology, to the state’s regional town of Morwell.

Competition regulators world-wide are grappling with the rise of dominant digital platforms like Facebook and Google, and are debating whether current competition laws need to be reframed in response, the chair of Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC, Rod Sims, has said.

With Intel's processors in the news since January 2018 over CPU flaws, it should come as no surprise to see AMD urging government agencies and corporate bodies to "keep an open mind about their CPU and GPU options when purchasing their fleet of desktops, notebooks and servers".

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