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US President Donald Trump has hinted at what some observers have been saying all along – that Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies will be part of a US-China trade deal whenever it is finalised.

A year on from becoming the guiding standard for data handling in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation is slowly gaining wider acceptance, with many countries outside the EU adopting similar regulations, according to Dr Gero Decker, co-founder and chief executive of business transformation solutions provider, Signavio.

Queensland University of Technology has launched Australia’s first Graduate Certificate in Data and New Technology Law which the university says will meet a critical need for professionals.

For 11 years, bitcoin enthusiasts have wondered just who in the world the enigmatic founder Satoshi Nakamoto is. A US copyright claim that was recently granted may now give the answer.

Around six in ten Australian IT administrators are frustrated by unexpected network issues in the workplace, and just more than one third feel underappreciated, according to a newly published survey.

Advanced ticketing technology to cater for driverless trains has been installed on Sydney’s metro train system which opens on 26 May.

The au Domain Administration, the organisation that administers the Australian domain namespace, has confirmed to iTWire that it is investigating the domain name company.com.au following a number of complaints, but has stayed mum on the nature of its investigation.

WikiLeaks publisher and founder Julian Assange has been hit with 17 new charges under the US Espionage Act over his alleged role in leaking documents from former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010, according to the US Department of Justice.

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, has published a guide for NBN fixed wireless customers, advising them how to seek compensation when they encounter problems with broadband services, including slow speeds.

Any Internet issues faced by Optus users on Thursday have been individual service-related issues, the company says, adding that these were not related to the overnight outage reported in these columns.

Nokia and U Mobile have signed a three-year contract to deploy a Nokia Single Radio Access Network network, as well as microwave and IP-based mobile transport technologies, in Malaysia.

IT solutions company Tquila ANZ has appointed 22-year IT industry veteran Andrew Burgess as the director of professional services.

Nearly 83% of the population of Australia above the age of 14 — 17.1 million people — uses the social media site Facebook during an average four weeks, the research agency Roy Morgan says, adding that this figure has grown by 4.2 million, or 32.4%, from 2015.

The average value of a fraud transaction in Australia decreased 31%, from $387 in the fourth quarter of 2018 to $267 in the first quarter this year, according to a newly released global risk intelligence report.

New Zealand competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, has warned the country’s largest telco, Spark, over likely breaching of thelaw in a notification to customers on broadband prices rises.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken online retailer Kogan to the Federal Court, alleging that the company indulged in misleading advertising about a 10% discount promotion in breach of Australian Consumer Law.

American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm has been found to have illegally suppressed competition for smartphone processors by holding out the threat of limiting supplies and obtaining excessive licensing fees.

British mobile operator EE, part of the BT Group, will be the first to launch 5G services in the country, announcing on Wednesday that it would kick off services to six cities on 30 May, beating Vodafone to the punch, with the latter having already said it would launch its 5G offerings on 3 July.

Smartphone sales in Europe during the first quarter of 2019 fell 3% year-on-year and 20% quarter-on-quarter, the analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that there was a marginal increase in eastern Europe while Western Europe saw a 6% year-on-year drop.

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