AWS Scores Australian Government Cloud Contract Renewal

AWS has secured an renewal of its whole-of-government cloud deal with the Australian government, extending the contract by three years.

’AUKUS’ — Australia, UK, US Form Security Partnership to Counter China

Australia, the UK and US have formed a new security partnership in an effort to better counter China.

Facebook and Google Bring Fight Over News to the US

After being forced to work with Australian news publishers, Facebook and Google are going on the offensive in the US.

Huawei May Be Pivoting to Electric Vehicles

After suffering devastating losses as a result of US sanctions, Huawei may be preparing to pivot to electric vehicles.

Microsoft Bringing Australian-Style Paid News to the EU

Microsoft is working to help EU publishers get paid for their news, similar to an Australian law that would enforce the same thing.

Facebook Faces Fallout From Australian News Ban

Facebook is already facing fallout from its decision to block Australian news sources, with government sites impacted and calls of bullying.

Facebook Plays Hardball With Australia While Google Plays Nice

Facebook has escalated its disagreement with Australia over proposed legislation that would force it to pay for news.

Google Signs Multimillion-Dollar Australian News Deal

Amid ongoing negotiations with the Australian government over proposed legislation, Google has signaled cooperation by signing a multimillion-dollar news deal.

Google Tries to Preempt Australian Law With Paid News Platform

Google is launching News Showcase in Australia, in an effort to preempt a new law that would force the company to pay for news.

Microsoft Supports Australian Law Google Is Fighting

Microsoft has come out in full support of a law that could prompt Google to pull out of Australia.

Microsoft Bing Eyes Opportunity As Google Threatens Australian Exit

As Google threatens to pull its search engine from the Australian market, Microsoft sees an opportunity, even meeting with the Australian PM.

Google Search May Pull Out Of Australia Over News Content

Google has taken the extraordinary step of threatening to pull its search engine out of Australia if it’s forced to pay for news content.

Huawei Willing to Meet Any Demand From Swedish Government

Huawei has signaled it is willing to meet any demand the Swedish government may impose to avoid being banned from the country’s 5G networks.

Tasmania Joins Exclusive Club: Runs On 100% Renewable Energy

The Tasmanian government has announced it has made the transition to 100% renewable electricity.

UK and Australia Open Joint Investigation Into Clearview AI

The UK and Australia have announced a joint investigation into Clearview AI—to cheers of privacy advocates the world over.

UK/Huawei Showdown Heats Up

The ongoing showdown over the UK’s decision to revisit Huawei’s role in the country’s 5G network is heating up.

US Assets Could Be Pulled From UK Over Huawei Deal

The US is reviewing its military and intelligence assets in the UK and may pull them out following the UK’s decision to use Huawei.

Australia Taking Facebook to Court Over Privacy

The Australian Information Commissioner has launched legal proceedings against Facebook, accusing the company of repeated breaches of privacy law.

Canada Undecided On Huawei, Will Not ‘Get Bullied’

Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Navdeep Bains, has said the country will not be pressured into make a decision on Huawei.

5G Safety Concerns Overblown According to Australian Telcos

ZDNet is reporting that Australia’s two largest telcos, Optus and Telstra, are downplaying the danger of 5G, indicating it is generally safer than common household items. Australia has an electromagnetic energy (EME) safety limit that devices must fall under in…