Australia

Facebook To Allow Users To Limit Comments On Posts

Stopping toxic trolls? All users to effectively be given ability to switch off comments on posts, or limit those who…

2 weeks ago

News Corp Cuts Deal With Facebook In Australia

News Corp reaches three-year compensation deal with Facebook in Australia following row over law forcing tech giants to pay for…

4 weeks ago

Australia Passes Amended ‘Media Bargaining Law’

Australia becomes first country in the world where a government arbitrator can set prices tech giants must pay for local…

2 months ago

Facebook To Invest $1 Billion In News Industry

After the very public row with the Australian government, Facebook confirms it is investing $1 billion in the news industry

2 months ago

Facebook Restarts Australian News, After Government Agrees Changes

Australian government agrees to alter its 'media bargaining law', after Facebook blocked local news from its platform last week

2 months ago

Facebook’s Australian News Ban Spurs International Outcry

World leaders take umbrage at Facebook's decision to ban news from its platform in Australia, as US lawmaker calls move…

2 months ago

Facebook Pulls News From Australia, Citing Incoming Law

Australia has been 'unfriended' by Facebook, after it follows through on warning and stops users sharing news on its platforms

2 months ago

Google Signs News Corp To ‘News Showcase’ Scheme

International media group that includes newspapers such as the Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Sun, sign three year deal…

2 months ago

Australia To Introduce Publisher Payment Bill Next Week

Facebook called it 'bad legislation' and Google says it is 'unworkable', and threatened to pull out, as Australia gears up…

2 months ago

Google Launches ‘News Showcase’ Scheme In Australia

Service launched down under in bid to neutralise Australian government effort to force firms to pay local content publishers

2 months ago

Google CEO Pichai Has ‘Constructive Meeting’ With Australian PM

Australian prime minister reportedly has “constructive meeting” with Alphabet boss Sundar Pichai over controversial media law

2 months ago

Australia Claims Microsoft Bing Ready To Replace Google Search

Government minister claims Microsoft's Bing ready to step in, if Google follows through on threat to withdraw search from Australia

2 months ago

Google To Restore ‘News Showcase’ Service To Australia – Report

Despite confrontation with Australian government over content payments, Google reportedly readies own news service down under

3 months ago

Google Warns It May Withdraw Search Engine From Australia

Nuclear option. Google executive warns it will withdraw search engine from Australia due to 'unworkable' publisher payments law

3 months ago

US Asks Australia To Scrap Proposed Publisher Payment Law

Major clash down under is looming, after Australia rejects US request to halt new law to force Google, Facebook to…

3 months ago

Australian Government Slams Google For Blocking Local Content

Users in Australia complain after Google blocks local websites, after Australia seeks to force tech firms to pay for news…

3 months ago

Facebook Sued By Australia For Onavo Protect Data Gathering

Australia files lawsuit against Facebook over its data collection practices associated with its discontinued Onavo Protect VPN app

4 months ago

Australia Finalises Plan For Google, Facebook To Pay Publishers For News

Google and Facebook continue to object, but Australia presses ahead with new law to force them to pay publishers for…

4 months ago

China Refuses To Apologise For Fake Aussie Solider Photo

Bitter relations spill into the open after China refuses to apologise to Australia for foreign ministry spokesman tweeting fake photo

4 months ago

Google Removes Australia From ‘News Showcase’ Scheme

Google scheme to compensate news publishers will be 'paused' in Australia due to disagreement with tough local restrictions

6 months ago

Aussie Regulator Refuses To Back Down After Facebook News Warning

Blunt warning from Facebook about blocking news sharing down under, receives equally blunt response from antitrust officials

7 months ago

Facebook To Block News Sharing In Australia Over Proposed Law Change

Blunt message for Australian politicians, as Facebook warns it will block news sharing down under if proposed law is approved

8 months ago

Australian PM Warns Of ‘Sophisticated’ Cyber Attack By ‘State-Based’ Actor

Prime Minister Scott Morrison reveals Australia is experiencing cyber attacks across 'a range of sectors', with China reportedly the likely…

10 months ago

US Hospitals Close Doors After Ransomware Attack

Hospitals in the United States and Australia feel the affects of ransomware attacks, which forces admission closure

2 years ago

Human Error Blamed For Visa Data Breach Down Under

Personal information of 317 people applying for Australian visas leaked after email blunder, ABC investigation finds

2 years ago

Google’s Wing Drones To Begin Deliveries In Australia

Google claims launch of world's first commercial drone delivery service in the land down under

2 years ago

Australian Politicians Hacked By ‘Sophisticated State Actor’

Cyber whodunnit after Prime Minister warns of 'nation state hack' of Australian political parties and parliament

2 years ago

Australia Passes Controversial Encryption Law

The day online privacy died, as Australia passes law to give police, security services access to encrypted messages

2 years ago

Apple Rolls Out Online Privacy Tool For US Users

The company has revamped its privacy site for users in the US and some other countries as it prepares to…

2 years ago