Australia

Meta Considers Facebook News Ban In Australia

Meta says it may ban news content from Facebook in Australia if forced to pay licensing fees under 2021 law

3 weeks ago

Julian Assange Freed After US Plea Deal, Returns To Australia

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange lands at military airbase in Australia, after being freed by UK following plea deal with United…

3 weeks ago

Australia Drops Knife Attack Case Against X

High profile 'content ban' battle with Elon Musk's X has been dropped by the Australian safety regulator after legal setback

1 month ago

X Accused Of Overruling Australian Law On Knife Attack Posts

Lawyer for Australia's eSafety Commissioner says X wants to overrule government on what are 'reasonable' compliance steps

2 months ago

Australian PM Hits Out At Elon Musk Over Knife Attack Video

Censorship row brewing down under, after the Australian Prime Minister calls Elon Musk an 'arrogant billionaire'

3 months ago

Google Begins Removal Of California News Ahead Of Proposed Law

Consequences of Assembly Bill 886. Google begins removing California news websites from some search results

3 months ago

Russian Citizen Sanctioned By US, UK, Australia Over Medibank Hack

Authorities in US, UK, and Australia sanction Russian Aleksandr Ermakov for his role in the cyberattack of Medibank

6 months ago

Australian Port Operator Resumes Operations After Cyber-Attack

Major Australian port operator resumes operations on Monday morning after cyber-attack closed four ports over the weekend

8 months ago

Australia Fines X Over Child Protection Failures

Australian regulator fines X, formerly Twitter, over failure to cooperate with inquiry into its policies on removing child abuse material

9 months ago

Engineers Create Greener Alternative To Lithium-ion Battery

Australian boffins develop 'proton battery' that allegedly removes the environmental challenges posed by toxic lithium-ion batteries

11 months ago

Twitter Is Top Platform For Online Hate, Says Australia

Australian regulator demands Twitter explain its handling of online hate, as complaints surge after Elon Musk lifted account ban

1 year ago

Bitcoin Trades At Steep Discount On Binance Australia

Bitcoin trades at discounts of up to 21 percent on Binance Australia as users seek to cash out ahead of…

1 year ago

Australia To Remove Chinese CCTV From Sensitive Locations

Aussie Defence Minister orders removal of Chinese surveillance cameras from sensitive government and military locations

1 year ago

Meta Warns It May Remove US News Content

Facebook owner warns American Congress it may remove US news from its platform if it passes “ill-considered journalism bill”

2 years ago

Australia Forms Cyber Task Force Amidst String Of Hacks

Australian government forms permanent cyber task force as hackers release data stolen from country's biggest medical insurer

2 years ago

Aussie Police Identify Russian Hackers Blackmailing Medibank

Australian police know identify of Russian criminals conducting blackmail of Australian medical records including abortions

2 years ago

Australian Defence Contractor Hit By Ransomware

Ransomware attack on defence communications platform ForceNet is latest high-profile cyber incident to hit Australian organisations

2 years ago

Australia’s Top Health Insurer Hacked

Hacker steals customer data from Australia's leading health insurer Medibank Private, in latest data breach down under

2 years ago

Apple Store Staff Down Under Vote To Strike

Better conditions. Demand for better pay and settled rosters see staff in Apple stores in Australia call for a strike…

2 years ago

Australia Says Optus Must Pay For Replacement ID Documents

Singapore owner of hacked Australian telecoms operator must pay cost of replacing passports and drivers licences, Australian minister says

2 years ago

Optus Slammed By Aussie Cybersecurity Minister, After Hack

Australia’s cybersecurity minister lambasts Optus, while alleged hacker apologises in change of heart and drops ransom demand

2 years ago

Optus Warns Cyberattack Compromised Data Of 10 Million Customers

Mobile operator Optus blames "offshore entity" for what could be Australia's largest ever data breach, impacting up to 10 million…

2 years ago

Google Defamation Ruling Overturned By Australian High Court

Notable intervention in Australian libel laws, after High Court overturns ruling against Google, over hyperlink to allegedly defamatory newspaper article

2 years ago

Google Ordered To Pay $43m By Australian Court

Search engine Google fined $43 million by Australian court for tracking Android users location data for two years in 2017…

2 years ago

Debris From SpaceX Dragon Capsule Lands On Australian Farm

Chunks of space debris found on Australia mountain top farmland identified as remains of a four ton SpaceX Dragon capsule

2 years ago

Australian Retailer Pauses Facial Recognition Trial

Australian appliance retailer The Good Guys pauses trial of facial recognition in security systems after consumer group complaint, seeks 'clarification'

2 years ago

Consumer Group Says Major Australian Retailers Using Facial Recognition

Consumer group Choice files with privacy regulator to stop three major Australian retailers from collecting facial recognition data on customers

2 years ago

Australia Fines Samsung Over Water-Resistance Claims

Samsung rapped over the knuckles by Australian regulator because of 'misleading' Galaxy smartphone water-resistance claims in nine adverts

2 years ago