Australia

Japan Should Work With AUKUS For Cybersecurity, AI, Says Former PM

We want in. Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomes creation of AUKUS alliance, and calls for Japan to be…

2 weeks ago

Google To Invest $740 Million After Australia Clash

Clash that saw Google threaten to withdraw services from Australia altogether, to be settled with fresh investment in the country

2 weeks ago

Australia Wants Search Engine Choice Screen On Smartphones

Search engine move plotted down under. Australian watchdog plans to make Google offer smartphone users an alternative search engine

1 month ago

Australia Funds Telstra Buy Of Digicel Pacific To Thwart China

Strategic blocking? Australian government joins forces with Telstra to acquire Digicel Pacific, after interest from state-owned China Mobile

1 month ago

CNN Blocks Australian Access To Facebook Pages After Court Ruling

Not unexpected. After Australian court made publishers liable for user comments on their Facebook page, CNN pulls the plug

2 months ago

Australian Bank Slams Apple Pay – Report

Head of Australian bank complains to lawmakers about Apple's alleged monopolist control of its NFC-based Apple Pay system

2 months ago

AUKUS Security Alliance Will Include Cybersecurity, AI, Quantum

In addition to the US and UK sharing their nuclear propulsion technology with Australia, cyber security is to be included

3 months ago

Aussie Court Rules Publishers Liable For Comments On Facebook Pages

Court in Australia shifts responsibility for harmful online content found on the Facebook pages of local publishers or media companies

3 months ago

Facebook Accused Of Using Content Of Three Australian Publishers

Dustup down under, as three Australian publishers allege Facebook used content for its news service without their permission

4 months ago

Sting Operation With Underworld App, Results In Hundreds Of Arrests

Police around the world have arrested more than 800 people after using encrypted messaging app An0m developed by law enforcement

6 months ago

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…

8 months 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…

9 months 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…

9 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

9 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

9 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…

9 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

10 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…

10 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…

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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…

11 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…

11 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

12 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…

12 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

12 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

1 year ago