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US introduces legislation for Chinese tech sales

Legislation barring the sale of national security-sensitive technology to China has been introduced to the United States Senate by Republican Marco Rubio, in another effort to crack down on the supposed theft of US intellectual property. The proposed Fair Trade with China Enforcement Act would also block government or contractors from buying telecommunications equipment and services from Chinese tech giants ... Read More »

​South Korea’s biggest crypto exchange raided by authorities

South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of cryptocurrency exchange Upbit. They have secured the firm’s accounts and records from its computer systems. Prosecutors are investigating whether the company defrauded customers by claiming it had cryptocurrency and electronic wallets that it didn’t have. In a statement posted on its homepage, Upbit confirmed it was being investigated by prosecutors and was ... Read More »

Australia adds cloud to safe harbour copyright regime

The Australian government has said it will expand the safe harbour regime under the Copyright Act to the educational, cultural, and disability sectors, including while such organisations use a cloud service provider. The third reading of the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 was agreed to by the Senate on Thursday, but has yet to pass the House of Representatives. ... Read More »

Australia adds cloud to safe harbour copyright regime

The Australian government has said it will expand the safe harbour regime under the Copyright Act to the educational, cultural, and disability sectors, including while such organisations use a cloud service provider. The third reading of the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 was agreed to by the Senate on Thursday, but has yet to pass the House of Representatives. ... Read More »

Australia adds cloud to safe harbour copyright regime

The Australian government has said it will expand the safe harbour regime under the Copyright Act to the educational, cultural, and disability sectors, including while such organisations use a cloud service provider. The third reading of the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 was agreed to by the Senate on Thursday, but has yet to pass the House of Representatives. ... Read More »

HP Australia ordered to compensate customers for printer tech

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has told HP PPS Australia to compensate customers who purchased its printers without being told they contained technology that did not allow for non-HP ink cartridges to be used in them. The court-enforceable undertaking, given to the wholly owned subsidiary of HP, outlines how an “undisclosed technology” known as Dynamic Security Feature (DSF) ... Read More »

Volkswagen former CEO indicted over emissions scandal

Volkswagen The former chief executive officer of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, has been indicted by US prosecutors on charges related to the emissions cheating scandal. Winterkorn stepped down from Volkswagen AG in 2015 after it was revealed that the automaker had been cheating emissions tests for years to bypass emissions regulations and limits worldwide. At the time, Winterkorn said he was ... Read More »

Biometric Bills at ‘high risk’ of breaching human rights: Commissioner

The identity-matching Bills currently facing Parliament are at “high risk” of violating Australia’s human rights obligations, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has told the Joint Intelligence and Security Committee. According to Santow, there are four main areas of concern: Proportionality; autonomy; lack of democratic oversight; and the risk of fraud and other unintended consequences. “The Bills are unprecedented in impacting ... Read More »

Facebook’s new court defeat: This time it ‘may have free speech implications’

Video: Facebook suffers legal setback in Germany, loses privacy case. Facebook has run into yet more trouble in Germany over the way it regulates speech on its platform. This time, the problem is a comment that called Alice Weidel, a leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, a Nazi. Read also: Facebook post-scanning teams in Germany to get ... Read More »

Roadshow wins smart TV piracy website blocks

Another successful Federal Court case by Roadshow Films has resulted in Australia’s internet service providers being ordered to block 16 online locations of alleged piracy websites. Justice Nicholas on Friday approved the block of domain names being used by smart TV boxes to access alleged copyright-infringing streaming services via apps. “Each respondent must, within 15 business days of service of ... Read More »

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