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Decision timeline is suspended until the ACCC gets the information it needs.
WhatsApp caps message forwarding to five instances to fight fake news
WhatsApp users will only be able to forward messages up to five times after the new update rollout.
Auditor labels Australia's Biometric Identification Service 'deficient'
Management of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission's now shuttered AU$32 million biometric project has been called out as poor by the country's Auditor General.
Cable outage sees Tonga fall back to satellite internet
Tonga Cable has been out since Sunday evening, with the timing of any restoration not yet known.
Google Maps to roll out speed limit and speed camera features
Finally. The speed camera feature will be launched in Australia, the UK, US, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, and Indonesia, while speed limits will be posted throughout the UK, US, and Denmark.
Bosch to trial automated vehicle tech in country Victoria
The automotive parts giant was handed a AU$2.3 million grant to trial the technology.
Labor commits to kicking in AU$5m for Sunshine Coast JGA cable landing
Australian opposition party calls on Canberra to support JGA cable landing in Queensland.
Fuji Xerox scores another ballot screening contract with the AEC
For almost AU$2 million, Fuji Xerox will be screening the ballots for the 2019 federal election.
Defence finally reveals AU$190m major IT support contracts
Kinetic IT and Fujitsu walk away with the three deals.
ZTE makes 5G call on prototype smartphone and end-to-end kit
Company with reputation problems calls in Al Gore's failed US vice-presidental candidate.
Reliance Jio's Q3 net profit climbs to $119m while ARPU declines
The Indian telco has posted net profit of $119 million, an increase of 65 percent year on year.
South Australia kicks off six month driverless shuttle trial
'Olli' and 'Matilda' will autonomously usher passengers in Adelaide to and from the beach.
CSIRO builds analytics platform to help Aussie farmers
The Rural Intelligence Platform uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud-based geospatial technology to give farmers the heads up on how their property is changing and is expected to change in the future.
Microsoft promises $500m to fix Greater Seattle's housing affordability 'crisis'
The $500 million commitment will be used for loans and grants to accelerate the construction of more affordable housing across the region.
Telstra turns to SDN for speedy intra-Asia subsea cable switcheroo
Australia telco claims its new rapid restoration service will reduce outages on subsea cables to under 30 minutes.
Bipartisan Bill introduced to ban sale of US tech to Huawei and ZTE
US lawmakers introduce bipartisan Bill that, if passed, would ban the export of US chips and other components to the two Chinese tech companies.
Amazon Web Services launches fully-managed AWS Backup
The new service offers centralised backup in the cloud and on-premises.
WWF using blockchain to track environmental impact of products
The QR code-based blockchain play is hoping to help businesses avoid illegal, environmentally-damaging, or unethical products.
Over 87GB of email addresses and passwords exposed in Collection 1 dump
An 87GB dump of email addresses and passwords containing almost 773 million unique addresses and just under 22 million unique passwords has been found.
Huawei looks up to Apple in terms of privacy: Founder Ren Zhengfei
History will judge whether Huawei adhered to its claims to not harm the interests of customers, its founder has said.