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iiNet, Internode compensating customers for misleading NBN speed claims

Internet service providers iiNeT and Internode are compensating thousands of their customers for engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct by promoting and offering NBN plans with maximum speeds that could not be delivered.

Alex McCauley, StartupAus

Australia’s peak national start-up group, StartupAUS, has lauded the federal government’s proposed introduction of a new visa scheme designed to help start-ups and business attract highly skilled global talent.

Google, Facebook face 3% turnover tax in EU: report

Multinational US technology companies like Google and Facebook will have to pay a 3% turnover tax in the EU, according to a draft proposal from the European Commission.

Greg Medcraft: Bitcoin doesn’t have a future

A former ASIC chairman has predicted a grim future for bitcoin unless the original cryptocurrency changes the way it operates.

NSW pensioner wins right to privacy on public transport

A resident of NSW has won the right to be allowed not to register his details when using a seniors Opal card, a smartcard that is used for transport in the state.

Greenbox launches govt, defence-certified IT services Canberra centre

Greenbox Systems has formally launched its new Canberra IT Commissioning Centre, a highly-secure IT lifecycle services facility specifically designed for the federal government and defence sectors.

New rules on cryptocurrency agencies from 3 April

Australians who wish to purchase cryptocurrencies will have to first provide identity documents and open an account with the digital currency provider in question, a spokesperson for Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, Angus Taylor (below, right), says.

UK delays age verification scheme for porn websites

The UK has put off till "later in the year" the implementation of an age verification system for limiting access to pornography websites by its citizens.

EU plans to tax big tech multinationals on local revenue

French economy minister Bruno Le Maire says the EU has plans to tax big multinational technology companies — like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon — between 2% and 6% of their revenue, with the figure being closer to the lower end.

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