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The federal government has released just shy of $30 million in funding to help 20 companies in South Australia and Victoria establish and expand advanced manufacturing activities.

Supreme Court agrees to hear Microsoft email case appeal

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the government against the verdict in a case where Microsoft had obtained a ruling allowing it to prevent the government accessing emails stored on a server in Ireland.

CA says new industry guidance improves telecoms credit management

The Communications Alliance, Australia’s peak body for the telecoms industry, has published new credit guidance rules which it says underlines industry’s commitment to deliver fair credit management outcomes for all telecommunications consumers.

Greens say facial recognition first step to a police state

The decision to create a national facial recognition database system in Australia is a giant step by the Labor and Liberal parties down an Orwellian path of Big Brother surveillance and ultimately towards a surveillance and police state, Greens Justice spokesperson Senator Nick McKim claims.

Facial recognition database 'could cost billions'

The setting up of a national facial recognition database is likely to cost Australia at least hundreds of millions of dollars, but could go into the billions, an expert in the field has told iTWire.

Australian govts agree on national facial recognition database

The Australian federal government and the governments of states and territories agreed today to set up a national facial recognition database which will also use drivers' licence photos.

EU orders Amazon to repay US$293m in back taxes

The European Union has told Amazon to repay €250 million (US$293 million) in taxes that it says the company received due to sweetheart deals with Luxembourg.

ValueAd Marketing cops ACMA warning on SMS distribution

Sydney-based ValueAd Marketing has been formally warned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for sending out commercial SMSs without providing sufficient company contact information.

Turnbull to push for national facial recognition database

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is set to push the premiers of the country's states and territories to agree to set up a national facial recognition database.

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