Subscription Platforms may not “React Kindly” to SABC’s Proposed TV Licence Fees, says Attorney – Tempemail

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has plans to push new regulations that would call for South Africans to pay TV Licence fees for using private subscription services, like Netflix and DStv. And that these platforms would have to collect the TV licences on behalf of the public broadcaster. According Continue Reading

ABC-run social network proposed to step in for Facebook and Google in Australia | Technology

A publicly-funded social network run by the ABC has been proposed as one possible response if Facebook and Google limit services in Australia when the mandatory news code becomes law this year. Facebook has warned it will block Australians from sharing news if the landmark plan to make digital platforms Continue Reading

Trump says US should take share of proceeds from proposed TikTok sale – video | Technology- Tempemail

Donald Trump says the Treasury should receive a share of proceeds from the proposed sale of Chinese-owned video app TikTok. The president’s plans come after he reversed his call to ban the popular app in the US due to privacy concerns. Speaking from the White House, Trump said the US Continue Reading

EU regulators probe Google’s proposed Fitbit acquisition – Hardware- Tempemail

EU regulators are checking whether Google’s purchase of Fitbit might allow it to drive rival makers of wearable devices, app developers and other online service providers out of the market, and boost its dominance in online advertising and search. Healthcare providers are also being asked whether they would see Google Continue Reading

ACCC to probe Google’s proposed $3bn Fitbit acquisition – Hardware- Tempemail

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is investigating Google’s proposed acquisition of wearable fitness device manufacturer Fitbit over concerns it could adversely affect the digital advertising and health markets. Fitbit announced the deal in November last year to be acquired by Google for US$2.1 billion (A$3.05 billion), which has Continue Reading

Google warns of overreach in proposed cross-border data access regime – Security- Tempemail

Google has warned that the government’s proposed reciprocal data access regime for law enforcement agencies goes beyond that of the United States’ Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act) by forcing service providers to comply with requests. The new framework proposed under the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Continue Reading

‘Selling censorship’: proposed sale of .org web registry sparks fears for non-profits | Technology

Websites using .org domain names fear they could lose their web addresses as intense backlash over the domain registry’s proposed sale continues. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), the not-for-profit organization that coordinates the internet’s domain name system, is deciding whether control of .org will be sold Continue Reading

US chipmaking industry pushes back on proposed export rule changes – Hardware- Tempemail

Industry groups are pushing back on proposed changes to US export controls that would impact the sale of certain semiconductors and other technology to China, while highlighting the role chips play in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter sent on Monday, nine groups urged US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Continue Reading

Proposed data sharing laws to give govt agencies veto powers – Strategy- Tempemail

Sweeping new data sharing and release laws proposed by the federal government will give agencies the power to veto data requests from other agencies and trusted third-parties. Freshly generated Australian statistician David Gruen this week said the planned Data Availability and Transparency Bill would grant agencies the ability to exercise Continue Reading

SafetyNet, the bulwark proposed by GVG against cybercrime | Tempemail

In a digital environment complexified by the convergence between mobile services and the Internet, States face increasing risks in terms of digital security. Cyberattacks, identity theft, viruses, piracy, fake news… Confronted with a long list of threats, public authorities must adopt the means to fight these scourges. While digital security Continue Reading