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Australian media companies face defamation liability for comments on Facebook after court dismisses appeal | Media- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The New South Wales court of appeal has dismissed an appeal from several newspapers and a TV news channel over a court ruling that held them liable for defamatory comments posted in response to news articles about Northern Territory youth detainee Dylan Voller on their Facebook pages. Voller, whose mistreatment in the Don Dale youth […]

The rot in Australian media is already advanced. We need to understand the damage wrought in 2020 | Australian media- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The Northern Age was founded in Townsville in the 1890s – there are conflicting reports of the precise date – in what was still the Colony of Queensland.  It was moved to Ingham, just north of Townsville, then the smaller neighboring town of Halifax, changing its name to the Planter, and perhaps the Northern Planter, […]

Australian telcos cold on dynamic spectrum sharing for 5G, wireless – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Australia will shelve investigations of dynamic spectrum access (DSA) for future 5G and wireless networks after the idea failed to gain traction with industry. DSA is a radio spectrum utilisation technique that allows spectrum to be shared by a number of parties based on their immediate need for it. The technique usually operates on a […]

5G fires: Australian mobile companies work with police to prevent arson attacks | 5G – Blog – Emails

Australian mobile companies are seeking to head off any outbreak of anti-5G arson attacks on telecommunications infrastructure, stating they are working with police to keep an eye out for potential incidents. Victoria police announced on Friday an investigation had commenced into a fire at a telecommunications tower at Cranbourne West in Melbourne’s outer suburbs. Police […]

Bots hit up Australian Red Cross 900 times for bushfire donations – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Image credit: Australian Red Cross. The Australian Red Cross is being targeted by bots that have so far made almost 900 fraudulent applications for financial assistance from a $216 million bushfire relief fund. Australian programs director Noel Clement told the Royal Commission into Tempemail Natural Disaster Arrangements on Tuesday that his organisation had seen “very […]

Amazon invests in second Australian solar farm – Strategy- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Amazon has committed to a second renewable energy project in Australia, unveiling plans for a new 105 megawatt solar farm in NSW. The project is one of five new utility-scale solar energy projects across the world – which also includes three in the United States and one in China – aimed at offsetting the power used […]

BuzzFeed pulls plug on UK and Australian news operations | BuzzFeed – Blog – Emails

BuzzFeed is to end its news operations in the UK and Australia, effectively marking the end of the digital upstart’s global ambition to shake up traditional news media. Once derided for its focus on traffic-grabbing “listicles”, BuzzFeed transformed into a highly respected peer to traditional media outlets. On Wednesday it said it was giving up […]

Australian public’s confidence in 5G ‘shaken’ by misinformation campaign | 5G – Blog – Emails

Public confidence in the planned 5G network has been significantly undermined by a strong misinformation campaign, an Australian parliamentary committee has admitted. The House of Representatives committee was established last year to examine the plans for 5G networks in Australia, currently under construction by Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, but the committee received hundreds of submissions […]

Match-fixing corruption threat hits Australian online games – Cloud – Networking – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Australia’s newly appointed sports integrity boss has said he will work with the nation’s esports industry in the fight against betting-related corruption after police revealed they had charged five men for match-fixing in online gaming. Detectives from the Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit in Victoria announced the charges on Sunday, alleging that players in Melbourne and […]

Tencent buys 5 percent stake in Australian buy-now-pay-later firm Afterpay – Finance – Software- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Chinese gaming and social media group Tencent Holdings has bought a 5 percent stake in Afterpay Ltd, the Australian buy-now-pay-later firm said on Friday. Tencent’s shareholding in the Australian firm was worth about A$390 million (US$251.55 million), based on Afterpay shares’ closing level on Friday. The Chinese tech giant, which owns stakes in video game […]