Google pays largest Aussie tax bill in years – Strategy- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Google paid $133 million in Australian taxes last year as the tech giant caught up with back taxes following a settlement in its long-running dispute with the Australian Taxation Office. In documents filed on Thursday, Google Australia reported a pre-tax profit of $134 million in 2019, representing a fall of $22 million on the previous […]

Vaccines, 5G, Bill Gates: why are Australians gathering to spread coronavirus conspiracy theories? | Media – Blog – Emails

Anti-lockdown protests in Australia over the weekend mimicked some of the conspiracy theories and language of similar protests in the United States but they’re unlikely to grow as big due to the limited size of the groups within Australia, according to one misinformation researcher. More than 100 people gathered outside parliament in Victoria and a […]

Microsoft alarmed by secrecy provisions in CLOUD Act-readying bill – Strategy – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Microsoft has called on the federal government to remove secrecy provisions in its proposed reciprocal data access regime for law enforcement agencies that would prevent service providers from notifying their customers of data access requests. The company also wants separate rules for service providers that serve business and government enterprises to ensure that investigators seek […]

Govt unveils COVIDSafe contact tracing app bill – Security – Software- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The federal government has sought to allay privacy concerns with its contact tracing app by proposing a jail term of up to five years for those that use COVIDSafe data for any purpose other than contact tracing. Attorney-general Christian Porter revealed an exposure draft of the much-anticipated legislation [pdf] late on Monday, as the number of […]