US president Donald Trump says that his administration will task a national security review panel to screen Chinese tech investments for possible threats, instead of imposing restrictions. The Treasury Department recommended the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for the task. The committee, whose authority has been enhanced...

French president Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to nurture the country’s tech sector are reportedly being met with mixed and even negative reactions from domestic tech firms that are being adversely affected by the influx of business from global tech giants. Computer expert Randi Hindi said that big names such as Facebook, Microsoft,...

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) recently found Huawei to be the top corporate sponsor for overseas travel of Australian politicians. The revelation comes after several lawmakers moved to have the Chinese telecoms giant to be banned from participating in a roll-out of Australia’s 5G next-generation communications network due to...

Australia’s federal government announced this week that it will be conducting a probe to determine if the country’s existing online safety legislation can still protect netizens. Former Australian Public Service Commissioner Lynelle Briggs will be heading two reviews that will focus on probing the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 which details...

Terror group Hezbollah complained last Saturday that Facebook and Twitter had taken down its main accounts. Hezbollah reportedly posted on Telegram that the tech giants’ move were “part of the propaganda campaign against the resistance due to the important role of the organization’s information apparatus in various arenas.” Sources have said...