TPG and Vodafone have confirmed they are in “exploratory discussions” for a possible merger.
The Australian reported earlier today that the telcos had enlisted UBS and Macquarie Capital to advise on the potential tie-up. The report said that discussions between the two started as early as 2015. keep reading
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called for greater safety provisions on consumer products after reporting that 4.5 million items were recalled in 2017-18.
The consumer watchdog provided new figures showing at least 10 people were injured to the point of requiring medical attention per day as a result of unsafe products. keep reading
Apple said on Friday that no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts.
The boy, 16, from Melbourne, broke into the US computer giant’s mainframe from his suburban home many times over a year, The Age reported, citing statements by the teenager’s lawyer in court. keep reading
Scammers have cloned the myGov website and are luring in victims with a phishing email claiming to come from Medicare asking them to update their banking details.
A warning over the scam was issued on Wednesday. The myGov website links numerous government services such as Medicare, Centrelink, and the Australia Taxation Office, through the one portal.
The European Union has fined Google for three different allegations. The record-breaking antitrust fine is for Google using its Android mobile operating system to eliminate competition. The previous record from 2017 was also levied by the EU on Google $3.7Billion for Google using their online search engine in a way that ignored rival offerings or offerings Google did not want you to see. keep reading