Australia’s attorney-general meeting with Apple this week

Australia’s attorney-general meeting with Apple this week

Australia’s Attorney-General George Brandis will meet with Apple this week in an effort to reach an agreement to allow police and intelligence agencies access to encrypted information from suspected terrorists and criminals, according to Sky News. The article says the government will be seeking voluntary cooperation as a “first preference.”

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Apple has paid no taxes in New Zealand for 10 years

Apple has paid no taxes in New Zealand for 10 years

Apple NZ has paid no taxes within New Zealand, and has instead been paying the amount due to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). According to the New Zealand Herald, Apple NZ has paid nothing in taxes to the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department for the last 10 years despite making sales worth around $4.2 billion since 2007.

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Four Australian banks REALLY want access to NFC on the iPhone

Four Australian banks REALLY want access to NFC on the iPhone

A group of Australian banks previously applied to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for permission to jointly negotiate over access to Apple Pay and the Near Field Communication (NFC)  function on iPhones. Today they announced that they’ve narrowed the application to solely focus on open access to the NFC function.

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