Final moments in Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial An extraordinary speech was presented by a lawyer for the SAS military. Ben Roberts-Smith’s Defamation Trial in the beginning of the end His lawyer accused the Nine newspaper of a “continuous campaign” to wrongly label Victoria Cross recipients of war criminals, bullies andContinue Reading

Elon Musk has threatened to walk away from his $44bn takeover of Twitter, accusing the social media company of “thwarting” his requests to learn more about its user base. In a letter filed with regulators, Mr Musk said he was entitled to do his own measurement of spam accounts. TheContinue Reading

France’s language watchdog has told government officials to use French gaming terms instead of English ones. The Académie Française says “jeu video de competition” should replace “e-sports”, and “streamer” should become “joueur-animateur en direct”. France’s culture ministry told the AFP news agency that Anglicisms were “a barrier to understanding”. Reading

A Twitter investor is suing Elon Musk and the social media platform over the handling of the billionaire’s $44bn (£34.9bn) bid for the company. The case alleges he violated California corporate laws in a number of ways. It accuses the Tesla boss of “wrongful conduct” as his “false statements andContinue Reading

Canada says it will ban two of China’s biggest telecoms equipment makers from working on its 5G phone networks. The restrictions against Huawei and ZTE were announced by the country’s industry minister on Thursday. Francois-Philippe Champagne says the move will improve Canada’s mobile internet services and “protect the safety andContinue Reading

In the latest sign that the unfettered growth enjoyed by China’s tech giants is coming to an end, Beijing has unveiled a raft of new regulations that reasserts the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s authority over every aspect of its citizens’ digital lives. Among the new regulations: a law that reducesContinue Reading

Children as young as five use social media, despite most platforms having rules users must be over the age of 13. An annual study into media habits, from Ofcom, highlighted the mini social-media mavens, with a third of parents of five- to seven-year-olds revealing their child had a social-media profile.Continue Reading

The US says N Korea recently tested parts of a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system, in what it called a “serious escalation”. Pyongyang said the launches on 26 February and 4 March focused on developing a reconnaissance satellite. But the Pentagon now says the tests were experimental launches, beforeContinue Reading

Zara, Paypal and Samsung are the latest international firms to suspend trading in Russia after it invaded Ukraine. The clothes retailer’s owner, Inditex, will shut all 502 stores of its eight brands, including Bershka, Stradivarius and Oysho, from Sunday. Payment giant Paypal cited “violent military aggression in Ukraine” as theContinue Reading