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New holding companies are on the rise

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising, weekly edition. Sign up to get this newsletter here. This week: A new holding company boom, ad industry salaries, and hiring trends. New holding companies rising While the mature ad holding companies have been winnowing their operations in the downturn, newer spins on the […]
New holding companies are on the rise
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‘It’s like playing whack-a-mole’: A string of recent revelations paints a stark picture of Russia’s ongoing campaign to meddle in the 2018 midterms

US government agencies and social media companies are taking a proactive role in combatting Russian disinformation and cyberattacks ahead of the November midterms. But a string of recent revelations indicates that, if anything, Russia and other foreign actors are using more sophisticated methods to poke at the weak links in […]
‘It’s like playing whack-a-mole’: A string of recent revelations paints a stark picture of Russia’s ongoing campaign to meddle in the 2018 midterms
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Australia passed sweeping foreign interference laws not-so-subtly targeted at China

Australia has passed sweeping counter-intelligence laws that broaden the offenses of espionage and foreign influence. Though Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the laws don’t target any one country, he has previously talked about “disturbing reports about Chinese influence”. By Turnbull’s own admission, the new laws have spurred tensions […]
Australia passed sweeping foreign interference laws not-so-subtly targeted at China
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Chinese telco giant Huawei hits back at claims that Beijing can order it to spy

Huawei Australia has publicly responded to claims the Chinese telecommunications giant is a national security threat. Huawei is currently bidding to be provide parts of Australia’s new 5G network but there have been reports of reservations from intelligence officials. Chinese law requires organisations to cooperate with “national intelligence work” when […]
Chinese telco giant Huawei hits back at claims that Beijing can order it to spy
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Controversial telecommunications giant Huawei paid for Australian politicians to go on more trips to China than any other company

China’s Huawei is the largest corporate sponsor of international trips for Australian politicians. Over the last eight years it paid for 12 international trips, twice as many as the next highest corporate sponsor. The Chinese government also paid for accommodation for seven politicians. Huawei is currently trying to provide equipment […]
Controversial telecommunications giant Huawei paid for Australian politicians to go on more trips to China than any other company
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NSW is ‘reviewing’ its relationship with China’s controversial Confucius Institute over fears of covert foreign influence

The education department of New South Wales is “reviewing” its relationship with the Confucius Institute and Confucius Classrooms. These are run out of China’s education ministry, and Beijing openly describes them as a vehicle for soft power and propaganda. Experts are also concerned at how closely connected the Confucius programs […]
NSW is ‘reviewing’ its relationship with China’s controversial Confucius Institute over fears of covert foreign influence
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A US-funded think tank dropped a speaker working for China’s secretive overseas influence arm, which shows how the nation is struggling to deal with foreign interference

A US think tank appears to have dropped a speaker, who works for the Chinese Communist Party’s influence arm, from an event talking about China’s “exaggerated” influence. The Wilson Center knew the work done by Huiyao Wang but did not disclose the information when promoting the event. The change to […]
A US-funded think tank dropped a speaker working for China’s secretive overseas influence arm, which shows how the nation is struggling to deal with foreign interference