This week in Australia, there have been several significant developments in the tech industry that deserve attention. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has tested a controversial facial recognition search engine, raising concerns about privacy and surveillance. Additionally, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is reportedly monitoring popular social media platforms and websites, as well as online communities for specific groups. These actions raise questions about the extent of digital surveillance and its impact on individual privacy. On a lighter note, Threads, a social media platform, has introduced new features such as polls and GIFs, following recent changes made by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Uber Australia has also faced consequences for breaching spam laws, resulting in a significant fine. Lastly, Australia and the U.S. have signed a space technology sharing agreement, allowing American space companies to conduct launches from Australian spaceports. This partnership opens up new opportunities for collaboration and advancements in space technology.