Google Pixel 4a v Samsung Note 20 v Huawei P40 Pro, Australia’s cybersecurity overhaul: Vertical Hold ep 290

Is there much substance to the Australian Government’s new cybersecurity strategy? Meanwhile, Samsung goes premium with the Note 20, Google goes mid-range with the Pixel 4a… and Huawei wants to remind us that they still exist with the P40 Pro+.

Special guests ZDNet AU cybersecurity correspondent Stilgherrian & News Corp national tech editor Jen Dudley-Nicholson 

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It’s been a huge week in tech news, and that calls for an extended episode, as we dive deep into the week’s phone and cyber security news.

To talk Australian cyber-policy, we’re joined by ZDNet contributor Stilgherrian to talk through the detail (or lack thereof) in the Australian government’s delayed cyber security policy. Also, there is a squirrel.

Want more of Stilgherrian’s thoughts on the new policy? You can read his thoughts over at ZDNet.

It’s also been a significant week in the smartphone space, with Google revealing the Pixel 4a, Samsung revealing a new ecosystem of Galaxy phones, headphones, tablets and more, and Huawei bringing the P40 Pro+ to our shores. But which one should you buy? Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson joins us to ponder the real value in a new phone buy in 2020.

Alex wrote up both the new Samsung phones launch and his early impressions of the Pixel 4a here. If you’re curious about what’s in the Pixel 4a box, he also made a quick video of that here.

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News – podcast hosts Adam Turner and Alex Kidman speak to Australia’s leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

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