New Host, New Voiceovers: Myki privacy breach, Verizon sells Tumblr & Stan might be partnering with Disney [Episode 303]

Phil Edwards, Andy Blume and Mark Macdowell are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things geek.

This week’s stories:

Myki Privacy Breach

Botched myki data release breached privacy laws [ITNews]
Two data points enough to spot you in open transport records [Pursuit/MelbUni]
Investigation: Disclosure of myki travel information [OVIC] (pdf)

Australian Signals Directorate data visualisation tool

ASD drops free data visualisation tool onto GitHub, says it’s “giving back to the community” [IT News]

Tumblr sold to Automattic

Verizon selling Tumblr to owner, but porn ban won’t go away [Ars Technica]

Biometrics security breach

Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms [The Guardian AU]

Icy cold tweets

A hilarious tweet went viral for seemingly being sent from a teen’s LG smart fridge — but there are questions about whether it’s real [Business Insider]

iPhone 11 Rumours

Case maker expecting ‘iPhone 11’, ‘iPhone 11 Pro’ and ‘iPhone 11 Pro Max’ brand names [9to5Mac]
New iPhone 11 release date, price, news and leaks [TechRadar]
Everything the iPhone 11 needs to be successful [CNET]

Peter Fonda

Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dead at 79 [ABC News]

Stan and Disney+ Partnership

Disney And Stan Are Teaming Up In Australia, Reports Suggest [Lifehacker]

Other stuff we mentioned:

Melbourne Datathon

On-street parking data [City of Melbourne]


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