I Don’t Like It, So No One Else Can: Fines Victoria mess, ZuckBucks hearing, SoftPorn mags close & Vale Anne Phelan [Episode 313]

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

This week’s stories:

Banker? I hardly know her!

Bank outage crackdown to publicly name and shame institutions [ITNews]


Privacy trumps face recognition bill [InnovationAus]
Home Affairs pushes its face-matching service for porn age verification [ZDNet]

A Fine Mess

Victoria govt owed hundreds of millions after latest issues with fines IT system [ITnews]
Fines Victoria crisis deepens, leaving massive hole in state budget [The Age]


Thousands of Optus mobile numbers mistakenly published in White Pages [The Age]

Roam If You Want To

Russian eagles’ global roaming sends scientists broke as tracking devices rack up the bills [ABC News]

The Wheels On The Bus

Sydney driverless shuttle merges into live traffic [ITNews]


Facebook’s Zuckerberg grilled in US Congress on cryptocurrency, privacy [ITNews]

Vale Anne Phelan

‘One of the best humans’: Prisoner actress Anne Phelan dies, aged 75 [The Age]

Boobs Are Bad?

Softcore pornography magazines the Picture and People to close amid sale ban and falling circulation [The Guardian]

Store Wares

Final Trailer: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” [Dark Horizons]

Other stuff we mentioned:

367 Collins Falcons

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