Revenue Raising Bullshit: ACMA’s phone scam crackdown, Indonesia wants AI bureaucrats, Sir Jony leaves Apple and Vale Clive James [Episode 318]

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:

Tasmania’s mobile phone school ban

Mobile phone ban introduced to public schools in Tasmania [ZDNet]

ACMA’s crackdown on scam calls

ACMA proposes three-point action plan to crack down on phone scams [ZDNet]

Revenue Raising Ideas

Australia’s New South Wales rolls out mobile phone detection cameras [Reuters]

Bad Optus! Naughty Optus!

Optus cops $6.4m fine for dodgy NBN disconnection claims [ITNews]
Optus ordered to pay $6.4 million over misleading NBN disconnection email to customers [ABC News]

ACCC Doesn’t Understand eSims

ACCC to steer clear of eSIM regulations for now [ITNews]

Another Day, Another NBN Thing

NBN pricing review adds new plans, CVC pools, and TCP/IP header overhead [ZDNet]

Indonesia’s AI Public Service

Indonesia proposes to replace public servants with AI [E&T]

Bye Sir Jony

Jony Ive has left Apple [The Verge]

London Leaves A 1-Star Rating

Uber loses London license again but can keep driving for now [CNN]

Vale Clive James

Australian broadcaster and author Clive James dies, aged 80 [The Age]

Not A Lot Of Depp…th

Depp Plans Jacko’s Glove Stage Musical [Dark Horizons]

Other stuff we mentioned:

Carrier pigeon ‘faster’ than internet broadband [The Telegraph]

Lives Lost – Year To Date [TAC]

1992 Telecom Ads with Clive James [YouTube]

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