Hey Siri, which Government is tracking my movements?: Scotty’s contact tracing app going ahead, VicPol’s revenue raising nonsense, Apple announce the iPhone SE2 and vale Tim Brooke-Taylor & Brian Dennehy
Phil Edwards, Mark Macdowell and Andy Blume aren’t back in the studio with this week’s look at all things geek.
Note: Due to limitations surrounding COVID-19 and access to the 3WBC studios, this episode was pre-recorded from our homes. As such, the usual high production values (chortle) and excellent audio quality (more chortle) is missing. We’re doing our best to bring you the show as close to normal as possible, so please bear with us.
This week’s stories:
Track & Trace
Morrison refuses to ‘be drawn’ on making contact tracing app compulsory [ITNews]
MPs refuse to download official COVID-19 app and demand privacy guarantees [The Sydney Morning Herald]
Cheap NBN For All!* (*conditions apply)
NBN Co to temporarily cut internet costs for low-income families [ITNews]
Playstation 5-month wait?
The PS5 To Be Limited At Launch [Dark Horizons]
Justice Is Blind … And Shirtless
Apple’s iPhone SE2 Announced
Apple Taking The Piss
Vale Tim Brooke-Taylor
Vale Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy, veteran stage and screen actor, dies aged 81 [The Guardian]
Local Content Requirements Relaxed
Other stuff we mentioned:
Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) – COVID-19 Tracking App thread [Twitter]