Slightly Soiled Doonas: Australia’s Christchurch laws “inadequate”, how ABC’s journo’s work from home, Google advertisers to provide identity verification and Parks & Rec returning for a special episode [Episode 332]

Andy Blume, Mark Macdowell and Phil Edwards 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:

Sanctioned Government Surveillance News

Govt to release source code of forthcoming ‘COVID trace’ app [ITNews]
Australia’s coronavirus tracing app’s data storage contract goes offshore to Amazon [ABC News]
COVIDSafe privacy policy extract (@DanConifer) [Twitter]
Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements—Public Health Contact Information) Determination 2020 [Federal Register Of Legislation]

It’s The Constitution, It’s Mabo, It’s Justice, It’s law, It’s The Vibe

Christchurch laws ‘don’t apply’ to Eastern Freeway crash images on Facebook [The Age]

Another Day, Another Breach

Email bungle at company seeking jobkeeper payments exposes staff’s personal details [The Guardian]

Queensland home schooling website glitch blocks students on first day of online learning [ABC News]
Queensland school websites crash as 1.8 million try to learn from home [Brisbane Times]

Aunty Works From Home

How the ABC is newsgathering and broadcasting under coronavirus restrictions [ABC News]
‘Betty the weather cat’ pops up in broadcasts [Stuff]

Aussie All Bran

Aussie Broadband starts rolling its own fibre to NBN POIs [ITNews]

Licence & Registration

Google says all advertisers will soon have to verify their identities in an effort to curb spam, scams, and price gouging across the web [Business Insider]

Apple Wrap Up

  • iPhone SE2 in the wild, carrier pricing/deals and reviews
  • Rumoured iPhone SE2 Plus to be delayed
  • Possible supply chain constraints delaying 2020 iPhones
  • Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro released
  • Rumours of new AirPods next month

Walk This Way

Captain Tom Moore becomes oldest artist to top the UK charts with You’ll Never Walk Alone cover [ABC News]
British veteran Tom Moore, 99, raises more than $15 million for the UK’s NHS by walking laps in his garden [ABC News]
Tom Moore [Wikipedia]

Kim Kardashian?

‘Parks and Recreation’ Cast to Reunite for Scripted Special in Aid of COVID-19 [Variety]

Other stuff we mentioned:

How to add and use your own images as backgrounds in Microsoft Teams meetings [The Android Soul]