Disregard electoral process, vote Quimby: ACCC is going after Google, Twitter bans political ads, new AirPods Pro & Telstra’s Xbox deal [Episode 314]

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

This week’s stories:

NSW Digital Licenses Live

NSW digital driver’s licences go live [ITNews]
NSW digital driver’s licence stalls under load [ITNews]
NSW drivers stampede to create 600,000 digital licences [ITNews]

Optus 5G Broadband

About 140,000 homes can now get Optus 5G home broadband [WhistleOut]

WA’s Phone Free Education

Mobile phones to be banned in WA public schools from 2020 under McGowan Government move [ABC News]

ACCC Is Getting Spicy

Google sued by ACCC after allegedly misleading customers over location data collection
[The Guardian]
Google allegedly misled consumers on collection and use of location data [ACCC]
ACCC sues Google over location data [InnovationAus]
ZeniMax Media Inc, ZeniMax Europe Limited and ZeniMax Australia Pty Ltd [ACCC]
ZeniMax ACCC Undertaking [ACCC]

Melbourne’s Electric Bus

First Victorian Built Electric Bus To Hit The Road [Victorian Govt]
Taking charge: Volgren takes a big step into a new era [Volgren]

Alphabit

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion [The Verge]
Fitbit to Be Acquired by Google [Fitbit]

Twitter Good, Facebook Bad

Twitter will ban political ads, Jack Dorsey announces [CNN Business]
Facebook will allow UK election candidates to run false ads [CNN Business]
@jack [Twitter]

Apple’s New Shiny

Apple reveals new AirPods Pro, available 30 October [Apple]
Apple AirPods Pro hands-on: the noise cancellation really works [The Verge]

Telstra’s Xbox Deal

Microsoft, Telstra announce post-paid plans for Xbox consoles [The Age]

Apple TV+ Is Here

Apple TV+ Is Now Available In Oz: But Is It Worthwhile? [Lifehacker]

Other stuff we mentioned:

Melbourne 737 Project (YouTube)

Steve Guttenberg Audiophiliac (YouTube)

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