New Host, New Voiceovers: Myki privacy breach, Verizon sells Tumblr & Stan might be partnering with Disney [Episode 303]

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:

Myki Privacy Breach

Botched myki data release breached privacy laws [ITNews]
Two data points enough to spot you in open transport records [Pursuit/MelbUni]
Investigation: Disclosure of myki travel information [OVIC] (pdf)

Australian Signals Directorate data visualisation tool

ASD drops free data visualisation tool onto GitHub, says it’s “giving back to the community” [IT News]

Tumblr sold to Automattic

Verizon selling Tumblr to WordPress.com owner, but porn ban won’t go away [Ars Technica]

Biometrics security breach

Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms [The Guardian AU]

Icy cold tweets

A hilarious tweet went viral for seemingly being sent from a teen’s LG smart fridge — but there are questions about whether it’s real [Business Insider]

iPhone 11 Rumours

Case maker expecting ‘iPhone 11’, ‘iPhone 11 Pro’ and ‘iPhone 11 Pro Max’ brand names [9to5Mac]
New iPhone 11 release date, price, news and leaks [TechRadar]
Everything the iPhone 11 needs to be successful [CNET]

Peter Fonda

Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dead at 79 [ABC News]

Stan and Disney+ Partnership

Disney And Stan Are Teaming Up In Australia, Reports Suggest [Lifehacker]

Other stuff we mentioned:

Melbourne Datathon

On-street parking data [City of Melbourne]

Paystay

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The Gubmint Is Corrupt!: McMobile fines, Samsung announce the Galaxy Note 10 & the Apple Card now available [Episode 302]

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

Show Notes:

Australian telcos fined for not revealing how slow their internet speeds might be on the NBN [ABC News]
Aussie Broadband accepts the ACMA ruling on information standard [Aussie Broadband]
Aussie Broadband fined [Whirlpool]

Mobile phone payments ban at takeaway drive-throughs spark motorist backlash [ABC News]

ACCC takes HealthEngine to court over alleged data misuse [IT News]
Thousands of medical histories exposed in data breach [Sydney Morning Herald]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Everything Announced Today [Gizmodo Australia]
Telstra Pre-order [Telstra]
Samsung ads mocking iPhones quietly deleted as it follows Apple’s example [9to5Mac]

Trump calls for social media companies to ‘detect mass shooters before they strike’ [The Verge]
Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media [TechCrunch]

Men who send unsolicited dick pics are bigger narcissists, study finds [Vice]

Apple, Goldman Sachs start issuing Apple Cards to consumers [IT News]
The Apple Card starts rolling out today [The Verge]
Apple releases videos that show how the Apple Card works [The Verge]

Disney announces $12.99 bundle for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ [The Verge]

Nine makes Singo an offer for his Macquarie Media Shares [RadioInfo]

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Mark Is The New Dan: NBN considering business-only plans, DARPA’s open-source voting system & Mad Max comes to White Night [Episode 301]

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

Show Notes:

Privacy group asks court to reconsider FTC’s $5 billion Facebook deal [Ars Technica]
Following The El Paso Mass Shooting, Security Service Cloudflare Is Ending Online Protections For 8chan [Buzzfeed News]
Labor thinks the right to delete is coming for Australia’s CDR after winter break [ZDNet]
New encrypted ‘SafeTix’ coming to Melbourne music venues, AFL [The Age]
NBN Co told to forget about recouping investment and focus on service [The Guardian Australia]
NBN Co floats making 100/40Mbps plans business-only [ITNews]
NBN Co blames Telstra payments as a factor keeping prices high [ITNews]
DARPA Is Building a $10 Million, Open Source, Secure Voting System [Vice]
Cops Are Offering Ring Doorbell Cameras in Exchange for Info [Wired]
Cathay Pacific is ‘spying on you through in-flight entertainment and even recording your movement’ [Limited News]
’13 Reasons Why’ Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at Netflix [Hollywood Reporter]
Mad Max: Fury Road Roars Into White Night [Broadsheet]
Lionsgate Entertainment World opens in China [Australasian Leisure Management]

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NAB Data Breach, Fortnite World Cup & Foxtel Partners With Netflix [Episode 300]

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

Show Notes:
NAB discloses breach involving 13,000 customers’ driver’s licences [The Age]
ACCC Digital Platforms report calls for sweeping reforms [iTnews]
Canberra cops admit to 3000 more illegal metadata access incidents [iTnews]
Fortnite World Cup has handed out $30 million in prizes, and cemented its spot in the culture [TechCrunch]
Elon Musk says that Teslas will soon be able to stream Netflix and YouTube [The Verge]
Apple buys Intel’s smartphone modem business [The Verge]
Siri records fights, doctor’s appointments, and sex (and contractors hear it) [Ars Technica]
Government considers forcing Netflix to produce Australian content [SMH]
The 3 Million reasons Foxtel is adding Netflix to the IQ4 [EFTM]

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FaceApp Privacy Panic, Storm Area 51 Event & Marvel’s Phase 4 Timeline [Episode 299]

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

Show Notes:
Google suspends ticket website Viagogo from paid-for global search results [The Guardian]
Uber Eats would face ‘large penalties’, but Australia’s laws are ‘deficient’: ACCC [ABC News]
Government agencies pushing for longer mandatory metadata retention [The Guardian]
Dozens more government agencies accessing ‘metadata’ [Computerworld Australia]
FaceApp: Is The Russian Face-Aging App A Danger To Your Privacy? [Forbes]
Think FaceApp Is Scary? Wait Till You Hear About Facebook [Wired]
Say Goodbye To Your Instagram Likes, Australia [Gizmodo Australia]
Why Instagram has really killed likes [The Age]
Man behind viral Storm Area 51 event was worried the FBI would track him down [ABC News]
There’s now an event encouraging people to ‘storm’ the Bermuda Triangle and more than 40,000 people have signed up [Insider]
Apple is silently updating Macs again to remove insecure software from Zoom’s partners [The Verge]
Apple announces ‘disability-themed emojis’ to arrive in the fall [NBC News]
‘Picard’: Patrick Stewart Returns in First Trailer for ‘Star Trek’ Series [Rolling Stone]
Everything We Learned From Marvel’s Hall H Panel [Gizmodo Australia]
Avengers: Endgame becomes the highest-grossing movie of all time, toppling Avatar [ABC News]
Kids now dream of being professional YouTubers rather than astronauts, study finds [CNBC]

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