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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MyGov Outage, Amazon Prime Day & ILM Opens At Fox Studios [Episode 298]

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

Show Notes:
Trump’s Twitter account a violation of US constitution, court rules [The New Daily]
Christchurch massacre: TV broadcasters cleared after media watchdog investigation [The Age]
Retailers demand Telstra pay for massive payments outage [iTnews]
myGov is coming back online after outage hits ATO, Medicare and Centrelink [ABC News]
Dodo to refund thousands of customers $360,000 over NBN streaming claims [SmartCompany]
Direct debit’s days could be numbered [SBS News]
Investors cheer as Facebook handed $US5b settlement over Cambridge Analytica probe [ABC News]
Instagram’s anti-bullying AI asks users: ‘Are you sure you want to post this?’ [The Guardian]
50 years later, Apollo 11’s “one giant leap” remains a defining moment in human history [CBS News]
Amazon Prime Day 2019: all the best tech deals in Australia [TechRadar]
MacBook Air Updated With True Tone Display and Lower $1,099 Starting Price [MacRumors]
Apple Discontinues 12-Inch MacBook [MacRumors]
Serious Zoom security flaw could let websites hijack Mac cameras [The Verge]
Apple re-released its decade-old iOS ‘Texas Hold’em’ game [Engadget]
Famed for roles in Men In Black and Dodgeball as well as run-ins with the law, actor Rip Torn dies [ABC News]
Artie is King (Part 1) [YouTube]
Wonka movie’s ‘Violet Beauregarde’ dies [Illawarra Mercury]
WarnerMedia confirms its Netflix rival will be called HBO Max [The Verge]
ILM to set up at Fox Studios [IF Magazine]

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NBN Co’s Netflix Tax, Anti-Influencer Ice Cream Truck & Mad Magazine Ceases Publication [Episode 297]

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

Show Notes:
Samsung Has Finally Fixed the Galaxy Fold [Tom’s Guide]
Amazon blasts Australia’s “technically flawed” anti-encryption laws [iTnews]
‘Open to ideas’: NBN denies angling for a Netflix tax [SMH]
Open Connect Appliances [Netflix]
Slow NBN speeds: modems partly to blame for poor performance [The Guardian]
Samsung says Galaxy phones are waterpoof, ACCC lawsuit leaks [CRN]
Negative review? Now you can just delete it [The Age]
Google review of Sydney plastic surgeon leads to $500,000 payout [Yahoo News]
Iconic 80s computer The Commodore 64 to return with fully-functional keyboard [CNN]
‘We’re anti-influencer’: ice-cream truck makes Instagram ‘stars’ pay double [The Guardian]
Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos [The Verge]
Apple is reportedly giving up on its controversial MacBook keyboard [The Verge]
iOS 13 will fix the FaceTime eye contact problem [The Verge]
Mad Magazine to Effectively Shutter After 67 Years [The Hollywood Reporter]
Up The Academy (1980) Official Trailer [YouTube]
Networks unhappy over classification limits [TV Tonight]
Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Debuts With Heroic $185 Million [Variety]

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