Weekly Wrap 446: New laws dominate the week

Crossing the NepeanMy week of Monday 10 to Sunday 16 December 2018 was dominated by Australia’s new encryption-busting laws, the Assistance & Access Act. Two articles, two radio spots, and yet more in the works.

Articles

I have two part-written stories for ZDNet that should be finished in the coming week.

Podcasts

None. Next week, though…

Media Appearances

  • On Tuesday, I spoke about the Assistance & Access Act on Sydney’s Radio Skidrow, and later in the day on ABC Adelaide. No recordings of them for now, but the Radio Skidrow one will appear in their podcast this coming week.
  • On Friday, I spoke about YouTube’s attempts to get rid of hate speech and other problematic content on ABC Radio’s PM.

Corporate Largesse

None.

The Week Ahead

I’ll be in Sydney on Monday, finishing some writing for ZDNet, dealing with some medical imaging, and catching up with friends. The writing continues on Tuesday, after which I return to the Blue Mountains to continue yet more writing on another project.

On Thursday, Nicholas Fryer and I will be recording another joint episode of The 9pm Edict podcast. It should be posted that night.

Friday is probably about writing too. Given that it’s the last day of the last proper working week before Christmas, though, who can say?

Further Ahead

The following week begins with Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing day, followed by two alleged working days before the extend New Year long weekend. I’ll be spending nearly all of it cat-sitting in Ashfield, and adding personal and maybe work things ad libitum.

[Photo: Crossing the Nepean. Part of my regular “Crossing the Nepean” series of images, but this time taken from the old road bridge through the a bus window covered in advertising, photographed on 16 December 2018.]

Weekly Wrap 445: More cybers, and a harbour cruise

Sydney Harbour BridgeMy week of Monday 3 to Sunday 9 December 2018 was a mixed bag of work and joy. And the weather was lovely.

Articles

Podcasts

None.

Media Appearances

  • On Friday, I spoke about Australia’s new encryption laws on ABC TV’s News Breakfast. Here’s a snippet.

Corporate Largesse

  • On Tuesday, I met with people from Unisys Security Solutions and they paid for the coffee.
  • On Thursday, I was on the Annual Communications & Internet Community Boat Cruise on Sydney Harbour, and had some lovely food and drink at the industry’s expense.

The Week Ahead

There’s a lot of writing to do, for both ZDNet and a semi-SEKRIT international project. I should be in the Blue Mountains for pretty much the whole week.

On Tuesday, I’m talking about the new encryption laws on Sydney radio 2RSR at about 1230 AEDT.

Further Ahead

Nicholas Fryer and I will be recording another joint episode of The 9pm Edict podcast on Thursday 22 December, and it should be posted that night.

[Photo: Sydney Harbour Bridge, photographed on 6 December 2018.]