Google’s Pixel 7a is here (as is Google I/O), but is the Pixel 7a a worthwhile phone? How is Australia’s Federal budget fighting scammers and cybercrime? Are blue skies already turning grey at Bluesky Social? I was on this week’s Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News and this is an updated version.
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Google’s I/O brought us lots of AI, no Pixel Fold down under and… Time Travel?
Well, no, Google didn’t bring us time travel, but in this week’s show, we’re using the power of time travel to tell the story of the Pixel 7a, discuss the Pixel Tablet and more with EFTM’s Dan Tyson and Review.org’s Adam Smith!
It’s also budget week, and the tech side of the budget wanted to talk all about the criminals. No, not the ones we may or may not have elected*, but instead criminals of the cyber kind.
So Stilgherrian dropped by the Vertical Hold studios to talk all things Cyber, as well as why the skies over at Bluesky might not be that blue…
*Allegedly, in case you’re a lawyer reading this.
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01. Is Google’s Pixel 7a winner, How is the budget fighting cybercrime? Vertical Hold ep 428 – Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech NewsGoogle’s Pixel 7a is here (as is Google I/O), but is the Pixel 7a a worthwhile phone? How is Australia’s Federal budget fighting scammers and cybercrime? Are blue skies already turning grey at BlueSky? Special Guests Stilgherrian, EFTM’s Dan Tyson and review.org’s Adam Smith!
On Tuesday night Australia’s treasurer Jim Chalmers released the nation’s Budget for 2023–2024. I’ve gone though it to find things related to the digital and cyber realms, plus a few other items that caught my eye. This is a loooooong post!
Helping protect small business from online threats
The Albanese government has committed $134.5 million to give myGov “certainty and stability” for another 12 months while it considers the longer-term funding needs of the platform in the wake of an independent audit earlier this year.
All organisations must be able to verify the data they’re relying on. Our DVP model can provide a global infostructure to do exactly that. [Note: I'm listing this because it's the thing I mentioned in the context of having a slight conflict of interest. I've been working as an editorial consultant for the last year, helping Lockstep polish their documents. A lot of new material will be appearing in the coming weeks.]
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