The 9pm Extra: Vertical Hold episode 403, “Has Elon Musk sunk Twitter? Should Medibank pay its cyber-ransom?”

The header of Elon Musk’s Twitter page as at 4 November 2022. (Screenshot: Stilgherrian) Inset: Vertical Hold podcast profile image. (Supplied)

Elon Musk finally owns Twitter, but is the social media giant circling the drain or about to become something entirely new? Should Medibank pay the ransom to keep customers’ sensitive medical data safe? I was on this week’s Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News and this is an updated version.

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Updated: Australian cyber-related legislation before parliament, plus current inquiries

Parliament House, Canberra

The Australian parliament has finished its business for February 2022, and there’s likely to be just three more sitting days before the election is called. Here’s a list of legislation and inquiries that have been making their way through the system and which are relevant to my interests — and perhaps yours.

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