Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 16th, 2014

RT @dekrazee1: So….. how much of a stink should I kick up about a startup not providing a method for me to delete my account? [Lots. Who?]

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J4vv4D 1. Cut out the contactless payment chip from your card.
2. Glue to stick
3. Dress up like harry potter
4. Use wand to enter underground

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BlogsofWarTech Londoners can now pay for commutes by waving their credit cards—no Apple Pay requiredgoo.gl/74B9pBd

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Thank* you, @TheRoastTV @alex_c_lee, for the image of an “oiled-up Kim Dotcom”. I think I now hate you.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @chrisbrownie I thought of that too. I may have to use the sounds in some project or other.

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@adm_76 I didn’t see the game’s title, sorry, but screenshots on the iTunes page don’t look the same.

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@bigrb @AshKyd Thanks. I actually have no idea how many readers I have. No-one tells me, and I don’t ever think of asking.

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RT @chrisbrownie: Basically how I figure you all see me youtube.com/watch?v=6lutNE… [No, but now I’m very frightened.]

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@alexkidman Yeah I was going to resist making that joke. You clearly lack my level of self-control.

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@MartinCuddihy Kenya’s not that odd. Well, I’ve only transited NBO. (Thank you, though.) I was thinking more of some workplaces here in AU.

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I have fans in the oddest places.

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@Andrew_Zammit @zdnetaustralia Thank you. It’s always hard to tell whether the “clarity” that happened while writing holds up to scrutiny.

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@Sam_Hickey Right, looks like I’ve got some reading ahead of me.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “Can Snowden finally kill the ‘harmless metadata’ myth?” zdnet.com/can-snowden-fi…

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Big data is an ideology, @grahamgreenleaf said to me over a glass of wine. I think he’s entirely correct.

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@Sam_Hickey Oh thank you. All sorts of thoughts have been triggered by tonight.

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SwedishCanary “Over my dead body!”… pic.twitter.com/iefYZO9KR9

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A petite Chinese woman sitting on the train in front of me is playing an iPad game involving a shark and the bloody shredding of everything.

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Thanks for all your feedback while I was tweeting from the event. I do see them all (unless you use certain political hashtags).

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Ten points to ANZ Tower staff for finding and taking good care of my umbrella.

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I have departed the land of laws, having consumed some rather excellent McLaren Vale red.

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RT @rachel612: Wired’s Chris Anderson has been wrong so often he makes George Brandis look credible. [OUCH!]

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@Steve_Lockstep You have Greenleaf’s concern in a nutshell.

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Steve_Lockstep .@stilgherrian “Chris Anderson says correlation replaces causation” < That’s like (or is) “persuasion replaces logic” /cc @grahamgreenleaf

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The correct firm to thank for tonight is Herbert Smith Freehills.

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Prof DavidDixon, dean of UNSW Law School, is making some closing remarks and thanking the wrong law firm for hosting tonight.

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Greenleaf notes that the European model is being used as a model by many nations, and EU penalties are rising. US model may not last.

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Greenleaf: “We are proceeding towards global ubiquity of data protection laws.”

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That said, Greenleaf notes the increasing number of countries with data protection laws, and the ECJ decision rejecting data retention.

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Greenleaf describes the collection of @UNSWLawJournal articles as “pessimistic”.

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Greenleaf: Big data is only allowed to flow in one direction, it seems.

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Greenleaf: The word “metadata” has entered the Australian political lexicon even though no-one is able to define it.

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Greenleaf notes that increasing private-sector surveillance is being equated with innovation.

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Gamification to encourage increased disclosure of personal information is getting a serve.

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Greenleaf: “Every step in the information life cycle has become more dangerous for us.”

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Greenleaf mentions all the ways in which there’s more data recorded, combined with “endemic failure” of information security.

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Greenleaf wonders whether the Snowden revelations reveal a gradual boiling frog increase in surveillance, or some fundamental change.

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Greenleaf is using the words “big data analytics” and “hubris” in the same sentence, and not for the first time tonight.

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Big data tends to be about collecting as much data as possible, in opposition to the privacy principle of least data to achieve result.

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How do things work when you don’t actually know precisely how a big data system reached it’s conclusion?

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This creates a problem with issues like discrimination. How can you challenge when you don’t know what data the decision was based on?

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Greenleaf points out that big data is about correlation rather than causation. Wired’s Chris Anderson says correlation replaces causation.

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The journal will appear here in due course. unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au

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This is the theme section of the journal. pic.twitter.com/3roXEFQ0hu

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Nguyen is now introducing @grahamgreenleaf. He sounds almost worth listening to.

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Editor Tram Nguyen says the theme issue was inspired by the Snowden revelations, so something else we can blame him for.

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Bailey: Big data is about looking for patterns, but us humans have that skill in our DNA. We need to avoid unjust results from big data.

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Bailey: “With the best will in the world, governments are never going to get ahead of the game.”

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HFS partner Damien Bailey is doing an intro. They’ve been doing some work for Google on drones, and on smart cities. Note to self on this.

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I’m at the launch of the latest @UNSWLawJournal, which has a theme section on big data and the law. newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/law/pessi…

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Oh. Justice Bennett is here.

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Apart from the waiters, I think I’m the only non-lawyer here.

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As usual when I end up in the offices of a high-end law firm, I’m under-dressed by about eight notches.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Can Snowden finally kill the ‘harmless metadata’ myth?” zdnet.com/can-snowden-fi…

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@mpesce It’s OK, I’m on my way to a law firm. Two clips off, then asylum and cocaine. I know how law works.

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@mpesce GIVE ME A TASER AND SO HELP ME GOD I WILL USE IT. ALSO A BROWNING HI-POWER 9MM AUTOMATIC BECAUSE EFFICIENCY.

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George Street. What a fucking menagerie.

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God has gone commercial at the Central Baptist Church. pic.twitter.com/6LzykXS6oD

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Except, that is, for the obvious* fact* that I outclass* Richard Roxburgh in every conceivable way.

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OK, I’d better grab a quick bite before rolling up to this @UNSWLawJournal launch, otherwise it’ll be like an audition for “Rake” series 4.

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@nazzer Do you know the timeline on the transcripts?

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SwiftOnSecurity The boomer dream is to not pay millennials anything, but still tax their income to pay for Medicare.

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tinysubversions Tonight I’m reading @jsnhff’s AutoSummarize, which applies MS Word’s “AutoSummarize” feature to classic literary work pic.twitter.com/idxQ2zfAlp

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SwiftOnSecurity PREDICTION: A company will invent its own cryptocurrency and pay its interns in it.
Put 3 years on the clock.

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@ApostrophePong Well @NickEvershed is an honourable man, so I’m sure he’ll make every effort to fix that fatal flaw.

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“Slamming Netflix ‘backdoors’ shut will not help local streamers”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/slamming-netfl…

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“Village Roadshow fails Turing test”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/au/village-roa…

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[Except…] M@joshgnosisis: Dancer in the Dark: the Lars von Trier film starring Bjork that Margaret 5 stars, David 0sbs.com.au/movies/movie/d…J2

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So @NickEvershed has analysed Margaret and David’s disagreements. theguardian.com/news/datablog/… Ping @ApostrophePong

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@UNSWLawJournal Thanks. Prof Greenleaf is always good value, and I’m not far away. And I’ve only had four beers. See you there.

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RT @jturner_ibrs: If you think security is about security, you haven’t been paying attention. Security is about values. [Yeah, $3B values.]

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@nazzer @UNSWLawJournal @UNSWnews True, that was more a general moan than a criticism of the PR process. I want to cry now.

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Wishing I’d known about the @UNSWLawJournal launch earlier, @UNSWnews

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UNSWnews Is it too late for society to protect privacy? , . New edition of @UNSWLawJournal newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/law/pessi…

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michaelneale fairfax jernalisms at its finest, again. (BTW I think I know the answer, can I be a journalist now?) pic.twitter.com/qp5gtp4iDM

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@expectproblems Oh? You’re throwing yourself into a canal? I’ll miss you.

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erasmuslijn Absolutely the worst paragraph ever written for use in online dating pic.twitter.com/yfOOBjcsf3

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains the words “fool”, “liar” and “XKEYSCORE”, but not a single “cyber”.

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I have repaired to a location with 240V and ale, there to finish writing my @zdnetaustralia column.

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Listening to someone in the know describing a certain named very senior public servant as “delusional”.

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Interesting privacy panel, but I’m wondering whether we’ve moved forward in the past couple of years.

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Gow suggests we as citizens should hand companies and governments our T&Cs for their use of our data.

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Viss Oh look, a live webcam feed of the CISSP factory :D i.imgur.com/7Evgchx.gif

/me ducks

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RT @mr_gadget: this is stormy hong kong right now pic.twitter.com/Bt5e7i6iaO [This is our future, or something.]

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There is clearly some doubt as to whether the Brandispeople of the world will be able to create the laws for our future.

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There is much laughter when the panel mentions the digital skills* of Attorney-General Brandis.

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BernardKeane Should Apple compensate people for putting disgusting malware on their devices uninvited? I say yes.

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Crompton of course sketches out a hypothetical scenario which raises so many complex issues it’ll be impossible to tweet.

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Leonhard declines to add more issues, since he did the keynote.

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Dow: Social ethics online; how laws translate into digital realm; environmental cost of over-storing data.

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Snell: Use of malware to stalk/harass women; not blame women or tell them to disconnect; education for law enforcement.

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Lawrence: Govt surveillance; fighting piracy (why does govt want upload/download volumes); right to be forgotten.

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Each panellist is being asked to name three big issues for them or their organisations.

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Those grenades include “the law being slow” as a good thing, privacy not as protecting secrets but controlled sharing.

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It begins with @MalcomC “pilling the pin on a couple of hand grenades”, as he puts it.

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Panelists are @jon_lawrence of @efa_oz; @gleonhard; Liz Snell, Women’s Legal Services NSW; @katrynadow, founder @meeco_me.

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Starting now, “The Privacy Catch” panel, moderated by @MalcomC.

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Keynote speaker is futurist @gleonhard. We’re starting with too many audio problems.

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The speech by @PaulFletcherMP was a standard exposition of the government’s telco policy and plans. Nothing to report.

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openculture The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain. Remix away. goo.gl/gcTYZ1 pic.twitter.com/CTO3jcHZ94

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I won’t be tweeting the first couple of sessions, ‘cos I have to do some writing and research in the background.

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At UTS for the first day of the @ACCAN_AU Conference, @PaulFletcherMP’s opening speech just started. accan.org.au/2014conference

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jeamland INT: Dark room. @NewtonMark is ranting to himself.

MARK: “Trolling used to MEAN something…”

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Another Opal card triumph: topping up $50 by cash is two separate transactions. Operator must choose from $10, $20, $40, $60 etc.

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NewsManc Just seen this on LinkedIn and instinctively set my computer on fire. pic.twitter.com/ddMi0iaAGT

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Tue plan: 0900-1230 @ACCAN_AU conference accan.org.au/2014conference; write for @zdnetaustralia; review a client’s legacy extranet; evening TBA.

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BernardKeane Geldof’s for “No”? Well that seals it. Scotland should not merely leave but build a 200 ft wall along the border.

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semibogan You called it, @riskybusiness RT @threatpost: SNMP-Based Attack Spoofs Google Public DNS Server - threatpost.com/snmp-based-ddo…

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SwiftOnSecurity Next time you see stock photos like this remember it’s just some guy whispering, “Tell me your secrets, Gatorade.” pic.twitter.com/bemb5aA8rH

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craigthomler Stop Tony Meow plug-in selected for preservation by the National Library of Australia - pandora.nla.gov.au/tep/148377

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SwiftOnSecurity “No copyright infringement intended.”
“No embezzlement intended.”
“No assault intended.”
Bunch of real friggen geniuses on YouTube.

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Hey @robbie_buck @702sydney, innocent until proven guilty, Sir. Given charges have been laid, aren’t you in contempt of court just now?

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TlfTravelAlerts Delays on the Victoria line due to Pimlico declaring independence.

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That’s impressive, @troyhunt. Great work. Thanks.

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troyhunt There it is folks - Paste Search. 33 seconds after a breach is on Pastebin, it’s searchable on @haveibeenpwned. Notifications also work.

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Full video of last night’s “Moment of Truth” event in NZ with @ggreenwald, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange. youtube.com/watch?v=Pbps1E…

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Tue plan, draft: 0900-1230 @ACCAN_AU conference accan.org.au/2014conference; write for @zdnetaustralia; review client legacy extranet; night TBA.

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RT @marcuskelson @stilgherrian how is it you haven’t been snapped up by the good folk at Hallmark? [It’s a mystery.]

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@oberonsghost No no, you’re thinking too literally. Also, worrying too much. You’re on holidays.

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Tuesday. They hang from the ceiling in long, sticky threads, drawn into your nose and mouth as you breathe. Eventually you choke. Tuesday.

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