Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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December 9th, 2018

@_Kustodian_ @macgibbon That probably sounds a bit cranky. Sorry. But there’s been some truly appalling coverage, a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YH

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@_Kustodian_ @macgibbon I’m definitely not defending it. (@macgibbon would be laughing at the idea!) I’ve written l..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0c

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Sun plan, remainder: Eat a thing; write up a Weekly Wrap; work on that other thing for @zdnetaustralia for Monday (..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Yj

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SwiftOnSecurity Testing the Twitter Custom Audiences tool.

If you can see this tweet, you are categorized by Twitter “Furry, 70% likelihood”

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@thegrugq Cruel but fair. Your shade, I mean, not the concentration camps.

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jonkudelka On reflection, if I was asked what was my favourite cartoon I’d done this year by someone who was less passive aggr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fx

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julianku This is so lacking in self awareness that I thought it was a parody account. twitter.com/globaltimesnew…

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Finally reading @JohnBirmingham’s “Rebellion in Dutton country” and it’s rather good. themonthly.com.au/issue/2018/dec…

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oberonsghost OH: I’m just calling to let you know I’m on the phone.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Which side does all the whinging come from?

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@chrisfordoz In their defence, reporting on fast-moving legislation debates can be challenging, and a lot of AU rep..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oT

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Here’s all of that thread about Australia’s anti-encryption Assistance & Access Bill in a more readable form…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fy

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@perrynfowler I’m not explaining myself well, I think. I’ll have a proper go in tomorrow’s piece, because I’m tryin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mv

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@TwitsForMiles It’ll be interesting to say the least!

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@rgmerk Indeed. Whether the law or any system supporting it can deliver the goods is another whole question.

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@garthk One should always look for quality when deploying a goose.

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Oh, a final note for the hard of thinking. If you think any of this means I support the Bill then you’re a goose. I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rx

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@zdnetaustralia As an aside, here’s what powers already exist in Australia. “Police want to read encrypted messages..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Dh

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As I said before, for my sins I’m writing an explainer on the Assistance & Access Bill for @zdnetaustralia for Mond..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PM

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(I’m not saying you’re wrong, @perrynfowler, because you’re right. I just think you’re answering a different question.)

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This is why I think the term “backdoor” is unhelpful. It focuses on cryptography and algorithms rather than communi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Yk

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Actually, no! The wonderful parliamentary staffers at @AboutTheHouse and @AuSenate have got the Bill as passed in a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cr

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Here’s a direct link to “Schedule of the amendments made by the House of Representatives” but it’s amendments to th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Cp

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This is a common misconception, probably caused by sloppy reporting. It’s true that the Senate dumped all its plann..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9d

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I stress again, though, the law has been rushed, and the end result may not even match the Australian government’s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Kx

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If you prefer listening, here’s a podcast of that panel discussion from August. Ian Levy making a good deal of sens..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bi

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Here’s something written by GCHQ technical directors Ian Levy and Crispin Robinson about how they see the UK equiva..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rv

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What @DamienCWalker notes here are the kinds of things people have imagined, because encrypted messages have to be..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…53

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This here is a key issue, perhaps THE key issue. The details were modified in some of the 67 pages of amendments pa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bX

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Again, the way this will end up working in practice remains to be seen. Agencies will push hard, obviously, and ven..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PP

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Second, there’s a specific prohibition on demanding a “systemic weakness, or a systemic vulnerability”, or demandin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…MC

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Obviously how that would pan out in practice remains to be seen, so expect some lively legal action for that!

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First, it’s not “do whatever else it takes to decrypt subjects’ messages”. There’s a slab of stuff about having to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…X0

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No, not really. Not at all. I’ve seen quite a few tweets linking to this story. The Assistance & Access Bill certai..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Px

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@upulie I kinda like the idea of blackberry hubris though.

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They are kinda nice images, yes. twitter.com/Astro_Alex/sta…

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JohnJohnPhenom Reddit is mostly bad but the other day I learned on that website that the Menendez Brothers are in the background o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…l9

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ihateoldpeopIe MY HEAD HURTS FROM LAUGHING AT THIS pic.twitter.com/izLUcRzhYs

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“Friends of Toolern Creek Platypus Festival” facebook.com/toolern/ @SnarkyPlatypus

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alexdecampi I’m almost, but not quite, drunk enough to talk about how World War I could have been avoided if Rudolf of Austria..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5v

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@SnarkyPlatypus Really? It’s only middling festive.

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@quiatimet @CARROT_app I’ve sometimes thought about getting some of the other apps but I’ve got most of my processes embedded elsewhere.

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@PeteLawler @SnarkyPlatypus I’ve already found a festive platypus from a couple years back but @SnarkyPlatypus does..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…h8

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OrkneyLibrary Today’s theme is so here is a picture from our Photographic Archive of a giant..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fC

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Sun plan, outline draft: Lazy morning; laundry; write for @zdnetaustralia, at least the solid core of the thing I’m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mr

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VeronicaAwakens “Last year, more Australians bought their seventh home than those who bought their first”

Burn the whole world down.

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Sunday. A tissue of a web of farragos. Sunday.

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