Weekly Wrap 424: The writing plods through winter, hurrah!
I’ve kinda fallen out of the habit of discussing the week in more detail. Long gone are actual blog posts like, say, this update on the internet filtering debate from a decade ago, or art reviews, or even collections of tweets. Certainly none of the essays like I came for the gin, I stayed for the social revolution (30 April 2008), or It’s the little details which matter… (27 May 2007), or so many others which were much better than those.
I blame Twitter.
The second tranche of the Crikey Prying Eyes series was released, that thing with me as series editor. I had two stories this week.
- Prying Eyes: Every word you type, every move you make, they’ll be watching you, Crikey, 9 July 2018.
- Prying Eyes: Are Facebook and Google eavesdropping on your conversations? No, it’s far creepier than that, Crikey, 9 July 2018.
Plus I wrote a couple of stories about the Australian Signals Directorate for ZDNet.
- ASD restructure: Trouble at t’ cyber mill?, ZDNet Australia, 12 July 2018.
- ASD corporate plan leads with people and culture, ZDNet Australia, 13 July 2018.
Podcasts, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
The Week Ahead
It’s all about writing this week, primarily for ZDNet because I’m kinda covering some staff leave.
On Monday I’m talking about the Prying Eyes series on radio Triple R in Melbourne. That’s at 0945 AEST. I’ll keep the rest of the day free, because the opt-out period starts for Australia’s new My Health Record. There’s plenty of privacy concerns, and I’m half expecting the opt-out process to fall over. If so, I’ll be ready to write about it.
I’ll be in Melbourne for the week of 30 July to 5 August, primarily for the SINET 61 conference on the Tuesday and Wednesday that week. I’ll certainly be doing other things while I’m there, perhaps even recording a podcast or two.
Things I’ve pencilled in:
- D61+ LIVE, Brisbane, 18–19 September. (TBC)
- Australian Cyber Conference, formerly the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National Conference, Melbourne, 9–11 October.
- International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ (iappANZ) Annual Summit, Privacy: Handling the Seismic Shift, Melbourne, 1 November. (TBC)
[Photo: Sunrise at Wentworth Falls. Not from this year, but from last year, 5 July 2017.]
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