Weekly Wrap 732: A remarkably productive start to winter

My week of Monday 3 to Sunday 9 June 2024 saw the production of three podcasts, two of which have already been posted, with the third appearing tomorrow morning. My need to nap most afternoons also declined, which I imagine is a Good Thing.


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  • The Weekly Cybers #21. It’s another week of eSafety! The commissioner’s case against X is dumped, but there’s new Basic Online Safety Expectations, and legislation to ban sexually explicit deepfakes. Plus a big FOI win against robodebt, and much more.

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The big news is that the lawsuit that Elon Musk’s X was facing from Australia’s eSafety commission has been dropped. I’ve already written about that in this week’s The Weekly Cybers. But there was much more.

In other news:

The Week Ahead

Monday is the public holiday for the King’s Birthday, at least here in NSW. I’ll be posting my podcast with David F Porteous first thing in the morning, however, before starting to do some actual nothing.

The rest of the week is the usual plod of pretending to work, as well as starting to plan the winter series of The 9pm Edict.

Further Ahead

  • NEW: UK General Election, 4 July 2024. I’m not sure what I’ll do to celebrate this, but it’s certainly a significant date to be aware of.
  • TechLeaders 2024, Hunter Valley, 11–12 August 2024.
  • The Sydney Dialogue, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Sydney and online, 2–3 September 2024 (TBC).

[Photo: An 8-car NSW TrainLink V-Set stands at Wentworth Falls station on 1 June 2024. Yes it’s from last week when it was wet, rather than this week when it was mostly sunny.]