A weekly summary of what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the internets and in the media and so on and so forth.
- WikiLeaks slammed by Wikipedia co-founder, disrupted by hacker, for Crikey. A summary of the verbal and network-borne attacks on WikiLeaks — at least as they were when this article was written on 29 November. A lot has happened since.
- Cloud could be â€˜privacy enhancingâ€™: Pilgrim, for ZDNet.com.au. “Pilgrim” in this case is Timothy Pilgrim, Australia’s Privacy Commissioner.
- Note to The Australian: Twitter is not a newspaper, for Crikey. This article was triggered by several recent events, including the defamation allegation made by Oz editor Chris Mitchell against journalism academic Julie Posetti. One of the journalists mentioned by name, media writer Sally Jackson, believes the article is biased and calls it a “hatchet job”.
- Patch Monday episode 67, “Cybercrime: the FBI’s worldview”. Edited highlights of a presentation to the eCrime Symposium by Will Blevins, the FBI’s assistant legal attachÃ© to Australia for cybercrime issues.
- A Series of Tubes episode 120. Richard Chirgwin and I have a long chat about the National Broadband Network. Was the business case document worth the wait? Is there a black hole in the NBN financials? What’s the product roadmap? And what about this Points of Interconnect issue?
- The International Association of Privacy Professionals â€“ Australian and New Zealand (iappANZ) fed me while I attended their conference.
- Viewsonic provided food and drink at The Arthouse Hotel for the launch of their ViewPad 7 Android tablet.
Most of my day-to-day observations are on my high-volume Twitter stream, and random photos and other observations turn up on my Posterous stream. The photos also appear on Flickr, where I eventually add geolocation data and tags.
[Photo: Low-grade reindeer is low-grade, taken earlier today at the Broadway Shopping Centre, Sydney.]
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Although you appear to be overseas in San Francisco (where I trust you had a safe landing even though flying United Airlines it may be worthwhile mentioning that there are “National â€˜Defend Wikileaksâ€™ rallies” being held in capital cities around Australia this Friday December 10th. 2010
BTW: Fiona Patten bought me a beer – seemingly believing I was in contact with someone named Hugh. We discussed the R18+ games issue which is also being debated at SCAG on Friday. I did get some feedback from the Hon. Ms. Patten who has been in Perth talking to the appropriate people.
Update: It appears the Hon. Ms. Patten spoke to the wrong people in Perth (sigh). They have delayed a decision on an R18+ rating until early next year. In the meantime I have video from the Sydney Wikileaks rally. Nearly all the media were there including some from the United States. YouTube pending. I need caffeine.
@Bob Bain: You can’t trust these politicians, can you? However I did take a photograph of a seagull. I shall publish it in due course.
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