A weekly summary of what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the internets.
- The internet taking a back seat during the campaign for Crikey. Looking back at the first week of the federal election campaign and how the politicians used this “new” internet thing, it really was boring.
- Let’s blame Facebook again, shall we? for ABC Unleashed. A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man she met via a social networking service and later allowed to stay in her home overnight. Once more, social networking sites are portrayed as evil.
- A new cable brings the promise of more internet capacity for Crikey. Australasian consortium Pacific Fibre announced that they’re joining forces with Pacnet to build a 5.12 terabit per second undersea cable from Sydney to Los Angeles via Auckland. It’ll pretty much double Australia’s international data capacity when it goes live in 2013.
- Patch Monday episode 50, “Security lessons from Adobe Reader” with guest Brad Arkin, who heads up security and privacy at Adobe. The next version of Adobe Reader for Windows to be released later this year will include a “sandbox”, making it much more resistant to certain kinds of attacks.
- On Thursday afternoon I did a quick spot on ABC Radio Statewide NSW with Paul Turton, talking about, of all things, running out of IP addresses, DNSSEC and this mangled story about the seven secret people who can reboot the internet. Alas, this isn’t podcast anywhere.
- On Friday I recorded an interview with ABC Radio National’s Future Tense which will be broadcast next Thursday.
[Photo: Circular Quay viewed from the railway station, photographed on 27 July 2010. We really do take this view for granted.]