Unhappy data retention day

This morning, Australia’s mandatory 2 year data retention regime began. Internet activity through Australian ISPs including mobile phone providers is now recorded.

Media Circus: Metadata Edition

NB: updated 2015/02/23 with links (below) re Abbott’s counter-terrorism czar announcement

I agree with LDP Senator David Leyonhjelm on something!

What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

Media Circus: Blaming/Shaming Women Edition

In just the last week Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn and over 100 female showbiz celebrities brought it all on themselves, doncha know.

Also in the last week our current Federal LNP government has kept on working to push its ideological agenda through Parliament, against what seems horribly likely to be insufficient opposition despite the best efforts of the Greens.

What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

Recently in privacy

Privacy concerns, location monitoring, surveillance culture – especially relevant given the recent “Privacy is for Paedos” line spun by an ex-editor of the News of the World at the UK phone-hacking inquiry.

How to turn off Facebook “Places”

You will need to edit your personal Privacy Settings AND your approved Application Settings to ensure that your location information can’t be inadvertently shared with FB apps your friends are using.