Out of this nettle – danger, we pluck this flower – safety.

William Shakespeare

The value of privacy

Data is toxic

11/08/2016 — Leave a comment

A pertinent article by Bruce Schneir on the toxicity of long stored data. Perhaps David Kadisch, head of the ABS, will read this and have a long hard think about what Bruce is saying, but probably not.

Side note. There may be a more direct and specific reason why the Feds have kyboshed the sale of NSWs power poles to the Chinese than wooly national security concerns… 

Apparently 2 million Australians trying to use the one ABS website because they’re convinced the government will fine them if they don’t is the freshly minted definition of “Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS)” attack.🙂

Alternative theory, who would have thought that foreign nationals (oh all right, we all know it’s the Chinese*) might try to disrupt the census in revenge for those drug cheat comments at the Olympics?

Interesting times. I hope the AEC is taking notes for their next go at electronic voting

#censusfail

#Censusfail

09/08/2016 — 2 Comments

Currently enjoying watching the ABS Census website burn to the ground. Ah schadenfreude, how sweet you are. 

Brenda the civil disobedience penguin stars in census night cage fight

Anna Johnson on boycotting the census