Tag: australia

In a land grab for some sort of relevance in 2019, former Australian Idol contestant Shannon “Nollsy” Noll announced at PAX Australia over the weekend that he would be captaining a new Esports squad.

Called the “Motley Squad” Nollsy plans on filling out the remaining slots of his team with “fellow celebs” according to the press release, meaning the likely return of other reality show contestants, former sports stars and radio hosts that tend to round out this level of the celebrity ranks.

The Motley Squad will then compete at Lenovo’s Legion of Champion Series IV competition, which is coming to Australia for the first time. Series IV will also see the introduction of PUBG and CS:GO to the comp, making it the largest yet.

Nollsy and his yet to be filled Motley Squad will be getting a helping hand from Twitch streamer FaZe Hazz, an ambassador for the Lenovo brand.

Telstra Bro

Telstra has announced today they will be pulling the plug on their 3G network in just over four years time. Just as we said goodbye to 2G back in December of 2016, 3G will go the way of the dodo in June of 2024.

Between now and then Telstra have committed to expand the coverage of their 4G network as well as build out their burgeoning 5G beyond select CBDs.

I wish all those making use of EFTPOS machines and cellular IoT devices the best of luck in dealing with the impending 3G apocalypse.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr, acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel and Australia’s minister for home affairs, Peter Dutton, have co-signed an open letter to Facebook calling on the company to halt its plan to roll out e2e encryption across its suite of messaging products

Woah, hang on here am I about to defend Facebook?????

I don’t understand why these governments need them to leave things wide open if we can break the laws of mathematics like ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull suggested?

What was the line again?

“The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia.”

Yeah, so in other words, they want that backdoor in if end-to-end encryption continues to roll out because all their intercepts likely can’t read jack shit.

Source: Facebook is being leaned on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan | TechCrunch