Aussies stranded overseas by pandemic

There are still more than 25,000 Australians stranded overseas as of 15 September 2020. For some reason we, a wealthy first-world country, can’t seem to get them home, even if they pay for the trip themselves and pay for quarantine when they arrive. (https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/15/why-are-more-than-25000-australians-still-stranded-overseas-six-months-into-the-pandemic) The Philippines has repatriated about 140,000 … Continue reading

How low can it go in the US?

I was just reading a New York Times article about a black woman fatally shot eight times by a Louisville police officer using a “No-Knock Warrant”. This happened more than three months ago. So far none of the three police involved have been charged over the matter. “The police’s incident … Continue reading

Australia’s coronavirus tracing app’s data storage contract goes offshore to Amazon

The ABC’s online news this morning included an article headlined: Australia’s coronavirus tracing app’s data storage contract goes offshore to Amazon Your response should be, “So what?” Where do you think banks store their data? Some government departments also store their data offshore. Another question you should ask is, “What … Continue reading

Australia’s COVID-19 Tracing App Security Concerns

Do you still have privacy concerns about the COVID-19 tracing app’s security? Well, if you are a Facebook user then you should be worried about Facebook’s security even more. A number of security sites are just reporting a staggering security breach. Details of 309 million Facebook users have been found … Continue reading