Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Serious Security Flaw With Teleconferencing App

Agent Smith infects Android devices by WhatsApp, Opera, SwiftKey clones -  

'It's outrageous': Dick Smith received $500000 of franking credit refunds in one ...
Millionaire Australian businessman Dick Smith received $500,000 in franking credits from the government
From Adam to Dick Smith

Interview by Sales re media raids

1/x Today, at the  conference, Peter Thiel calls out four issues: Big Tech, Universities, Free Trade, War

Big Tech: Thiel questions how much of a real gain Big Tech has created for us (recalls joke that "We were promised flying cars but all we got was 140 characters")
Then he really lays into Google with some questions for their board: How much of Google's technology has been stolen by China? How much of their staff/processes are compromised by China? Why did they work with the Chinese govt but refused to work with the U.S. govt?

LHe mentions the most worrying thing thing is not the media lies, because there is pushback from the right, but the Biggest Lies which are so big that almost no one questions them

NEWS YOU CAN USE:  How to Tell If Someone Is Bugging or Tracking You.I’m so old that I can remember when the impedance change produced by a parallel connection — literally, a “tap” — on your phone line gave it a characteristic hollow sound.

Deutsche Bank Highlights a Society at Risk

Why the erosion of personal standards has become a collective risk. 
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Google has admitted that contractors were able to listen to recordings of what people said to Google Assistant.

Skills Versus Knowledge: Are We Teaching Kids The Wrong Way?

What if the best way to boost reading comprehension is not to drill kids on discrete skills but to teach them, as early as possible, the very things we’ve marginalized—including history, science, and other content that could build the knowledge and vocabulary they need to understand both written texts and the world around them? – The Atlantic 
Banned Chinese Security Cameras Are Almost Impossible To Remove Bloomberg

DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH:  Anti-Christian Attacks in France Quietly Quadrupled. Why? I can guess why. Also why it’s being kept quiet.

Serious Security Flaw With Teleconferencing App Could Allow Websites to Hijack Mac Webcams Gizmodo


Jeffrey Epstein’s Sick Story Played Out for Years in Plain Sight Daily Beast 

Are people who make $200k middle-class? The Week

Foxconn will only create 1500 jobs, says Wisconsin governor The Verge

‘He pulled the wool over our eyes’: workers blame Trump for moving jobs overseas Guardian

Former NSW department head Martin Hoffman to lead Services Australia transition taskforce
APPOINTMENTS (I): He was formerly secretary of the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. But that was then. . .
Now the federal Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert has snapped Hoffman up and asked him to produce a strategy for the “ambitious reform” of DHS, hoping to leverage his understanding of how service delivery is done in NSW. This appears to be a short-term position that involves planning how the federal government can fulfil its big promises of better services.

* Effective public servants need nuanced understanding of politics what drives their minister and government: via Geoff Gallop

Taxpayer audited by ATO shares hard-won lessons


Australia's tax office nightmare Robert GottliebsenFollow @BGottliebsenThe Australian

Our tax office nightmare

Taxpayers complain of ATO officials seemingly drunk with power. The US had a problem too, and fixed it.