Thursday, August 05, 2021

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Who doesn’t love a bargain? An honest, no nonsense bargain. We’re here to give you more of what you want, which is why we’re having “Telstra Day”: a day of huge deals where you can save hundreds on new tech.

Telstra Day is a new thing we’re doing every month. We’ll give you a sneak peek at the deals on our website, and on each Telstra Day, we’ll throw open the doors so you can grab a bargain. Get unreal deals on Telstra Day.

 Introducing Telstra Day: one day of unreal deals this Thursday

The Australian government is being urged to declare any use of spyware in its intelligence gathering, and to refuse to use surveillance products made by an Israeli security company, as fallout continues from an investigation that appeared to show widespread abuse of powerful cyber tools.

Call for Australia to declare spyware use as Pegasus outrage grows

Former Harvard Law Dean Who Wants Government to Save the News Business

Washington Monthly – “In an interview, Martha Minow argues the constitution doesn’t merely allow government to keep journalism outlets afloat, but requires it…In her new book, Saving the News: Why the Constitution Calls for Government Action to Preserve Freedom of Speech, Harvard Law professor (and former dean) Martha Minow argues that government policies to keep media outlets afloat are not merely permitted under the Constitution, but mandated by it. “The guarantee of free speech and a free press in the U.S. Constitution’s much-exalted First Amendment presupposes the existence of an independent press,” Minow writes. Therefore, it’s wholly acceptable for the government to take action to secure its survival. To that end, Minow proposes stricter regulation of internet platforms and more robust government backing for struggling news organizations in the form of tax breaks and government investment in a “public internet.” I spoke with Minow recently about the threat social media platforms pose to journalism, what the government can do to support struggling newsrooms, and whether liberals and conservatives can find common ground in this area…”