This episode we discuss one of the most monumental pieces of legislation to be passed by a Western government in recent history. Australia’s Assistance and Access Bill was recently pushed through Parliament and has implications for almost anyone using the internet worldwide. We discuss what the bill says, what it allows government agencies to do and what effect it will have on both businesses and users of the internet.
As usual, we highlight and chat about a smattering of news, including rumours of a Facebook cryptocurrency (Facecoin?), record levels of worldwide debt and a mutual fund which is using blockchain technology to settle transfers. We also discuss an easy way to see if your data has been breached, and a listener recommendation for a thought-provoking TV show.
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- Aleks Svetski’s “A World Full of Blind Excess” article
- Debt Worldwide Hits Record $184 Trillion, or $86,000 Per Person
- Computers could soon run cold, no heat generated
- Good Money Secures $30 Million Series A Financing Round Led by Galaxy Digital’s EOS VC Fund
- 7 Southern EU Nations Unite to Take Lead on Blockchain Adoption
- UK-Based Global Funds Network Calastone to Switch Entire System to Blockchain in May
- Facebook Aggressively Hiring Blockchain Devs, Discussed Launching Cryptocurrency: Report
- Blockchain Payments’ Mass Adoption Is 3-5 Years Away, Says BitPay CEO
- Memories of the Alhambra
- Assistance and Access Bill (As passed by Parliament)
- Five Eyes Intelligence Group
- Have I Been Pwned
00:00 Basil Fawlty Opens the Show
02:12 What We’ve Been Up To
05:41 News: Debt Hits $184 Trillion Globally
08:58 News: Computers could soon run with no heat generated
13:31 News: Good Money Bank Secures 30m Funding Round
17:45 News: Calastone to adopt Blockchain Technology
20:39 News: FaceCoin?
29:34 News: BitPay CEO – Blockchain Adoption “3-5 years away”
34:57 Listener Recommendations
36:46 Feature: Australian Anti-Encryption Bill
67:17 Privacy and Security: Have I been Pwned?
70:58 Wrap Up
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