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Byte Into IT - 16 April 2014

April 17th, 2014

Episode 343 of 410 episodes

On this week's Byte: Guest: Child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg joins the team in studio to discuss cyberbullying, and his book: "Beyond Cyberbullying". Tools to protect your kids from cyberbullying are out there. If you're unfamiliar with everything social media has to offer, the Federal Government has this tool to help you start out. Did you know it's actually illegal to cyberbully? It's classified as "using a carriage service to menace, harass, or cause offence" (Section 474.17 of the Criminal Code). If you're being bullied or need help in any way, contact LifeLine on 13 11 14, Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800, or head to ReachOut, who also do excellent work. News: In the wake of HeartBleed, fellow Open Source encryption software (such as TrueCrypt) have looked into their own potential vulnerabilities - and reported none. The Federal Government has officially announced the death of FTTP as part of the NBN, as NBN Co announces that FTTN speeds will be even lower than first anticipated. NAB has begun closing the accounts of customers who engage in exchanging cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin. In one of the creepier things we've seen, a product that promotes itself as a method of taking surreptitious photos using smartphones (including upskirting) is raising funds on indiegogo, despite complaints. Notorious troll Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer has been released two years after being arrested - although he may be a horrible "person", he hasn't broken any laws. Lighter News: The world is catching on with just how awesome Graphene is. Researchers have shown off new drones that recharge themselves by landing on powerlines. Kind of like a tram, but from above. It appears that superfast-charging phone batteries (that use peptides) may be on the horizon. Events and Opportunities: Aged 16-25? Signal Screen Commisions is looking for artists to produce a screen-based work. Signal is located on the viaduct between Flinders Street and Southern Cross Station. Submissions close May 6, 5pm. Don't forget April Amnesty - know a freeloading listener? Nudge 'em to subscribe. Presented by Vanessa Toholka, Lachlan Simpson, and Simon Brown. Keep up with all things Byte on Twitter, Facebook, and G+ - see you next week!