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Byte Into IT - 16 October 2013

October 17th, 2013

Episode 327 of 438 episodes

On this week's Byte: News Glenn Greenwald (the journalist who broke the PRISM story) has left The Guardian, having been offered a "once-in-a-career dream journalistic oppportunity that no journalist could possibly decline". And in more PRISM News, the Australian Government has been revealed to be passing on millions of Australian address books to the NSA. Do you have a D-Link router in your house? A backdoor to the home devices has been found, prompting security concerns. Jon "maddog" Hall has openly written (what is it with open letters at the moment?) to the Government of Brazil toutting Project Cauã, which aims to put a server system in each tall building in Såo Paulo and thin clients through each building, empowering users to manage their data locally, and creating jobs in the process. Guests Playwright Adam Cass joins the team to discuss his new project with Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Roam: the production follows Johnny and Julia, and how Johnny's online interactions affect their relationship. Roam runs until November 9 at Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel St, St Kilda East. Chad Toprak, PhD candidate, game developer, and co-director and curator of Hovergarden, comes to studio to talk about his newest game, Turnover. Events and Opportunities: Eurisko Melbourne - enabling a broad range of DIY, DIT and DIWO enthusiasts to share their knowledge - is happening as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2013. November 2-3, Arts House Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne The Games and Experimental Entertainment Lab's Gameful Urban Mobility Workshop - delivering academic and practical knowledge of mobility, game design, and urban liveability. October 29, 9:30am-5pm, RMIT Design Hub (Level 10, Pavilion 1), corner Victoria and Swanston St, Carlton Games for Change Australia and New Zealand Panel Discussion(also part of Melbourne Knowledge Week) - your opportunity to have a say about the value of serious games and social good in an Australian and New Zealand climate, October 31, 6pm-8pm, RMIT Design Hub (Level 3 Lecture Theatre), corner Victoria and Swanston St, Carlton. Featuring: Bronwyn Stuckey, NSW Department of Education Michael Woods - CEO, Media Saints Stephen Ellis - Digital Strategy Channel Maganer, World Vision Presented by Vanessa Toholka and Lachlan Simpson. http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit http://friendfeed.com/byteintoit

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